Essie • apricot cuticle oil • Treatments
|Would buy this product again.||87%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
This product works really well, soaks in easily, only a tiny amount needed, my nails are in the best condition they have ever been in thanks to this! Love it so much! Would definately recommend to everyone!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I recently got a sample of this in my May issue of Marie Claire, and I cannot tell you enough how much I love this stuff!! It soaks in REALLY quickly, like 5 mins max, and it smells AMAZING!! Its great for after manicures after your cuticles take a beating haha
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Curly, Medium Eyes: Blue
It is my first Essie treatment I bought and i am very happy about it so far. I have very dry hands and nails, my cuticles tend to be very dry and fragile especially in winter.
This oil moistures nicely and i see already a difference after 2 weeks using it once to twice a day. It smells nicely and soaks in relatively fast - i usually apply it before going to sleep so I would not mind if it took longer.
I cannot compare it much to other cuticle oils as I have used only one before Essie - an organic drugstore one from the german brand Alverde. Essie has definitely more effect I find.
The only disadvantage is the structure of the brush, I would have wished something softer.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
Excellent Essie product!! It smells great, applies well and does an excellent job in priming for a manicure. I definitely recommend this product.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I love it, I've been using it every night since. It does wonders to my cuticles -I have very dry and nasty cuticles due to washing dishes without gloves, dry Canadian winters.... etc... Even Vaseline can't solve my dry cuticles. This Essie Apricot Oil totally did the trick. I have beautiful cuticles now and I'm so happy! It's easy to apply, has a faint pleasant smell, and it's greasy (I agree) but I actually leave the oil on my fingers without rubbing it in to get maximum moisturization! woo woo!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I love this oil! Very hydrating and there is almost no scent, which I am thrilled with because synthetic apricot can be very cloying ( as in the SH apricot cuticle cream). Soaks right in. Excellent. The brush is stiff but it really isn't a problem because you're just applying something you are going to be rubbing in, it doesn't have to be neat. Pretty orange colored oil in a pretty bottle.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Medium Eyes: Blue
I've been using Solar Oil for as long as I can remember, and found that even the smallest bottle seemed to go rancid pretty quickly. So when I saw this new oil by Essie, I decided to give it a try. It's slightly thicker than Solar Oil, so it stays on the nail longer, and seems to be more moisturizing. I love the apricot scent--it's true and clean. Overall, I really like this product--it's great to use pre-manicure, as an everyday moisturizer, and a drop or two mixed into my Neutrogena Norwegian Hand Cream gives it a boost and makes it smell wonderful. I will repurchase.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Very Oily, Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I was really excited to try this cuticle oil....sadly I feel it is a "fail". Maybe I got an "old" bottle (?) but there was hardly any apricot scent to mine at all. Plus since I've started using this I actually think my cuticles are more dry with more hangnails. Back to BioOil--although I can't stand the smell of that, it works beautifully.
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
Looks like I am in the minority here, but I hated this product. The oil is very greasy and isn't easily absorbed into the cuticle. The scent, which I thought I would like as I am a fan of apricots and apricot scents, is absolutely nauseating and too strong. I don't want to smell my nail treatment more than my perfume.
The application is messy too........drippy and sloppy. This is a product FAIL
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Black
Smells absolutely wonderful and feels great for my nails too. After constant polish application I really needed some nourishment. This really helped take some of the dryness out of my nails and cuticles.
Love how great the ingredients are--it feels so nice after all those four smelling and feeling polishes (which look so good). And I really just can't get over the smell.
Got it for $9 at Ulta.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Green
I actually got this product free (usually 18.95 I think) when I spent over 30 dollars on other essie products.
I get very dry skin around my nails and I used to bite off the skin, making myself bleed (gross I know).
This product moisturises my skin so I haven't got any dry skin to bite off so that's definetely a good thing!
I don't really like the apricot scent but it was free so I'm not complaining!
It is a bit expensive (well, same price as the nail polish..) normally but I might buy it again.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Other Eyes: Green
It's a cuticle oil, and it works. I loved the smell (how a product smells is a major factor for me).
I should say that I oil my cuticles obsessively, so a bottle of oil never lasts me much more than a couple of months. However, just as I got about halfway down this one, it started to smell rancid. It also looked very cloudy. As if it was contaminated with something. I know that I hadn't contaminated it, I don't oil dirty cuticles!
So yes, it does the job but I wont be buying it again as I had to throw half a bottle away.
At least one other reviewer has had a similar experience!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Black
I like this oil. This the best I have used so far. I had a cheap one from Beauty Treats before which actually makes your cuticles dry (don't know how they managed to do that).
This oil really does the job. It also feels soft to touch when you massage it. My cuticles have been looking good. It smells very pleasant too! It seems like it will last forever and it is much cheaper than the pen version in my country. A big plus for me is that Essie don't test on animals. Will definitely repurchase.
The only problem I have with it is that I couldn't find any apricot oil in the ingredients. Someone please correct me if I missed it.
Edit: I have only used a fifth of the bottle and it has gone rancid !!! Not too happy about that. This is only for people who use it 24/7 and go through bottles of this very quickly.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I Like this cuticle oil, it's very moisturising and has made my cuticles look great, it has a slightly thicker cosistency than CND solar oil and I think that because of this it's more moisturising too. The scent is fresh and citrussy which I like, it makes it a pleasure to use. The only thing I don't understand, like a previous reviewer also stated, is why it needs a colour. Completely unneccessary in my opinion.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
Though mine went rancid and the smell was therefore revolting, I would say it does an average job of moisturizing the cuticles. I prefer the pen version for a variety of reasons, but I think this does a decent job.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
Love, love, love it! Smell and color reminds me of the classic Dior apricot cuticle cream, only that this one isn't sticky and messy:-) So easy to apply with the brush, thats a high plus. Actually made my nails stronger after I'd massaged in in several days in a row - maybe all nail oils would do that, but I love the smell, feeling and packaging on this! Who needs any other cuticle oil after this one?
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
A good, no fuss cuticle oil. allthough it feels like it is too "dry" for a proper moisturisation of the cuticles.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
I am usually not an oils kind of person - they never seem to absorb very well into my skin/nails and I tend to end up with that greasy/residue feeling when I use them. However, I have recently been at the end of my tether with the state of my nails, which have gone from being in great condition to being severely dehydrated, causing peeling and even tiny cracks in my nails. I tried to remedy this with various paint on treatments, but having no luck, I thought the best thing to do was just to leave my nails bare for a while, as I felt that constant use of nail polish (coupled with cold weather) had probably caused the problem in the first place. I did feel like I needed to put something on my nails though, and remembered I had a mini Essie Apricot Cuticle Oil that I had once got free with a nail polish order, so decided to try it out. I am really impressed! After about a week my nails (though still damaged) were a lot more hydrated and smooth. They seemed to grow faster (which I am guessing is to do with an increase in circulation when massaging the oil in) and even my tips looked brighter and whiter. I feel this oil is thicker and less “runny” than other nail/cuticle oils I have tried, and it seems to absorb a lot better because of this. I much prefer it over Creative’s Solar Oil. I keep it on my desk at work and apply it throughout the day (just small dabs on each nail to absorb quicker), then I put more of the product on right before bed to thoroughly absorb during the night. I like the scent of this oil – it reminds me of barley sugar/fruity boiled sweets. The oil also doesn’t leak out of the bottle neck in any way, to make the bottle greasy. I would definitely repurchase this product.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I just got some of this and keep it in my car to apply at a stop light or while waiting on the kids. I like it. It's light and not greasy, but moisturizer the cuticles nicely.
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I received this free from ULTA with a $14.00 purchase (retails for $7.00) right after the Christmas holiday and it is a lifesaver. I'm currently testing out 3 different cuticle products and this is one of my favorites. Pleasant smell and a little goes a long way. I find this easier to apply then Burt's Bees Cuticle Creme because of the nailpolish like brush applicator, which is also a plus for me.