Qtica • Cuticle treatment cream • Treatments
|Would buy this product again.||94%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
This is by no means a great product. I purchased it and gave it to my mom because she has dry hands. However, for the price, it can be easily substituted with petroleum jelly. It is a little softer, but not 16$ softer.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This item really does the trick. It is super thick and heavy so a little goes a long way. My cuticles instantly looks hydrated and healthy. It feels almost identical to the Dior cuticle cream to me. I use and love both.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
This is by far the best cuticle cream I have ever used. Ever. Nothing else has even come close. It soothes as it moisturizes and heals raw, bleeding, sore cuticles super fast. So glad I found this.
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Grey
Just started using this a few weeks ago - I am on a mission to kick my 20+ year cuticle picking habit. When my cutes are dry, that's when my picking is the worst.
This balm moisturizes and repairs like nobody's business. In fact I would say it is just as healing as neosporin on my cuticles with the added bonus that it smells nice (a powdery floral scent) and doesn't require band aids to stay on! It is sticky (due to the high lanolin content) but not unbearably so. I put it on before bed and like previous reviewers have noticed, it really sinks in overnight. I have also tried Lanisoh (100% lanolin nipple cream) on my hands but still prefer the Qtica - the consistency, "feel" and packaging is superior, and equally as expensive if you know how to hunt down a deal.
So for me, Qtica does the "heavy lifting" of repairing my skin, which I then maintain during the day with lots of basic hand lotion and Burt's Bees Lemon Cuticle cream - and being vigilant not to pick. For the first time in forever the skin around my nails is smooth and soft rather than raggedy and peeling! I think I have found my holy grail hand saver.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Curly, Fine Eyes: Blue
This is probably the best cuticle moisturizer I've even used! I've tried maybe a dozen other cuticle oils, creams, etc, and up until now I liked Aquaphor Healing Ointment. Qtica cuticle treatment is JUST as moisturizing, but stays on longer and doesn't smear as much.
Qtica is a jelly/cream consistency and it's sticky (not uncomfortable), but the stickiness helps it stay on. I put this on before bedtime, and when I woke up my cuticles were so soft, and I could feel it soaked in!
It has a slight fragrance, but its pleasant. It's also a bit pricey ($16), but you get quite a bit of product.
I think I found my HG cuticle treatment!! I will repurchase this!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Just tried this product based solely on reviews and I couldn't be happier. I have used oils and other creams but none have worked as instantly as this. I can see not needing to reapply this a few times a day, but maybe only once. Fragrance is there, but its not all that bad. Pricey but worth it in the long run. I have a slight obsession with my cuticles since buying and wearing expensive nail polishes. If I am paying high end for polish I want my nails and cuticles to be perfect and smooth. This is doing the trick. I would recommend this product to anyone, even with the high price. Going to be tricky once the product gets used a bit and I am trying to get it out because the pot is rather deep. Still not enough to sway me negative though. If you want nice smooth cuticles I would try this product.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
Nothing short of a miracle. I've been using it for years; and will definitely keep repurchasing. Have two jars: one for my purse and one to keep on a vanity.
It is very thick and seems very greasy; but it sinks right in. Norwegian Formula (that is often compared to Qtica balm) would sit on my fingers forever without sinking in, much like ol' plain Vaseline.
This balm is the only thing which can instantly repair my cuticles after an hours of handling paper (filing); or weeks of neglect.
BRW, this is the one and only Qtica product I like and use.
ETA: Yes, it is expensive; but it last a long time even with a daily use. Tip: all Bed, Bath & Beyond that carry cosmetics have this in stock. Use your 20% coupon - makes it so much more affordable.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
i'm on the fence with this one. it -works- so there's that. however ...
- it's expensive ($16 for 0.5 oz).
- the pot is too narrow for easy use. a flatter but wider pot would be better.
- it's really sticky. i need to wear lotion gloves for a while afterwards.
... but i can't deny that it - works-. what to do, what to do ...
(neutrogena norwegian formula hand cream works slightly less well but is cheap, in a tube, and i don't need to wear gloves after application. i'm torn between the two.)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
I recently started using this cuticle balm. I like it much better than the oils I'd been previously using. It is a very thick cream, but not really greasy or waxy. Does a great job at improving the condition of your cuticles. The only thing I don't like is the smell...it smells like really bad generic perfume. I know that a lot of the girls like the smell, but I hate it and don't really understand why a cuticle balm needs fragrance anyways? I took off one lippie for the smell, but will definitely repurchase.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
Ive been wanting to get this for a while based on he reviews here but it was a bit expensive, so when i finally got my uni grant i decided i would splash out on it as i am an absolute nail fanatic. This stuff is as great as people say, my cuticles were ok but now they look salon perfect- and im a perfectionist with myself!
It is fairly thick, flowery smelling and deeply moisturising but even so it doesn't feel really greasy like most ive used. Glad i spent on this and will be continuing to do so.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
Awesome cuticle balm. Mostly lanolin, which works so well for moisturizing in the dead of winter. Like others have said, it is thick balm. You only need a little. It is not greasy at all, and not like really like Vaseline, which is slick but not always moisturizing. This sinks in and makes dry flaky cuticle bits and hangnails disappear. I also find it soothing when my hangnails are sore. My nails get very dry, and it only helps with that a little, but that's okay. The scent is faintly floral, mixing with the scent of the lanolin. Not strong or bad, just distinctive. The little jar is expensive, but lasts for a long time and is worth the price. Will buy again and again. I must have this in winter.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
This is the absolute best cuticle moisturizing product I have ever tried. I do not care for oils, too greasy, gets on my face and causes breakouts.
This is thick and a little sticky. I believe it is the lanolin in it that gives it that texture. Lanolin is amazing stuff, I learned when breast feeding my babies, I used lanolin products as nipple creams to heal and protect. This does the same thing for cuticles.
The best part is it stays on, even through a hand washing. My citicles have never looked better... believe me I was a horrible hang nail biter and this stuff fixed my torn cuticles and healed them perfectly in just a week. I no longer bite!
I sort of wish this product wasn't in a deep pot, but rather a tube or something, since its tough to get out of the little pot with long nails. It is probably too thick for a tube, though.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Tan, Cool Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Green
This is another product that I absolutely swear by. I use it at night before bed. It's got a thick, kinda sticky texture but once you put it on your cuticles the stickiness goes away. I love the smell. Highly recommend for anyone that is serious about their nails.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
The texture is thick and goopy, perhaps that's what it takes to be so effective. It has really improved the looks of my nasty rough cuticles. I actually got this in a little tube which I do not like as it takes a lot of effort to squeeze out a tiny ribbon of it. I would prefer to have it in jar form. A little goes a long way.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Black
This stuff is AMAZING and well worth the money. I bought the smaller 0.25 oz jar for $12 from a local beauty supply shop. This stuff is very pricey, but very little goes a long way.
How I use it: Tap the surface of the product and then tap the cuticle on each nail on one hand/foot. Then I massage it in and repeat the process for the other hand/foot. When I am done, I'll rub my hands together and find that my hands are moisturized too!
What I like:
- It is very moisturizing. I apply this before bed time my cuticles are instantly moisturized. When I wake up in the morning, my cuticles are still moisturized.
- Smells WONDERFUL! I was afraid of the flowery smell that one reviewer commented, but there is no flowery smell. It smells like honey and the smell isn't overpowering.
- A little goes a long way. Seriously.
- I like the screw top jar. I really hope they will make this in a tube.
What I don't like:
- At first this stuff is sticky, but the stickiness goes away once it is massaged in.
- Expensive! This baby costs more than Solar Oil However, I find that it does a better job that Solar Oil and is much easier to use.
- Can be difficult to find. I've seen the larger jar at Ulta. You can also purchase it from the Art of Beauty website.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine Eyes: Blue
Simply the best. I've tried all the other recommended cuticle treatments -- I've tried Lemony Flutter, Burt's Bees, and the cuticle oils, CND Cuticle Eraser. I didn't like any of them. None of them resulted in any improvement whatsoever in my cuticles. The Qtica stuff is FABULOUS. It's thick, it stays put (unlike the oils -- what a mess), and after one application my horrible cuticles are unrecognizable. I mean...wow. Soft, supple, hydrated...*thud*. I didn't think it was possible. This stuff is worth every penny, this stuff. It's definitely a bedtime treatment, because it's thick and doesn't sink in and go away, but I will be keeping it by my bed and using it every night. Love! ♥ (And I actually LIKE the scent!)
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Other Eyes: Hazel
This stuff rocks! As many reviewers have said, it is a thicker texture, but it isn't waxy and I'm thrilled. Wax is great, but it really isn't made to moisturize....it's meant to trap moisture under it. But, if your cuticles are at all like mine, honey, there isn't any moisture to trap! LOL I think the main ingredient being lanolin is the secret behind the success of this product. Although it's pricey, it's a very generous little jar. My cuticles look so healthy and moisturized. This is also great to put on your toenail cuticles....you know, when you still have paint on 'em but you look like you desperately need a pedicure? You are sandal-ready in a minute flat. :) Love it!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I love this stuff! It saves my nails in the winter time. After 5 minutes you can really see a difference. The smell isnt the best but its not the worst either. The texture is thick and sticky but it really stays on your nails. I will definitly repurchase this product again.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Blond, Fine Eyes: Green
I have really dry cuticles and, embarrassingly enough, have a tendency to bite them. I have used cuticle treatments in the past, and have not had any luck with them (Burts Bee's, Bath and Body Works); their texture is just too waxy. I love the creamy balm texture of Qtica. It is easy to get just the right amount out of the little pot and works amazingly fast. My cuticles were very dry and I applied before bed one night. The next morning they were in much better shape. While the price is a little steep, you get a lot of product, and I imagine that this will last me for a very long time. Highly recommended to people who like don't like to polish their fingers, but do like the look of healthy natural nails.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I just got this today, I will update this review later. Initial thoughts - very thick, this is perfect for a few spa like minutes every day!
INGREDIENTS: Lanolin, Caprylic/Capric Tryglyceride, Water(aqua), Glycerin, Beeswax, Sarbitan Sesquioleate, Panthenol, Aloe Vera Gel, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, Sodium Borate, Laureth-4, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Imidazolindinyl Urea, BHA, Fragrance.