This is a heavy duty product, not for fainthearted but it gets the results and pronto.
I'm almost 40 years old and I am still a cuticles picker. Whenever I get anxious I need to pick at my thumbs. My thumbs after a client meeting are torn to pieces, sometimes to bloody pieces. On a merest hint of a dry cuticle the pick-fest begins.
So the best way to avoid the temptation is to keep the cuticles neat and soft. And this is where Dior's Abricot Cream comes in and I have not found anything that would work better.
The consistency is very thick. And that is THE WHOLE POINT! The product needs to be throughly massaged in and then to be able to hold on to the skin over night to repair the damage. If it was a thin lotion sinking right in without a trace it would not do anything towards repairing damaged skin. Therefore i would only use it overnight or if you have to use it during the daytime, use it sparingly and massage in throughly.
Sally Hansen used to do a very similar product (although it used to be kind of a dry paste I had to scrub out of the box while Dior's cream is well, a cream, thick and greasy but easily spreadable) but it was discontinued long time ago and frankly none of the cuticle oils (and believe me, I've tried MANY) work as effectively as this cream. So if you are looking for something to just casually massage in your hands and maybe a bit into nails too than this is not your product.
There is a distinctive, not unpleasant smell of lanolin and a vivid apricot colour which disappears after a vigorous massage (and this massage is the whole trick here really - do it throughly and do it well), it also makes nails more sturdy over time and very glossy just over night. I also have impression that the cuticles do not grow as fast over the nail as without it but maybe it is the massage trick.
Hands look well taken care off and the skin is healed. I'm using only a tiniest amount so it should last ages. Also, I always leave the silver foil unpeeled so that when I travel with it, it does not leak out of the packaging or if left unused, it wouldn't dry in the packaging.
Brilliant product, it can also be used by men, the packaging is very minimal and unisex and there is not any paritcular kind of fragrance to it. Plus it simply works on these hard, pick-ready cuticles.