I think I may be wowed by the marketing (the box, the foldout in the box) and the texture but I am thinking this is very very soothing to my messed up cuticles. I am rough on my hands and I have developed this hand care jag as I started doing lots of paperwork as a legal professional about eight years ago. I started painting regularly, filing and shaping and of course I treat my cuticles every day with oils. I find this and China Glaze's oils to be the thickest and longest lasting. It isn't the bomb just to be thick. Solar Oil is for me this way. It's just thick and it sits there. I need something that while on the nail actually brings moisture into my cuticles.<br>
Here's an example of why I liked this: on the box it reads:
"Each day, nails are stripped of natural oiils (lipids) supplied by cuticles. Lipids move through the porous structure of nails to provide flexibility with reduces breakage. But soap, detergents, shampoo, polish romover and water dramatically remove lipids. Barielle Intesive Nail Renewal replicates the body's natural lipids and miraculously penetrates nail polish (without damaging manicures) to restore flexibility. Flexible nails resist breaking, resulting in the long nails you want."<br>
Who wouldn't want that? So if it keeps on working, which is so far, it's very very soothing over the hours, and I do keep polish on, this would probably supplant the China Glaze Orange Cuticle Oil as my HG. Will update if I need to change this. And I did get this at Marshall's and for $4.99, a bit pricey but actually less than the full price I paid for the China Glaze.<br>
If it's important to you, there is a slight fragrance to this product, while milder than Solar Oil's annoyingly sweet "almond" it is slightly to somewhat noticable. It's like the Elizabeth Arden Sunflowers from 1995... but much less flowery. I am not a fan of the fragrance but I don't mind it though.