Valentyne's review of Sephora nourishing cuticle oil - pen


29 reviews

96% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.8

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.8

Price: $$$


Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Cera Microcristallina (Microcrystalline Wax ), Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Glyceryl Linoleate, Cetyl Palmitate, Myristyl Myristate, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Propylene Carbonate, Phenoxyethanol, Glyceryl Linolenate, Bisabolol, Methylparaben, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopherol, Aloe Barbadensis (Leaf) Extract, Ethylparaben, Butylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Propylparaben, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Limonene.


Age: 25-29

Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Green

Click continued for pic. This cuticle oil comes in pen form, with an applicator brush (think Stila Lip Glaze) at one end and a twisting top that releases product at the other, it's roughly the length of a ballpoint pen. It comes in three formulations: Original, Healing Eucalyptus, and Stimulating Lavender. I've tried and love all three, but my favorites are Original and Healing Eucalyptus.

Original: Lightly scented (sort of hard to describe but very natural and fades anyway), very moisturizing, comes in a peach pen.
Healing Eucalyptus: Lightly scented with a "green" eucalyptus/tea tree oil scent, also very moisturizing, and soothing to irritated or dry cuticles, comes in a green pen.
Stimulating Lavender: Lavender scented, moisturizing, and I guess supposedly stimulates cuticles and/or nails to grow? I'm not really sure why it's stimulating, tbh, and I've never really noticed any growth or tingling w/ this which is why it's my least favorite. It also has a stronger scent, imo. This one comes in a lavender pen.

Pros: Non greasy and absorbs quickly, cuticles are moisturized w/ fewer ragged edges or "hangnails" within 1-2 days, very convenient and cute packaging, and three great formulas.

Cons: At $12, it's a little on the pricey side, but totally worth it. I've used the healing eucalyptus daily since October for my dry winter cuticles, and I'm still going strong, so I think you do get a good amount of product for the price.


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