As a fully qualified nail technician, I know how important it is to not just use hand creams but also cuticle oils in order to have beautiful [and strong] nails.
I've been using this Viridian Ultimate Beauty Organic Nail and Cuticle Oil for about 2 months now.
It costs £12.95 and you can get yours from the Viridian Nutrition website here.
This cuticle oil comes in a standard glass bottle with a rubber /glass pipette.
The ingredients of this nail & cuticle oil are;
Organic Jojoba Oil (Simmondsia Chinensis)Organic Horsetail Extract (Equisetum Arvense)Organic Marigold Extract (Calendula OfficinalisFlower)Organic Lemon Myrtle Essential Oil(Backhousia Citriodora Leaf Oil)Essential Oil (Lavandula Angustifolia Oil)Rosemary Extract (Rosmarinus Officinalis)Helianthus annuus hybrid oil (high-oleic sunflower oil).
Apart from strengthening your nails, this oil also has anti-fungal properties. It can also be used on both finger and toe nails.
Even though I have nail extension on for most of the time, I believe that it is important to use products like this one in order to help keep your nails healthy even when they're 'covered' in acrylic or gels [the oil seeps in through to the nail bed].
At first I was afraid that this oil will cause my acrylic nail extensions to lift, but they were ok.
I have tried my fair share of cuticle oils, and this one ticks all the right boxes. First of all, since this has a pipette and not a brush it is far more hygienic [especially if you use these on clients and not just for personal use].
It is organic [need I say more?]
It has a light herby/floral scent [without being to overpowering].
Even though this is an oil, it is not sticky and is immediately absorbed.
Hope you found this review helpful and that you'll start using cuticle oils in the future!
***Disclaimer: This product was given to me by Viridian Nutrition for review purposes. I was not paid to do this review. What I wrote in the review is my honest and unbiased opinion.