Dry cuticles, often the result of wintertime weather, can cause painful hangnails. And as if the discomfort weren’t enough, they’re also pretty unsightly, able to diminish the look of your most flawless manicures. That’s why you’ll want to invest in cuticle oil. These are specifically designed to nourish the skin and strengthen the nail bed to give you smooth, healthy-looking fingertips. Since there are a range of cuticle oils to choose from on the market, we’ve rounded up some of the best worth buying. They’re rich in nourishing ingredients like vitamins and essential oils, while some even help fight off bacteria.
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1. Cliganic Organic Jojoba Oil
Jojoba oil is known to effectively lock in moisture as it closely mimics the skin's own sebum, plus is antibacterial and anti-inflammatory. This option from Cliganic deeply hydrates to prevent breakage of the nails and cuticles. Not to mention, it's wallet-friendly.
Pros: It's lightweight and fast-absorbing.
Cons: Some users may find the dropper doesn't offer great control with each application.
2. Cuccio Revitalize Cuticle Oil
Cuccio's cuticle oil includes a blend of milk, honey and vitamin E to replenish dead skin and dry nails.
Pros: Honey soothes and moisturizes, while lactic acid from milk refreshes and stimulates the skin. It also comes in a pomegranate and fig blend if you prefer a fruitier scent (with equally hydrating effects).
Cons: Some may find the smell to be too strong.
3. Bee Naturals Cuticle Oil
This formula contains quenching vitamin E, avocado and olive oil, as well as tea tree oil, which has anti-fungal properties.
Pros: It's lightly scented with lavender. It's easy to apply thanks to the attached brush.
Cons: Some users may find the brush gets bent at the bottom, causing it to become misshapen and negatively affect application.
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