Cuticle oil is used to moisturize the cuticle, skin and nail area. It can protect the cuticle and nail against damage and improve the health and appearance of the cuticles and nails.
Cuticle oil should not be used as a first-line of defence against dryness, but rather to fix extremely dry, cracked nails. Made of natural, rapidly absorbing vegetable oils, cuticle oil can also contain vitamins and citric acid.
Protect and Repair
Cuticle oil can help protect and repair damage to the cuticles. When cuticles are exposed to excessive cold, sun, chlorination, salty or soapy water or other environmental conditions that lead to dry, chapped skin, the cuticles can be also become dry, chapped, and damaged. Similarly, picking at the cuticles, typing, folding laundry, brushing hair and cooking can all cause damage.
Moisturize and Pamper
The main purpose of cuticle oil is to deeply moisturize not only the cuticle but also the skin and surrounding nail area. Cuticle oil helps increase circulation in the nail bed and can stimulate new nail growth. When cuticles or the surrounding nail are extremely dry and cracked, to the point of separation of the nail area from the cuticle, the oil provides quick repair and protection. The oil deeply moisturizes the area, repairs the nail, stops the cracking and eventually allows the nail to reattach.