“ Brand: Nails Inc. / Type: Nail Oil / Subcategory: Pen / Suitable for: Cuticles „
I received this as a gift for Christmas from my mum. I think she was trying to encourage me to stop biting my nails, which is a bit of a nervous habit of mine. I was really pleased though because when I take care of my nails I do tend to stop them biting them.
I started to use this oil pen every night before bed, you can use it more often than that, but I don't tend to have time during the day.
The cuticle oil is in a pen and you twist the bottom to release the product. You only need to twist it a little bit as a little of this oil goes a very long way. I use mine releasing some oil from the pen and just using the brush that is attached to paint around my cuticles. When I've done that I rub it into the cuticles and then apply my hand cream.
In the pen the oil is blue, but when you apply it, it comes out completely clear. It doesn't really have a smell and is very easy to use, as long as you don't use too much, then it's a nightmare to get rid of.
I used this for about 4 weeks before I saw an improvement. I do think it helped my nails to grow a lot quicker than normal, and they were certainly stronger and didn't break as easily. I continued to use this for about 5 weeks before it ran out. By that time my nails were in a better condition than I had seen them in for a long time. I don't think it was solely down to the oil pen, but I do think it did contribute a lot.
I have continued to use this product a lot. I don't always use it everyday, but I do try to use it as much as I can. I would definitely recommend this to a friend and to anyone having trouble growing their nails.
I am not a fan of Nails Inc- you'll know that from my review of their polishes. However, this product is just brilliant! I bought this because my Essie cuticle oil ran out and I could not locate it anywhere in London so just bought this. The first thing that I really took a liking to was the packaging- most cuticle oils are either in tiny bottles or in actual nail polish bottles but this is a pen- very convenient to take with you everywhere and does not drip either! Also, in terms of health for your nails being able to take it everywhere is a real plus because when you use cuticle oils you should keep applying it through the day especially if you have dry nails so this is perfect for use on the tube/ bus. Product wise, I did not notice a particularly foul smell and the product itself works! Within 2 weeks on constant application, my cuticles were much softer and with no ragged edges! Applying constantly also gives the illusion of healthy nails which is always a plus! From me, this product gets 5 stars because it does everything it is supposed to and I wouldn't hesitate to recomment this.
After many a year biting my nails, last year I decided to stop, go cold turkey and just stop. I've been successful so far but my nails are still suffering the consequences of a 20 year habit.
One particular problem is I have incredibly dry and peeling cuticles coupled with dry, flaky nails. I went for a shape and paint at my local Nails Inc. nail bar as I was recommended to use Nails. Inc Avocado Cuticle Oil Pen but at £10 for a small pen tube, it was out of my remit at the time, but I swore to buy it when I could afford it.
I never forgot that this was the recommended product to try to get my nails in shape and I used to look at it in Boots, where it was also on sale. Recently, Boots had a clearance on Nails Inc products and beneath the bargain bin full of garish nail varnishes, I found my Avocado Cuticle Oil Pen for a fantastic £2. It was missing it's box, however, but this was no real loss to me and I ran, like a movie scene, to the till, so I could get my grubby little mitts on this as soon as possible.
I would say there is about 5ml of product in the pen. The pen is clear, with a click screw end, which dispenses the oil through a soft bristle brush. There is the need for quite a few turns of the screw end in order to dispense the oil down into the brush, which was a little frustrating.
The oil itself is a light green colour and appears quite thin in consistency within the pen.
When I had visited the Nails Inc bar, I was told how that particular manicurist applied this and found it effective. The technique she advised me to use was to dot the oil on to my cuticles and side of the nail, then to apply a streak to the middle of my nail, then to massage the oil in to the cuticle, the surrounding nail bed and the nail itself. I have adopted this technique when I use the pen.
The oil pen is fairly easy to use, when you have primed the brush with oil. The oil comes from the brush, on to the nail, cuticle and nail bed very easily and the brush is nice and soft, so it doesn't drag across your cuticles or nails. There is no scent to the oil.
After applying the oil to one hand, I massaged the oil in. The oil is, unsuprisingly, oily but it is not so full of grease that you might expect. The oil sinks in so quickly and doesn't leave any residue whatsoever. My nails were left with a pleasant sheen, however this didn't last for any length of time and as soon as the oil was absorbed, the sheen disappeared. Contrary to what my work colleagues imagined, the oil did not dye my nails of skin green.
Nails Inc recommend you use this as much as you can but you should particularly use this before bedtime. I have been using mine twice a day, morning and night for a month now.
Within the first week, I did notice a marked difference in the condition of my cuticles. They were not as dry as they had been for a few months and there was not so much skin splitting around the edge of the nail as I normally had. Within this week, I didn't notice much difference in my nail condition.
After a fortnight, the improvement in my nails were fairly good, out of 10 nails, 6 were not peeling as per usual and the other 4 had much less peeling around the tip. Cuticle wise, there was little difference from week one but the skin looked less red and inflamed, but whether this was due to me not picking at my cuticles or the oil, I'm unsure, it may well have been a combination of both.
The three week point showed the best difference, my cuticles were stronger and I had a very minimal amount of peeling or splitting. My nails also ceased to peel completely and they had a much nicer look to them, much healthier and a nicer colour to them as well.
I've now hit the month use point. I have to say, my cuticles continue to be in great shape but the last week has seen two small splits in the skin occur, but that is all. Nail wise, they have improved no end, I can really notice that my nails are much healthier and they no longer peel at the tips. They just look much nicer than they did a month ago.
In the month I have been using the pen, I have used very little of the oil, even with daily use, which I believe, reflects somewhat it's normally inflated price tag. I would still be somewhat reluctant to pay £10 for this, though, and I probably would look to see if I could get it on eBay or similar, prior to going to a Nails Inc bar, where, inevitably, you are sold every product under the sun.
I would recommend this pen, it seems ideal for problem cuticles and for improving the condition of your nails. Some people may want more of a moisturising effect from a cuticle cream and I have to admit, this treats the cuticle problem, it doesn't moisturise in a way to prevent splits from occurring, nor will it overly moisturise your cuticle area.
It might be expensive but it appears to offer great value and even greater at £2!
Helps to prevent hangnails and rough dry cuticles while hydrating brittle, damaged nails /