Back in January, I needed to buy myself a bottle of cuticle oil. I usually have a bottle of cuticle oil, but I forgot to purchase a new bottle of oil before I ran out. Unfortunately, when I ran out I couldn’t find cuticle oil in my local Walmart. (I believe this is due to shipping and supply chain problems) Out of frustration, I decided to go to Ulta Beauty, which carry the brand, to find a bottle of the oil.
The Ulta Beauty I shopped at did not have a large selection of cuticle oil. (Probably because of more supply chain problems) and did not have the cuticle oil I like to use in stock. After searching for a new oil, I found OPI Pro Spa Nail and Cuticle Oil. I used to use OPI’s oil, but I decided to switch to a different brand due to the cost of OPI’s oil. Even though it was a splurge for me, I decided to buy a bottle of it anyway. For me, a bottle of the oil lasts a very long time. This is also why I decided to purchase it.
After using it for a month or so, I wanted to write a review post about it.The bottle comes in a box, which looks like this…
The bottle looks like this outside of the bottle…
The oil contains cupuacu and white tea. The oil comes in a bottle similar to the kind OPI uses for their nail polish. The way to apply the oil to the cuticle is by using an applicator brush included in the top of the bottle.
Simply brush the oil on using the brush like you would nail polish, except make sure to brush the oil on the skin and cuticle area surrounding the nail. The back of the box says for best results, massage the oil into the cuticle area of nails twice daily. At the time I purchased the oil, my cuticle area was so dry I decided to apply it at least five times per nail the first day I used the oil.
The oil is a really good quality oil, so a little goes a long way. It is not very thick (It’s a thinner weighted oil than olive oil) but it works very well. Because of this, most people who want to use the oil to keep their cuticles moisturized will only need to use it twice a day. Like I said, I have very dry cuticles when I used the oil. It worked very well and it did absorb quickly. It also had a major effect on my cuticles. Just with the first use of the oil, my cuticles began to feel better and less dry. After applying the oil at leas five times per nail, I could see a major difference in my skin’s dryness.
I really love this oil and am glad I purchased it instead of my other cuticle oil. It was exactly what I needed to use for my cuticles. Also, like I knew from previous experiences, the oil went a long way. I didn’t need to apply a lot of oil onto my nails in order to have an effect. I even noticed that, unless I brushed off the excess oil on the applicator brush, there would be too much oil for my cuticles to absorb. These are exactly the same experience using the oil that I had when I used it for the first time.
Even though I can sing the praises of the oil, there are two major drawbacks to the oil. The first is this oil has nut oil in it. According to the side of the box, the oil can cause an allergic reaction if anyone with a nut allergy uses it.
Because of this, please do not use or even consider purchasing the oil if you have a nut allergy. Even though I have many allergies, I am fortunate enough to not have a nut allergy. This is why I can use the oil without any problems.
The second drawback of this oil is the price. The oil I normally use, Sally Hansen’s Vitamin E Nail & Cuticle Oil, currently retails for $5.99 USD on Target’s website. I purchased the OPI oil at Ulta Beauty for $16 USD. Because of the price difference, and that the Sally Hansen oil worked very well on my skin, the OPI oil could be not an affordable option for everyone.
In conclusion, I really like this oil. Unfortunately, it is a higher price point than what I usually use, but I do love this oil. So far this oil is a you-get-what-you-paid-for quality that will allow me to use it for many months without worrying about running out of product. Just keep the price and nut oil in mind before deciding to purchase it.