Cuticle oils we know you’ll love

Thursday, 17 July 2014

No matter how hard we may try, our hands and nails really take a beating during winter. They are one of the few areas exposed to the effects of the cold, wind, heaters and air conditioning, which dries them out and can make them red and sensitive. If this sounds familiar, it’s time you invest in a good cuticle oil that moisturises, softens and nourishes the skin around the nail.

Apply as often as you wish (but especially at night before bed) and massage the oil into the skin for best results. Do this often enough, and you’ll find your cuticles looking fab all winter long.

Here, a few of the cuticle oils we’re loving at the moment:


SpaRitual Cuti-Cocktail Pen, R193
Milk Solutions Milk & Honey Cuticle Oil, R60
Nurture Cuticle Oil, R77
Sally Hansen Cuticle Rehab
Essence Studio Nails Caring Nail Oil, R39.95

Other articles you may be interested in:
Take care of your cuticles
Rescue my nails
Six lip balms to try this winter
Winter hand creams to ease dry skin
Our favourite winter hand creams

Written by

Anien studied English and journalism before heading off into the world of beauty. An undercover "tree hugger" and fashion lover, she's usually found with her nose in a magazine. She has far too many bottles of nail polish and is completely lost without her lip balm. Anien on Google+

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  1. Juanita Abrahams

    I’ve been using Obey your body cuticle oil for about a year now and I’m not too sure if it is worth it or has done anything amazing for my nails… My nails still break off after a certain point

    5 years ago •

  1. Sashnee Rambaly

    I absolutely love the Essence Studio Nails Caring Nail Oil

    5 years ago •

  1. Tanya

    I would like to try one of these cuticle oils, I love caring for my hands and nails!

    5 years ago •

  1. Hess

    I’ve heard such good things about these cuticle oils, but I haven’t gotten around to using them!

    5 years ago •

  1. Pseudo_kate

    It’s one of those products that I really don’t have much interest in. I push my cuticles back after taking a shower and apply some bio oil to my hands before I put on body lotion all over. I find that it keeps my hands and cuticles in check without any fuss.

    5 years ago •

  1. Nwamba

    I have been using the Nuture Oil for a couple of years now and I have not found anything better. I use it on my natural nails as well as when I have acrylics done.

    5 years ago •

  1. Mark Parr

    Good idea to stop those cracking or breaking nails.

    5 years ago •

  1. me

    Sally Hansen Cuticle Rehab, the name suggest that is what I need so deep into the winter.

    5 years ago •

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