It's been awhile since I did any type of posting on my nail care routines but this new product from Oil Essentials provided a great chance to introduce you to another way to keep your hands soft and protected! Cuticle oils have been the rage for awhile now, and I was finding myself buying more and more of them but not always using them. Either I wasn't a big fan of the smell or how they applied or how they soaked into the skin.
Oil Essentials is a collection of beauty oils that is made with natural and sustainable blends of essential oils and fortified with an advancing anti-aging Luxmeadow E Complex along with powerful yet gentle extracts. They are free from parabens, sulfatez, phthalates and synthetic colors and are safe for most people with sensitive skin.
There are currently 6 different oils out there - Seabuckthorn Berry and Borage, Omega 3/6/9 and Evening Primrose, Neroli and Avocado, Argan and Wheat Germ, Sweet Almond and Macadamia and the product I am using, Lavender and Rose Hip. Each oil helps your skin and hair in different ways.
The Lavender and Rose Hip oil is a soothing blend of lavender and rose hip oils, with the added nourishing effects of coconut, sunflower and meadowfoam seed oils.
As you can see, the bottle comes with a long eyedropper top or you can just use the oil that collects along the tube of the dropper. On top of being used for my cuticles, you can also add a drop of the oil to your favorite skin or hair-care products but I haven't gone to those lengths yet.
I took one drop of the oil and spread it on all my fingers and gently rubbed the oil into my skin. This photo was taken about 5 minutes after the oil was applied and as you can see, my hands are still super moisturized. I have absolutely nothing on my naked nails - not even base coat (and it's RARE that I don't have base coat on - this was after a swatching session). You can see that my hands appear healthy, and very moisturized. About 30 minutes after applying, the oil was completely soaked into my skin. Before that point, anything I touched left an oily residue (like my camera) so be aware of that when applying.
I have been using this oil weekly now and I'm happy to say my cuticles are pretty happy with me. The scent is very pleasing to me being a mix of lavender and rose (my two favorites) but isn't so overpowering that I get a headache. Also, you can see that this bottle is large - 50 mL. In comparison, a bottle of China Glaze is only 14 mL.
The best part for me is the price and the location to buy. Oil Essentials launched this spring in Rite Aid, Target, H-E-B and Walmart. While I don't have a Rite Aid nearby and the nearest Target is an hour away, I live within minutes from H-E-B and Walmart so I can easily go pick up another bottle when I run out, and I plan to. Then there's the price... Each bottle of Oil Essentials is only $12.99. YAY. Considering I only used one drop per oiling session, it may be awhile before I run out, but it's so great to know that it's nearby and affordable.
Oil Essentials [website] is available for $12,99 at Rite Aid, Target, H-E-B and Walmart. Join the conversation with them on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.
Disclosure: The product[s] in this post was [were] provided to me by the company for consideration. For more information, please read this post.