Monday 29 July 2013

Which is best? Comparing Cuticle Treatments

Hey everyone! Today I have another 'Which is best?' post for you, this time on cuticle care. Sorry this is a day late but I didn't get home until nearly midnight last night and I just wasn't up to posting. I will be comparing Beauty Secrets Cuticle Oil, OPI Avoplex Cuticle Oil, Burts Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream, Jessica Nourish Cuticle Formula*, and LUSH Lemony Flutter Cuticle Butter

Comparison No. 1 - Smell
(1 being strongest 10 being the least)
  1. OPI Avoplex - 8/10 smells really nice and not that strong
  2. Beauty Secrets - 8/10 smells quite nutty, but faint and it's really nice
  3. Burts Bees - 6/10 Lemony, but more pure lemon than lemony flutter and not quite as strong
  4. Lemony Flutter - 5/10 Strong and lemony (obviously) but it's really nice
  5. Jessica - 2/10 strong and 'grannyish' (only way to describe it) very perfumed

Comparison No. 2 - Greasiness:  
(1 being very greasy and 10 being not very) - Of course they're going to be greasy as they are there for moisture, but sometimes it's a bit too much
  1. Burts Bees - 8/10 you don't need much and it's not too greasy, it doesn't leave a feeling of greasiness like lemony flutter/Jessica do
  2. OPI Avoplex - 6/10 very greasy because it's an oil but it sinks in very quickly
  3. Jessica - 4/10 probably as greasy as lemony flutter if you use too much, but a little goes a long way so it's not as greasy if you use barely any
  4. Lemony Flutter - 2/10 very greasy because of how soft it is, even if you just use a little bit
  5. Beauty Secrets - 1/10 as it's an oil its very very greasy, and you do have to wipe it with a tissue

Comparison No. 3 - Does it work:
  • Lemony Flutter - Yep, and whilst the grease does put me off as I can't do things whilst it's on, it's definitely worth having
  • Jessica - Yep, after about a weeks use you will definitely notice a difference, and a little goes a long way
  • OPI Avoplex - Yes, it soaks in to the skin and really moisturises as a result
  • Beauty Secrets - Not really, it's just permanently greasy until you wash it off and I really wish I'd never bought it
  • Burts Bees - Yep, there's a reason that it's a favourite of the bloggers!

Overall thoughts
  1. OPI Avoplex - works well and is easy to apply, and doesn't smell too strong
  2. Jessica - it works and a little definitely goes a long way so the size of the tube should definitely not bother you, although the smell is a bit offputting for me
  3. Burts Bees - As I said before, there's definitely a reason that this is a favourite with bloggers, I haven't been using it enough to see whether it truly works for me, but I used to use it a lot during my high school years and I love it then, the smell isn't too strong and it isn't too greasy
  4. Lemony Flutter - I love it when I'm not in a rush, it's great to apply before bed, but I find it's not very practical if I'm just about to type a blogpost for example as it stays quite greasy for a while, but it definitely works
  5. Beauty Secrets - I dont like it and I wish I hadn't bought it, the only nice thing about it is the smell but it's way too greasy for me

Of course, different things work for different people, so I'd love to know what your favourite is. Let me know in the comments!

*some of the products in this post were provided to me for review but my opinions are entirely my own and were not influenced in any way


  1. No comments about Burts Bees? Haha! I love my Burts for before taking photos. But Lemony is great for using when I'm not going to be painting my nails for a couple of days.

    1. Ooops! I've changed it now :) thanks for pointing it out

  2. Could I know how much each one costs please?

    1. I usually see the Burt's Bees for about $6 at most places. It lasts a long time. I also like Badger Cuticle Cream - might be a little more, but I think it's around the same price at Ulta.

  3. I love Burt's bee and lemon flutter. I use burt's bee during day time and when i am not in air conditioned place. As for lemon flutter i use it when i am in air condioned room and before i go to sleep. I will slap on a thick coat of lemon flutter, put on my glove and go to sleep. I wake up to soft cuticles!

  4. fab post, i like solar oil!

  5. I love the burts bees one but unless my cuticles are really dry I usually find hand cream is enough for my cuticles.

  6. I like Lemony Flutter before bed and Leighton Denny Slick Tips during the day :)

  7. I have the Burt's Bees one and I really like it, the smell for me is a huge benefit as I love citrus scents :)
    Amy x
    -A Little Boat Sailing-

  8. I'm a Lemony Flutter freak but then again I mostly apply it while I'm on the bus going home (not much to do then but sleep ;)), while watchin a movie or right before bed, so... I'm partial ;)

  9. Vaseline.

    Vaseline forever.

    (Not as a brand name, but as "petroleum jelly".)
    It's works better for me than any fancy stuff and I can slather as much of it as I want without feeling guilty.
    + Works instantly.

  10. I love the Lemony Flutter. After constantly going back to Lush for samples, I finally caved and got the big tub. I use it almost every night before bed and it really does make a difference!

  11. I haven't tried any of the one's you listed, but I use some similar products. Sally Hansen Cuticle Eraser & Balm, Mary Kay Extra Emollient Night Cream (its concentrated & has that Grandma's sachet smell lol), my hand mixed cuticle oil plus random lotions at every sink for after I wash my hands. My oil mix started out as ProFx Apricot from Walmart, but it was rather gritty & didn't feel nice on my skin. So I added Jojoba/cocoil, Orly Cuticle Oil+ & Argan oil, Ruby Kisses Lemon oil plus some lavender oil for fragrance. It's now smooth and absorbs well. I still have to sit & let it soak in, but the results are worth it.

    Thanks for all these comparison posts!

  12. I love these comparison posts-I read the review and the same day went out and bought some Burt's Bee's!

  13. Out of the 5, I only tried the Lush Lemony Flutter and I wasn't too big of a fan for it. It was quite disappointing since I was a major LUSH junkie at the time when I was introduced to this product. I found it to be too thick and oily, which took forever for it to dry.

    Susan Loves...

  14. Even though it's way too greasy and makes it impossible to do anything for a while, I love Lemony Flutter. I usually just apply it before I go to bed :)

  15. I use lemony flutter for more than 1year now and i love it ! it's my fav' !!

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  17. If you find that Beauty Secrets Cuticle oil is too greasy, you are either applying too much or you don't need a cuticle treatment in the first. I might have to try the Lush Lemon, Burt.'s Bees is very good also.


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