Many bloggers and vloggers rave about Deborah Lippmann’s cuticle oil. So, I wanted to give it a try. For years, I’ve been using Sally Hansel cuticle oil, loving it and having no complains. The product is cheap (costs only around $7.00) and works great. Ordering a new product, which is almost 3 times more expensive ($20.00), I was interested to see, if the price justifies itself.
Deborah Lippmann Cuticle oil has a very pleasant smell – it smells like coconuts. Mine came only with a precision dropper cap. I am used to apply cuticle oil with a brush, so that was a small inconvenience, which is not a show stopper and which I can live with, but nonetheless, I wish I could get it with a brush cap. I applied it like I normally do, around the nail bed. My cuticles tend to get very dry, so to me a good cuticle oil and hand cream is a crucial part of my nail care routine. After I washed the cuticle oil off preparing nails for the manicure, the skin around nails felt soft and moisturized.
Honestly, aside from the coconut fragrance, which is a good creative touch to the staple nail care item, a cuticle oil, on the part of Deborah Lippmann product developers, I did not see any crucial difference between Sally Hansen and Deborah Lippmann cuticle oil. If you love coconut smell and want to feel that you pamper yourself by applying a $20 oil on your cuticles, then I think you should go for it. If you don’t care about the smell, then stick with more practical Sally Hansen.