This post is so overdue. I have been writing it for months but my brain has only had very short periods where I have been able to make sense in this post. My lovely boyfriend will edit this post before you read it so it should all make sense (fingers crossed) but if you have any questions please leave a comment below. I am not a trained nail tech so any information on this post has been gained from my experience and is my opinion. My opinions are based on how the product works with my nail chemistry, the products may work differently for you. Please note: This post was written before I became cruelty free and therefore non cruelty free products may be mentioned.
|Fox and Owl Polish Cuticle Oil|
|Dadi’ Oil Nail Treatment|
The three cuticle oil pens, Bliss Kiss, Two Birds and Fox and Owl are my favourite applicators. They don’t leak and are the perfect size to put in a handbag or have in multiple places around the home. My favourite oils for the moisturisation benefits are Dadi and Bliss Kiss, very closely followed by Two Birds. From my experience it seems that Jojoba makes a big difference when it comes to moisturisation and the inclusion of Vitamin E adds to the effect. Many of these oils have similar ingredients but I don’t know the percentage of each ingredient in each oil, so I think that’s what is making the difference between them. Two Birds and Fox and Owl are both small Australian online companies so their products are easily accessible here without a big shipping charge. They both have minimal ingredients so would be a good place to start for people with sensitivities but if you’re allergic to nuts, remember to stay away from sweet almond oil. I love the scents of Dadi Oil, Bliss Kiss Crisp and Fox and Owl lemon but that’s a personal preference. Bliss Kiss and Two Birds both advertise their scent free versions which are great to use on other dry parts of the body. I personally don’t like Celestial Cosmetics Eclipse Oil because it doesn’t moisturise my cuticles like the others do but I do have a friend who loves it because she doesn’t like the oily feeling on her cuticles, so you may want to take that into account.
I hope this cuticle oil review and comparison has helped you in some way. Just remember that everyone’s nail chemistry is different so these products will work differently for each person.
Which cuticle oil is your favourite to use?
have you tried help me rondas cuticle balms? i love the dadi oil but my go to is not help me rondas. they all have teatree in them which is awesome and omg the apple pie smells like maccas apple pie!!!i actually have a little tin in each room and my car now!!!
I haven't. I'll have to get some for my balm review whenever that happens lol
I have the lush one and it gives me a reaction so would be good if rhondas worked for me 🙂
Great work hun! I have just received a two bird cuticle pen and it seems great! Might need to look into some of the other ones you recommend!
You will be fine with just the two birds 🙂 but I like changing it up – hence all the oils lol 🙂
This is great Alinta, so thorough! I had Avoplex a while ago and mine definitely had a thin gel consistency, but I found it didn't do much in terms of moisturising.
I love my Two Birds pens, I use those several times a day and sometimes follow with a balm (Burts Bees or Help me Ronda) once the oil has mostly absorbed when I need super hydration. I've been wanting to try Dadi Oil as well – I love citrus scents!
Citrus is the best. I'll have to try help me rhonda, lush lemon fluttery isn't cutting it.
What an informative post! It has everything that I was looking to know!! You compared all the cuticle oils that I was thinking about. Thank you!
Thank you for reading 🙂
I forgot to ask, is the two birds cuticle oil pen refillable too?
It's not marketed as being refillable and it is a bigger size than the Bliss Kiss pens so it probably won't open the same way that those do.I think I've almost finished one of my pens so I'll give it a try when it's empty. The main problem will be breaking the the sealing mechanism when I try to pull it open. If it does work I'll let you know 🙂