Sally Hansen Cuticle Eraser plus Balm Review, Photos

As a recovering nail-biter and nail-picker, it’s important for me to keep my cuticles neat so I don’t pick at them.  I’ve tried various cuticle remover products, and the latest is Sally Hanson Cuticle Eraser + Balm.

The first thing I noticed about this product was the texture.  It’s thick and a little bit sticky, but it rubs in fairly easily. It’s moisturizing, but not very.  I don’t love the texture, but it’s okay.   The next thing I noticed was the scent.  It’s not heavily scented – it’s a mild, fresh scent, which I enjoy.

It’s packaged in a small plastic screw-top container which is easy to open.  The black “Sally Hansen” on the top is smudged, which doesn’t really bother me.  The swirled design on the product goes all the way through – it’s not destroyed by use.

My hope for this product was that instead of using a cuticle-remover once a week or so, I could just rub this in once a day or so, and in addition to having moisturized cuticles, it would also remove them. However, it does not work AT ALL to remove my cuticles.  I’ve been using it every day for about a week, and it looks like I haven’t done anything to my cuticles for a week.

So, I would not recommend this product.  It doesn’t have a great texture – it’s a little too sticky for my tastes, though it’s not terrible.  It’s not very moisturizing, though not terrible.  But – it doesn’t remove cuticles at all.  It simply does not live up to its claims.

If you’re looking for a good cuticle remover, I recommend the Sally Hansen Instant Cuticle Remover instead – it’s what I normally use, and it’s great.

(I’ve also received many comments that the container is difficult or even impossible to open; the comments got left at my old blog address, unfortunately. Yet another reason to pick a different product!)

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