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Sally Hansen Problem Cuticle Remover - Advanced Aloe Formula (4-Pack)

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Sally Hansen Problem Cuticle Remover Doesn't Solve the Problem

Jul 3, 2011
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Rated a Very Helpful Review

Pros:Slightly softens cuticles.

Cons:Doesn't remove overgrown cuticle, inadequate softening of the cuticle.

The Bottom Line: A warm water soak works better than this product, therefor I don't recommend it.


Over grown cuticles are unsightly and have a tendency to become uncomfortable.  If left untreated they can get very dry and prickly.  To keep my nails looking and feeling their best I've ocassionally used Sally Hansen Problem Cuticle Remover.  It's somewhat helpful in softening excess cuticle growth on my fingers and toes.


The Product

Sally Hansen Problem Cuticle Cream is supplied in a small 1 ounce plastic tube that has screw-on cap.  The manufacturer considers it a cream but every tube I've purchased had the consistency of a lotion.

For softening of the cuticles a small amount of the product should be applied to each cuticle area and massaged into the skin.  According to the directions the cuticle can be gently pushed back with a manicure stick after leaving the cream on for 3 to 5 minutes. Two manicure sticks (wood sticks with a slanted end) are supplied with the boxed Sally Hansen Problem Cuticle Remover.  But the sticks are useless if the treated cuticles are not sufficiently softened within the indicated amount of time. 

I thoroughly tend to my my cuticles about once a month.  They don't get thick, dried-out, or get to the point of being a problem so using a product indicated for "problem" cuticles should be adequate.   Sally Hansen Problem Cuticle Remover does not soften my cuticles within 3 to 5 minutes.  It softens my cuticles a little but not soft enough for comfortably pushing them back with the supplied manicure stick.  At times I've left the cream on for much longer than the indicated time and still didn't have cuticles soft enough for pushing back.  The directions indicate that the cream should not be left on the cuticles for more than 8 minutes so it appears that Sally Hansen Problem Cuticle Cream just isn't going to work for me.  With this product I can't get my cuticles soft enough for pushing back so that I can clip off the excess growth.

Sally Hansen Problem Cuticle Remover contains Aloe Vera which is supposed to help soothe the cuticle area.  I didn't notice a soothing effect while using the cream nor did I experience any redness or irritation.  I'm kind of surprised that I never had a reaction since I usually left the cream on for much longer than advised. 


General Warnings and Who Should Not Use This Product

In addition to the 8 minute warning, the directions indicate that Sally Hansen Problem Cuticle Remover should not be used more than twice weekly. There's no mention of what could happen if you used the cream longer and more often than directed. I suppose the possibility of an allergic reaction would increase with excessive prolonged exposure to the cream. I never used Sally Hansen Problem Cuticle Remover more often than indicated but I did leave it on for much longer than 8 minutes.  I often applied the cream on my toe cuticles and forgot that I had it on.  The cream dried and no immediate adverse reaction was observed.

If you have cuts near the cuticle or have sensitive skin do not use Sally Hansen Problem Cuticle Remover.  Some people have a sensitivity to the chemical preservative Imidazolidinyl Urea which is added to this product and many other cosmetics. Methylparaben is also added for preservative of the product. 


Ingredients:

Water, Mineral Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Methyl Gluceth-20, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Distillate, Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, Ceteareth-20, Dimethicone, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Propylparaben, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Methylparaben, Disodium EDTA, Fragrance, Sodium Hydroxide, Potassium Phosphate. May Contain: Yellow 5, Blue 1, Green 3.


Overall

I'm not particularly impressed with Sally Hansen Problem Cuticle Remover.  After thinking about the product and writing this review I'm now wondering why I continued to purchase and use this product.  It helped soften my cuticles but not enough for me to continue using it.  Soaking my hands in warm water for ten minutes does a better job at softening my cuticles. 

Sally Hansen Problem Cuticle Remover may work for some people but it didn't work well enough for me.  I doubt that it would work at all for truly problematic cuticles. 


Recommend this product? No


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