Normally I wouldn't bother writing about this kind of product from Burts Bees, but this is just so incredible that I wanted to share it with everyone. I definitely have problem nails, they're very dry, flaky, weak, brittle and my cuticles need extra TLC. I bought this about a month ago and have been using it twice a day and it has completely transformed my nails, cuticles and skin around the nail bed. My nails have stopped peeling and feel really hydrated and in good condition and my cuticles are needing less work to tidy them up. It also smells incredible- like old fashioned lemonade- I can't stop sniffing my nails through out the day which is making me look a bit mental I think.
I don't really have a technique, I just slap in on over the whole nail, under polish... over polish... just what ever really. it also works quite nicely on dry elbows and knees as well. The only think that surprised me is that it is not a cream- how deceptive!- it's a thick balm that sinks straight in. It goes above and beyond being a cuticle cream and I really think this is something that everyone would find useful.