Product review: Sally Hansen Instant Cuticle Remover

Throughout my teen years, I bit my nails like a complete savage. That isn’t an exaggeration, either; my nails were constantly bloody and sore, and my fingers resembled butchered hot dogs.

Miraculously, I was able to stop biting my nails, and I haven’t bit them in years. I am now, however, what I like to refer to as a picker; I pick at the skin surrounding my nails and my cuticles, pulling hangnails and causing pain in the process.

I’m getting irritated with how crappy my cuticles look on a daily basis, so when I saw the Sally Hansen Instant Cuticle Remover in Shoppers the other day for ten bucks, I figured I would give it a shot.

This gel formula contains chamomile and aloe to help soothe cuticles, but personally, I think this is a load of crap. I’m not denying that the product doesn’t contain these two ingredients, however, based on the pure effectiveness of this stuff in only 15 seconds, I’m not sure how relevant soothing ingredients are when compared to the super intense chemicals that make up the bulk of this bad boy.

I cannot get over how well this stuff works, and in only 15 seconds. You simply apply the gel to your cuticles, allow to sit for 15 seconds, then push back cuticles. When I went to push my cuticles back, I found that they merely dissolved, leaving cuticle-free fingers at my disposal.

This review is a little tricky for me, because as much as I am impressed by this product, I’m simultaneously a little leery because there’s definitely some radioactive type of crap going on in it in order for it to work so damn well.

What kind of ingredient can dissolve cuticles in 15 seconds? I’m not sure, but it certainly gets the job done.

P.S.: it also removes calluses.

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