The Body Shop Almond Nail & Cuticle Oil Review

by Sub Editor Akanksha on September 9, 2013

in Body shop, Nail Products, Reviews

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Guest Review By Priya R

Product Description:

This handy two-in-one pen softens cuticles while caring for dry, brittle nails. It contains sweet almond oil.

  • Tidies cuticles
  • Sweet almond scent

How to use?

Remove cap. Twist end of pen to dispense oil, brush oil onto cuticles and massage in. Using tool on cap, gently push down cuticles. This is step two of the Almond hand care regime: a complete cleanse, target, moisturise and treat range.

My Views:

I had really high expectations from The Body Shop Almond  Nail & Cuticle Oil Treatment when I got it home because a) my hubby has severe cuticle issues b) its an expensive oil for nails! But it failed miserably and it is definitely not worth the price tag it comes with & the brand which makes it. The Almond oil in twist pen is nice & easy to use but you just can’t make out how much product is left.

The brush is made of plastic and thick enough to absorb a good amount of oil for few fingers at a time but the twist mechanism is not so good – sometimes the oil does not come out or sometimes it comes out way too much. The way I apply it is by twisting the pen & brushing the oil on the nails & massaging it for few minutes into the cuticles. The cuticle pusher is not very efficient & I rarely use it. It does not get fully absorbed into the skin so it should be best used during the night time.

Almond oil has some really good healing properties but honestly if I go by the smell this doesn’t feel like almond oil at all. It smells like some ordinary baby oil. And after using it for a month (that’s how long it lasted & it ended abruptly while applying!) I see no improvement in either of ours nails & cuticles problem. I initially thought natural product might take time to show results but it just didn’t do anything for us!

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  1. None


  1. It does not feel like Almond Oil & even if it is it does not do anything for nails.
  2. Twist mechanism does not function smoothly.
  3. Expensive.
  4. Does not last more than a month.
  5. It moistures the hands but does not cure cuticles issue.
  6. The cuticle pusher isn’t very impressive.

Rating: D

Price: I got it at old price of Rs. 570 (Its about Rs. 700 now)

Recommendation: The Body Shop Almond Nail & Cuticle Oil Treatment just doesn’t do any good for the nails & cuticles. A moisturising cream would do more than this. The twist pen with a cuticle pusher seems good at first but its faulty mechanism & not able to gauge as to how much oil is still pending is a big drawback. Not recommended!

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{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Fiona September 9, 2013 at 8:57 am



Shikha September 9, 2013 at 10:30 am

I was so excited to see post and thought this would be good product trying after after reading it I am really disappointed. Thanks for sharing


Swati September 9, 2013 at 11:22 am

Oh the number of times I have wanted to get this…. Good that I resisted the tempation. You could use vit e oil instead, works better. Thank you for the review :)


Shivi@COSMOCHICS September 9, 2013 at 1:05 pm

Oh My ! a dud at that price is such a turn off!!! so bad it didnt serve any purpose…
thanx for reviewing, it will stay away from it!


Preeti Kaur September 9, 2013 at 6:31 pm

The big daddy of dud!

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Rashmi September 9, 2013 at 11:40 pm

Oh God! I was not expecting that it would be this much disappointing. A big thanx for the review :-)


Rude & Chic September 27, 2013 at 5:00 am

Maybe you got a faulty piece as mine works beautifully for my cuticles along with smooth twist mechanism. I use it every night in my hand care regimen. And no wonder it didn’t last for you, you’re not supposed to put that much on one nail.


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