Cuticle oil has numerous benefits.

Cuticle oil has numerous benefits. 


It's a meme, the nail professional struggling to convince their client to be faithful cuticle oil users because they know the role it plays in keeping nail, cuticles, and surrounding skin healthy and hydrated. And the struggle is real, because many clients seem to forget this good advice the minute they walk out the salon doors.

We asked Dr. Brooke Jeffy, a board-certified dermatologist in Scottsdale, Arizona, and the founder of teen/tween skin-care line BTWN, to give us the medical message about why cuticle oil matters, and we followed up with a bit of extra information.  Hope this helps!

5 Reasons Cuticle Oil Is a Must for Your Nailcare Routine 

  1. "The act of massaging cuticle oil into the nail and cuticles increases circulation which may stimulate nail growth." 
    • The gentle massaging action stimulates blood flow to the nail bed and surrounding tissues. This improved circulation delivers essential nutrients and oxygen to the nail matrix, where new nail cells are formed. As a result, the nails receive better nourishment, which can promote healthier and potentially faster nail growth.
  2. "Cuticle oil can help extend the length of your manicure by protecting your polish." 
    • One of the main causes of nail polish chipping is dry, brittle nails. Applying cuticle oil keeps the nails and surrounding skin hydrated, which helps maintain flexibility and resilience. This reduces the likelihood of nails becoming brittle and breaking, which can lead to chipped polish.
  3. "Healthy moisturized cuticles protect the nail from infections."
    •  Cuticles act as a seal around the base of the nail, preventing bacteria, fungi, and other pathogens from entering and infecting the nail bed. When the cuticles are dry or damaged, this barrier becomes compromised, making it easier for pathogens to infiltrate and cause infections.
  4. "Strong moisturized nails are more resistant to trauma."
    • Moisture helps to nourish and hydrate the nails, promoting overall nail health and resilience. Healthy, well-moisturized nails are better equipped to recover from minor traumas, such as bumps or knocks, without sustaining significant damage. They are more likely to bounce back to their original state quickly.
  5. "Cuticle oil keeps the nails, cuticles and surrounding skin looking their best."
    • Overall, the moisturizing, nourishing, and softening effects of cuticle oil contribute to a more attractive appearance for the nails, cuticles, and surrounding skin. With regular use, cuticle oil can help maintain a well-groomed and polished look.

A preferred pick for this nail care routine is Bubbeau Cuticle Oil. Bubbeau utilizes a unique biodegradable shell that helps maintain the encapsulated oils at their peak freshness. This ensures that every time you use it, you're applying the most effective and potent nail and cuticle treatment.

Bubbeau Cuticle Oil Beads

Bubbeau Cuticle Oil Beads


Other Bubbeau benefits include: 

  • Convenience: Each Bubbeau bead contains a single dose, making it easy and convenient to use. You simply pop a bead, apply the oil, and discard the biodegradable shell. There's no need to worry about messy spills or overusing the product. 
  • Sustainability: Bubbeau is committed to reducing plastic waste in the beauty industry. Using biodegradable shells and offering refill packs, means you can reuse the same container, reducing the demand for new plastic production and disposal.
  • Quality Ingredients: Bubbeau is formulated with high-quality, natural ingredients such as safflower seed oil, jojoba oil, avocado oil, MCT oil, and essential oils like jasmine and vanilla. These ingredients are known for their moisturizing and rejuvenating properties. MCT oil has been shown to have a number of benefits for skin health, including anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial.
  • Cruelty-free: Bubbeau’s products are not tested on animals.
  • Prevents Oxidation: Unlike conventional bottled oils susceptible to oxidation and can turn rancid, Bubbeau's encapsulated beads help prevent oxidation, ensuring the oils remain fresh and effective over time.
  • Patent-Pending: The fact that Bubbeau is patent-pending speaks to its innovative approach and uniqueness in the nail care industry.
  • Innovation in Plastic Reduction: Bubbeau's approach represents an innovative solution to the beauty industry's plastic waste problem. By addressing the issue of single-use plastic containers and offering a more sustainable alternative, Bubbeau sets an example for other beauty brands to follow, potentially driving industry-wide changes towards greater sustainability.


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