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5 of the Best Cuticle Oils for Stronger, Healthier Nails

Tamara Pridgett

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Before you think about your next nail art design, you've got to make sure your foundation is healthy. Nail health is just as important as a good nail polish shade, and it sets the tone for how your nails will look in the short and long term. One way to make sure your nails are healthy and to help them grow is by taking care of your cuticles, which is why we've rounded up the best cuticle oils for optimal nail health.

"Cuticle oil should be massaged into your cuticles, nail bed, and surrounding skin year-round to promote growth," Rachel James, founder of Pear Nova told Well+Good previously. You should also make sure you're staying hydrated, especially in the warmer months, to get long and strong nails and to improve your overall health, says Lexi Suga, nail artist, and founder of Notox Nails in Beverly Hills.

Before you start your day, as you're unwinding, or whenever you notice your nails and cuticles look a little dull, apply some cuticle oil. Here are our favorites.

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Deborah Lippmann Cuticle Oil - Nail Cuticle Treatment — $20.00

Hydrate and soften your cuticles with this cuticle oil starring jojoba oil, coconut oil, and vitamin E. This formula is absorbed quickly, so there’s no need to worry about greasy hands.

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People Of Color Lavender Bliss CBD Cuticle Oil — $15.00

This cuticle oil is lightweight and grease-free which sounds perfect for year-round nail health. It’s made with apricot, grapeseed, argan, and full-spectrum cbd oil to both nourish your skin and aid in nail growth.

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Essie Apricot Cuticle Oil — $9.00

When you can’t get in to see your nail artist, this cuticle oil by Essie will hold you over and revitalize your nails.

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L'Occitane Shea Nail And Cuticle Oil — $20.00

We’ll start with the fact that this cuticle oil has over 17,000 likes on Sephora. If that isn’t convincing enough, it will help strengthen your nails and soften your cuticles, not to mention it’s supposed to extend the length of your manicure.

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Deborah Lippmann Cuticle Oil Pen — $24.00

Never worry about dry, dull cuticles again with this on-the-go cuticle oil pen. Similar to the regular Deborah Lippmann cuticle oil, this was formulated with jojoba and coconut oils to soften your skin and vitamin E to protect your skin.

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