I work in a factory, between the gloves we have to wear and the chemicals we use my hands take a beating. I put this on my nails before I put my gloves on & rub it in real good ( not only on my cuticles, but my hands as well ). Usually by this time in winter, my hands are red, chapped, swollen and cracked & my nails are even worse. Since using the Orly cuticle oil, I won't say they are perfect, but they are much much better & my nails are actually able to grow. I keep one in my purse, one in the car, one by my bed and one by my tv chair. Any time I can I try to put it on and let it soak in. Actually need to order some more so I don't run out.