On an effective cuticle remover…


Three-piece OPI nailcare set Q. Hi Alison, I have quite thick cuticles and have cut them off in the past. I've just started using nail envy and avoplex oil but I wonder if you could suggest a good cuticle remover. Thanks, Maria.

A. For an excellent cuticle remover, you have to look for an AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acids) formula. We actually have a night time Avoplex formula – it's a fab exfoliator.

Continue to use the Avoplex Oil during the day, but before you go to bed rub in the Avoplex Exfoliator and leave it on during the night. It's got an AHA base in it, which 'nibbles' away at thickened cuticle. It takes down the cuticle without you having to rinse the exfoliator off. This will last you up to six months because you only need to apply a dot on each nail.



  1. Maureen Craig September 11, 2010 at 9:21 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison I am a 73yr old female and I have consulted beauty consultants in House Of Fraser (Metro Centre Gateshead) and also (Fenwicks Newcastle) about very small spots (not blackheads) which appeared about 2 yrs ago below the surface of the skin on both sides of my lower jaw/ bottom lip area and also on both sides of my brow just above my eye area. I have always used day cream/moisturiser ( all makes) on my face and also makeup remover but no-one can tell me how to get rid of these things. I have spent a small fortune……….please help me!!!!!

  2. Alison Stewart October 9, 2010 at 4:17 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison
    I am 45 and have changed from wearing contact lenses to glasses as I have found contact lenses an effort and expense to use.
    I am not bothered about wearing glasses but I am unsure about how much eye shadow I should use now I am wearing glasses.
    Some people say i should apply more as the frames of my glasses cover my eyes so I need more eyeshadow to emphasis them. Other people say it would be too much and would make my eyes look “caked” with make-up.
    Please can you give me your advice? Thank you.

  3. janet Gwynn March 8, 2011 at 4:17 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison, Please can you help with nails that have yellowed due to wearing dark nail varnishes. I have a problem with flaky nails so use nail envy but now my nails look awful even with clear nail varnish on. Please help. Thank you

  4. Nikki June 20, 2011 at 8:40 am -  Reply

    Hello Allison wanting to know during the Gatineau show what nail colour were wearing?

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