I pick at my cuticles A LOT, and have recently made a conscious decision to stop. If my cuticles are at all dry, or a piece is starting to peel off, I HAVE to pick them! I bought this oil in the hopes that they will stay moisturized. I’d say they feel moisturized for about half an hour after I use the product. I have noticed some improvement though. The oil is nice bc it’s moisturizing, but my fingers don’t stay oily like they would if I used baby oil for example. There’s a VERY light smell, For the price I think it’s a great product.