This page will go over a complete review of Northern Star Cosmetics Cuticle Rescue Balm.
First, let’s go over the important product questions that a professional would want to know before investing in a product line:
|All made in USA?||Yes|
|MSDS Sheet Available?||n/a|
Jojoba Oil, Avocado Oil, Medowfoam Seed Oil, Cendellia Wax, Castor Seed Oil.
|100% Animal Testing Free?||Yes|
|100% Nut Free?||Yes|
|Is it Hypoallergenic?||No|
|Does it Contain Dibutyl Phthalate?||No|
|Does it Contain Toluene?||No|
|Does it Contain Formaldehyde?||No|
|Does it Contain Formaldehyde Resin?||No|
|Does it Contain Camphor?||No|
|Does it Contain Parabens?||No|
|Does it Contain Xylene?||No|
|Price Point?||$3.00 Plus Shipping|
|Free Returns and Exchanges?||No|
Customer Experience:Northern Star Cosmetics is a cosmetics line based in Minnesota. I personally emailed them to ask the questions regarding their vegan, nut free, and cruelty free statuses. The other information I gathered from the products that I personally purchased and used ordering from etsy.com
I have yet to experience an issue when ordering from this company.
I purchased their unscented balm, since fragrance is an issue for many people. They are handmade by one person, so it takes about a week to get your product. I bought this because I have male clients that do not want to apply cuticle oil from a little nail polish bottle, and I thought this could be a solution for that. I also liked that it has jojoba oil as it’s first ingredient instead of almond oil, and offered an unscented version.
Product Performance: Unfortunately, this is a product that on paper sounds great, but isn’t suitable for professional use. The wax used holds the balm in the tube just fine, but in the Florida humidity and generally warmer weather, it distributes in loose chunks on the skin. It also takes quite a while to absorb, so I think I will have to find something with a thicker wax to bind the oils, or just use liquid cuticle oil pens. There are rollers available too, but my male clients said they looked like perfume sample bottles so there a no go for what I’m trying to cater to. I now use it as a lip balm, since my lips are always in need of some moisture love. I do like how the stick is really slim so I won’t confuse it with a tube of chapstick type stuff.
Do you have a vegan, unscented, nut free, and made in the USA cuticle balm that you use? Let me know, since the nut free and vegan aspects are really making my testing qualifying pool very small. I’m open to trying out new stuff if it meets the criteria 🙂