This Gentle treatment softens the cuticles for an easy push back to harmlessly remove dead cuticle cells with just a wipe. It eliminates the need to cut or trim the cuticle with troubling tools. Essie was inspired by luxury facial peels. They created this innovative, professional-strength formula helps reveal smoother, healthier looking skin around the nail. Apply 2-3 drops of Apricot Cuticle Peel to the cuticle area around each nail, and let sit for 15 seconds. Push back cuticles with cuticle pusher or orange wood stick. Wipe with a damp towel or cotton pad to remove dead cuticle residue and neutralize pH. Apply a few drops of Apricot Cuticle Oil and massage into skin.