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  • Nexcare™ Skin Crack Care
  • Nexcare™ Skin Crack Care

    • Fast-drying formula
    • Does not sting on contact
    • Long-lasting seal protects your skin
    • Helps block environmental elements

    Seals painful skin cracks to promote healing of dry, cracked skin on fingers, hands, feet, and elbows.

    • Fast-drying formula
    • Does not sting on contact
    • Long-lasting seal protects your skin
    • Helps block environmental elements
    • Helps fill and seal cracks
    • Ideal for skin cracked from harsh cleaners and chemicals
    • Great for use on fingers, hands, feet and elbows
    • Easy-to-use applicator
    • Clear formula
    Attribute Name
    Product Type
    Skin Products
    Use For
    Sealing painful cracks to promote healing of dry, cracked skin
    Customer Reviews
    Nexcare™ Skin Crack Care is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 100.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from It works! I've been plagued for years with cracked, bleeding fingertips during the winter months. Nexcare Skin Crack Care is the only thing that helps. I brush it on during the day (often in multiple coats) to patch cracks and protect them from the impact of normal activities (which cause further splitting). Before going to bed I wash my hands and, while they're still damp, I apply Skin Crack Care anyplace I think a new crack might be starting. Sealing new cracks at night often stops them from developing further. So in the daytime I use Skin Crack Care to patch and protect, and at nighttime I use it to patch and allow healing.
    Date published: 2012-03-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Been using it for years... I've been using Nexcare skin crack care for a few years. It is the best. Don't assume it's like liquid bandage, 'cause it's not. It actually fills the cracks up and let's them heal. I also use it to 'paint' the whole top of my thumb or finger when it looks like a crack is going to start. It helps keep the skin closed up. Everybody I've told about this product calls me to tell me how thankful they are that they found out about it. A tip: if the liquid starts getting a little thick and gooey, add a drop or two of acetone (pure acetone, not regular nail polish remover). It thins it out again so it will brush on smooth. Acetone is what my dermatologist uses on my skin before treatment, so I figure it's safe.
    Date published: 2012-12-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from 2nd one bought: Formula seems different Really great product that heals cracks fast and efficiently. I bought a second Nail Crack Treatment. I noticed the first few weeks it works as I know it would but after it has become thick and turned all yellow. I have used this product before and this never happened with the previous one. I have stored it and used it as directed. I know it may wash off after rinsing your hands which does not bother me much as I reapply it. Best time to apply, I think is at night as cracks are healed or properly sealed by morning. I think the formula needs to be improved so that product does not turn thick and sticky (Leaving chunks of gel-like residue) and turns yellow in time.
    Date published: 2017-01-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nexcare isn't the best product, it's the ONLY product that works. I suffered from skin cracks so horrible that I couldn't button my shirt without severe pain. All of the products I used to seal the cracks eventually cracked and became worse. I even tried superglue. I was considering having stitches to relieve the pain. Then I discovered Nexcare! In one day I found relief. I use your product in the bottle. For small cracks, I just apply the product with a brush. For large open cracks, I squeeze the crack closed and apply the product holding it closed until the product dries, with a second coat after the first dries.
    Date published: 2014-03-04
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from works great but has issues This product is great for people with constantly cracking skin that needs to be sealed. The problem is twofold. It is very expensive for what you get, even though it is much better than anything else on the market. At the least, it should come in a larger quantity. Also, when you get about 3/4 through the jar, the liquid becomes very viscous and is so thick that it is hard to get out of the jar. You end up wasting the last 25% of each jar which really adds up if you need to use it constantly.
    Date published: 2011-11-02
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Too Gummy Nexcare starts off working well, especially if applied as recommended, several times a day. It works absolute wonders for the cracks on my thumbs. After approximately 1/2 to 3/5 used, however, it becomes gummy and thick, sticking to the applicator and leaving long stringy threads. When it is like this, the product loses its adhesive qualities and is useless. To prolong Nexcare's use, I have heated it slowly in the microwave (for a very short time), which makes it runnier, of course. As well, the bottle has to be closed very tightly after each use.
    Date published: 2015-01-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Something that really works I found this product by an accident at the store that had nothing to do with medical products. When I saw the 3M I was hesitant, but gave a try. What a wonderful product. It helps to heal the cracks on my skin that keeps coming in winter near the edges of my nails. I did read some reviews where the user didn't get any results. Maybe this product is not for them or they apply it wrong way. I make sure my hands are clean and dry before I apply the Nexcare. It stays for a day or two. Long enough to get the cracks healed. I even apply hand cream over it. I would like to thank a reviewer for the tip: I used the acetone and it worked.
    Date published: 2018-03-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works when it is “fresh” This is the only product that works on my cut fingers in the winter. That said, it doesn’t stay fresh long enough and about a half of the small bottle is wasted. The product turns yellow and gets very thick. When you try to apply it, it gets stringy and it’s almost impossible to brush it on. Please address this problem or tell us what we can do possibly prevent this from happening. Sadly, this product is hard to find in stores. Ordering online, one will incur shipping and handling charges also. That drives up the price of this small bottle and makes it costly. It’s more costly when I have to throw out a half-used thickened bottle.
    Date published: 2017-12-30
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