I have been painting my nails eons ago. My nails have always been fairly neat and healthy though I get hangnails every now and then. It gets so annoying to the point where I need to carry a nail clipper around wherever I go. Then, I realized that it’s due to dryness of the skin and started looking for products to moisturise my cuticles and nails. Here are the current cuticle creams/balms I am using.
LUSH Lemony Flutter Cuticle Butter (S$21, 50g)
This product is chock full of oils and shea butter. I love the thick and creamy texture but it smells like motor oil for some reason. Nevertheless, the cream is rich and sinks into the skin pretty quickly. This huge tub seemed to be able to last for very long. But since the shelf life is only 1 year due to its all natural ingredients, I’ve also used it on my heels, elbows, kneecap, toes or anywhere that has dry patches. I would apply the cream before bed time to let it absorb overnight.
Burt’s Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream (S$12, 17g)
Another product with lemon oil infused in it is the Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream from Burt’s Bees. IMO, it feels more like a balm rather than a cream. I’ve been crazy over lemon lately and this product smells simply heavenly and delicious. The balm like texture is enough to leave my cuticles moisturised for a couple of hours. I kept this product in my office so that I can apply it as and when I like it.
Sally Hansen Cuticle Eraser + Balm (S$20.50, 8g)
This looks like candy with its swirly design. Contains a 2-in-1 formula with cucumber and white tea, it leaves a lovely scent on the fingers. The texture of the balm is slightly greasy but moisturizes pretty well. I don’t really like the packaging as it took me more than 10 minutes to open the cap at the first try. Need improvement on that.
There you go, my humble nail and cuticle care collection. As much as I would love to try cuticle oils, they are definitely not for me.