Restore Dry Tips and Unsightly Hangnails With These Cuticle Creams

If you suffer from dry, flaky cuticles, it may be time to invest in a cuticle cream to help soften the skin surrounding your nail bed. This will create a more even base for applying nail polish while also helping to soothe the skin. With a number of options on the market, choosing the right product can be a little overwhelming. With that in mind, we did some research and rounded up a few solid cuticle creams for you to consider. Each cream we chose contains moisturizing, natural ingredients like essential oils and butters. Keep reading to shop them.

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1. OPI Exfoliating Cuticle Cream

This product contains alpha-hydroxy acid to help eliminate dry cuticles, as well as cupuaçu butter to restore moisture and white tea to calm skin.

Pros: It should be easy to dispense and apply.

Cons: May need to be used in tandem with a cuticle pusher.

OPI Exfoliating Cuticle Cream
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2. Burt's Bees Cuticle Cream Lemon Butter

This cream softens cuticles with sweet almond oil and cocoa seed butter. It also contains Vitamin E and sunflower oil to help nourish dry skin and brittle nails.

Pros: Additionally, lemon essential oil gently removes dirt and oil from tips.

Cons: Some may wish it came in a bigger tin.

Burt's Bees Cuticle Cream Lemon Butter

3. Deborah Lippmann Cuticle Care

This cream is formulated with patented raspberry stem cell extract, red algae, shea butter, sodium hyaluronate and vitamins A, C and E to help repair and protect dry cuticles.

Pros: Comes in a small jar that can fit in your makeup pouch.

Deborah Lippmann cuticle are
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4. Onsen Cuticle Cream

After testing various products on the market, Onsen developed this concentrated formula made to offer the benefits of a cuticle oil, cream and butter all in one.

Pros: Contains hydrating ingredients like Japanese Seaweed, aloe vera, rich bran oil, shea butter & Vitamin E.

Cons: Some may find the formula to be a bit watery.

onsen cuticle cream
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