Sick of your cuticles getting in the way of a perfect manicure? Try exfoliating them before applying polish. To do this, you can use a special exfoliator cream, a hand scrub or even handy softening gloves with urea for busting dead skin. Whichever style you choose, look for ones with nourishing ingredients like shea butter and essential oils to gently soften skin once the dead tissue surrounding the nail bed has been eliminated. With that said, take a peek at some of the best cuticle exfoliators we found.
1. OPI Exfoliating Cuticle Cream
The alpha-hydroxy acid in this gel-cream formula helps eliminate dry cuticles, while white tea soothes them and cupuaçu butter restores moisture.
Pros: It’s easy to dispense and apply. It should only take about 5 to 10 minutes to start seeing results.
Cons: It may have a slight chemical scent.
2. Deborah Lippmann Marshmallow Hand & Cuticle Scrub
This whipped scrub combines AHA and BHA fruit and plant acids along with Perlite, a natural volcanic substance, to lift dead skin cells and clear pores.
Pros: Marshmallow root extract helps calm irritated skin while glycerin and coconut oil deeply moisturize.
Cons: Some may find it a little messy.
3. Aliver Hand Repair Collagen Infused Gloves
This mask is enriched with ingredients like collagen, shea butter, vitamin E, urea and 10 plant extracts to help soften and remove cuticles.
Pros: The glove material is touchscreen compatible. These have a nice scent and come in a pack of three.
Cons: Some may wish they worked faster.
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