The other day, a friend lent me their Burt’s Bees’ Lemon Butter Cuticle Creme to try. I’ve stayed away this brand after my disappointing lip balm purchase, but how could I say no to a free opportunity to moisturize?
The jar is small and compact, but I guess that’s all you need given there’s not much skin on the cuticles anyways. The product’s consistency is quite thick (as it is made of beeswax) and I really had to go around it a few times to feel like I had something, but it wasn’t overly greasy. Surprisingly, upon application my cuticles felt moist and fresh right away – the lemon scent helped too.
To back up, as much as I love to moisturize my hands, my focus isn’t my nails or the skin surrounding it. In fact, my only interaction with my cuticles is when I go for manicures and they get pushed back. It turns out that cuticles are dead and compressed keratin cells (a type of structural protein), which plays a very important role in protecting our nails from bacteria, yeast and fungus. Our daily routines and the environment can have a negative affect on our often overlooked cuticles, causing dryness, peeling and in a worse case scenario, bacterial infection. A good way of prevention is of course the use of cuticle cream to keep them moisturized and protected. It’s also nice that it keeps our fingers looking better.
For $6 a jar, not only is it decently priced for a product that can last months but it keeps your hands moisturized and looking young. A good buy if you ask me!