I was in a lifelong battle with my cuticles. Even when it’s not the middle of winter and cold and dry as hell, they’re always swollen and peeling – even bleeding. (Sorry: not the best image for food posting, but there you have it). Now that it’s the middle of winter and has been in quarantine for almost a year – my hands have never scrubbed so many dishes! -, of course, my cuticles were desperate for relief.
Luckily I found it in Burt’s Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream, a $ 5 solution that challenges the quality of its ingredients and the luxury of using them.
Made from almond oil, lemon oil, cocoa butter, vitamin E, and sunflower oil (plus a few other ingredients that you can definitely pronounce), it moisturizes and softens cuticles while strengthening brittle nails. (The two often go together, you know.) And although it’s called a cream, it feels more like an ointment. Simply open the top of the small disc-shaped container, rub the surface to loosen it from the solid shape, spread a layer on your fingertips and enjoy the feeling as the stuff works its magic. Sure, it takes a few minutes to completely absorb it into your skin, but your hands won’t feel greasy or oily afterwards. (And that lemon oil? Oh, it’ll keep your skin smelling fresh – and not in a fake way.)
I’ve been using it on my cuticles regularly since I got my first can – which I should mention a while ago; it really takes forever – and they’ve never felt better or looked better. This ointment takes my hand care to the next level and along with the hand cream I still apply day and night, it means that this annoying part of my hands is finally getting the extra attention it needs. Now I know my cuticles can handle anything that comes my way – even when winter (and bottomless rinsing) ends.