I have used so many lotions and potions for cuticles over the years. The four products in the picture have helped the most to do different things. One of the products above is all you really need to do it all and is by far the best overall solution
The consistency of the formula looks just like a glue stick. You pop the lid off, and use it like a glue stick around your nail beds. I work it in a bit after I put it on, because it's thick and buttery. It does not moisture for very long, and my cuticles are back to dry quickly, but perfect for an on-
the-go thing to store in your purse. ($5.99 Walmart)
My Rating: B
This little tube of oil has a stopper on the end so drops at-a-time come out. I will use one drop per finger, and work it in the cuticle.
I got this from someone stopping me in the mall at one of those Dead Sea Spa stands. It is excellent for softening the cuticles, but once you wash your hands, you will have to reapply it.
It also gets oil all over everything you touch, but that is the price you pay for softening severely dry cuticles. This is also good for a purse. Not a good long-term solution
$9.99 You can purchase here on amazon
My Rating: A-
This stuff is amazing!!!!! It is a large vat with a smooth, thick and creamy body butter inside that smells amazing! It is certified organic shea butter, natural coconut and lime extracts.
It goes on the hands so smooth and stays on for quite some time. Even after a handwash or two, my hands still seem to stay moisturized.
I will put it on my hands and work it in the cuticles, and they look and feel great afterwards. There is a slight greasy feel, but that is what keeps my hands moisturized.
This has done the most to repair my cuticles and my hands at the same time. I put this on first thing in the morning after washing my hands, in the middle of the day and at night right before bed. There is a huge difference, and I am not biting and chewing my fingers as much, because there is not a whole lot to bite and chew.
$13.44 for a pack of 3 7 oz. jars (a steal!) on amazon here. They are usually about that price for one!
My Rating: A+
This butter comes in a durable and soft tube. The cream is extremely thick and you have to melt it with your fingers. It is a 100% natural product
The first thing I noticed was the intense "earthy" smell. It smells like a mixture of a citronella candle, and laquer thinner. I actually get embarrassed putting this on in public because of the scent. The cream is a bit sticky and greasy, and stays that way for a bit. It does the trick for a short period of time, and then it's back to re-applying it.
My cuticles dried out quickly after a short amount of time. It was an expensive tube that I will continue to use up, but will not be purchasing again.
The best part about this was the tube (I don't know why, but I love it) and how thick it comes out of the tube, but neither one of those have anything to do with softening my cuticles.
It may not work for me, but it might work for you.
Price $13.00 at any grocery store
My Rating: C-