05.24.2013
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Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream
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0.6 fl. oz. for $3.49
Category:Skin Care > Retinol Products > Hand Creams/Lotions
Last Updated:05.24.2013
Jar Packaging:Yes
Tested on animals:No
Review Overview

This cuticle moisturizer contains some great ingredients to keep the delicate, exposed area of your nails protected from external aggressors. Unfortunately, it also contains lemon oil, which is highly irritating and may cause the cuticle to break down, exposing the living portion of your nails to potential problems.

For better results with no risk of irritation, massage pure, non-fragrant plant oil (olive, evening primrose, or jojoba, among others) into your cuticles or consider a convenient, brush-on solution such as Paula’s Choice Cuticle & Nail Treatment.

Claims

This natural nail treatment softens cuticles and fortifies nails. Sweet almond oil, vitamin E and cocoa butter moisturize. Then beeswax seals in the goodness. A touch of lemon oil makes your nails appear and smell incredibly clean and beautiful. And, with regular use, your nails will become stronger and dry cuticles will disappear.

Ingredients

Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Beta-Carotene, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Tocopherol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Canola Oil, Vegetable Oil

Brand Overview

Strengths: Inexpensive.

Weaknesses: Many products have potent fragranced formulas; several formulas packaged in jars, which compromises their ingredients.

With humble beginnings in the town of Bangor, Maine, Burt's Bees is a brand focused on natural-themed, earth-friendly skincare. Unfortunately, in many cases, this also translates to less than beneficial formulas as not all of the natural ingredients used are helpful for skin.

Many of the plant extracts and oils used in these products, including orange oil, cinnamon oil, clove oil, lemon oil, eucalyptus oil, pine tar, alcohol, lime oil, and balsam peru, are problematic for skin and present a significant risk of irritation or a sensitizing reaction. Both the intriguing philosophy and inexpensive products are attractive, but it takes more than that to establish reliable products that are good for skin. It’s also important to consider the potential benefit (or potential harm) of the ingredients used.

There are some formulas to consider among the brand’s offerings, but some to be wary of—see our individual reviews on Burt’s Bees products for more details.

For more information about Burt's Bees, call 1-800-849-7112 or visit www.burtsbees.com.

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03.05.2015
Love this stuff

This is one of the only products I've found that consistently works for my dry, ragged cuticles. An application or two a day and all the problems are gone--it's like my cuticles are sealed right up. I've never experienced even a bit of irritation. I'm not a citrus smell fan, but over the years this has come to feel like a refreshing pick-me-up.

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08.29.2014
Melanie

I have used this product this last summer, just before going to bed. I never had any irritation or sores on my cuticles and prefer this product to other cuticle balms because it does not dry my skin as many other did. I prefer massaging my cuticles with some kind of oil and then seal it down with the balm. No split and brittle nails any more. Love this balm. Sorry Research Team.

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01.08.2014
Sporadic Use

I keep this in my desk drawer at work to put on my cuticles during the day. I tend to use it most when I am handling a lot of paper and/or during the winter. I have used this off and on for the last several years. I do not mind the heavy lemon smell, but it seems to only have a temporary softening effect on my cuticles.

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