In Western Pennsylvania it gets pretty darn cold in these fast approaching winter months. During those times I find my hand and cuticles thirsting for moisture. To keep my cuticles from cracking and peeling, I like to use cuticle creams. The oil forms work well too but they can be a little messy.
Even though winter time is the worse for my poor hands, I like to use some sort of cuticle stuff all year long. Earlier this year I came across Burt’s Bees lemon butter cuticle cream. Although I loved the lemony scent, it still left my cuticles a bit dry.
I had no intention of switching to another product though until this cute little badger caught my eye. I don’t know why but he just looks so adorable to me. Too adorable to not take him home with me in fact. So in my shopping basket went the Badger Cuticle Care.
The Badger balm is certified organic with soothing goodies in it like shea butter and extra virgin olive oil. It’s scented with oils such as geranium, lemongrass, ginger and more. And most importantly, there is no animal testing. It comes in a 0.75oz tin in the form of a solid wax.
To use the Badger Cuticle Care, you just have to run your finger across the wax to warm it. Once you get some of the oils on your finger, just rub them into your cuticles. This is exactly how the Burt’s Bees cuticle cream works also. But I do like this little Badger better. It moisturizes my cuticles better than the Burt’s Bees does.
I do, however, prefer the scent of the Burt’s Bees cuticle cream though. I like it’s pleasant straight lemon scent better. The Badger Cuticle Care reminds me of citronella candles, not exactly what I want my hands smelling like. I will stick with my little Badger friend though. I can get used to the scent in exchange for healthy cuticles.
All in all, I think they’re both good products. They retail for around the same amount, I bought my Badger at Ulta for only $5.50. A small price to pay for heathly looking nails.
Do you currently use any type of cuticle cream? If so, what’s your favorite one?