Top 5 Best Cuticle Removers | 2017 Reviews
People with lots of money to spare can indulge themselves in ways that are obvious to the rest of us: big houses, fancy cars, designer wardrobes and jewelry. They are also able to indulge themselves with “little things” we usually don’t see – but might make us just as jealous as we are when we watch them driving away in their Mercedes, Navigator or Tesla.
Take cuticles, for example. (Has anyone ever written that sentence before?) When it’s no big deal to go for regular manicures, you never have to worry about caring for this often-annoying skin that does nothing but cause problems at the base of your nails . If you are a mom, it's not bad to treat yourself once in a while. The manicurist takes care of pushing back or trimming cuticles and removing any rough or damaged skin; people who have frequent manis and pedis never have to worry about things like cuticle removers.
Those of us for whom a manicure or removal of callus is only an occasional indulgence, however, don’t have the luxury of leaving our cuticles to someone else. Cuticles left to grow without proper care not only leave dry or dead skin, they are actually a major entry point for bacteria which can cause infections. It’s tempting to simply cut them when they get long, but dermatologists warn that’s a bad idea; it creates even more of an opening for bacteria and can also cause white lines or spots to develop in your nails. The right approach is to gently push them back with a cuticle stick once they’ve grown past the nail bed, and using a gel, cream or liquid cuticle removing product makes that task a whole lot easier.
Cuticle removers are easy to use, cheap and safe, and there are many of them on the market, some very similar or even identical to the products used at a nail salon. None will make a major dent in your purse, but as you’d expect, there are those which are much better – or cheaper – than others.
Here’s our look at the top 5 best cuticle removers. You may also check out our comprehensive Best Cuticle Remover Buying Guide here.
Quick Comparison Table
Sally Hansen Instant Cuticle Remover
Deborah Lippmann Cuticle Remover
CND Essentials Cuticle Eraser
Blue Cross Cuticle Remover
Butter London Melt Away Cuticle Eliminator
1 fl. oz.
0.5 fl. oz.
1.75 fl. oz.
0.6 fl. oz.
0.6 fl. oz.