My cuticles are in need of repair. I’ve been using Sally Hansen’s Vitamin E Nail & Cuticle Oil, but it just doesn’t seem to be doing enough; they’re still dry and splitting. I decided to invest in Burt’s Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream, and ended up buying the Essentials Collection.
I purchased this kit online at Amazon UK here for around £7.00 (the price varies depending on the seller.) It contains: Shea Butter Hand Repair Cream (50g), Beeswax Lip Balm with Vitamin E & Peppermint and their infamous Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream (15g). You can also buy various sets and individual products on the Burt’s Bees UK website or US website. Here’s my quick review:
The Shea Butter Hand Repair Cream smells fantastic, although I would consider it a little overpowering, especially if you don’t like scented products. It contains Cocoa Butter and Sesame Oil but to me it smells a little of lavender? Maybe that’s just me… The consistency is a little bit on the thick side and the first time I used it, what I can only assume to be, Sesame Oil ran out with the cream. I also find that it sits on skin and doesn’t really soak in (I used the amount on my hand in the photo for both hands and would say it was still a little too much product – oops) . Saying that it does leave my hands feeling super soft! So this is a 50/50 product for me. I probably won’t be using it on a daily basis but as more of a weekly thing – after all it is sold as a repair cream rather than a moisturiser, so I’m assuming it’s meant to be more of an intense treatment.
Next up is the Beeswax Lip Balm. It definitely smells of peppermint – which I love! It’s so refreshing. It’s just a clear chapstick so leaves no colour or tint on the lips which I like. After applying this to my lips it actually tingled! and it left them feeling soft and moisturised after one application. There’s not much more to say about this product, I love it after one use and so I recommend it to everyone!
And finally we have the Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream. This one will take a little time to see if it actually works for me and my cuticles but from the trial use? I love it. It’s smells great – like lemons as suggested. I love anything lemon-y – foods, drinks or smells so thats a big plus for me. Another thing I love about it, is that it doesn’t leave my skin feeling greasy or oily which is fab as after I apply cuticle oils I have to sit around and wait for it to fully soak in before I can continue with my day! Oil gets everywhere otherwise. I’ll keep you updated on this one and see if my cuticles improve but from first experience I love it! (Please excuse my cuticles and nails in the photo! As I said, they need some looking after!)
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