19 Cuticle Treatments To Get You Through The Snow Days
This story originally appeared on Allure.
Winter isn't famous for all the great things it does for your skin, but your hands, and your cuticles in particular, get more than their fair share of the cold. Hand washing, dry air, and the inevitable exposure to the elements (gloves are great, but sometimes a text just can't wait) all take their toll, leaving your cuticles splitting and peeling. Not cute. But we found the antidote: 19 awesomely effective cuticle conditioners to get your fingertips back into double-tapping (maybe even Instagram-manicure-modeling?) shape.
Deborah Lippmann The Cure, $24,deborahlippmann.com.
Cocoa-seed butter and sweet-almond oil make this 100 percent natural cuticle cream insanely hydrating.
Burt's Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream, $6,burtsbees.com.
Opi Avoplex Nail & Cuticle Replenishing Oil
OPI Avoplex Nail & Cuticle Replenishing Oil, $9.42,amazon.com.
Bliss Cuticles Ain't Cute Cuticle Remover
Bliss Cuticles Ain't Cute Cuticle Remover, $12,blissworld.com.
Clinique Deep Comfort Hand and Cuticle Cream
If you need a heavy hitter, this rich Clinique cream promises 12 straight hours of hydration to boost your skin's moisture barrier.
Clinique Deep Comfort Hand and Cuticle Cream, $22,clinique.com.
Butter London Quickfix Moisturizing Cuticle Balm
Coconut oil and avocado oil make this balm crazy moisturizing.
Butter London QuickFix Moisturizing Cuticle Balm, $18,amazon.com.
When a cuticle treatment can trace its fame back to 1963, you know it's got to be the real deal. The pretty embossed jar makes keeping it on your desk for afternoon reapplications more like a treat than a skin-care necessity.
Dior Crème Abricot, $27, dior.com.
Ciaté Marula Cuticle Oil
Marula oil cures just about every dryness-related problem in your life.
Ciaté Marula Cuticle Oil, $19, sephora.com.
Formula X Erase Aha Cuticle Cream
Formula X Erase AHA Cuticle Cream, $15, sephora.com.
This bright orange oil soaks in in seconds, leaving behind softer, unscraggly fingertips and an addictive fruity scent.
Essie Apricot Cuticle Oil, $8.50, essie.com.
Eve Lom Cuticle Cream
As if moisturizing glycerin, avocado oil, and shea butter weren't enough, chamomile and yarrow oil also make this cream extra-soothing for your weather-ravaged nail beds.
Eve Lom Cuticle Cream, $24, amazon.com.
Ncla so Rich
This vitamin E–rich oil comes in three fragrances—Peach Vanilla (shown here), Dark Almond, and Rose Petals—for a Choose Your Own Cuticle Adventure experience.
NCLA So Rich in Peach Vanilla, $18, shopncla.com.
NCLA So Rich in Dark Almond, $18, shopncla.com.
NCLA So Rich in Rose Petals, $18, shopncla.com.
Caudalie Hand and Nail Cream
After a few days of using this thick cream, which is jam-packed with antioxidant grape polyphenols and fair-trade organic shea butter, your hands will have that "I get a weekly manicure" glow, even if the closest you've gotten to a hand massage is shoving them into your coat pockets.
Caudalie Hand and Nail Cream, $15, us.caudalie.com.
L'Occitane Nail & Cuticle Nourishing Oil
With a 30 percent concentration of shea oil, this treatment packs a major moisturizing punch, and the handy brush-tipped tube makes for easy on-the-go application.
L'Occitane Nail & Cuticle Nourishing Oil, $20,usa.loccitane.com.
Julep Your Cuticles Look Thirsty
A cocktail of hydrating honey, shea butter, and exfoliatingsalicylic acid makes this cream the happy hour your cuticles have been waiting for all winter.
Julep Your Cuticles Look Thirsty, $20, julep.com.
Gentle buffing silica, fancy 18-karat gold flecks, and a cap perfectly shaped to push back cuticles make this treatment so good we gave it a Best of Beauty Award.
Sally Hansen 18K Gold Cuticle Eraser, $5.97,amazon.com.
Eve Snow Elderflower Cuticle Oil
This coveted British brand's cuticle saver is spiked with marula oil, vitamin B12, and silica-rich equisetum arvense (a.k.a. horsetail) extract to promote nail growth and strengthen nails.
Eve Snow Elderflower Cuticle Oil, $21.62, evesnow.com.
Yes to Coconut Protecting Hand & Cuticle Cream
Coconut oil, banana extract, guava extract: You may be braving subzero temperatures, but your cuticles are going to think they're on a tropical vacation once you've slathered them in this silky cream.
Yes to Coconut Protecting Hand & Cuticle Cream, $5.67,amazon.com.
Crabtree & Evelyn La Source Nail & Cuticle Therapy
Panthenol and keratin team up to make your nails and cuticles stronger and more hydrated, and the pretty turquoise tube will never wind up lost in the dark depths of your purse.
Crabtree & Evelyn La Source Nail & Cuticle Therapy,$16, crabtree-evelyn.com.