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An item included in a recent Burt's Bees prize goody bag was this Lemon Butter Cuticle Creme, I'm blessed with well behaved cuticles anyway so wasn't too fussed about using it but after deciding to make an effort to use up all the skincare products cluttering my bathroom shelves I picked it up one day to give it a go.
The first thing I noticed was the smell which is absolutely delicious - lemony and sweet with a really lovely lingering aroma, I do like the smell of lemons in cosmetics when done properly and this really has been done properly as it smells gorgeous!
To use the Cuticle Creme you simply dab a little on the base of your nails and rub it in slightly, it doesn't take long at all and the Creme has a nice consistency which means it absorbs quickly with no fuss at all. I use it a couple of times a day and have never found it awkward to absorb even when the skin on my hands is feeling dry - you only need the tiniest amount for each cuticle so this small 15g tin is starting to look like it's going to last forever, I've been using it regularly for over a month now and the top is barely dented so I'm sure it'll last me for plenty more time.
In all honesty there's not much difference in the condition or appearance of my cuticles since I started using this, this area on my hands is reasonably well moisturised anyway and doesn't tend to be dry - I've noticed I don't have those tiny ragged 'bits' of skin since I began using this, but to be honest whenever I get those I find them pretty easy to deal with using a body butter and cotton bud anyway so that's not enough of a reason for me to purchase this again once it's been used up.
£5.76 is about what I'd expect to pay for a product like this, unfortunately it doesn't do enough for me for me to bother with it again - I know it works for some people but sadly not for me.
I actually have two of these, one at home and one at work because I like it a lot. It is a really lovely little tin of cuticle cream.
Taking care of your cuticles is essential if you want nice nails and I try to remember to use this several times a day.
The product is quite simple to use. It is quite hard and waxy when you first scoop it out but it melts in to the nail bed as soon as you begin to massage it in to the cuticle.
The smell of this product is beautiful, really lemony and fresh. I love how it makes my hands smell and it lingers for ages. It's not good though if you are trying to be discrete using it at work as lots of people comment and ask what the lovely smell is!
The only minor issues I have with the product is that it can be easy to use too much, less is definitely more and it goes such a long way. I have long nails so end up with it under the nail from taking out a little bit at a time. Also, when the lid is on too firmly it can be hard to prise it open. Don't try with greasy hand cream hands, you'll get nowhere.
Price wise this product is totally cheap! You can pick it up alone for around three pounds. Or in a set at the moment at Marks and Spencer for £20 and you get lots of small travel products with it.
This is well worth buying and trying, you'll be hooked soon after and a little pot lasts ages.
My hands have to put up with a lot of rough treatment! I love to garden and this dose nothing for the condition of my hands and nails. When not gardening I seem to be constantly cleaning and this involves getting my hands wet and dirty! Not only do my hands suffer but my nails also tend to split and break. I have read that taking care of your cuticles is a good way to help nails to grow and stay strong. Last year my local Waitrose were selling off a range of Burt’s Bees products including the lemon butter cuticle cream. I can’t remember how much I paid but think it was about £1 for a 15 gram tin. As this usually retails for £5.99 I couldn’t resist buying.
Burts bees makes a range of products all with beeswax. The cuticle cream also contains lemon peel oil and sweet almond oil. As I had used the hand salve in the past with good results I had high hopes for this cuticle cream. The small metal tin has one of those annoying twist off lids that I always struggle with so not a good start! However once opened the strong lemon scent is very appealing as far as I am concerned.
The cream itself is actually solid rather than a liquid cream. It is recommended that you rub a little of the cream into your nails and cuticle area; gently pushing the skin around the cuticle down as you do so. The cream is quite greasy and for this reason I like to use the cream last thing at night. It does take a while to absorb but once it has my cuticles feel soft and my nails look shiny. Best of all I can still detect that gorgeous lemon scent for hours after I have used the cream!
Overall I really like this cuticle cream and enjoy using it. I tend to use it a couple of times a week (too lazy!) rather than every night as suggested. However since using it my nails have definitely improved and are less prone to split and break. The skin around my cuticles is softer and looks smoother. The cream also helps to give my nails a good shine. The small tin means it can easily be carried in my handbag. I have also taken it with me on a long haul flight as I like to pack a few skin care treats to help my skin tolerate the dry atmosphere on the plane. I probably wouldn't pay the full asking price for this cuticle cream but I clearly bagged a bargain!
Earlier this year, I decided my cuticles were looking decidedly raggy. After doing a little research, I decided to give something dedicated to cuticles a try, instead of just my usual hand cream.
After much deliberation, this Burt's Bees product is what I chose. When it arrived (ordered from Amazon), my first thoughts were what a tiny tin! I needn't have worried though, such a tiny amount is needed, the 17g of product goes a surprisingly long way. The tin itself, I found particularly practical. A good size to carry around in a small handbag, no chance of leakages, and no gloopy lids.
The product itself smells amazingly nice. A fresh, natural lemon fragrance, which is pleasantly noticeable during application, but not overpowering. The consistency is wax-like.
Application is straightforward. I use the pad of my thumb in small circular motion to pick up enough product for one cuticle, and do each finger in turn. I do spend a few seconds massaging each cuticle.
So, does it actually work?
Yes! It definitely did for me. I can honestly say I saw an improvement in my cuticles after the first three days. Initially, I applied several times a day (usually after washing my hands), but once my cuticles were looking good again, I applied twice a day only (after a shower, and at bedtime). This was enough to keep my cuticles maintained, and a routine I've stuck to since.
I'm now on my second tin - despite the size, the first tin did last me several months. As This product works for me, is pleasant to use, and is convenient to carry around, I'm sure I will be purchasing tin number three soon.
The first time I saw Burt's Bees products I was in Waitrose, browsing in the beauty aisles like you do. The dinky tin containing Lemon Butter Cuticle Creme caught my eye with its bright yellow colour and retro design. I am a total sucker for pretty packaging, I enjoy displaying my goodies on the dressing table and just, well, looking at them. The price was £5.99 but I had a feeling it would be worth it, and it was. I rushed home and took the lid off the tin. The creme was not a creme at all but rather a smooth waxy substance, a little like lip balm and it smelled gorgeous, fresh and very lemony. The smell reminded me of a lemon meringue pie and was almost good enough to eat. The tin said that it contained Vitamin C to aid healing, sweet almond oil to soothe and beeswax to soften cuticles.
You only need to apply a small amount to each nail and the effect is immediate. On the skin of your hands it looks oily but is absorbed very quickly and on the cuticles it works so well to counteract dry, flaky bits. I use it two or three times a day because my hands are exposed to water and detergent throughout the day. The scent released while I'm using it always makes my mouth water too!
I have since become a real fan of Burt's Bees products and will willingly pay the slightly higher prices because I'm confident that they will be of a high quality, plus they all look nice on display!
The Lemon Butter Cuticle Creme is probably my favourite of the whole range and I would highly recommend it to anyone who suffers with "housewife's hands".
A full sized tin of Burt's Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream contains 17g and costs £5.99 at Boots (currently included on the mix and match 3 for 2). I have the smaller 8.5g tin which comes as part of the Burt's Bees Tips and Toes kit.
The first thing which struck me about this product is that it is not really a cream at all, so when I opened the tin the contents was not what I was expecting. It is more of a solid, oily balm. You are supposed to rub a small amount of the product onto the nails and cuticles each day, pushing the cuticle back, so strengthen your nails and keep them in good condition.
When I first used it I found it a bit tricky to apply, as the "cream" was rock solid. I was not really sure how I was supposed to get anything out of the tin. I just rubbed a finger over it and then rubbed that finger onto my nails and cuticles on the other hand. After doing this for a couple of times, the product seemed to warm up a bit and became looser and it was easier to get some onto my finger. I now find application is fine and I only use a tiny bit each day.
It is very oily, so I would recommend putting it on at night rather than in the morning so that it a chance to do its work in peace and so you aren't annoyed by your greasy-feeling fingers when you try to go about your day.
The smell of this very nice, as it really smells like actual lemons. A lot of "lemon" scented products smell quite artificial in my experience, but not this. I was pleased about that but not too surprised as I do expect something more natural from Burt's Bees.
When using this on natural bare nails with no nail polish, it did help to give them a nice shine and made them feel a bit stronger, but not dramatically so.
It is a nice little product and a good addition to my night time routine, especially due to the lovely smell, but I'm not sure it has really become a must have essential for me.
I'm a trainee nail technician, so maintaining long, strong, and healthy nails is something that's important to me and I'm always on the lookout for products that will help me achieve this. Of course there is no miracle potion that can transform weak nails and make poor conditioned nails into healthy ones immediately, it takes time and effort along with a number of different types of products. However, a must have product for anyone trying to get long and healthy nails is a good cuticle cream/balm/oil or lotion.
So...I was having a browse on Holland and Barrett's website when I came across 'Burts bees lemon butter cuticle cream'. The discription captivated me... it read as follows... 'Nourish and moisturise nails and cuticles with this intensive, natural treatment. A touch of lemon oil makes your nails look and smell incredibly clean, healthy and beautiful, naturally'. Sounds good to me! I always like to try natural ingredient products where I can, there's just something much more satisfying about knowing your not using something with harsh chemicals on your body.
*Packaging, price and size*
The cream comes in a small silver round tin with a yellow sticker saying 'Burts bees' in large red writing and a picture of a green lemon (yes green?!). Its an almost vintage looking design and somewhat basic design yet it still manages to be attractive. As stated above, I purchased my tin at Holland and Barrett online for £6.39, which is pretty much an average price for a cuticle cream these days. The tin contains 15g.0.60oz of product, however when I bought mine online it had the size states as 17g...naughty! ha. It is a perfect size to pop in your handbag if you want to apply some to your nails on the go.
*The product itself*
The first thing that hits you when you open the tin is the strong, but refreshing smell of lemons. This is in no way smells like fake lemon (e.g toilet cleaners!...yuck!) but real fresh lemons. Definitely one to avoid if you don't like the smell of lemons.
Although the product is called a 'cream' I would describe is more of a 'balm' as it is not creamy in texture at all. You apply it much the same way as you would apply a lip balm to the lips, making sure to massage well in to the cuticle, sides of nail and nail plate. The massaging will increase blood flow in the hands which will encourage the nails to grow faster. I have been doing this everyday for about a month now and I can see a slight difference in my nails. They look brighter and healthier overall. As for the cuticle itself, its hard for me to see benefits with the naked eye, as I have never suffered with dry cuticles, however my nails have grown rather long and strong within the last month which would suggest the cream is keeping the cuticle healthy, allowing for good nail growth.
I would definitely reccommend this product to anyone wanting to maintain long, healthy nails, especially if your a busy person who doesn't have the time to do a overhall pamper session on the nails. You can just pop this in your bag and apply on the go as it absorbs quickly and doesn't leave any greasy residue (provided you don't apply too much).
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When it comes to cuticle cream it is something I sometimes buy, use once and that is that I forget all about it. However one evening sat in front on the tv I was chewing on my nails and spotted dried up looking cuticles. I stopped chewing on the nail and took stock. Christmas is coming after-all and who wants tatty nails eh? Not me! Then I peeked at my toes and I spotted really overgrown cuticles and so I decided to log on to Amazon and take a look at what products may help with these issues. I spotted this lemon butter one from Burt's Bees and costing £7.98 for a 60g tin I decided after some thought to give it a go.
The cuticle balm comes in a silver round tin with a light yellow label on the top of it with a picture of a lemon on the front of it and we are told that it is Burt's Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream and the size is stated. On the bottom of the tin ingredients are listed and contact details for Burt's Bees are given. It's a simple looking tin this though don't keep it in a damp room or let it get wet as it does go rusty though!
The Cuticle Cream:
The cream itself looks like a fairly solid set oil and not a cream being that its glossy and it looks a bit transparent. It has a very light aroma of natural but zesty lemons to it which is perfectly pleasant and has a clean smell to it thus it is unisex in fragrance really.
All you need to do is wipe a finger over it and the oily feeling substance comes off with ease and then you gently massage it into cuticles. You really don't need to dig into the cuticle cream, just smear it over and you get more than enough product.
It massages in easily though I do find it a bit greasy but having said that it is rather nourishing and makes the cuticles feel softer from the first application. Over time it softens them dramatically and so you can push them down or trim them with ease.
A pot will last ages though as I touched on a moment ago but this is a bit greasy so for me I'm best applying it before I go to bed.
It is a rather good cuticle cream though whilst its called a cream I don't really understand it as it really is a solid oil type of thing lol! It works, it lasts ages in the tin and all round is a rather pleasant product though worth the price when a baby oil probably works the same I doubt it lol!
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It was actually the purchase of the Lush Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes gift set that reminded me I had this product. That kit contains a sample of Lemony Flutter Cuticle Butter, which got me thinking, don't I already have a lemon-based cuticle product?
I actually got this Burt's Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Creme in a hand care set given to me as a present, over a year ago, by some former colleagues. In the set was this creme, a little jar of hand cream, some gloves and a little book with hand care instructions. I got into the habit of applying both creams once a week at night, encasing my hands in the gloves and waking up to soft, moisturised hands.
The fact that I have over 4/5 of this cream left is testament to how little you need compared to hand cream!
This lemon butter cuticle creme comes in a small yellow tin with a picture of a lemon on top, and red lettering naming the product. On the back of the tin is a list of ingredients which include sweet almond oil, beeswax, lemon oil and cocoa butter. Burt's Bees products are not tested on animals.
The tin is very easy to open, simply by pulling. Inside the creme is pale yellow in colour and, as another reviewer suggested, is the consistency of solid perfume. It has a delicious citrusy scent which is really refreshing. I'm not normally a fan of citrus, but I really like this.
Simply remove a tiny amount of the cream with your fingernail, and apply to cuticles, rubbing the cream in. If you like you can apply gloves (after applying hand cream too) to keep your hands moisturised and stop the cream getting on anything else. The cream is rather greasy, and personally I would always wear gloves if I was going to read a book or anything like that, but I think most if not all 'extreme' moisturising products produce this effect, so this doesn't bother me.
I sort of stopped using the creme when the accompanying moisturiser ran out (no reflection on the creme, more out of habit), but have got back into it this past week or so. After using the creme nightly I have noticeably softer cuticles and healthier-looking nails, and I wonder why I ever stopped using it! I intend to carry on this time, not every night perhaps, but certainly once or twice a week.
**Would I buy it again?**
Well, it's an excellent product, but as I mentioned at the beginning of the review, I now have a sample pot of Lush's Lemony Flutter, so I reckon it will be a competition between the two! I will use this first and then move on to the other before making a decision!
This product normally costs between £5 and £6, which is value for money considering how long the pot lasts.
My job means that I have my hands in water alot of the day and I also suffer from very sensitive skin on my hands so finding a natural product that will heal and stop the cracks in my finger tips has been almost impossible! I recieved some of this gorgeous naturally scented cuticle creme for christmas. It comes in this dainty wee tin which is ideal to take in your bag to work or whereever you go out, even in a pocket of your jeans. Its great value for money, as you only need a very small amount to apply. As with all Burts Bees products it is a natural product, so you do know and have confidence that if you are to apply this product to split or broken skin, its not going to leach nasty chemicals into your skin. I would highly recommend this product to all those folks with sore fingers and that want to strenghthen those nails, particularly in the winter time, when our skin takes a real battering from the british winter weather :0)
A little bit about the product
Burt's Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Crème is a Beeswax based intensive care and moisture solution for dry cuticles and brittle nails. The company claims what we already know on the packaging, that a healthy cuticle is the basis for a healthy nail. You can buy this from the Burt's Bees website, online, Boots, etc it comes singularly and as part of numerous Burt's Bees gift sets. The product is almost 95% natural.
Packaging / Price
The product comes in the cutest little metal tin, with an easy to remove lid, which would be suitable for any size handbag. It costs around £5-£6 depending on where you purchase it from. It is a yellow-y solid colour and when you open the tin you can smell the product strongly. The tin is 8.5g in weight and as normal, is encased in the yellow and red distinct colours of Burts Bees.
Sweet almond oil, beeswax, lemon oil, tocopheryl acetate & tocopherol (vitamin E), cocoa butter, candelilla wax, rosemary extract, beta-carotene.
Application / Usage
To apply, you simply add a smidge to the bottom of each nail (where it meets your cuticle) then smooth it in, gently pushing the cuticle back (using an orange / hoof stick). You only need a tiny amount, and in consistency it resembles a solid perfume so it melts against the heat of your finger, which means you do just use a tiny bit, no danger of you scooping too much out - making it last ages!
Value for money
I think the product is worth the money, when you benchmark the product against other specialist cuticle treatments, it represents a long lasting, value for money, high performance purchase.
I used the product for the first time a week ago, since then when I get in bed I apply this cream to my cuticles and nails. At first I didn't see a massive amount of improvement, but I don't have any patience and like things that work instantly (totally superficial!) however, I perservered. Within about 3 days, my nails looked like they had been buffed and I genuinely think this is the longest they have grown in a long while without splitting as they do tend to be very brittle. Now that I have them in great condition I am going to start using it only a couple of times a week. The crème smells delicious the lemony smell is as pungent as sniffing an actual lemon, it does smell good enough to eat. It is not too greasy, although I wouldn't apply it throughout the day as I cant stand even a little greasy / oil on my hands when I am typing at work. It is a luscious indulgent and practical treat, which leaves even the most brittle and unsightly nails looking like you have just stepped out of a salon. The lemon scent remains on your fingers throughout the next day after applying it at night even after washing.
Cuticles are one of those things that I just don't really think about. I mean, in an ideal situation we shouldn't really see too much of them anyway and I, like I hope most of you, have much better things to worry about than skin on our nails. So I'm not entirely sure what possessed me to add a tin of Burt's Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream to the cart during my last Amazon shop.
Okay so one deciding factor was the brand, Burt's Bees. Although I will admit that I don't have one product of theirs in particular that I'm totally go-shout-it-on-the-street in love with, I still always feel somehow compelled to try out more.
At the time the price was a mere £2-odd, which is less than half price so what a good time to try it out! I expected a much smaller tin for that price, but 17g is really a lot, and its waxy balm texture means that even with daily use this will last a really long time. The tin is stylish and small enough to slip into a pocket or bag, but I'm not sure why a lemon product has a picture of a lime on the front!
So, cuticle cream...what is it? I already told you my feelings towards cuticles or lack thereof. However I do like my nails. Not in an "Oh my God I broke a nail!!" kind of way, but they naturally grow quite long. Eventually, this leads to the inevitable split down the side, and I was hoping that I might be able to make them a bit stronger.
Burt's Bees claim the cream will "nourish and moisturise nails and cuticles" as well as making them smell great. Let's talk about the smell....WOW is all I can say. It is the strongest, freshest lemon scent I have ever come across without venturing into cleaning product territory. It reminds me of Lush's "Lemslip" buttercream. I will admit to getting this product out just to smell it every now and again!
To use, I rub my finger onto the cream once for each nail and push the cuticle up before smoothing the remainder over the nail itself. My nails do smell yummy afterwards, but only for a few minutes. They also feel mildly greasy, but again only for a few minutes until the product sinks in.
I have been using this product intermittently for about three weeks and I've noticed some slight results. I definitely think if I built it more into a daily routine I would notice more. My nails have always been pretty strong, so it's hard to judge if this helps. It only claims to nourish and moisturise, not actually strengthen, and how do you measure health of nails other than whether they're breaking or not? I think my nails feel about the same if I'm honest, but my cuticles do look less pronounced and don't creep down the nailbed so much.
So the big question...is this product worth it? Well, I'm happy I bought one while the price was down a bit, and I definitely wont need to repurchase for quite some time. If I do. For me it's not a completely necessary product, my nails are okay to begin with and I'm not constantly damaging them or my hands with nail varnish or, God forbid, washing up bowls! And I couldn't care LESS about the appearance of my cuticles, if I'm totally honest.
However if you have weak nails and are trying everything to help them, you could do far worse than try this. I'd also recommend if you enjoy lemon scents so you can sit there sniffing the tin like an idiot as I do!
You can pick this up at Amazon, and anywhere on or offline selling Burt's Bees, including larger Boots stores, for around a fiver.
Burt's Bees amazing lemon butter cuticle cream is an essential item in my handbag and I would never dream of leaving home without it.
As with all Burt's bees products it contains high quality natural ingredients including vitamin E and beeswax to help nourish your cuticles. I tend to rub it in and around the nail area and let it sink in for a few minutes. It gets rid of rough skin and cuticles after just a few applications. I swear it even makes my nails grow quicker and stronger too! The smell is divine and reminds me of sherbet lemon sweets I had when I was a child.
It comes in a handy little metal tin, which is great as it doesn't take up lots of room. Priced at around £4, it is very reasonable and will last you for a while as a little goes a long way. Try it out and your nails will love you forever!
I love Burts Bees products and regularly use the lip care products but for Christmas i was given a set which i think was from Boots which contained this lemon butter cuticle creme. I'm a bit naughty and don't really look after my hands properly and i know i should as they start to show the signs of ageing quite early. Luckily i do seem to have quite strong nails but in winter i always notice my hands getting dry and crracked and my nails become more brittle. This comes in the recognisable Burts Bees yellow packaging and is in a small tin form. I still have quite a bit left even now and i have tried to use it regularly to improve my nails. It has a really subtle lemon smell which obviously comes from the lemon oil that they add and as with all the Burts Bees products they use natural beeswax which is what attracted me to the prodcuts in the first place. It also contains almond oil which is used regularly in salons and other cuticle oil products as it's well known for it's moisturising qualities. I would recommend this for anyone if they have dry skin or even if you don't just to maintain the moisture in your hands. It's easy to apply and you just massage it into your cuticles and there's no need to wash it off.
Burt's Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Crème:
I have horrible, dry, cracked cuticles that frequently split and bleed. My nails peel and break easily too. Needless to say I have tried a good many products that claim to be able to cure this but none have delivered. After trying this Burt's Bees product I am pleased to report that I have finally discovered something that does actually work.
Burt's Bees is a great American company that makes yummy beauty products using natural stuff. Check out their awesome website, (www.burtsbees.com - which is worthy of a review itself), for more information on this interesting company.
The packaging on most Burt's Bees products are lovely in my opinion. This is no exception coming in a really cute little pale yellow tin embellished with a stylised line drawing of a lemon. The full-sized tin is 0.60oz and mine is trial size at 0.30g which makes the tin cuter! I love the fact it comes in a tin because not only is it recyclable but it is also re-usable, (I will be using mine for pins), which is even better for the environment.
Burt's Bees are fully upfront and proudly state that the product is 94.91% natural. No ambiguous statements here!
Once the tin is open, (which is easy but not so easy that the tin would come open in your bag), you can smell the lovely creamy lemon scent wafting up. I'm not massively keen on citrus smells but I really love this. I used to have a liquid vitamin E supplement that smelt, (and tasted), a lot like this.
The texture is that of a soft, creamy wax and it is a lovely soft yellow colour. I find it quite greasy but as you are meant to apply it before bed it doesn't matter too much but it does take a little getting used to.
After the first use I didn't notice too much difference except for a slight improvement in the softness of my finger tips. After a few nights however, I started to notice that my cuticles were less cracked, I hadn't had any bleeding since I started using it and even my nails seemed less prone to peeling. Now I've been using it most nights for a while my cuticles have receded a lot and they are well conditioned and don't crack anymore.
As with all Burt's Bees stuff this is not tested on animals. I'm fairly sure the addition of beeswax makes these not suitable for vegans.
All in all this is a great product for anyone suffering with weak or cracked nail and or cuticles.
Lemon butter cuticle crème is available from www.myburtsbees.co.uk for £5.95 for the full sized 0.60oz tin.
While lemon oil softens your cuticles and strengthens your nails, vitamin E helps heal, sweet almond oil moisturizes, and beeswax seals in moisture / Your cuticles will be softer and your nails will be stronger /