Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

Burt's Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream
Burt’s Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream

Soothe Dry, Cracked Cuticles with Burt’s Bees

Burt’s Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream ($5.99 for 0.60 oz.) is designed to help hydrate dry cuticles, brittle nails, and fingertips. It uses a combination of sweet almond oil, beeswax, vitamin E, and cocoa butter to do so. It smells like lemonade–sweet, lemony, but it’s not synthetic. There’s a little tartness still left, so it’s not cloyingly sweet.

I’m one of those people who would love to use hand cream/lotion regularly, apply cuticle oil/cream nightly, and so on, but frankly, I suck at it. I always forget, and on the rare occasion I remember, half of the time, I’m too lazy.  I have hand cream by my nightstand and my desk.  I’m trying to improve those bad behaviors, because my hands really could use additional nourishment–especially as the temperatures come down.  What’s nice about this cuticle cream is how quickly it works and how effect it is even if you only use it sparingly.  I suffer from dry, dehydrated cuticles/fingertips; not so much cracked, definitely not bleeding, and I don’t have brittle nails, so those are the conditions which I tested this under.

I picked this up a few weeks during Drugstore.com’s big ol’ 40% off sale on a whim, and I’m really glad I did.  It comes in a metal tin, and inside is a solid balm.  It really is quite solid, which I thought would make it difficult to apply, but it actually encourages you to use less product (which is all you need) and minimizes any excess so you aren’t left with greasy fingertips.  Because it doesn’t immediately dry down, it’s best used at night, which is what’s recommended, and I always wake up with hydrated, soothed cuticles (and wherever else I put it).  In a pinch, it can also help moisturize dry spots as well as smooth flyaways.

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Burt's Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream
Burt’s Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream

Burt's Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream
Burt’s Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream

Burt's Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream
Burt’s Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream

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40 thoughts on “Burt’s Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Melanie

    Love this product! Has been a go-to of mine for probably 10 years. Nothing moisturizes like it; love the scent and it is significantly less greasy than its competitors!

  2. grlnxdor

    Thanks for reminding me that I own this and need to start using it again on a more regular basis. It does a good job.

  3. Hm, wondering how this would stack up against Lush’s Cuticle Butter. I’ve been in the market for a cuticle cream of some sort (I had an oil pen a while back but… eh) because my cuticles have been horrible lately. I can probably pick this up sliiiightly easier? IDK. I’ll see tomorrow.

  4. Megan

    Thank you for reviewing this. I’ve always been curious about it but never tried it as, like you, I forget to use hand cream etc so I didn’t think it’d be worth it!
    Living in Scotland, my hands do dry out a lot (not to the extend where they crack and bleed, though) so I have been trying to remember hand cream more regularly, but I do tend to neglect my nails and cuticles. I’ll be checking this out!

  5. Jasmine W

    I love this stuff! The smell is really nice too. I recently bought small ones that were in a gift set (with lip balm) at Target.

  6. With the kind of work I do, I can’t put lotion on my hands during the day. But working with metal seriously dries me out. I use this stuff just on the cuticles, and it really helps. I just wish it were a little bit softer. It’s so solid when it’s cold!

  7. Katie

    This cuticle cream works great… unfortunately, the packaging was truly awful. When I first got it I spent about half an hour trying to get it open, and none of my friends could get it open either. The seal between the lid and the bottom was so tight that it formed a vacuum. Even after I got it open the first time, the seal was still so tight that I could only open it about half the time. Incredibly frustrating. It smells nice and works well, but I’ll never buy it again.

  8. Bersy

    This product is a must-have, in my opinion. I received a sample of this cuticle cream several years ago in a gift pack of Burt’s Bees products. It took me awile to get into the habit of using it every night, but once I did, my cuticles were no longer raggedy! Over time, my nails have become stronger and less prone to splitting – the only time I had a nail split on me was when I stopped using it for a few months. Applying nightly, a full sized tin lasts about 10 months. Christine, your cuticles always look great in close-ups. Have always wondered how you kept them so healthy.

  9. I’ve used this for a long time (as well as Burt’s Bees Banana Hand Cream, and their Almond Milk Hand Cream). It honestly doesn’t get better than Burt’s Bees for hands and feet care. Their cuticle cream is incredible.

  10. Malia

    hmmm…. it sounds a bit like Lush’s Lemony Flutter but in a cuter size!

    • Jill Lecar

      Lemony Flutter has lanolin in it. I can’t stand that smell. To my nose the BB butter smells like Sexy Peel

  11. blueraccoon

    I use hand lotion constantly but I don’t often use anything for my cuticles. They’re in pretty good shape, plus I get my nails done every two weeks, but I may pick this up anyway. Couldn’t hurt, right?

  12. Celeste Cirinna

    I have this and love it. But, if you do have a cut or cracks remember there is lemon in this and it will hurt. Yep, I was dumb and speak from experience.

  13. stephanie

    This is one of the first Burt’s Bees products I tried, back when they were only sold in little specialty shops and boutiques. It’s still a great product after all this time!

  14. EvilPinkRobot

    I’ve been using this for a few years and love it. I’m still on my first tin. I like to use it when the hubs and I are chillaxing, watching tv. I just massage it around/on my nails until it absorbs. Instant fix and my nails are ready for polish. Extra plus for me is the scent since my husband can actually tolerate it.

  15. Patty

    This is my favorite cuticle cream for at work. It’s easy and not greasy and does what its supposed to.

  16. Sabriel

    I love that stuff. Living in Minnesota, I have a lot of problems with the skin on my hands and I am obsessive about lotion and cuticle cream in the winter. Everything I have tried from Burt’s Bees has been great, but the lemon butter cuticle cream is really outstanding.

  17. Megan

    I’ve been using this cream for about 4years. Always liked it! I’m like you Christine in that I never remember to use cuticle cream on a regular basis. But I always love it when I do :)

  18. omg I love this stuff! I don’t use it regularly…only when my cuticles need a rescue, and it works like a dream. If I have a really bad ripped cuticle or something I’ll put on a greater amount of this stuff and put a bandage on it over night. It’s amazing how much better the situation is in the morning.

  19. Elena Toader

    I have to try this

  20. Looks good! I’m almost out of cuticle oil, so maybe I’ll pick this up once I run out.

  21. Interesting product! I might try and compare it to my Lush Ultrabalm.

  22. Rachael

    Been using this for at least 10 years. It’s great. I keep the pot on my bedside table and use it pretty much every night!

  23. I love this stuff! I was using Dior’s Creme Abricot for a long time but switched to this recently because I felt it was a bit more hydrating and less sticky (though I still love the other stuff!). I have cuticles that are ALWAYS dry and peely and gross-looking but if I keep on them with something like the Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream, they actually look semi-decent!

    • Keri

      I also like Creme Abricot, but I LOVE Burt’s Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Creme and it’s far cheaper. Bonus!

  24. 100% agree ~ this product is wonderful ( when I remember to use it !)

    Monica.

  25. Lisa G

    I’ve been using Burt’s Bees products since 1993 and the Lemon Butter cuticle is my favorite. I use it religiously every night. This stuff really works for me. If used on a daily basis a tin lasts me 6-7 months roughly.

  26. Lynn

    I have been using this for a year. It lasts forever and smells great.

  27. Wenz

    This used to be my HG until I lost it while travelling recently. I went to Bed, Bath & Beyond looking for something else but had to walk thru the beauty aisles! I found Healthy Hoof protein treatment (odd name I know!). It was like $3 so I had nothing to loose. Its so amazing! My fingers/ cuticles have never felt so soft & looked so good! Just another option for anyone needing a cuticle cream.

  28. Liz

    I have this. It came in a kit with the hand cream and gloves. It smells so nice, I’m trying to get better about my cuticles. I have terribly dry ones. I use this when I remember. However, I found the best thing for my hands and cuticles is to slather my hands with a really greasy product (like vaseline) and put on gloves before bed.

  29. An

    My cuticles have always been so dry and rough. I really want to find a cuticle cream/balm for it. This one sounds good. I like lemon scents too. ^^

    My bare nails have been peeling/chipping lately too. D: I’m not sure what’s causing it. I wore some nail polish for a few weeks before it happened and stopped painting my nails since then.

  30. JennT

    I have 6 tins! That’s how much I love this stuff! It works quickly and smells great. I have one everywhere and my bf even asks me to apply it to his nails often.

  31. Moon

    I want it to try.