Battle of the Cuticle Creams!

by Bionic Beauty on 02.Jan.2008 · 8 comments

(This is the first post by our new Bionic guest blogger: Joycey Couture. I hope you all enjoy!)

Everyone knows Burt’s Bees and the company’s infamous, and continued, good deeds to the human kind. So when presented the opportunity to test a competitor’s product, I was pysched! And honestly, for the simple reason that I often wonder if a product is as good as the brand name that it is backed by.

Burt's Bees Cuticle CreamBurt's Bees Cuticle Cream
One problem area in particular that I knew that a product would have to come shining through (as bright as Rodulph’s nose in a Christmas eve blistering snow storm in fact)- my cuticles.

Picture this horrid image if you will- dry, undernourished, and jagged cuticles.

Bah humbug!

So, I assigned my left hand to the challenging Green by Nature, and my right to the champion, Burt’s Bees (both lemon butter scented).

Green By Nature Cuticle Cream

Honestly, I’m not much for a lemon scent, so I was actually extremely excited (and relieved) to open Green’s almost banana smelling cream (one point for Green).

The textures of both products varied tremendously. Green’s creme is slick, therefore much more easily applied. However it did in fact dry quickly, so the “greasy” feeling that I felt at first dip did not last too long. Burt’s, on the other hand was a much harder, more wax-like feel. This may sound a bit harsh, but I felt like I needed to rustle up my pumpkin carving tools again to use this product!

The product you choose should really be dependent on the texture you prefer, because I must admit that after a week of ritual AM and PM application, both products won my praise. My cuticles are in better shape now than ever! However, to be true to the product that will remain on my nightstand- Green by Nature rocked. The delicious scent and delicate feel actually softened my cuticles and strengthened my nails.

Now, aren’t you Green with envy!?

You can buy Burt’s Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle CremeBurt's Bees Cuticle Cream from ($6.19 for a tin) and Green by Nature Lemon Verbena Cuticle CreamGreen by Nature cuticle cream for $5.49.

Read Bionic Beauty’s review of Green by Nature’s Hand Cream.


1 Joy January 2, 2008 at 6:08 pm

I’ve never been a particular fan of Burt’s Bees products, and now that they’re owned by the Clorox Corp., I doubt if I’ll be a customer.

2 BionicBeauty January 3, 2008 at 9:17 am

Hi Joy, Yes it does seem like an odd match up. But I’m guessing something like when L’Oreal bought The Body Shop. It doesn’t sound like Burt’s Bees will be “messed with” too much. Here is a little press blurb for some reading:

Let me know if you try the Green by Nature! It sounds wonderful and their hand cream is much nicer than the BB hand salve anyhow. 😉

All the best,
Bionic Beauty

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