A red and painful hangnail can ruin your entire day. You accidentally brush it against something and get a twinge of pain. If your cuticles and hands are dry, this probably happens to you a lot. Brittle nails and dry cuticles can cause more hangnails. If you use a cuticle cream, your skin will be fortified by a combination of vitamins and hydrated by a combination of oils. Your nails will get stronger and grow, your hands will get softer and your cuticles will be protected. Protected from what? 

It isn’t only important to keep your cuticles moisturized from an aesthetic POV, though. When your skin around your cuticles are brittle, dirt can get underneath and infect hangnails. Those infections are not fun. You don’t want them. 

We found the best cuticle creams for you. These hard-working nail products accomplish three things at once, which is rare for a beauty product. You’re lucky if you get one box checked off. Our picks include a slew of natural ingredients that you will recognize. The creams are hydrating without being too greasy, and they smell fresh and clean without being too overwhelming.

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