The Cure comes with quite the list of claims. According to deborah lippmann The Cure is an ultra-nourishing cuticle repair cream that brings total rejuvenation to your fingertips. The ingredients include (a special, patented) Raspberry Cultured Stem Cell Extract that is supposed to provide immediate soothing and long term protection of the cuticles. Other ingredients include wonderful sounding things such as red algae, shea butter and vitamins A, C and E. So not only is this product supposed to moisturize and repair cuticles, it is packed with antioxidants.
To say the least my expectations were high. deborah lippmann touts that the packaging for this product is travel friendly so I took it with my on a weekend trip to Pinehurst and having been using it ever since.
Below the jump you will find my thoughts on this product as well as the packaging. There is also a full list of ingredients, directions and claims.
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Packaging: There is no question that the packaging of this product is gorgeous. It looks lovely sitting on my vanity or nightstand. I also like that the jar is square. I have a habit of using cuticle cream after I put on hand lotion at night. Cuticle products that are round are difficult to open right after applying lotion. Being that The Cure comes in a square package I have no issues opening the jar.
deborah lippmann specifically says that this product is travel friendly. I’d actually call this product not at all travel friendly. While the packaging is beautiful to look at, it is bulky. Plus, after carrying this around in my purse for a week the lid started to show scuff marks and scratches (you can see what I’m talking about in this picture). Once I realized that was happening this product became an at home only product.
Review: Overall, this is a good product. I find it’s very moisturizing despite the fact it soaks in quickly. In the jar The Cure has a light, fresh scent but that scent doesn’t stick around on the skin.
That being said, I don’t think this is a product that’s going to do a whole lot of repairing. It’s great for maintenance but if you have really dry cuticles that are cracking something like Smith’s Rosebud Salve (my HG cuticle product!) is going to work better.
Other Thoughts: While I love this product it’s expensive. The jar contains .34oz of product and The Cure retails for $24 so it’s a splurge. Granted, I’ve been using the product for a couple of weeks now and I’ve made no noticeable dent in the product. A little goes along way.
Like I said before, this is a good product and I would recommend it. Plus, it really does look lovely sitting on my nightstand. But am I going to spend $24 to get a new jar when I finish this one? I’m not sure.