deborah lippmann The Cure

deborah lippmann The Cure coverY’all know I love trying out different cuticle products! So I was excited to give deborah lippmann The Cure a go. I have very dry skin (thanks mom!) so I’m always trying to keep my cuticles hydrated.

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 The Cure labeldeborah 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.

The Cure is currently available online at Neiman Marcus, Sephora and Amazon.

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  1. I always think that “travel-friendly” means the container top will not loosen and leak while being jostled about while traveling; but then again, scuff marks on a product don’t bother me. Thank you for your honest review about the contents. I am always looking for the “best” products for my nail and cuticle care and this one apparently falls short!

    1. I’m of the opinion that something that is travel friendly shouldn’t be unnecessarily bulky. But then again I’m a serious over packer and need all the space I can get!

  2. This post was awesome. I’ve been looking for good cuticle products (apparently I need to actually pay attention to them….) and this really helped me understand whether or not this is the product for me. The honesty is really great. I appreciate knowing things like how the lid holds up to travel and the smell not sticking around. Those little details feels small but really make a different in the experience of owning a product.

  3. Thank you for your review of this product. Even with all the stuff I slather on my cuticles throughout the day, there are a few problem hard spots that just don’t go away. I have been reading about and searching for That Cuticle Product that helps most. Right now, I use (roll out the ones that got the most buzz….) Lemony Flutter, BB Lemon Butter and Solar Oil. The Lemony Flutter is what I use the most throughout the day. I do have that Rosebud Salve that I used to use for my lips. I’ll dig it out and give it a try!

    1. I have a BB cuticle creme for each bag I use. I’ve been using the CND Solar Oil – I really like it. I’ve been wanting to give lemony flutter a try….

What do you think?