Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Suki Body Butter Cream Healing Salve for Cuticle Defense

I've been testing out Suki Body Butter Cream Salve, and it has been added to my "must have" list of products for my cuticle care. This 100% natural multi-functional product is designed "to nourish, moisturize, heal and protect any areas on your body that need special attention." It's effective on everything from a sunburn, to dry feet and elbows, eczema, bruises, stretch marks, small cuts and scratches--and it's safe and gentle enough for babies.

The Butter Cream Salve comes in a 2.0 fl. oz. glass jar and melts easily for application once it touches the warmth of your skin. I would like to see this product in a little more user-friendly packaging, because I scoop it out with the back of my finger nail--which works fine, but a small tube would be ideal if the product would still function properly in that type of packaging.

The combination of ingredients is excellent for healing, and soft, supple and hydrated skin. The scent is quite strong, smelling of lavender with an underlying camphor or menthol. I'm not crazy about the scent, but it doesn't linger.

I started out using this on my cuticles after having good luck using another product that's pure shea butter. For me, this type of product works better at keeping my cuticles under control than other more product-specific ones like CND Cuticle Eraser. I notice much less excess cuticle skin coming off when I do my weekly cuticle remover application followed by pushing my cuticles back, since I began using the Butter Cream Healing Salve. I try to remember to apply it twice a day, morning and evening for the best results. It's long-lasting, and keeps my cuticles looking soft and moisturized all day.

It's also been effective as a lip balm, healing up some scratches on my hands from gardening, and softening my elbows, knees and heels. This product retails for $24.95, and while it's more expensive than the pure shea butter product I had been using, it lasts significantly longer on my skin and contains not only soothing and nourishing ingredients, but grapeseed for an antioxidant. I only need to use a tiny amount on my cuticles, so this should last me for some time. The results are noticeable immediately, and with continued use my cuticles look better than they ever have. Moisture, nourishment, and healing properties make this product an all-around winner for me.

Suki carries a wide range of products for the face, body, hair, and more. They are cruelty-free, use recycled materials in their packaging, and their products are 100% natural. Their web site hosts a wealth of information about product ingredients, so if you're a skin care freak like I am, check it out for some interesting reading.

*Product featured was furnished by the manufacturer or PR firm for review.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the review. I am an absolute hound for trying new everything for nails/cutical health - yet I tend to always go right back to my fav 2 things with another 2 I keep in my purse for on the go. Honestly, I do my cuticle moisturizing at least 4-8 times a day. I will have to pass on this one, thanks to your review as I have a horrible reaction in my mucus membranes to anything with camphor, menthol or strong mint oils in them. It just burns like heck.