Cuticle Chronicles

Cuticles can completely ruin your manicure if left unchecked. The key to the perfect manicure is having hydrated nails, hands, and cuticles. In this week's Letters from Londontown, we are going to be sharing all of our top cuticle tips with you, to ensure you have the perfect base for your manicure, or the ideal base to go bare!

First, let's figure out why your cuticles can be experiencing dryness. Common causes of dry cuticles include not moisturizing the skin, washing hands too often, using hand sanitizer, a harmful nail polish remover, cold weather, nail-biting or cuticle biting. There are a lot of factors that play into the root cause.

In today’s day and age, we should be washing our hands and sanitizing them as much as we can, even though this can be harmful for our hands and cuticles, its top priority for health right now.

But there are ways to apply moisture back into the skin post wash/sanitizer: 

We recommend using our Whipped Cloud Hand Cream after washing, and throughout the day for a smooth, moisturizing finish. 

Tip: If you find your hands being extremely dry, add a couple drops of Botanical Radiance Oil in with your hand cream for a more intense effect. 

Next, we have some products/tools that we recommend to achieve the perfect manicure, without the dry cuticles. These products work great separately, but have even more of an effect when used hand in hand. 

Fresh Glow Cuticle Remover

This product is a great first step to a beautiful nail bed. It instantly yet gently melts away excess cuticle build up and leaves nails smooth.

How to use:

  • Leave on for 15-30 seconds
  • Gently push back with the Cuticle Pusher and remove any excess skin.
  • Wash off product with soap and water, within 3 minutes of application.

Cuticle Pusher

A cuticle pusher is an essential nail tool that pushes the skin from your cuticles back and away from your nails to help your nails grow, and to help your manicures look better. 

Soft Touch Nail Scrub

This scrub is the perfect fix to buff away dry cuticles. While scrubbing away, it is deeply hydrating and rejuvenating nails.

How to use:

  • Apply directly onto nails and cuticles.
  • Massage onto nails and cuticles for 15 seconds
  • Gently push back cuticles and dry skin
  • Wash of the product with soap and water

Nourishing Cuticle Oil

This cuticle oil is the best last step for a nail routine, or manicure, to seal in moisture, for a beautiful finish. For the best application, apply a small amount of cuticle oil massaging in circular motions. It dries quickly and without any residue, leaving behind only conditioned cuticles!


Now that you have all the tips and products you need to hydrate your nails and cuticles, bringing them to be a beautiful base, let's talk about tips for maintaining and sealing in hydration. Locking in hydration after doing your nail care routine is crucial, and is just as important as finishing your skincare routine with your favorite moisturizer!

To add another layer of protection, for those in need of intense hydration we recommend sealing in moisture with our Botanical Radiance Oil, which is infused with conditioning Grapefruit Oil, Rejuvenating Lemon Peel Oil, Clarifying Tea Tree Oil, and more. Don’t stop at your cuticles, this powerful oil works from your head to your toes too. 

Although all of our products are effective on their own, mixing, and layering is key for maximum hydration, growth, on the road to beautiful hands and nails. Cuticle care is a healthy resolution we can all check off our list easily this new year so we can focus on important questions like which Londontown Lakur to try next?


With love,

The LT Team

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