Cosmetic Corner

Cosmetic Corner: Dermatologists Weigh in on Products for Dry Cuticles

Leading dermatologists offered their recommendations on the top dry cuticle products. See what they’re recommending to their patients and why.


To improve patient care and outcomes, leading dermatologists offered their recommendations on dry cuticle products. Consideration must be given to:

  • Aquaphor Healing Ointment
    Beiersdorf Inc.
    “Using this product several times daily works great.”—Gary Goldenberg, MD, New York, New York
  • Elon Lanolin-Rich Nail Conditioner
    Dartmouth Pharmaceuticals
    “Dry cuticles often are accompanied by splitting, cracking, and peeling of the nails. I have found that with regular use of this product, the condition of the nail as well as the cuticle can improve dramatically, leading to smoother, stronger cuticles and nails.”—Jeannette Graf, MD, New York, New York
  • Petrolatum or Olive Oil
    Manufacturers vary
    “Apply petrolatum or olive oil to the fingertips after soaking for 5 to 10 minutes in lukewarm water, then wear nitrile gloves for an hour. Patients should then wipe off the excess and put on cotton gloves overnight.”—Larisa Ravitskiy, MD, Gahanna, Ohio

Cutis invites readers to send us their recommendations. Athlete’s foot treatments, as well as products for dry cuticles, hyperhidrosis, and sensitive skin will be featured in upcoming editions of Cosmetic Corner. Please e-mail your recommendation(s) to the Editorial Office .

Disclaimer: Opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect those of Cutis or Frontline Medical Communications Inc. and shall not be used for product endorsement purposes. Any reference made to a specific commercial product does not indicate or imply that Cutis or Frontline Medical Communications Inc. endorses, recommends, or favors the product mentioned. No guarantee is given to the effects of recommended products.

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