Exfoliating Cuticle Scrub

Regular use of an exfoliant helps to remove the outer layer of dead skin on the hands, feet, and cuticle. The massaging action upon application of the product stimulates blood flow and assists in the generation of new skin cells. The physical result is that the skin feels softer and appears fresher. Exfoliants need to be pH balanced in the same manner as skin cleaners and soaps.

Cuticle Removers Formula and Composition

Cuticle Removers are used when the cuticle is too large and intruding onto the nail plate. They can be in the form of a fluid, lotion, or cream and are applied to the cuticle area followed by gentle massage to the area. Cuticle Removers generally contain either sodium hydroxide or potassium hydroxide and are extremely alkaline. A pH OF 10 or higher is not unheard of. The cuticle will become soft and washes off with gentle rubbing. The use of surfactants can assist in the penetration of the ingredients and speed up the softening of the cuticle.

Cuticle Conditioners And Moisturizers

These products are helpful to maintain the suppleness of the cuticle. This is important because the cuticle is a barrier against infection. Dried and cracked cuticles not only make the manicure difficult, but also can provide sites for entry of bacteria and fungus. These products typically contain good moisturizers or humectants such as urea, hyaluronic acid and its derivates, phospholipids, sodium PCA, glycerin, and others. The role of surfactants will be to assist penetration into the cuticle and make the cream or lotion more effective for its intended purpose.

Medical Products : Antifungal and Antimicrobial

Surfactant is used as emulsifying, stabilizing, property of permeation enhancement of pharmaceutically active ingredient. This surfactant use in :
  • Corn and callus treatment
  • Ingrown toenail treatments
  • Topical antifungal
  • Topical skin protectants
  • Topical antimicrobials (antibiotic)