The cuticle is that annoying dead layer of tissue that sits on your nail plate near where your nail meets your finger, getting in the way of nail polish application if you don't push it back. If there's a lot of it, you might find that you get almost a "wall" of dead skin along your nail after pushing it back. That's where the Tweezerman Professional Spiral Spring Cuticle Nipper comes in.
With that out of the way, let's get back to the product. Tweezerman's Cuticle Nipper is stainless steel, with a good weight to it. It comes with a sturdy plastic case to store it in, as well as a small rubbery cover to protect the nipper part when not in use.
Once they do dull, I'll be sending them to get sharpened at Tweezerman HQ. This is a free service Tweezerman offers for their tweezers, nippers, and scissors, though you do have to pay for the shipping to New York.
The spiral spring handle gives maximum control. This is so important because one of the problems with cutting your cuticles is that it's easy to go too far and cut into the live tissue underneath the dead skin, which then creates an open wound that can get infected. Because of the spiral spring style, I can nip my cuticles slowly and carefully by gently squeezing the handle.
Available at London Drugs: $31 CAD