Heal Dry, Unruly Cuticles Deborah Lippmann, manicurist to the stars, started out as a songstress and, as a result, many of her nail products are named after major pop icons, and other pop culture songs and figures. Before adding a pop of color, try her cuticle remover. A great cuticle remover is a must for every manicure. This one contains virgin wool wax (lanolin) oil, a natural humectant, which prevents dehydration of the cuticle. Potassium hydroxide gently softens dead, dry skin. 0.5 Fl. Oz. Virgin wool wax oil for preventing dehydration of the cuticle. Potassium hydroxide for softening dead, dry skin. Some cost cutting salons will use cuticle oil as a substitute, but these two products have two very different purposes. Cuticle oil is for hydration, while a cuticle remover loosens the dead skin and makes it easier to push back. The cuticle area is very delicate and should never be pushed back without applying a cuticle remover first to soften the skin. Trauma to this area can cause improper nail growth forever, so be careful. Especially Suited For: All skin types. Essential Elements: This cuticle remover contains virgin wool wax oil, which prevents dehydration of the cuticle, and potassium hydroxide, which softens dead, dry skin. Free of: Toluene, formaldehyde, DBP, animal testing. For Best Effect: No soaking is necessary. Just apply and gently push back cuticles.