Cuticle Removers Are What’s Missing from Your At-Home Mani Routine

Skip the salon with these pro-level cuticle removers.

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We're big fans of creating salon-quality experiences in the comfort of your own home. Mani/pedi dates are a blast on occasion, but the cost can add up quickly, leaving less fun money for other splurges. If you want the full salon experience at home, you'll want to get a cuticle remover before you paint on that polish. Removing your cuticles (or gently pushing them back, whatever your preference) is a quick and easy way to make your nails appear longer! If you aren't a fan of cutting, there are alternative methods like liquid cuticle removers that'll work just as well. Nip your cuticles to perfection — affordably and on your own time — with our picks of the best cuticle removers!

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Three Artisans Stainless Steel Manicure and Pedicure Set
$6.98

Best Overall

If you’re looking for a quality kit that won’t break the bank, this Three Artisans kit includes every tool you could possibly need to remove your cuticles (and then some). Featuring 12 stainless steel tools and a sleek carrying case, it's our absolute favorite pick to shape up your cuticles and prime your fingertips to perfection.

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Chop Mall
Chop Mall Cuticle Remover Set
$5.99

Best Budget Buy

Cuticle removers don't need a steep price tag, as illustrated by this two-dollar set of three essential cuticle removers. The cuticle trimmer, nipper, and pusher are the tools you need at a seriously low price.

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Got Glamour
Got Glamour Cuticle Nipper
$29.99

Best Splurge

Got glamour? This sleek cuticle nipper is a little pricier than most, but it's a high-quality pick deserving of a spot in your mani kit. With this one, you can cut even the tiniest cuticles quickly, cleanly, and safely, thanks to the surgical-quality, stainless steel tip.

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Sally Hansen Instant Cuticle Remover
$23.06

We love a good cuticle trimmer, but the real secret to a quick cuticle removal is prepping your skin with a quality gel formula like Sally Hansen's Instant Cuticle Remover. Containing aloe and chamomile to condition and soothe, this quick-acting gel melts away excess cuticles in 15 seconds. It'll seriously cut your mani time in half!

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Home-X
Home-X Soft Grip Cuticle Pusher and Trimmer
$6.99

This nifty double-sided tool features a soft, flexible tip to push back your cuticles with minimal damage to the base of your nails. The other end, a sharp V-tip trimmer, allows you to safely and effectively trim your cuticles with minimal effort.

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CND CuticleAway
$5.95

Another great liquid cuticle remover, CND's answer to cuticle elimination is infused with jojoba oil and vitamin E. Repeated use drives nutrients in deeper, creating stronger nails while removing unwanted skin in the cuticle area.

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Molie
Molie Cuticle Remover Set
$11.27

This set of rainbow tools is perfect for anyone a bit more prone to sport a nail-art mani than a set with two coats of Ballet Slippers. Beyond the flashy exterior, these quality tools get the job done, and they remove your cuticles with ease.

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Deborah Lippmann Cuticle Remover
$19.00

Deborah Lippmann is the queen of all things nail polish, so it's no surprise that her cuticle remover works wonders to banish unwanted skin in the nail region. It features virgin wool wax (lanolin) oil, a natural humectant, which prevents dehydration of the cuticle. It instantly softens the cuticles, so there's no time-consuming soaking required!

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Trim Professional Sapphire File and Cuticle Remover
$9.50

Have we mentioned that we love multitasking products? This effective cuticle remover one-ups your standard trimmer by adding a sturdy nail file to the other end of the tool. It's definitely a great time-saver if you're on a quick mani mission!

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Mundial
Mundial Professional Cuticle Remover
$17.99

A classic pair of quality tools, the Mundial Professional Cuticle Remover set gives you the basics for expert cuticle removal. Both tools feature anti-slip textured handles, so you can get a good grip as you prep for the perfect mani.