You should always devote a little time to your cuticles. The process of cuticle management needs to be as protective as it is precise. Before treatment, moisten the skin with a specialized cuticle product or soften the area around the nail by dipping the fingertips in a lukewarm mixture of water and oil or submerging them in warm, soapy water. Carefully push back the loose cuticle before removing it from around the nail bed with our Colibri cuticle scissors. You will then have a beautiful half-moon curve on each nail once again. Finish by applying a nourishing nail cream. To avoid damaging the delicate cuticle, you should only ever cut – never pull – the loose cuticle or unwanted skin. Our tip: Provided you use Rubis Colibri scissors for cuticle management only, you will find that the delicate tips never lose their precision and sharpness, even after many years.
Our scissors are not simply stamped out of metal, they are elaborately turned pieces of martensitic steel. This high-quality material, which takes its name from German metallurgist Adolf Martens (1850-1914), has two special attributes that are indispensable to the manufacture of really good scissors: it can be hardened to a high degree, which has a major impact on the high quality and long life of the cutting blades, and it is easily molded, which is important for the perfect functionality and good design of the scissors. Martensitic steel is acid-proof and rust-resistant. By glass blasting the surface and elaborately grinding the cutting blades we successfully close the steel’s pores as far as technically possible and reduce corrosion susceptibility to a minimum. We deliberately avoid nickel or chrome plating our scissors to rule out any risk of allergic reactions.
Values are important to us. In our products and in the methods we use to produce them. We have been manufacturing in Switzerland for over 60 years. With experienced and skilled employees, many of whom have remained true to our company for years. Very much in the tradition of Swiss precision mechanics, we manufacture precise and elegant scissors, every detail of which is made to last. All of our manicure implements are made by hand - and, in a final step, tested individually under a magnifying glass. Only products that pass this test receive the “Rubis. Made in Switzerland” seal of quality.
Simple, bold forms are the esthetic mark of all Rubis scissors – embodying the concept of “less is more”. We patented their distinctive design under the Rubis Twist® trademark: each half of the scissors, crafted in half-round steel, twists 90 degrees from tip to handle. It is this organic movement of the steel that creates the scissors’ typical, elegant shape.
|Model||Colibri / Extra pointed tips|
|Characteristics||Acid-proof, Sterilizable, Rustproof|
Tips & Tricks
Tips for perfect finger nails
Soft skin is easier to care for. If you don’t like using a nail bath to soak your nails and don’t have any manicure lotion to hand, the best time to manicure your nails is right after showering.
Brushing helps clean dirty finger nails. But not only that. It also improves blood flow and encourages healthy nail growth. So it’s a good idea to brush your nails now and then. Incidentally, brittle nails are often a consequence of poor diet. If your diet is healthy, your finger nails will be healthy too.
Soft skin feels nice, and this goes for your hands too. Use an exfoliating scrub or a body brush once a week to soften your hands. It really helps.
Cutting is not necessarily best for your cuticles – pushing is better. Only the little pieces of skin that stick out and could cause the cuticle to tear should be cut – don’t forget to use specially designed cuticle scissors. One of the implements you could use to push your cuticles is our special cuticle pusher. And use a little nail oil from time to time – your cuticles will appreciate it.
Nail clippers are primarily intended for toe nails. However, when in doubt, we would advise you to use our special nail scissors to trim your toe nails. They are more precise and gentler on the nails. We would not recommend using clippers on your finger nails, which are more sensitive. Finger nails respond better to gentler treatment with specially curved nail scissors and glass nail files.
Filing is the best thing for your finger nails. And the best nail files are glass files. Using them ensures that the sensitive nail does not become damaged. Glass nail files are gentle enough to avoid any risk of splitting. You should file your nails from the outside toward the middle.
Nails grow. About two to three millimeters a month. Remember to trim your nails before they become too long.
Dry air dries out cuticles too. So don’t forget your cuticles when applying hand cream. The best creams to use are those that are unscented and do not irritate your skin. If you like the natural approach, you could use a rich oil like olive, almond or jojoba instead. Simply apply a little oil and massage gently into the nail, including the nail bed. The best time to moisturize is just before going to bed – the oil can then soak in overnight.
When applying hand cream, why not give your hands a mini-massage as well? Just rub your hands together as if you were giving them a really good wash. Then work the fingers and thumb of your other hand up and down each finger individually. And give your hands a good shake-down at the end.
Between the thumb and index finger are helpful acupressure points. Simply apply a little more pressure there while massaging your hands and you’ll soon see how good it feels