I use the cuticle nippers not only for my cuticles, but also for ingrown nails. Their strong enough to cut the nail without leaving a mess. I've bought multiple pairs and initially the price seems high but its worth it if you'll be using it frequently. They seem the last a good while, I only buy more when I loose mine. I'll usually buy it at a drugstore (CVS, or Walgreens) price or quality doesn't seem to vary from store to store. Overall, its a good product to have to keep cuticles clean and those ingrown nails under control.