If your nails are thin, brittle and prone to breaking, it may be time to invest in a nail strengthening polish. Products that contain ingredients like calcium, vitamin E and wheat protein have been known to help restore weak, damaged nails. Some go on clear and can be used alone or as a base coat, while others offer a hint of color. Here, we did some research and rounded up a few standout polishes on the market for you to give a try. Keep reading for the details on each.
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1. OPI Nail Envy Nail Strengthener
This polish is made with hydrolyzed wheat protein and calcium to build strong, manicure-ready nails.
Pros: It’s available in four classic brand-exclusive shades to choose from.
Cons: Some may find it could dry faster.
2. Sally Hansen Miracle Cure Strengthener
A micro-mineral formula, this fills in cracks to prevent peeling while strengthening with protein and antioxidants.
Pros: It comes as a convenient pack of two and provides intensive moisture.
Cons: Some may find the brush isn’t the best.
3. Ella + Mila First Aid Kiss Nail Strengthener
This vegan formula is free of harmful formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, toluene, DBP, camphor, TPHP and xylene.
Pros: It’s packed with vitamin E to strengthen nails. It offers a slightly fruity fragrance.
Cons: It may chip faster than others.