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Best Nail Strengthening Polishes

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.

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.

OPI Nail Envy Nail Strengthener
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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.

Sally Hansen Miracle Cure Strengthener
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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.

ella+mila Nail Care Nail Strengthener
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