Just like your skin, your nails need TLC — especially if you use nail polish and acetone frequently. To help restore thin, brittle nails, moisture is key, meaning a nail serum could be your new best friend. They’re often enriched with strengthening ingredients like vitamin E and biotin to hydrate, prevent breakage and help nails grow longer. Ahead, we did some research and rounded up the best nail serums you can buy to enhance how your nails look and feel.
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1. Sally Hansen Nailgrowth Miracle Serum
This peptide-infused formula enriched with biotin strengthens, moisturizes and adds flexibility to help nails grow. It also helps smooth cuticles.
Pros: It’s available in a pack of two should you want to stock up.
Cons: Some may have trouble with the dropper.
2. Way of Will Strengthening Nail & Cuticle Serum
This serum is rich in vitamin E, which promotes strong tips and can also prevent yellowing. Meanwhile, natural oils help lock in moisture.
Pros: It’s free of harsh chemicals. The dropper makes application easy.
Cons: You can’t buy this one in bulk.
3. Onsen Secret Cuticle Conditioner Serum
Ingredients in this formula include vitamins A and E to strengthen nails, conditioning rice bran oil, softening aloe vera and shea butter for deep moisture.
Pros: The tube’s precision pen-like tip allows for mess-free application.
Cons: It may have a strong perfume smell.