If you have thick, tough toenails, cutting them with precision can be difficult. That’s why you may want to try applying a toenail softening product. These are made to soften nails for easier trimming, especially so they don’t grow into the skin and become ingrown. From liquid formulas to creams, we rounded up a few toenail softening products on the market to add to your lineup. Discover them all ahead.
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1. Gehwol Med Nail Softener
This liquid treatment is clear and odorless and comes in a 0.5-ounce bottle with a pipette applicator.
Pros: Chamomile extract is used to help alleviate the redness and discomfort associated with ingrown nails.
Cons: It may take 72 hours to see results.
2. Barielle Toenail Softening Cream
This cream is specially formulated with soothing aloe vera gel and softening agents to temporarily soften nails.
Pros: The formulas comes in 1.18-ounce tube and is cruelty-free. The brand recommends applying it at night and in the morning.
Cons: You may find it takes some time to work.
3. Carnation Toe Nail Softening Lotion
This lotion contains sodium hydroxide to ease ingrown toenail pain and sodium thiosulphate, which combats fungus.
Pros: The small bottle comes with a built-in brush applicator and is easy to take with you on the go. It should work pretty quickly.
Cons: Some may find it difficult to apply.