Nail strengthening options
Spending time perfecting your manicure is pointless unless you’ve got nice, strong talons to paint. Brittle and damaged nails are more than common in many of us, but there are a host of products on the market to help boost nail health. We run through our favourites.
Many vitamins have added extras for skin, hair and nail health, and Potion London’s Beauty Formula is one of our top picks. It contains targeted vitamins and minerals to feed hair, skin and nails from within, resulting in beautifully strong and healthy nails. And because nails grow so quickly, it doesn’t take long to see the results!
Perfectil’s Nail Plus vitamins are another good option or, if you’re not a fan of swallowing tablets, Piping Rock’s Hair, Skin & Nails Gummies are a tasty alternative.
If you’re already an avid hand cream user before bedtime, then add another five minutes to your regime to give your nail nourishment a boost too. While equestrian formula Healthy Hoof Nail Treatment has been used by horse trainers for years, it is also a popular choice for those looking to improve weak or brittle nails. And as well as strengthening nails, this intensive protein treatment also moisturises and conditions cuticles – bonus!
Or try Mavala Nail Care Nailactan Nourishing Cream. Massage into nails every night for four to six weeks and you’ll notice a huge difference. Comprising essential amino acids, lipids and kerato-balancing vitamins, Nailactan’s nourishing action restores elasticity to the nail plate.
One of the most popular way to improve nail strength is to apply a treatment before coating nails with polish. Neostrata’s Nail Conditioning Solution is a restorative treatment for dry and brittle nails, with ingredients including salicylic acid to remove dead cells and increase cell turnover and triple AHA blend of Acetylmandelic Acid, Citric Acid and Tartaric Acid to promote nail cell retention.
Another popular choice, with one selling every 15 minutes, is Renunail. This award-winning nail strengthener will help transform your nails in just 28 days! Simply apply every day for 7 days, remove on day 7 and repeat until you have completed 4 weeks. The formula is enriched in calcium to strengthen damaged nails and camphor to soothe sensitivity as the nail grows.
Nail Magic is an oldie but a goodie, as it has proved effective for the past forty years. It contains a unique blend of ingredients which stimulates the growth of healthy nails and also works really well as a base coat, top coat or clear polish.
Or, for a high street alternative, try COLLECTION 2-in-1 Longer & Stronger Treatment – a protein rich formula which helps boost nail growth, strengthens and adds a natural shine.