10 Nail Polishes That Make Your Nails Healthier
Some of the best things in life consist of combinations that work so well together, we couldn't imagine a world without them. Joining the ranks of bacon cheeseburgers, chocolate-peanut butter cups, and tinted moisturizers is our latest obsession— nail lacquers infused with treatments.
Consider them to be nail treatments with a day job. While they certainly don't skimp on color, the formulas put a focus on the health of your nails, meaning they only continue to improve the more you use them. They're made with ingredients to nourish and strengthen your nails, making your manicure look better in the long-run. Here, we chose 10 of the greatest hits to shop now.
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Butter London Sheer Wisdom Nail Tinted Moisturizer
These shades release a controlled amount of nutrients on contact, and mimic the appearance of your natural nail, only better.
Julep Oxygen Nail Treatment
Don't underestimate the power of this ballet-pink tint—the mineral-infused formula creates a water and UV-resistant barrier to keep external elements from triggering breakage or peeling, not to mention, it dries to the most gorgeous glossy finish.
OPI Original Nail Envy Strengthener Color
OPI took its famed Nail Envy treatment and combined the formula with some of the brand's most popular colors.
Dermelect Peptide-Infused Nail Treatment Lacquer
Sheep's wool may be an unconventional ingredient for nail polish, but as it turns out, the material contains protein peptides that can build up resistance to peeling and breakage.
Maxus Empower Nail Polish
With girl-powered names like Adored, Inspired, Admired, and Respected, Maxus's treatment lacquers promise to strengthen your nails and your mood.
Sally Hansen 18K Gold Nail Hardener
Chalk it up to the metallic shimmer, but one layer of this gold-infused formula is almost like armor for weak talons.
Orly Breathable Treatment + Color
As the name suggests, Orly's formula won't stifle your nail bed, and can be worn without a base or top coat so oxygen can pass through.
MARGARET DABBS LONDON Base Coat
This bubblegum pink shade is infused with wild rose botanical extract to prevent infection, while vitamin E strengthens nails. This is a major win for anyone who went a little crazy with damaging gels and wants a high-coverage polish.
DEBORAH LIPPMANN Iconic Treatment-enriched Nail Polish
Celebrity manicurist Deborah Lippmann made sure all her nail polishes had a treatment element—because a great manicure starts with a healthy nail bed. Available in basically every color you can imagine, her lacquer formula is packed with nutrients like biotin and green tea extract.
NAILS INC. NAILKALE Nail Polish
Kale isn't just for your salad. Apparently, it can do some good for your nails, too. Nails Inc. NAILKAIL polish is made with a kale extract that jumps starts the production of keratin, a protein that gives your nails strength.