This Strengthening Nail Treatment Instantly Fixes My Dry, Brittle Nails

With all of this handwashing, it's the only thing saving my nails from constantly breaking.

This Strengthening Nail Treatment Instantly Fixes My Dry, Fragile Nails
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I used to think my nails would never recover from years of getting gel manicures. It seemed like my once-strong nails would be dry and brittle forever, until about a year ago when I discovered a product that strengthens my nails and camouflages any imperfections. And thanks to all of the extra handwashing I've been doing lately, my nails have been even more fragile than usual due to lack of moisture. But the only product that's been saving them from constantly breaking is this nail treatment by Dermelect.

Dermelect's Makeover Ridge Filler is basically an anti-aging concealer for nails. It goes on just like a polish (just apply a coat or two and you're good to go), but it contains proteins and peptides to make them stronger. The formula contains a moisturizing ingredient called Pentavitin, which hydrates my nails so they're less prone to splitting and cracking. It also fills in ridges, which helps smooth out any imperfections on my nails. This creates an even surface, making it a great base coat for underneath regular nail polish. I typically wear it on its own whenever I'm giving my nails a break — it has a light-pink hue, and the slightly iridescent finish makes it look like my natural nails, only better and stronger.

Other shoppers love how this product heals their nails, too. "My nails were constantly breaking and chipping before I found this product," wrote one Dermstore reviewer. "Even the person who does my nails noticed the difference." Another customer also mentioned that it helps with discoloration: "Just one light coat immediately [transformed] my yellow nails into a light, pearlized pink!"

If you're also washing your hands nonstop to prevent spreading germs, your nails will definitely benefit from this moisturizing and strengthening treatment. But if yours need some serious TLC, you can also get this exact product in this four-piece set that comes with three more items from the brand's nail collection: a cuticle treatment, a nail strengthener, and a nail thickener. Shop the Dermelect Makeover Ridge Filler below — your nails will thank you.

Dermelect Makeover Ridge Filler

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