I've been on the lookout for a nail treatment to polish and hydrate my nails for a while now, and having dealt with brittle, peeling nails for many years, a truly effective one has been hard to come by. In the last year, my nail health has significantly improved, and I believe it might be because I cut back on painting my nails, doing so only very rarely for special occasions. I've recently also been using the Dr. Dana Nail Renewal System* to prime, polish and moisturize my nails and have been seeing great results after just a few weeks of use. The line was created by Dr. Dana Stern, a world renown dermatologist who is an expert in the treatment of nail disorders. All ingredients used are high quality and free of harmful chemicals to nourish and restore your nails without compromising your health, with all products being 5-free, vegan and cruelty-free.
Step 1 in the treatment is the Dr. Dana Glycolic Prep For Nails. Now I'm sure you have heard of glycolic acid being used in skincare (such as in.... glycolic peels!), and the benefit of applying it to your nails is that it will help remove nail surface irregularities - think of it as a surface exfoliator for your nails! On top of glycolic acid, this gel also contains dandelion extract which is high in antioxidants, as well as aloe vera, apple fruit extract and grapefruit peel oil, just to name a few. Simply brush a thin layer all over your nails and wait a few minutes before moving on to the next step.
Step 2, the Dr. Dana Perfect Grit Priming Wand, is actually 3 steps in one: buff, prime and shine. Use side 01 to even out your nail surface by gently stroking your nails until a powdery layer appears. Follow up with side 02 to prime your nails and give them a smooth finish, again doing so in a few strokes. Finally, use side 03 by pressing a bit more firmly on the wand to provide your nails with an instant lustrous shine.
The final step in the system is the Dr. Dana Deep Hydrating Formula - a 'joil', aka a hybrid between a gel and an oil. Also housed in a twist pen and made with a botanical blend of essential oils and other plant extracts such as apricot kernel oil, coconut oil, grapefruit peel oil and rosemary leaf extract, this nail and cuticle treatment strengthens and hydrates your nails after being quickly absorbed. Not only that, but it smells amazing too!
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The Dr. Dana Nail Renewal System is a leave-on treatment that takes about 10 minutes to complete for all 10 nails and can be done once a week to maintain your nail health. Use it on its own on clean, dry nails, or follow up with you regular manicure the following day (at least 24 hours later) to give the treatment time to work!
Dr. Dana products can be purchased online directly from their website or on QVC.
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