I gave this 5 lippies, because it definitely works to harden your nails and help them grow. My nails were weak, they broke and split easily, and this helped them look great. But I would not repurchase because it has formaldehyde.
I absolutely would recommend this to anyone who has been unsuccessful with growing out their nails with other products. My nails always grew, but were soft and did not grow in very thick. I had tried so many other products and this is the only product that works for me. My nails are gorgeous from using this product to grow out my nails. The Rejuvacote dries very quickly and brushes on in a thin layer. The results are shiny hard nails. My manicure routine is: Once or twice a week I take off the old polish with a piece of cotton, soap up my nails with warm water and lightly brush off any dirt from underneath them, gently push my cuticles upward with a wooden cuticle stick and then brush a coat on Duri-Rejuvacote onto my nails. If I am up to it, I will add a layer of Opi pink French manicure polish and a clear coat, and it looks like I went to the salon for a professional French manicure. I love this stuff!!!
This stuff really works! My nails were in a depressing state, weak, splitting, very bendy. They have gone a long way with this stuff. For the first 2-3 weeks I put it on all nails, then after that only on the remaining "problem" nails. Again, after a couple of weeks I only need it on my right thumb nail that had a really deep split, which has gotten much better now as well. My other nails are strong, growing beautifully, some with a very distinct white edge.
I did not experience any pain upon application, but I am a bit worried about the product containing formaldehyde, that's why I deducted a lippie. The price in the US is great, unfortunately for us non-US folks, importing makes the most sensibly priced products quite pricey. The packaging does it's job but it's not very pretty.
EDIT: I have no tried it as a base and top coat. While I don't love it as a base coat because it makes the coloured polish harder to apply, I love it as a top coat. This is the first TC that doesn't make the polish chip worse one me, yes, there are two tiny chips after 2/3 days, and a bit of tip wear but that's it, better than usual.
All in all, if your nails are in a really bad state, you could give this a try.
This stuff works! Hands down. Warning the first couple of times of using it ur nails will burn. But it's ok because it's worth the outcome. Long strong beautiful nails. I use it alone no other polish with it. I can't say enough good things about this product. The bf got it for me in hopes of me not going to the nail salon so often. And I haven't been back since. Saves money if ur stick to it.
I absolutely love this product! My whole life I had paper thin nails, and they would never grow past nubs. When I came across Rejuvacote, I never thought it would become my HG base coat, but it did! After about 2 weeks of using it, my nails were able to grow and they no longer peeled off in sheets. I've been using it for over a year and I can't see myself ever switching!
Firstly let me say, My nails are paper thin...not tissue paper thin, but thin...I tried using this product when I was in beauty school in 2010 in hopes that it would help my nails...me, being me, didn't stick to it for more than a week...then I returned it to the store because I didn't think it did anything for me...and I went back to wearing my holy grale acrylic nails...beauty school and weak nails, don't go well together...so acrylic nails were my only way to have beautiful nails while doing hair :) But, eventually that had to stop do to an allergic reaction from the products being used....I then moved on to press on nails...they were affordable, made my nails look pretty and were a fraction of the cost acrylic nails were...but, that to stopped after I got tired of the nails...so, I purchased rejuvacote again, to see if it would help me...I have to say, things are good so far...I notice a lot of new growth happening with this product, which is awesome...and I think they are a tiny bit stronger...they seem to be just a little stronger then without the treatment...A downside to this is, there is significant burning pain when this is applied...I originally applied this on 10/5/13 but had to remove it after the second application due to the severe pain I was feeling...I then let it go and used gel polish...only to go back to rejuvacote a week later...the burning pain was still happening...another user told me that it was due to my nails being so thin and damaged plus the formaldehyde in the product...I also believe it is the nail polish remover that is reacting to the product too...because once I remove the product from my nails the pain is gone....once I apply and remove it and reapply it again...the pain is back...not as bad as it was at first...but noticeable...as the time has gone by, the pain is still noticeable, but nothing like it was a week or two ago...I don't know why it's burning like it does, but other viewers have said it does the same for them...I contacted the company about this issue and never heard back from them...even now, I feel pain...just a little..nothing like before, but I removed it an hour ago and reapplied it, and feel tenderness in my nails....I plan to continue using this product and hope the discomfort goes away...I have also started taking my hair skin and nail pills again...hopefully this regimen will make my nails beautiful again :) :) :)
I've been biting my nails since I was little and after 17 years, I finally quit! However, when I managed to stop chewing on my nails, they were wrecked nonetheless. I was really upset about it and tried every product that nail beauty gurus suggested and I was beginning to lose hope.
That's when I came across this polish at Walmart. After reading the box, I immediately searched it on makeupalley and was pleasantly surprised to find that it was so highly rated (most products I look up tend to be around the 3.2-3.5 range). It's truly my HG nail product!! It has some harsh chemicals in it, but that doesn't bother me as it truly does what it advertises. My previously brittle, thin, peeling, cracking, flaking nails have never looked so good!
If you're a recovering nail-biter then this is definitely a product you should try out!
Most beauty products work a little or not at all, but Rejuvacote really works. My nails have always been weak and soft, and have always peeled and torn before they could get to a respectable length. After using Rejuvacote for a month, my nails are strong and healthy. I have to clip and file them now every week. This product has worked unbelievably well for me.
My nails had always been weak and prone to peeling, even more so when I started using nail polish. They got a little better when I learnt how to 'buff out a peel' a la Loodie Loodie Loodie, but then they were just weak and horribly bendy.
I started using Duri Rejuvacote (bought via ebay) a few months ago now, and it's done wonders because my nails are much stronger, they don't peel when I go without nail polish for a few days and they're able to grow to the length I want them without crapping out on me. I definitely recommend Rejuvacote if your nails needs some saving!
It's not that great. I've been using different protective coats and this one was the latest. It's one of the better ones but I've been using it for a while and still no real change. My nails break from any type of polishing, no ifs ands or buts about it. Top or protective coats do not help. At all. Not this, not any. Some people love them but it just doesn't help me.
Update: Haven't used this in a few weeks to a month, nails are growing back better on their own. I just can't use this stuff, or any polish. Sad.