Somewhere along the way, my nails became dry & brittle, & started chipping & breaking. I wasn't even always aware of what caused the breaks/chips, or when they happened. I couldn't stand it any longer --having to pay so much attention to my manicure (several times a day) -- so I picked up this Sally Hansen nail strengthener from the local Walgreen's.
WOW! A product that works for me!! I applied it, then base coat, polish, and topcoat. I could hardly believe I went a *whole week* without a break or a chip, even a small one, in my nails.
It has a thick, gel-like consistency when applying, and once dried, forms what looks & feels like a plastic/vinyl coating.
The only downside is that my nail polish chips faster (because the base coat can't adhere to the strengthener??), but at least my nails don't. And I don't think it's as much as "treatment" as a "protector". After my first couple of uses, I could certainly tell a difference after I removed my nail polish & underlying nail strengthener then didn't immediately reapply. Within an hour I'd chipped 2 nails again!
This product is protecting my nails so I'm putting up with touching up more often or re-doing them. This is a nail strengthener that I recommend & will repurchase.