Up until now, I had heard a lot about nail polish from Duri Cosmetics from fellow bloggers, particularly its Rejuvacote formula, but never tried any of the products for myself. I recently received a bottle of Rejuvacote 2, Duri's new 3-free (free of toluene, DBP and formaldehyde) nail treatment for sensitive nails, to review. This new formula is infused with calcium and keratin, and was created to mend, strengthen and grow weak nails.
Celebrity manicurist Carla Kay uses Rejuvacote to help her clients' (including Kate Beckinsale, Eva Longoria, Elisha Cuthbert, Malin Akerman and Emily Blunt) recover from nail damage caused by gel manicures and acrylic nails.
"When I know my clients' hands will be on display, I use Rejuvacote 2 to quickly strengthen nails," says Kay. "I use it under and on top of the nail enamel to strengthen the nail, while sealing the nail enamel to prevent nail polish chipping for the ultimate protective coat."
Because my nails are relatively healthy, I tested Rejuvacote 2 as a nail growth treatment.
I applied Rejuvacote 2 as a base coat, applied my nail color of choice on top and added one more coat of Rejuvacote 2 before sealing in the manicure with my usual top coat. I repeated this routine weekly. Compared to other nail growth treatments that I've used in the past, this by far trumps the rest. By week 3, I forced myself to trim my nails down because I couldn't stand how long they were!
I am really impressed by this formula as a nail growth treatment, and even more so because it's a 3-free product. If you are a previous wearer of acrylics and are in need of a base coat to heal your split and cracked nails, I highly recommend that you try Rejuvacote 2 for yourself. You can purchase the product online on the Duri Cosmetics website for $14 by clicking here.
Disclosure: The product featured in this post was provided by the manufacturer for review.