Chipped, flaky, peeling nails are the bane of my life during the winter months. A day doesn't go by when I don't swear at another broken nail or peeling tip, wishing I could find a miracle solution to the perfect talons. After moaning about the state of my hands a while back, I was kindly sent a bottle of Dr Lewinn's Renunail nail strengthener to try. It claims to harden and protect nails, eliminate peeling, flaking and chipping while promoting longer and healthier looking nails. To good to be true? I put it to the test?
Renunail is slightly different from normal nail strengtheners as it is supposed to be worn alone on nails and applied daily for six days. Avoiding the cuticle area you apply the almost watery substance to nails which creates a base to work from. It does smell pretty strong (like you're applying some kind of treatment or chemical!) so you may have to open some windows... On the seventh day you remove the formula from your nails and repeat the progress three times, leaving your nails for a couple of weeks before you start all over again. It comes in a double sized bottle too so you have plenty of treatment to keep you going for some time.
I'm not going to lie, I managed to keep the daily application up for a week and noticed a little difference. What I have noticed though is that when used as a base coat or a clear varnish, i.e. using it most of the time, it has a very similar effect. After using this for a couple of months off and on my nails are much stronger, break less and peeling as almost been eliminated. My nails have been the longest they've been in ages and I've actually had to start filing some off so I can still type quickly! There's still some way to go and my nail beds need a little seeing to, but it's definitely made a great deal of difference to the state of my nails. I'm keeping this up indefinitely.
Available online for £17.50