This silk-finish, stain resistant, non-toxic base coat nail lacquer provides a great foundation for nail polish while simultaneously smoothing ridges and imperfections on the nail. It's lightweight, dries incredibly fast and leaves a matte result that's incredibly subtle but does make a big difference - almost like those photoshopped nails you see in magazine adverts. You can wear it alone if you want a natural result (Butter London even recommend it for men!) but it provides a great basecoat on which to apply your chosen polish. My nails look and feel a lot smoother and there's not as much chipping with this as there is without, making it something I've come to use a lot.
The formula ios free from formaldehyde, toluene, DBP, phthalates and parabens (if you're concerned about that kind of thing,) while the bottle is big enough to last an age. Although this doesn't wave a magic wand over my didgts, it does give me a little more confidence to go polish free or the fact my colour will last more than a day. There are loads of other similar products, but I haven't tried one that provides the same smooth matte finish as this; although it's quite pricey at £15.00, if you're self-conscious about your nails then this may give them an understated boost that's worth the price tag.
The Butter London Nail Foundation is available online and in Boots stores priced £15.00