Thursday, July 8, 2010

Dermelect Launchpad Nail Strengthener Review

After using Launchpad for a little over two weeks, its safe to say I like and would recommend this product to try for anyone seeking stronger nails. At the age of 22, I'm sure I'm not the target audience for a product that promises to "unlock your nails potential to reverse the visible signs of aging but healthy, strong nails are desirable at any age. Dermelect's Launchpad Nail Strengthener has a formula that "provides a unique delivery system of protein peptides directly to the nail bed to encourage stubborn nails to grow while improving their strength." I was excited to try Launchpad because I am currently going through my wanting long nails phase. (I'm a bit fickle when it comes to nail length; I'll cut or file my nail growth on a whim.) Using it as a base coat under my manicures, I've noticed my nails do feel a little stronger, less flexible. By less flexible, I mean less prone to bending and breaking or splitting. Granted this weekend, I did chip away a small part of my thumbnail doing some heavy lifting and pushing around the house. However, Launchapd never promised to make my nails indestructible. With the normal amount of wear and tear on my nails, I believe this base coat did deliver on its promises to strengthen my nails. Another thing worth mentioning was that I did like how this product didn't smell as harsh or chemical like as some polishes I use. Also, the light green color is pleasing to the eye. Dermelect describes this base coat as fast drying but I have to disagree. I may be irreversibly spoiled by all the fast drying polishes/top coats out there, but when I do my nails I expect my base coat to be dry about a minute after I finish painting all ten nails and ready for a fresh coat of polish.

You can find out more about Dermelect products here.


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