Truth be told, whose nails couldn’t use a little extra nourishment?I know that mine sure could, and that applies to both fingers nails and toe nails (especially the toes!). This week, I tested out a new nail treatment that’s available only in salons as an add-on to your regular polish or gel polish application called IBX System.
It’s a revolutionary pre-manicure treatment that sets and seeps into the nail beds before you have any polish applied (or you can do just the treatment), but it will strengthen weak, brittle, and/or cracked nails and grows out along with your nails. That means that you can repaint your nails, with fab spring polish shade after polish shade, and it’s still underneath it all, actively working.
It includes a patent-pending formula, highlighting the ingredients of avocado and jojoba oils coupled with monomer technology to literally fuse cracked and broken nails together, so you don’t have a painful, accidental rip (ouch!) occur.
It added about 10 minutes onto my manicure, and I placed my hands under a regular lamp for about four minutes to set the heat-activated formulation. You can do follow-up treatments, or just spot-repair on nails that need some extra TLC, especially if you frequently have light-cured gel nail polish applied, or for runners, athletes, or hikers who may have splitting nails or developed weakness from the trauma of the repeated pressure of the action. Results can be visible as soon as after one application, and since I had polish applied to my nails directly afterward, I’m curious to see how my nail beds held up underneath.
IBX is currently available nationwide, and costs $10-20 per application, depending on salon ( I went to Paintbox in NYC); ca;; 1-877-235-1141 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to locate a spa or salon nearest you.
Full Disclosure: Fashion Pulse Daily received a complimentary service in order to test this product.