A healthy nail is firm yet flexible and can absorb normal shocks without splitting or chipping. Its surface is smooth with a subtle sheen and doesn't peel or flake at the tip.
Even normal nails need protection.
MAVALA 002 double-action base coat protects the nail plate and lengthens the life of a manicure.
MAVALA Colorfix applied after the colour has dried adds further protection and makes a manicure last even longer.
Mavadry 918 dries nail polish in a few seconds and enhances the colour.
A delicate nail chips or breaks with rough treatment. It often results from mineral and calcium deficiencies, or overexposure to water and harsh cleaning products.
Delicate tips can benefit from a weekly application of MAVALA Scientifique penetrating hardener. When dry, brush on Barrier-Base which will add further strength. Nailactan, nourishing treatment cream, massaged into the nail base each night increases the nails' elasticity and suppleness and stimulates healthy and vigorous growth.
A soft nail bends and tears easily and needs extra protection. Its cause is often a lack of proper vitamins and minerals in the daily diet. It can also be caused by illness.
MAVALA Scientifique penetrating nail hardener applied to the tips of nails only adds strength at the nails' most vunerable point. When completely dry, proceed with your manicure. MAVALA Nail Shield, a two-phase treatment comprised of nylonized base coat and sealer, reinforces the entire nail. Nailactan nourishing treatment cream massaged into the nail base each night stimulates the development of healthy nails.
A thin nail is subject to breaking and splitting, and should be reinforced. It is usually caused by dietary deficiencies of calcium, minerals and vitamins, but can also be brought on by illness.
MAVALA Scientifique penetrating nail hardener applied to the tips of nails only adds strength at the nails' most vunerable point. When completely dry, proceed with your manicure. MAVALA Nail Shield, a two-phase treatment comprised of nylonized base coat and sealer, reinforces the entire nail. Nailactan nourishing treatment cream massaged into the nail base each night provides suppleness and elasticity, and stimulates healthy and vigorous growth.
A dry nail breaks and flakes. This type of nail has to be nourished and reinforced. The problem is frequently due to insufficient nutrients in the diet, but also can be caused by contact with harsh substances such as detergents.
Apply Nailactan cream at night to counteract dryness and increase the nails' elasticity and suppleness by providing all the necessary elements to their roots. These type of nails should always wear the protective base coat Barrier-Base. Use MAVALA Extra-Mild Nail Polish Remover to remove nail enamel as it is acetone-free and will treat your nails with care.
A ridged nail has surface irregularities, usually in the form of ridges which run the length of the nail from matrix to tip. This condition has been linked to various dermatological disorders as well as illness.
MAVALA's Buffer Kit is an effective solution for slightly ridged nails. The grey Buffer smoothes the surface, and the pink Buffer gives the nails a healthy sheen. Ridge Filler, a specific treatment product developed for more deeply ridged nails, evens out surface irregularities and prepares the nail for manicure. Nailactan nourishing treatment cream, massaged into the nail base each night, will help promote the growth of healthy nails.
Splitting nails have fragile tips which can easily split or break off. This problem is often due to dietary deficiencies or overexposure to water and strong cleaning substances.
MAVALA Scientifique penetrating nail hardener, applied to the tip of the nail only, bonds the three layers of the nail plate and makes it more resistant. Always apply the moisturizing base coat Barrier-Base for additional protection before the application of nail polish. Nailactan nourishing treatment cream, massaged daily into the nail base, will give them suppleness and elasticity.
Bitten nails are the result of habit, frequently originating in childhood and a reflection of nervousness or stress. Try breaking the habit with MAVALA's guide
to stop biting your nails in 33 days.
MAVALA Stop is a completely harmless product which has the appearance of clear enamel. Apply a coat every day over the entire nail surface. Its distinct bitter taste will "warn" you not to put your fingers into your mouth and will help you overcome the habit. For even better results protect your nails beforehand with MAVALA Nail Shield, a two-phase treatment to reinforce and support the nails. Massage the nail contour regularly with Cuticle Cream to softens the cuticles and make them supple - no more hangnails to tempt you to groom them with your teeth.
Slow growing nails take longer to reach their mature length therefore any damage or irregularity is more lasting. This condition can be hereditary or brought on by ill-health or improper diet.
Mavaderma massage oil, to be applied daily in light massage, is specially formulated to activate blood flow to the matrix and therefore stimulate nail growth. This oil nourishes the nail at its base and provides a new resistance. At the same time, we suggest you use MAVALA's Buffer Kit which stimulates and promotes blood circulation to encourage nail growth. Always use MAVALA Extra-Mild Nail Polish Remover as it is acetone-free and will treat your nails with care.
Yellow, stained and dull nails look unsightly and can change the colour of your nail polish when applied. This is generally due to tobacco or the application of nail polish directly onto the nail plate, without a base coat.
Nailactan treatment cream massaged in every night over the root of the nails will help promote the growth of healthy nails. We also recommend that you use MAVALA's Buffer Kit. The grey Buffer smoothes and reduces staining, while the pink Buffer gives the nails a healthy sheen. Mava-White optical colour brightener for your nails is the ideal solution to give them a natural and healthy look. Mava-White stays matt when used alone, or can be used before your manicure.
Overgrown cuticles detract from the neat outline of the nail and can split to form annoying hangnails. Excessive growth of the cuticle can be systematic, but it is more frequently caused by lack of attention to regular moisturising and removal of excess tissue.
Use MAVALA Cuticle Remover once a week on the nail contour to clean away dead skin. Apply Cuticle Cream or Cuticle Oil every day to keep tissue supple and elastic. Never trim tissue away with cuticle scissors, as this could thicken the skin.