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Nail Treatment - Hydrator


Nail Treatment - Hydrator

What it is:A nail hydrator.What it does:Sephora by OPI Hydrator is an essential step for the woman who wants healthy, moisturized nails and a long-lasting manicure or pedicure. Use it alone on bare natural nails as a treatment or as a base coat under polish.What else you need to know:The green formula does not contain DBP, toluene, or formaldehyde.
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Questions & Answers for SEPHORA by OPI Nail Treatment - Hydrator

Question
Does this help with peeling nails?
I've always had an issue with my nails peeling, mainly just the top layer, not the whole nail. Does anyone know what I'm talking about? Just having little flakes pop up and being able to peel them off... I know that sounds gross. If this product doesn't help this, what will?
asked 3 years, 8 months ago
sjfolk
on Nail Treatment - Hydrator
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
Mine do the same. I used this about two weeks ago after I tried to buff my nails pretty well to help get rid of the peeling edges that would catch on things and haven't had a problem since. This seems to work better than folic acid or biotin, at least for me.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
melnez
(Indianapolis, IN)
answer 2
I know exactly what you are talking about, I have the same issue. It makes it difficult to wear nail polish because these layers keep peeling off with the polish. I have been using this for a couple weeks and it seems as though the flaking is decreasing. I notice the polish lasts alot longer. I think it might take longer for the flaking to completely disappear, but it does appear to be making a difference.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
christina74
(Des Moines, IA)
answer 3
This will help dry nails, also what will help lots is argon oil by Josie Maran, one drop works wonders, your nails startan inch above your nails. vitamin hand cream & argon oil at night REALLY will help. hope this answers your guestion.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
gramjan
(Douglas Wy)
answer 4
I have the same problem. This has helped some with the problem. My nails peel less and when they do, it tends to only be at the end (instead of huge chunks past the nail bed). I don't think it's the final answer, but it is a quick fix and provides a buffer against work like mine (filing and binders).

I am going to try the phyto pills which I have read about, to see if they provide any benefit.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
roecrim
(Orange County, CA)
answer 5
Peeling, flaking brittle nails are a problem for me too, I live in a dry climate, just about zero humidity. This is a great product, I see a 100% improvement. I also use this line's nail strengthener, but find that the hydrator is like no other nail product. Hope this helps...
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
bellavecchio
(Denver CO)
answer 6
i think there is another product for this problem, go on line to OPI
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
ginger42
(Bronx, NY)
answer 7
I know what you mean, I had that problem too. This product stopped that from happening within the first use and now I have little to no peeling. Hope you get the same results!
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
linzzification
Question
How many coats should you apply?
Is it better to stick with one coat on clean nails or two? Then how often should a "refresher" coat be brushed on?
asked 5 years, 8 months ago
jlynae
(Richland WA)
on Nail Treatment - Hydrator
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
I use 1 coat as a base coat. If using alone, I apply 1 coat every day for 4 days then remove and start over.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
shadygirlniki
(Wausau WI)
answer 2
check out the q and a page, lots of good info from fellow users;
http://answers.sephora.com/answers/8723/product/P219339/questions.htm
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
bimage57
(Washington, MI)
answer 3
One coat is plenty. If you apply a thin layer, it will last a week without peeling. During the second week the edges will start to wear off, though the polish isn't thick enough to actually peel (unless you apply too thickly). If you touch up the tips, you can go a full two weeks without having to remove the polish.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
trinny
(Charleston, SC)
answer 4
Since I do not typically use colored nail polish, I apply two coats. One acts essentially as my base coat and the second coat is just for more of a little glow.
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
Laina6
(Jackson, MN)
answer 5
One coat should be sufficient. I have one coat on my toes right now, and after a few days it's still fine.
I'd suggest only one though, as when I applied two coats, a grey tint was very visible, while with one coat it was barely noticeable.
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
ashleynicole
(edmonton, canada)
answer 6
I would suggest 2 coats because one coat peeled off and I had to reapply.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
beforetheehype
(New York, NY)
Question
NO BRUSH???
I just received this treatment in the mail and after unscrewing the cap, I realized that it has no brush inside. Is this normal?!??! Please help! How is this applied???

Thanks.
asked 5 years, 6 months ago
REDdress
(CA)
on Nail Treatment - Hydrator
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
Mine came with a brush. Sephora has a great return policy so just return it to the store or with the shipping label if purchased online.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
shadygirlniki
(Wausau WI)
answer 2
you need to return it and there is suppose to be a brush attached to the cap.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
bimage57
(Washington, MI)
answer 3
shiold have a brush. gos on like polish.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
gramjan
(Douglas Wy)
answer 4
I've had this happen, only to find out the brush portion of the wand was stuck in the bottle. But if you screw the lid back onto the bottle, tightly, then unscrew it the brush would reattach to the wand.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
bellavecchio
(Denver CO)
answer 5
I just received my order and the brush was included. The product you received must be defective and should be returned.
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
KD52
answer 6
No it's not normal. Maybe it was an oversight. Call the company to get this corrected.
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
ldmt
(Boston, MA)
Question
Does using the Hydrator replace the base coat?
Just wanted to make sure if the Hydrator would replace the base coat in an application.
asked 5 years, 4 months ago
indianna
(NY, NY)
on Nail Treatment - Hydrator
6 answers
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answer 1
Yes. But I suppose you could also use a clear base coat before putting on your color polish. I use this product as my base coat.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
newshoes4me
(San Diego, CA)
answer 2
Yes, this hydrator can be used as a base coat under polish.
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
Laina6
(Jackson, MN)
answer 3
It can replace the base coat, but it definately doesn't work as well as their base coat. I'll often do a thin layer of each (hydrator first) before my nail polish. As long as I let each coat REALLY thoroughly dry I can include a top coat too without the polish winding up kinda soft
answered 5 years, 3 months ago
easilyaddicted
(Newton, MA)
answer 4
I use it as a base coat. On the nails I have that are peeling, I use several coats and it seems to fill in the ridges.
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
makeupjunky74
(Louisiana)
answer 5
Yes. I use the hydrator instead of a base coat and my polish lasts. I expect at least 6 days out of a manicure and this provides that every time.
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
lamb117
(Bourbonnais, Il)
answer 6
Yes, the hydrator replaces the base coat
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
Diana1520
(Clearwater, FL)
Question
how often should i use the hydrator and strengthener and should they be used together?
asked 4 years, 10 months ago
NEgran
on Nail Treatment - Hydrator
6 answers
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answer 1
I would suggest using this as your base coat if hydration is your biggest problem. It wouldn't hurt to use the strengthener over it.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
shadygirlniki
(Wausau WI)
answer 2
I asked that in the store, but unfortunately the sales clerk did not know the answer to that. They both say to use on bare nails. So I have been using only one product at a time. I do not paint my nails all the time, I like them more natural.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
bimage57
(Washington, MI)
answer 3
I do
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
gramjan
(Douglas Wy)
answer 4
Do not use both at the same time. I have very dry skin and hair - hence, dry, brittle nails. I have used nail strengtheners but none was as nice as this product. I can't explain it but it works for me.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
newshoes4me
(San Diego, CA)
answer 5
This is powerful stuff; you really don't need to reapply it that often. I apply a full layer once every two weeks. During the second week, I touch up the tips of any nails that have chips.

I definitely wouldn't recommend using nail polish remover more than once a week! The chemicals in even the gentlest of polish removers dry out the nails, making the hydrator counter productive.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
trinny
(Charleston, SC)
answer 6
I remove and re-apply my nail hydrator/strengthener twice a week. I prefer a combo option that not only offers strengthing properties, but also hydrates; therefore eliminating the use of an additional product.
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
Laina6
(Jackson, MN)
Question
do you apply the hydrator once or its it a product you use every day ?
asked 5 years, 2 months ago
Anonymous
(may, KY)
on Nail Treatment - Hydrator
6 answers
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answer 1
I use it once every 4 days or so either as a basecoat or alone.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
shadygirlniki
(Wausau WI)
answer 2
I only had to apply it once and it has been a week since I did. It is still on without any chipping.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
bimage57
(Washington, MI)
answer 3
I use under polish once a week.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
gramjan
(Douglas Wy)
answer 4
Once as a base and then add your regular polish and top coat. It goes on clear with one coat but after that it looks a little grayish. After a week or less, remove the polish and start all over. This works the best I think. If you don't like to wear colored polish pick a neutral color like "non fat soy, half caf." I used that on my toes with the hydrator.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
newshoes4me
(San Diego, CA)
answer 5
I only applied this product 6-8 times over a 3.5 week time period.
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
Laina6
(Jackson, MN)
answer 6
I use it until it naturally starts coming off, but it stays on for quite a long time. I also use it as a sealer over my color nail polish, and it lenghtens the time for new manicures. So it is very economical as a sealer as well.
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
Snoglo
(Oatman, Arizona)
Question
Can you use the hydrator and the nail strengthener at the same time?
asked 4 years, 6 months ago
newshoes4me
(San Diego, CA)
on Nail Treatment - Hydrator
6 answers
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answer 1
I know exactly what you are talking about, and this has most certainly helped me with the peeling. I may have to become a spokesperson for this product. My nails have not looked this great since I was in high school!
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
unlsweetie
(Philadelphia, PA)
answer 2
I do, works great!!
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
bellavecchio
(Denver CO)
answer 3
Don't know
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
ginger42
(Bronx, NY)
answer 4
I've tried nail strengtheners and they seem to dry out the nail. I've had most success with using the moisturizing hydrator alone with a Top Coat.
answered 4 years ago
rhemi
(York, PA)
answer 5
I don't see why not! You could probably layer the hydrator under the strengthener. I find that the hydrator actually has somewhat of a strengthening effect itself, actually--it's let me grow my nails out a bit, a previously impossible task.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
piglette
(Long Beach, CA)
answer 6
I did. Hydrator then strenghener. Seemed to work well. Added Sample Sale color on top of that. Used speed dry clear top coat .
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
beautyviper
(Dalton, GA)
Question
How often do I apply the product, to make my nails stronger?
I'm hoping the hydrator will help make my nails much stronger, and to stop peeling & breaking. I bought the product in the store, but there were no instructions with it. I'm not going to wear polish over the top of it, since I rarely do anyway, as my nails are short and stubby due to peeling & breakage. So, how often should I reapply a coat (or two?), how many coats do I let it build up to before taking it off and starting fresh, and will this help make my nails grow? Thank you.
asked 4 years, 2 months ago
Velvet06
(Columbus, OH)
on Nail Treatment - Hydrator
6 answers
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answer 1
I have so far only applied it once, and have had two nails break in a month (and one was a freak accident). I'm sure for best results it should be applied more consistently, but it is a high quality product.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
unlsweetie
(Philadelphia, PA)
answer 2
I don't wear polish over this either, the tint this product gives is nice enough on its own. I use a clear topcoat over this and its great. I apply it daily or every other day up to maybe a week give or take. Then I use a hydrating polish remover (a little less drying that the harsh acetone remover can tend to be) and then reapply.
I'm not sure the product itself is designed to help your nails grow but since they'll be healthier, less dry, less prone to chipping and peeling...by default they'll probably grow better just as a result of them being in better condition. Or you could try prenatal vitamins and your nails will grow and be stronger. Plus, the folic acid is just good for women to take in general. May be strange advice, but its true;)
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
bellavecchio
(Denver CO)
answer 3
i use it every week, as if i was giving myself a manicure, i use this in place of polish which dries my nails.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
ginger42
(Bronx, NY)
answer 4
I've been applying once a week and have seen great improvements.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
gotnv
(Las Vegas, NV)
answer 5
I use the product weekly. Remove with a good, non-drying remover. I use a Top Coat over 2 coats of the hydrator.
answered 4 years ago
rhemi
(York, PA)
answer 6
I've used this product on its own and it has done wonders to my nails. It definitely strengthens them and therefore has encouraged them to grow. I'm not sure if it has prevented peeling. You have to reapply every 5 days or so and I'm always late on that so my nails go to heck after.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
renaelafae
(Maine)
Question
does the product say it is flammable?
asked 4 years, 9 months ago
lovmkup
(madison,wi)
on Nail Treatment - Hydrator
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
the chemmical
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
yiyifromChina
(NJ)
answer 2
Yes. Virtually all nail polishes are.
answered 3 years ago
ribbney
(New York, NY)
answer 3
No
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
ginger42
(Bronx, NY)
answer 4
This product is flammable.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
lavienrose
answer 5
While it doesn't specify in words that it's flammable, it does show a flame symbol on the back next to the open container specifying it should last for 24 months after opened.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
fer09
(Morton, IL)
Question
Is it toxic?
asked 4 years, 7 months ago
KS104
on Nail Treatment - Hydrator
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
The green formula does not contain DBP, toluene, or formaldehyde.
you can read more at this link if you would like to:
http://answers.sephora.com/answers/8723/product/P219339/questions.htm
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
bimage57
(Washington, MI)
answer 2
No
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
gramjan
(Douglas Wy)
answer 3
This product is toxic. Do not consume.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
lavienrose
answer 4
I wouldn't eat it but it does not contain formaldehyde and other nasty ingredients.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
newshoes4me
(San Diego, CA)
answer 5
The Sephora by OPI polishes are all formulated without DBP, toluene, or formaldehyde.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
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