Search Sephora

Looking for Answers about this Product?

Bath & Body(Q:1729 A:6053)
Fragrance(Q:2279 A:7737)
Hair(Q:3090 A:11773)
Makeup(Q:44175 A:133263)
Eye Makeup(Q:11801 A:47982)
Face Makeup(Q:25169 A:62864)
Lips(Q:4835 A:15181)
Nails(Q:1082 A:3835)
Gel Nails at Home(Q:207 A:336)
Nail Effects(Q:75 A:333)
Nail Kits(Q:123 A:287)
Nail Polish(Q:469 A:1743)
Palettes & Value Sets(Q:1162 A:3001)
Men(Q:257 A:632)
Skin Care(Q:15729 A:54662)
Tools & Brushes(Q:3580 A:8200)
Shop now at Sephora
or
Choose a Category
 
Most Recent Questions
Recent Question:
Prevents nails from peeling?
Recent Question:
Can't open it!
Recent Question:
What are the ingredients?
Recent Question:
ingredients? is it 3-free?
Questions with Most Recent Answers
Question:
Prevents nails from peeling?
Question:
Apply over salon pedicure?
Question:
Can't open it!
Question:
Do I need to use Julep nail polish with this top coat?
Question:
Incandescent vs Compact Flourescent
See all questions : Makeup Q & A : Nails Q & A : Nail Base Coats & Top Coats Q & A


Julep Freedom™ Polymer Top Coat

What it is: An innovative top coat that delivers smudge-free shine in five minutes. What it does: This top coat smooths over brush strokes and imperfections while creating a shiny, gel-like finish. It goes on as easily as it comes off—it dries in just five minutes and can be removed with any nail polish remover. What else you need to know:The dark, sealed bottle keeps this light-curing formula safe and pliable. The “4-free" formula contains no formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, toluene, or DBP. Research results: An independent, blind, third-party, clinical study found the following: - 100% of all subjects using Freedom Top Coat passed the smudge test at five minutes - None of the subjects using the leading regular top coat passed the smudge test at five minutes - 82% of all subjects using Freedom Top Coat showed only mild wear at five days after application - 82% of all subjects reported they had better overall wear using Freedom Top Coat than the leading regular top coat
Questions & Answers:
3 Questions
 | 
19 Answers
Overall Rating:
3.337 out of 5
3.3
out of
5
Product Details

Questions & Answers for Julep Freedom™ Polymer Top Coat

Question
Incandescent vs Compact Flourescent
I feel like this might be a silly question, but here goes:
the instructions say this works best when you cure it under a lightbulb. I figure they mean an old-style incandescent bulb. We've switched the entire house over to compact flourescent; would I still get the benefit of this if I hold my nails under a cf bulb?
asked 1 year, 1 month ago
pixiesdust
(Havre de Grace, MD)
on Freedom™ Polymer Top Coat
10 answers
Answers
answer 1
I use the newer light bulbs and it dried just fine.
answered 2 weeks ago
JLIslandGirl
(Toronto, Canada)
answer 2
It cured. In light, any light. No worries.
answered 1 month ago
irenka1
(NYC)
answer 3
I've always used under a compact fluorescent desk lamp so no worries!
answered 1 month, 2 weeks ago
JessieRector
(New York, NY)
answer 4
I thought the same thing when I read it. I'm pretty sure they are comparing regular bulbs to the special UV lights you'd use for a gel manicure letting you know you don't need the special UV. I would assume whatever bulbs you use in your house would apply.
answered 4 months, 2 weeks ago
baybreez
(Long Island, NY)
answer 5
I use cfls at home too, and the freedom coat cures just fine under these bulbs.
answered 8 months ago
unkept
(Manhattan Beach, CA)
answer 6
Just air dry ...light bulb not necessary.
answered 9 months ago
nadellnee
(BX, NY)
answer 7
We only have cfl bulbs in my house as well, and I'm a big fan of this top coat. I still place my nails directly under the light just in case, and it seems to work. If not, julep says 5 mins is all it takes to dry without the lightbulb.

So I'm not positive if the cfl bulbs work well, but I still do it and it seems to work!
answered 11 months ago
Sullly
(Moncton, NB)
answer 8
I dried my nails under an energy saving fluorescent and it worked fine!
answered 1 year ago
pitbullgirl83
(Federal Way, WA)
answer 9
Yes no worries! I actually curied mines under natural sunlight and they turned out beautiful!
answered 1 year ago
xginax
(Riverside, CA)
answer 10
I use the new light bulbs, try to use one that puts out alot of light and heat. you may have to hold your nails over the light for a few mins.
answered 1 year ago
lizann83
(Grand Blanc, Mi)
Question
Do I need to use Julep nail polish with this top coat?
asked 3 months ago
dwebb12
on Freedom™ Polymer Top Coat
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
I used my regular nail polish brands with this top coat and it worked. I did notice some shrinkage though and I'm not sure if this is because I didn't use the Julep nail polish with the top coat.
answered 2 weeks ago
JLIslandGirl
(Toronto, Canada)
answer 2
No, I've used it with other brands of polish.
answered 3 weeks, 2 days ago
misslela
(Phoenix, AZ)
answer 3
Nope, it works fine with any polish in my experience.
answered 1 month, 2 weeks ago
JessieRector
(New York, NY)
answer 4
No! The same amazing effects no matter what brand of polish you use.
answered 1 month, 3 weeks ago
KatieFu
(Austin, TX)
answer 5
I first did a full mani (base coat, color, top coat) allowed this to dry and then polished with this top coat. sounds like a lot of work, but so far so good.
answered 1 month, 4 weeks ago
mmmnyc
answer 6
No, you can use it with any polish.

But make sure that polish is dry before applying - this isn't a topcoat to make your other polish dry faster, it's just that the topcoat alone dries very quickly. Will also last much longer if you buff/polish your nails first and use a higher quality polish as well. I use it with the Sephora Formula X polish and it lasts at least ten days no chips!
answered 2 months, 4 weeks ago
emclark
(NY, NY)
answer 7
no, but be warned that while this top coat does provide dry nails in 5 minutes or less, it will also chip your polish within 1 day!
answered 3 months ago
sephoragirl12
(ny)
Question
can the Julrp freedon polmer top coat be used on acrylic nails?
asked 1 year ago
gloanne
(winfield, alabama)
on Freedom™ Polymer Top Coat
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
YES
answered 10 months ago
Hottae
(ST PAUL, MN)
answer 2
yes, it's just a REALLY REALLY good top coat. It removes with normal nail polish remover. Give it a try it's amazing and it truly dries in less then 5 mns.
answered 11 months ago
Anonymous
(Jersey City, N.J.)
1 of 1