Q&A for Nails
What can I use as my natural nails are brittle, weak and splitting?
The best product to use is CND Rescue Rxx. Rescue is a highly effective daily keratin treatment that helps repair damaged nails with the power of keratin protein, sweet almond oil and conditioning jojoba oil. After just one week, 80% of users said the condition of their nails was noticeably improved. Apply twice during day and at bedtime, massaging in after applying to nails. Use when you are not wearing nail polish, as this product needs to be absorbed into bare nails to repair. After 4 weeks use you can then start to use CND Solar Oil twice every day to maintain your nail health. This can be applied over the top of nail polish too and will keep your nails and cuticles healthy.
Are CND base coats, nail polishes, top coats & nail care products free of toxins and safe to use?
Yes all the CND products are created by their top scientists in CND state-of-the-art laboratories to maintain the very best health of your natural nails. All base coats, polishes, and top coats are 7-free, meaning they are free of toluene, camphor, formaldehyde, phthalates (DPB) formaldehyde resin, xylene, methyl ethyl ketone (MEK). They are 100% cruelty free - never ever tested on animals, and vegan-friendly.
My cuticles are dry, what can I use to improve this?
CND Cuticle Remover is both an exfoliant and moisturiser for cuticles and nails and surrounding skin. Apply a small amount to each nail (about as big as an apple pip) and massage into cuticles and over and around the nail. Let it soak in for a couple of mins then scrape across cuticles and over nails and down sides gently with an orangewood stick slanted end or rubber manicure hoof stick. Use on finger nails and toe nails to minimise cuticles, get rid of any dry skin, strengthen nails and nourish the skin around the nails.
Why doesn’t Vinylux nail polish need a base coat?
Vinylux nail polish has been specially developed to adhere to the natural nail without the need for a base coat. The polish has 3 added ingredients Jojoba Oil, Keratin and Vitamin E for nail health. If your nails have been damaged or weakened due to trauma, you can use CND Ridge Fx as a base coat - this is a nail surface enhancer as well so will smooth out your nails beautifully and then you can apply your Vinylux (or Creative Play) as usual.
Will Vinylux nail polish really last a week?
Yes. If you follow instructions you will get seven day wear. Be sure to prepare nails well before use by using CND Scrubfresh first to ensure they are very clean. Shake Vinylux vigorously before use, then apply 2 thin coats of Vinylux nail polish colour, then apply a Vinylux Top coat. Seal the free edge of the nail with polish and top coat too as this helps nail polish last longer. Allow to dry - this polish is quick-drying and will be dry in 8 1/2 mins. Vinylux is very nourishing to your nails too, so it is a beauty treatment as well as a polish.
What sort of textures are there in Creative Play Nail Polish?
Creative Play Polish comes in 10 different textures. They are creme, pearl, shimmer, satin, metallic, transformer, holographic glitter, metallic glitter, micro glitter, and multi-colour glitter. You can read more in the Blog Post.
Which CND Nail Polish is best for Nail Art?
Both ranges of nail polish, Vinylux Long Wear and Creative Play are ideal for nail art. Creative Play has different textures, so you can easily creative feature nails using the different finishes to mix and match with the Creme colours and create amazing nail art. Vinylux has 3 different coverage levels - opaque, semi-sheer and sheer. The Opaque colours are highly pigmented and perfect for nail art designs, and the semi-sheers and sheers are great for French nails.
Help. I have just had my acrylic nails removed after several months and my natural nails underneath are now thin, and fragile. What can I do?
CND Rescue Rxx will help your nails become strong and healthy. Apply twice a day and at bedtime, massaging in well. You may need to use this for as long as 3 months until your nails have completely regrown but you will notice your new nails are strong and healthy due to the nail nutrients in Rescue Rxx. Many of our customers are now loving long healthy nails for the first time in their lives due to Rescue Rxx. Once you are happy with your nails you can switch to CND Solar Oil twice a day.
My hands are really dry - do you have anything that will help?
CND Scentsations Hand Washes are formulated with glycerin and enriched with jojoba so they cleanse the skin without drying it out. The vegan formulas are PH balanced to respect the skin and to help protect the natural skin barrier. Then follow with the Scentsations Hand Lotions. The lotions are very moisturising and the handy pump dispenser gives you just the right amount of hand cream. These botanically fragranced lotions are absorbed immediately with a velvety feel that is really refreshing. Use 2 or 3 times a day. These washes and lotions can also be used all-over after a bath or shower. The Scentsations range is used widely as part of manicures and pedicures in top salons throughout 68 countries worldwide. The fragrances are really gorgeous and refreshing.
What nail polish remover is best ? I am confused with all the different sorts.
CND only have one which is Offly Fast Moisturising Remover. This removes any nail polish quickly and more importantly, safely. It won't damage your nails or dry them out. This product is used widely in professional salons and is suitable for sensitive nails too.
My nail polish peels off and chips after just one day. What am I doing wrong?
If nails are not totally oil-free and scrupulously clean, the nail polish won't attach properly to the nails. CND Scrubfresh is a nail surface cleanser which cleans and temporarily dehydrates the nail, giving a perfect surface on which to apply your polish. Saturate a pad with Scrubfresh and scrub (yes scrub) your entire nail. Then apply your base coat, or if using CND Vinylux apply your first coat of nail polish.
I really want to use a base coat with Vinylux even though I know I don't need one. Is it possible to use a base coat? Will Vinylux still give me 7 days wear?
Yes. CND Ridge Fx is designed to work synergistically with Vinylux Long Wear Polish self-adhering technology. So you can use this as your base coat under Vinylux. CND Ridge Fx Nail Surface Enhancer is a base coat for ridged or imperfect nails, giving a super smooth surface to the nail.
I am impatient and like my nail polish to dry as fast as possible. Is there any way I can speed up the drying experience?
CND have developed Solarspeed Quick Dry Spray for this purpose. It is a fast nail polish dryer with the added conditioning benefits of Solar Oil. Lightly mist on nails one minute after top coat is applied. Wait for at least five more minutes to ensure a more thorough set.
Do you have an all-purpose base coat and top coat?
Yes the CND Stickey Anchoring Base Coat and the CND Super Shiney Top Coat are excellent all-round base coats and top coats. The base coat improves nail polish wearability and helps prevent surface staining. The top coat provides a scratch-resistant shine, seals & protects nail polish, and UV absorbers guard against fading and discolouration