I have been using this product for years & - am very happy with the results. I have thin, peeling nails. This product makes my nails harder & - keeps them from peeling. Normally , I wear nail polish continuously to protect my nails but even if I don 't, my nails are hard at the tips & - don 't peel. I definitely recommend using this product if you have nails like mine.
By Nancy from Houston, Texas from on 3/31/2014
This really works
My natural nails are thin and ridged. I buff them to get most of the ridges out and use mavala nail strengthener religiously. It's the only way I have any nails at all! I have also used mavala ridge filler, another great product, but I am rather low maintenance with regard to my nails at this point in my life, the less the better.
By Mak from Overland Park, KS from on 3/1/2014
I saw improvement to my thin nails with the first application. I don't bother with the apparatus included, just be careful not to get this on your skin ( actually, some did touch my cuticle & - they didn't fall off!).
By Karen Coleman from Rochester NY from on 11/1/2013
I have been using this produce for decades. It works well without any ill effects. For most of my early life I had soft, cracking and peeling fingernails. Mavala Nail Hardener make my nails almost normal and I can enjoy shaping and polishing. Thank for making it available.
By Anne from NY, NY from on 10/19/2013
The only product that works.
My mother and I started using this product in the mid-70's. Yep, 40 years ago. I highly recommend it to anyone who has soft, peeling nails. I will not use anything else. I also use the 002 Base Coat, and the Top Coat and my manicure lasts through 2 weeks of typing, dishwashing, and general household chores and still looks fresh. The only reason I change it at 2 weeks is to change the color. I know it's pricey, but a bottle will last for YEARS.
By Cyndilu from Riverside CA from on 4/7/2013
LONG time user
I THINK THIS IS WORKING . I CANNOT EVEN SEE THE SPLITS IN MY NAILS.
By BARBARA from HAWAII from on 1/28/2013
MAVALA SCIENTIFIQUE NAIL HARDENER.
I purchased 3 nail products hoping to get my nails shaped up, but Mavala just is not working for me. I've been using it for at least three months now and no improvement. I have moved on to trying other things.
By Cynthia from Kadoka, SD from on 9/5/2012
Sadly not working.
This product is easy to use and really lives up to its promise. My nails have never been so strong. No more peeling. No breaking. Love Mavala!!
By Lin from Bellingham, WA from on 3/10/2012
It works really fast .
By LESSETH from New Jersey from on 3/6/2012
Love this product
I always had long,strong nails when I was younger but they would eventually break off. Soooo, I started having acrylic nails put on and almost ruined my nailbed. I was trying to take vitamins and let the nailbed grow out and searching for something on the web to help my weak nails. This stuff is awesome. My nails have gotten much stronger...no more peeling and chipping. If I forget to use it for a week or two I will start to have problems but with the first application again I see improvement. Just yesterday I was using a drill (yes I am a woman) and got my finger nail in a jam and it only took a tiny chip out of the nail...hurt like heck so I figured the nail was torn off but no. I love this product...please never go out of business.
By Madeline from Elmer, LA from on 1/19/2012
Love this stuff
After (finally) giving up on acrylic nails - expensive, time consuming and not always healthy - I've struggled getting my nails to have any length at all. I tried creams, oils, everything. I ordered this with the attitude that it couldn't hurt. It is great! I've used for three weeks now and am starting to get some length in my nails. Definitely a keeper.
By Donti from Kansas City from on 1/19/2012
Helps prevent my nails from peeling which has been a life-long problem.
By Jan from Oregon from on 1/14/2012
I have almost run out of this stuff and was frantically searching on the internet on where to buy it from and came across this website..when i placed my order and became an active member it showed me that the original bottle I got 3 years ago was from here!! From this website! I was so happy to find it again and to realize this is where i purchased it originally in 2008! This is the best product ever! I've shown other co-workers how well this works instantly and they're amazed! They love it too!
By Tabbitha from tacoma, WA from on 11/21/2011
I love this stuff!! It's awesome! 1 bottle lasted me a LONG time!
Great Product. I like that it quickly penetrates, so you don't have to worry about drying time. My nails feel stronger.
By Zulema from Hammond, Indiana from on 11/8/2011
Wonderful product for chronic nail biters. I have just purchased this for my daughter as she was very impressed with my nail growth.
By Maureen Lyons from Portsmouth, Rhode Island from on 10/24/2011
This has worked so well for me, a longtime nail biter who now has fingernails.
I've used this product for years. DO NOT get this liquid on your skin. Apply VERY sparingly. Brush all the liquid off the brush and apply to nail from the center and then to each side. Works like nothing else in the world!
By Strong Nails from Florida from on 10/19/2011
I started using a similar formula that has been recently discontinued more than 40 years ago, and am thrilled to find this product! It really works and is well worth the cost. It is the formaldehyde, that is the ingredient you need for hard as steel nails & it is the main ingredient, so hard to find nowadays. Only on the tips, do not coat the entire nail. It dries very quickly and does not have a lingering odor. While you can put it over polish, I'll dab it on the back of the nail if I have polish on that I don't want to remove. It is a small bottle but a little goes a long way & it will take years before you use it all but it will remain usable in all that time as well. I received it within a week of ordering & it was well packaged.
By Cynthia from Madison Wi from on 9/24/2011
I have used this many years ago and then I could no longer buy it because the store didn't carry it anymore. What a disappointment for me, since nothing else ever worked that I tried!
By Rita from Hartville, OH from on 9/24/2011
Very Best Nail Hardner I have ever used!!
I was so glad to discover this online store carried it! I just ordered a bottle of this and I am so excited to get back to using the BEST Mavala nail hardener there is!
I just started using this product, so it is too soon to tell if it is going to work or not. I can say that it does as it says, and dries the skin around the nail out pretty bad. I need to put vaseline around the skin of my fingernails before applying the Mavala. I do not have long nails so the little nail protecter that comes with the product to protect the skin around the nails does not work unless you have a good amount of free edge.
By Karen Collier from Pennsylvania from on 9/13/2011
Time will tell.
I am anxious to see if this will help my nails from splitting and breaking.
Been using this product for a while and I now love my nails. My nails use to break or crack a lot now they are beautiful.
By Anonymos from Griffin, Ga from on 9/7/2011
I have very soft, brittle, peeling nails and have tried every product out there, with little success. I find that Mavala Original Nail Hardener is the only one that really works. It doesn't deliver miracle overnight results, but it definitely helps!
By Ruth from New York. from on 8/12/2011
Best ofn the market
I have used this for less than a month but already see strength in my nails. It does not take much. The bottle looks tiny, but if applied properly, you don't need much. My nails are stronger and flexible, the peeling has stopped. Great Stuff!
By K from CT from on 6/23/2011
Don't hesitate, get this
I gave it 2 stars, I started using it the same day I received it and I can't tell any difference. My nails still peel and chip. I was so excited to get it, but it's no good for me.
By Anonymous from on 2/6/2011
Review for Mavala Scientifique (Original) Nail Hardener.
I discovered this product 20 years ago when I received a nail kit as a promo gift from a now-defunct department store. I used it very frugally to make it last because I couldn't find it anywhere. I finally ran out and looked to the internet. I was delighted to find it at WhatSheBuys, and now I can use it with abandon, knowing I can get more. It is an amazing product and really works. I was also favorably impressed with WhatSheBuys, and will use them again and again.
By Anonymous from on 10/21/2010
Review for Mavala Scientifique (Original) Nail Hardener
I have used this product for over 30 years. Has great shelf life. Works incredibly well and I wouldn't use anything else!
By Anonymous from on 6/24/2010