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Brittle Nail Moisturizing Treatment
The key to healthy nails is adequate water content. Nails typically contain between 7 to 25% water. The content can vary depending on ambient temperature and relative humidity. Winter conditions, nail polish remover and exposure to detergents are only a few factors can contribute to water loss in the nail plate. If the water loss is significant and experienced over a long term, nails will becomes brittle.
The most obvious and effective way to counter water loss is to provide a barrier which will prevent water from escaping the nail's surface. This is the exact same thinking behind maintaining smooth youthful looking skin. And so, we apply creams and/or oils to skin to help preserve its water content.
How important is nail water content?
A recent study* actually demonstrated that nails with more water content are more flexible compared to nails that are drier, rendering these significantly more brittle
*Farran L et al. Tensile and shear properties of fingernails as a function of a changing humidity environment. J Biomech 2009; 42(9): 1230-35.
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Nails provide a particular challenge in that they are difficult to treat using creams or oils as these do not adhere or cannot be absorbed. Imagine if we could paint on a coat that would deliver a humectant or a water attracting substance that would help bind water and keep it from escaping the nail's surface.
Introducing SoftCoat: A New Brittle Nail Moisturizing Lotion
This is precisely what SoftCoat Brittle Nail Treatment does. SoftCoat contains urea, a well known humectant used in high quality skin creams. When applied to the nail, SoftCoat delivers urea to the nail and helps to trap water within the nail plate. This in turn keep the nail hydrated and promotes nail growth under hydrated conditions. The result is the restoration of normal looking nails without the splitting, flaking and cracking seen in dry brittle nails.
SoftCoat Brittle Nail Moisturizing Lotion