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For the last year or so, my nails have been healthier than ever — I’m talking longer, stronger, and brighter — and it’s all thanks to one brand: Dermelect. The brand’s range of nail treatments have done wonders for me; I’m especially fond of the Makeover Ridge Filler, which I’ve gone through two bottles of (and counting). In fact, I rely on the brand’s products so much that I’m going to stock up on more during the first-ever InStyle InSider Sale today.
Thanks to our exclusive deals, you can snag 20 percent off Dermelect products sitewide with the promo code LOVE20 until September 29 at 11:59 PM ET.
When I was first introduced to Dermelect, I thought of it as purely being a skincare brand. A couple of years and products later, that’s changed. It's now my primary source for all things nail health, but also a safe bet for products like lash serums and anti-aging serums, which are all included in InStyle’s exclusive two-day sale event. While you could definitely just close your eyes and pick something you’ll be happy with, my recommendations include two of Dermelect’s nail products, plus its Self-Esteem Beauty Sleep Serum.
Makeover Ridge Filler, $14 with code LOVE20 (Originally $18)
Phyto Strong Nail Hardener Base Coat, $14 with code LOVE20 (Originally $18)
Self-Esteem Beauty Sleep Serum, $34 with code LOVE20 (Originally $42)
Makeover Ridge Filler
Pre-COVID Tamim always had nail extensions topped with gel polish. But I no longer have the patience to sit in a salon chair for three hours, so I have taken the DIY route and the impossible has happened: I have embraced my natural nails. I credit this change to Dermelect’s Makeover Ridge Filler (and Phyto Strong Nail Hardener, which I’ll get to shortly).
One or two coats of this ridge filler yields instant results. It neutralizes the jaundiced yellow color my nails become when they’re damaged, imparts a natural pearly pink tint, makes my nails look glossy, and fills in dips and ridges, making them look and feel smooth. There are also improvements that happen over time with routine use; the Makeover Ridge Filler makes my nails strong, hydrated, and flexible, thereby less prone to breakage.
Phyto Strong Nail Hardener Base Coat
I decided to try the Phyto Strong Nail Hardener Base Coat following the successful results I saw from the ridge filler, and it did not disappoint. I used it for two months straight on bare nails and as a base coat under my favorite nail polishes. Eventually, my nails got so long that I had to cut them with clippers, which is rare for me — they usually snag or break when they’re short enough that I simply use a nail file.
The first time I used the clippers, I had to push harder than I thought would be necessary because my nails were so strong that they were bending but not breaking. It was astounding. The base coat formula is rich in protein, peptides, antioxidants, and collagen — a combination that helps with discoloration, moisture, brittleness, and overall health.
Self-Esteem Beauty Sleep Serum
Dermelect’s Beauty Sleep Serum is one of its hero skincare products, in my opinion. The overnight treatment is formulated with glycolic acid (an alpha hydroxy acid), salicylic acid (a beta hydroxy acid), and vitamin C. It’s a potent and effective combination of active ingredients that sheds dead, dull skin, unclogs pores, reduces wrinkles, smoothes uneven texture, and generally brightens and plumps the complexion.
And it’s not too good to be true, according to 700 five-star reviewers. One reviewer raved that “it produces beautiful skin in the morning and has taken care of multiple areas of concern, including lines in the forehead and dark spots.”
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