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ORLY Nail Defense

Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
9 Reviews
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ORLY Nail Defense is a strengthening protein treatment that repairs weak, splitting and peeling nails. Use this fast, air-drying treatment in between Gelous manicures to nourish nails. Reapply every other day, decreasing to every 3-4 days as nails improve.

Size: 9mL or 18mL
All ORLY products are vegan, cruelty free and free of harmful toxins

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  • Store in a cool, dark area with a steady temperature (avoid bathrooms). 

ORLY Nail Defense Size: 9mL or 18mL.


  • Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein: a plant derived protein to help fortify and repair the nail.
  • Balm Mint: a powerful antioxidant.
  • Horsetail Extract: rich in mineral salts such as calcium, to help strengthen the nail.
  • Chamomile Flower Extract: adds a natural sheen.


  • Ethyl Acetate, Butyl Acetate, Alcohol Denat., Nitrocellulose, Adipic Acid/Neopentyl Glycol/Trimellitic Anhydride Copolymer, Isopropyl Alcohol, Trimethyl Pentanyl Diisobutyrate, Acetyl Tributyl Citrate, Sucrose Acetate Isobutyrate, Benzophenone-1, Etocrylene, Epoxidized Soybean Oil, Polyvinyl Butyral, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Tocopheryl Acetate, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Melissa Officinalis (Balm Mint) Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Equisetum Hiemale (Horsetail) Leaf/Stem Extract, Aqua/Water/Eau, Dimethicone, Calcium Pantothenate, CI 60725 (Violet 2).


  • Read Storage GuideApplication Guide and Removal Guide before use.
  • Do not use Gelous products if you have extremely short nails or if your nails are in poor condition (thin, dry or split).
  • Discontinue use of Gelous products if irritation or sensitivity occurs.
  • Keep Gelous products of reach of children and pets.


  • Don't remove and insert the UV/LED Gel Nail Lamp Adaptor while the powerpoint is turned on, as this could cause sparking and/or short-circuiting.
  • Unplug the UV/LED Gel Nail Lamp Adaptor or turn off at the wall when not in use.
  • Only use the UV/LED Gel Nail Lamp for preset times.
  • Apply sunscreen to your hands 15-30 minutes using your UV/LED Gel Nail Lamp. Wipe off any sunscreen on nails.
  • Avoid getting back-to-back gel manicures to allow your nails to rehydrate and repair.


  • Avoid the product touching your skin. Wipe off immediately if this occurs.
  • Use in a well ventilated area.
  • Avoid eye contact, inhalation or ingestion.


  • Dispose of Orangewood Sticks and Lint Free Wipes after each use.
  • Dispose of Nail Files once buffing plates have worn down (approx three months for a regular nail filer).
  • Do not use the 100 grit (rough side) of the Gelous Nail File on bare nails.
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Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
Based on 9 reviews
100%would recommend this product
Total 5 star reviews: 7 Total 4 star reviews: 2 Total 3 star reviews: 0 Total 2 star reviews: 0 Total 1 star reviews: 0
9 reviews
  • Ivy W.
    Verified Buyer
    3 minutes ago
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Great !

    Makes my brittle nails look healthy,shiny and strong !

  • Mary-Alice F.
    Verified Buyer
    2 months ago
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Dries super fast

    My nails need a lot of help and this seems to be helping for in between gel sets. Love that is dries really fast

  • Steph E.
    Verified Buyer
    4 months ago
    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    Works okq

    Just a standard nail hardener really

  • Kathryn W.
    Verified Buyer
    4 months ago
    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Dries fast, and helped my nails get their strnegth back

  • dickieandchrissie h.
    Verified Buyer
    9 months ago
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Helped my nails

    I recently have acrylic nails that left my nails weak and brittle and this stuff help to strengthen them and drys easily

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