There are a lot of products out there that promise longer, stronger nails. These nail-growth products are often packed with nutrients such as keratin, biotin, peptides, amino acids, vitamin E, jojoba oil, proteins… The list can go on and on. And when you read the label and see all of those good-for-nails ingredients, you might think, “Well, this is definitely going to make my nails completely flawless.”
But how do we really know if they actually work? Well, you could test them all, which would ultimately be very expensive and super time-consuming, as you have to wait for them to grow after all. You could ask around and see what your friends recommend. And you could also diligently read the reviews of the products you’re interested in to see what they have to say. While you can’t take every review as the literal truth, reading a huge number of reviews for one product can help you discern.
Or you can leave the work to me—I ended up doing the two latter options. I asked my fellow editors for their recs, and I scoured the reviews of many nail-growth serums and products to see what was up. Check out my findings below.