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Mavala Scientifique

The tip of the nail is the most fragile, most unprotected part and breaks easily. It frequently needs to be strengthened. Mavala was the first to produce a penetrating nail hardener that actually hardens nails immediately and helps prevent splitting of flaking. Formulated in 1958, Mavala Scientifique is absorbed into the nail tip to harden and strengthen it. One small 5 ml bottle holds a year’s supply.

Key features

  • The tip of the nail is the most fragile, most unprotected part and breaks easily. It frequently needs to be strengthened.
  • Mavala was the first to produce a penetrating nail hardener that actually hardens nails immediately and helps prevent splitting of flaking.
  • Formulated in 1958, Mavala Scientifique is absorbed into the nail tip to harden and strengthen it.
  • One small 5 ml bottle holds a year’s supply.
  • Made in Switzerland

Honest reviews

★★★★★

I just started to use this item.

I looked up the positive review of this product. I don’t know if it works. I just been using it for 3 weeks. I would say the item was delivered on time and well packaged.

Elva Victor, MT
★★★★★

What a disappointment!

I read all the reviews diligently prior to ordering this product. I received the Mavala Scientific nail hardner and followed the instructions yet the very first morning after applying the night before I had a split. Because my nails are super short and the instructions are very clear to only apply to tip, I was super careful not to “over do” it, making sure I only get it on the tip that I do have. So, not giving up, I filed down the split and re-applied this time using a tad bit more as I figured maybe I just was “too” careful and didnt get enough on (the instructions say to hold the brush their for about a few seconds/or minute to make sure it absorbs. So I did this again. Again, same thing, this time it was another nail I noticed a split. I only have two fingers that have tips so the other nails I used Trind nail balsam and nail repair (with the intention when they get long enough I will use the Mavala on the tips as I truly belived or hoped the Mavala would be best for the hardner part since it makes sense to me to not use it on the pink part of nail or cuticle area). My nails are in horrible shape but have been very good about soaking, wrapping and “feeding” the cuticles for the past two weeks. These two nails had finally showed a tip so I was very excited to use this Mavala. I figured I would only use it when the other nails caught up as my cuticles were always so bad and feel that I had been going about treating my nails the wrong way by over drying them with hardners for my entire nail. Anyway, I used the Mavala hardner with the Mavala nail “shield” products (2 layers of fiber solution they sell to use with the hardner to keep the rest of your nail protected between applications). What I noticed is 1) the nails treated with the Mavala hardner/shield products were significantly “yellow” compared to the the ones I used Trind.2) The Mavala “peeled” off at cuticle area both times I tried it the next day. As the instructions as well as proper care tells us to continue to use moisterizers for the cuticle area so doing that caused the Mavala shiled to peel.3) Then nail tips had splits on the Mavala after 3 times applying it each time alittle more to ensure I was doing it right.4) The Mavala nails looked bumpy, dull and tacky compared to the Trind. I know this is not a review of the Trind but for now, the Trind is amazing. Using the Trind nail balsam under the Nail repair (which their nail repair also has Formaldyhed) there were no bumps, my cuticles looked great and so far so good, no splits or shreds at all. Also they looked “whiter” compared to the Mavala. The Mavala has too many coats and if you read the instructions the shield is just a “fake” layer to protect the nail but it peels and really donesnt do anything more than get you by. the Hardner, what a disappointment?Past reviews suggested your nails would be rock hard on the tips but mine are not that but more importantly I have since had to file those two nails down to where they are not “no tips” because the hardner didnt do what it was supposed too. I tried 3x…so can’t believe that it is this amazing product when I had splits two times in less than 3 days.I did exactly what the instructions said if anything, put alittle more (but this was only after the 3rd day still splitting).The Trind is really nice. Easy too. You are to remove it every night with non-acetone nail remover, coat your nail with the Nail balsam (which keeps your nail and cuticles from drying out under the fomaldyne) then you use their Nail repair (which is similar to Mavala’s hardner only you put on the whole nail. The amazing thing is it is NOT drying or peeling. And the nail looks smooth and white (not yellow and tacky).the two nails that had tips are still alittle bit there even after I filed them down after the splits occurred when I tried the Mavala…and so far so good with the Trind nail repair. I switched those two nails to the Nail Trind (like my others) and the tips are strong and no splits.I do not recommend this Nail hardner if you have really soft nails that are super short. I watched a couple tutorials on youtube of people applying the Mavala..all the people have super long “claws” where the white is very present (it doenst really show anyone that truly has weak, frail SHORT tips). To me, if your nails are already super long and have white tips its not the Mavala as much as you have good nails.I am a perfect example though of every time I get slightly white tip it splits and my nails are paper thin from artificial nails, bad circulation and abuse for all my life (51 years old). Now, I am showing great results but not from the Mavala but the Trind. I recommend the Trind.

Magdalena Franklin, WV
★★★★★

Mavala Scientifique Nail Hardener

I bought this several months ago, it could even be a year by now. The product does what it said but for me it made my nails brittle. I didn’t try anything with it cause I didn’t know what I should use besides that (carrier oil?) I’m sure it will work for some of you but not my nails. I still have it and I might try using it again, if I do, I’ll update the review.

Sharron Girard, PA
★★★★★

This works

This is amazing, and a true nail saver. The secret is that you cannot use it too much.See, this item uses formaldehyde much like Brazilian straightening systems for hair. By painting this on it changes the cross links in protein causing the nails to become stronger. However, formaldehyde is both dangerous, and applications of too much causes brittleness.Follow directions closely, only apply to nails, and wash wash wash when you’re done.

Terrie Mechanicville, NY
★★★★★

Arrived very fast.

This product arrived very fast. Wasn’t expending it until today (Friday) and it was in my mailbox on Wednesday of this week. I’ve since used it once so far and that’s enough according to the instructions using it once a week up to twice. I’m looking forward to seeing the results in a few months of use. Happy so far!

Madeline Columbus Junction, IA
★★★★★

Was a completely sceptical about this product until…..

I purchased this product!! I’ve tried many, many products in hopes something could help my nails grow, stop the tremendous peeling, and breakage right at my quick. This was my last resort and when reading the reviews I really thought to myself, whatever we’ll see. I’ve never seen anything like. It’s so amazing that I bought this very brand names polishes and my nails have never looked better!! No more acrylics!! YEEEAAAAH!! I am forever going to by this product and couldn’t be happier. – Shelby, GA

Liz Kingston, PA
★★★★★

Most use along with the rest of the product

What can I say hmm ….does it work yes ,makes nail hard ,strong and sweet…..follow the instructions as its written on the box along with the other product .This is nice and yes I will order this again …With this product I took hair,nail and skin vitamins along with its …watch your nail grow nice strong and long .

Deidre Ridgewood, NY