Essie’s new ridge-filling base coat, Smooth-e, combats more than just ridges. Essie global lead educator Rita Remark outlines several of its uses.
• Nail discoloration. Discoloration can be due to natural yellowing or whitening of the nail or surface stains from food or nail polish. Smooth-e comes in a tinted, creamy formula that works to conceal discoloration and other imperfections.
• Dryness or flaking. As we age, the nails retain less moisture, which can lead to dryness. Smooth-e combats dryness with ceramide, which hydrates and prevents moisture loss. Similarly, it protects dry, flaking nails, especially during cold, dry winter months.
• Ridging. Another sign of age is ridging. Smooth-e works to smooth ridges, and for clients with extremely deep ridges, gaps, or dents, Gel-Setter top coat can be used as well. Its slightly thicker consistency glosses over uneven nails, producing a glass-like surface.
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