Duri Rejuvacote produced awesome results for my nails. I tested it for two weeks and I was very happy with the end results.
The Duri box states that, “Rejuvacote the nail doctor will heal and cure your split, cracked and acrylic eaten nails. In a matter of weeks you will enjoy the look and feel of strong, vital, natural nails.”
The formula was great. It went on nice and smooth and was fast drying. The only downside to the formula is that it is a little stinky so when you use it you should be in a well ventilated room. It has a very slight pink tint to it, which I didn’t notice until about the third or fourth day of use, after it had been layered on about four times. The pink tint actually looks very nice when you start to build up the layers.
The directions are as follows (from the box):
Begin with clean dry nails. Apply one coat of Rejuvacote as base coat. Apply nail color if desired. Apply Rejuvacote as top coat, daily. After 7 days, remove with polish remover. As your nails improve, apply every other day or as needed.
For this test I followed the instructions on the box. I did not use any other products than what was stated on the box for my nails, cuticles or hands. I did this because I wanted to see the full effect of Duri Rejuvacote for itself. I must say that my cuticles and hands got pretty rough as time went on because they were dying for some moisture as illustrated in some of the pictures.
For week one I applied one coat of Duri Rejuvacote every day for a week. For the following week, I wanted to try Duri Rejuvacote out as a base and top coat with nail polish. I removed the Duri Rejuvacote from the previous week. Then I applied one coat of Duri for the base, two coats of polish and then one final coat of Duri as top coat.
After three days of use with Duri Rejuvacote I started to see my nails grow a tiny bit. As day five approached I noted more growth.
There was some very visible growth after seven days. After the first week, when I had fully removed the Duri, I also noticed that my nails were stronger than before.
After the full two weeks of using Duri Rejuvacote my nails were even stronger than the first week and I noticed a considerable amount of growth.
I really liked Duri Rejuvacote as a base for polish. For my polish I used OPI – I’m Not Really A Waitress, which always stains my nails yellow after wearing it for more than three days. However, I noticed that after wearing my polish for a week my nails were not stained when I used Duri. I was very happy with this and very surprised to see that my nails didn’t have a yellow tinge to them. Meaning, I can continue to wear my favorite polish without staining my nails!
As a top coat Duri Rejuvacote was just okay. However, this is usually the case with polishes or treatments that claim you can use them as a base and a top coat. It was pretty fast drying, but the shine factor was not completely there after placed over polish (which also has a shine to it). I also noticed it did not smooth out my polish as much as I like with my usual top coat. However, one thing I did like about the top coat was that it did not give me any shrinkage at the tips of my nails. Overall, as a top coat it wasn’t bad, but it also wasn’t the greatest.
Overall, for me Duri Rejuvacote worked and I was happy with it. I will definitely be continuing to use Duri Rejuvacote in the future if I need nail growth and strength. I will also continue to use it as a base coat for those especially pesky staining polishes (those reds)!
Have you tried Duri Rejuvacote? Did it work for you? Try it out for yourself! Duri Rejuvacote is available here on NailPolishCanada.com. You can grab one for $12.95 per bottle.