PRODUCT REVIEW: Revitanail Ridge Filler

Revitanail Ridge Filler ½
Price: $14.95
Size: 14ml
About: ridge-filling treatment evens out the ridges of the nails and gives nails a smooth and uniform surface, ensuring the polish goes on easily and evenly. Packaged in a classic nail polish glass bottle with a nail brush applicator.
Review: Revitanil Ridge Filler is like a foundation for my nails that preps them prior to polishing by filling in any flaws, like ridges and rough patches to level out the nail surface to achieve a smooth and uniform canvas. By promoting polish adhesion, it allows nail polish to apply evenly, while enhancing the staying power. By enveloping my nail with this protective layer staining of the nail is prevented, one of the few setbacks when constantly rocking a punchy bold or bright nail colour. Infused with beneficial conditioning ingredients such as Essential Oils, Vitamins and Calcium, along with nourishing Pearl Powder, all integrated to provide supplementary nail care; it’s ultimately a clever multi-tasking nail product. It brandishes the usual Revitanail packaging representing quality, however, in this case, it is no more costly than similar, high-end brands. How does it compare with the likes of those common, very popular, top-shelf nail labels? In my opinion, it is on par and therefore I believe it’s better value for money.

The formula itself looks white and opaque, but when applied to the nail, it is completely transparent. The consistency is exactly as I prefer, not too thick and gluggy yet not too runny. Most importantly the formula dries rapidly, which impresses me the most as I grow impatient at the best of times when waiting for nail polish to dry. The biggest downside of this product, which is not at all different to an average nail polish is the strong chemical scent. Fortunately, it is not headache inducing but still quite potent all the same, especially considering I am sensitive to fragrances, so I was relieved when it disappeared just as fast as it dried. Like all Revitanail lacquers, Ridge Filler is void of toxic, potentially harmful chemicals, Formaldehyde, Toluene and Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP). My nails don’t suffer too badly of ridges, hence the need to use only one coat in lieu of my normal base, although two coats may be necessary for those who have notably deeper ridges. I have taken to often using it alone, without polish, as I’m partial to the effect it creates, prominently adorning my natural nails with a beautiful, well-groomed appearance. Even after I remove my manicure, it’s appeasing to reveal that my nails are not dried out any further! This, I suspect, is due to the remarkably hydrating ingredients and being free of those nasties mentioned above. 

Overall, I am thrilled with the performance of the Revitanail Ridge Filler for prolonging the life of my manicure when used to prime my nails. Not only does it bond the enamel better to my nail, it helps my manicures withstand the daily abuse my hands are subject to (during a typical day in the life of a mum) by delivering greater longevity that keeps my polish looking flawless longer. I am positive it’s effectually safeguarding my nails against staining as well, because they no longer bear any unsightly discolouration or yellowing associated with frequent nail polish use, so it does its job reliably in that respect too. I can also vouch that it strengthens my nails upon application, making them feel much harder than normal. I’m not sure if strengthening is one of it’s claims, but it is definitely a bonus, which I personally appreciate, considering my nails are not in the best shape ATM, brittle and prone to peeling and breaking, thus the extra fortifying support sustains even greater durability. I wouldn’t hesitate in using this product on a regular basis, either as a base coat to erase imperfections before a manicure, or on its own, when I wish to adopt an elegantly smooth, polished finish to my natural nails, without needing to rely on buffing. I would certainly recommend and suggest it to anyone who is serious about DIY manicures, because it’s the perfect investment for those wanting salon-worthy results from the comfort and convenience of your own home. I am awarding it with 4.5 out of 5 stars, only losing a half star because of the unpleasant fragrance.
Purchased: No.
Reviewed by: Melanie Kuziemko, Yeah Yeah... Ragger Ragger.