I can’t believe I haven’t reviewed this top coat yet! I’ve been using the Barielle No-Chip Speed Dry Protective Top Coat (that’s a mouth full) for at least 6 months. I tend use a lot of top coats at once. At any given time I have a long wear top coat, a gel top coat for glitter and a fast dry top coat all open. I use whichever top coat is best for any given manicure. The Barielle No-Chip Speed Dry has been my go to quick(ish) dry top coat for a while.
Barielle claims this top coat will dry quickly, protect nails polish from UV rays and chipping and dry to a long lasting shine. The formula is packed with calcium and silk proteins to nourish and strengthen nails.
The application directions state to apply a thin coat of the Protective Top Coat two minutes after applying the last coat of polish.
This is a thinner top coat that does dry quickly (though this is no lightning fast dry top coat like Seche Vite, HK Girl, etc). But the slower dry time has the benefit of not causing any tip shrinkage and does prevent chipping (slower drying top coats can handle more shock to the nail than a super fast dry top coat). I get good wear time from this top coat and no dulling.
As far as the nail care aspect of this top coat goes I don’t know. I haven’t noticed any improvement in my nails necessarily but my nails are in good condition.
One thing I love about Barielle as a company is the really do focus on nail care. All of their products, including nail polish, are made to improve the health of nails and cuticles. Also, all of their products are 5 free and are not tested on animals.
The only negative thing I can say about this top coat is the price; $12.50 is a bit steep. But I do love this product and would recommend it.
Under the jump are a couple of pictures of the bottle and packaging with the directions. I also included a list of ingredients.
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Key Ingredients: Calcium, Silk Powder Dibutyl-Phthalate Free, Toluene Free and Formaldehyde Free
Ingredients: ETHYL ACETATE, BUTYL ACETATE, SD ALCOHOL – 40B, ACRYLATES COPOLYMER, CELLULOSE ACETATE BUTYRATE, ADIPIC ACID/NEOPENTYL GLYCOL/ TRIMELLITIC ANHYDRIDE COPOLYMER, TRIPHENYL PHOSPHATE, TRIMETHYL PENTANYL DIISOBUTYRATE, ETOCRYLENE, BENZOPHENONE-1, DIMETHICONE, VIOLET #2 (CI 60725).