Kara’s Pick of the Top 3 Best Antifungal Nail Polishes – Discover the Ultimate Nail Tech Secrets

Let’s talk nail fungus – I know, I know. But it’s a common problem, and nothing to be embarrassed about. In fact, statistics suggest that up to 20% of Americans suffer from some form of nail fungal infection, but it’s more common in the older generation, according to the American Academy of Dermatology.

More frequently affecting toenails, fungal infections are caused when microscopic fungal organisms are transferred from another sufferer via skin to skin contact, or sharing nail clippers, but they can also develop due to environmental conditions. Warm, moist feet are the perfect home for fungi, and they just love it if your shoes are tight-fitting, you wear plastic gloves for long periods, smoke or suffer from diabetes.

However, effective treatment is readily available from your pharmacy, but if you’re concerned, your dermatologist or doctor will advise you. Luckily for us nail polish fans, there’s another solution – antifungal polish!

Containing growth inhibitors, and antifungal ingredients, such as amorolfine or ciclopirox, these polishes can be a good method of curing the infection, and having pretty nails too. It’s important to follow the supplied instructions, as the polishes need to be applied differently, depending on the particular antifungal ingredient used. 

I tried out the best selling antifungal polishes on some willing volunteers who are suffering with nail infections, and here’s the results.  

 

1) Dr.’s REMEDY Antifungal Nail Polish x3

What Makes it Great

Containing natural fungal inhibitors, this little set of 3 polishes lists tea tree, garlic extract, biotin and lavender amongst its ingredients. These are all known for being effective antifungal treatments in their own right, but together they make up a powerful cocktail. Non-toxic, cruelty-free and vegan, the set contains 2 gorgeous shades of pinky rose reds, and an all-in-one base/top coat. Within 3 weeks, a difference was noticed, with the nails looking smoother and healthier, and definite signs that the infection was receding. 

Where it Could be Improved

We needed to apply a couple of coats of color to achieve a smooth, streak-free finish. 

9.7Expert Score
The Final Verdict

Dr.’s Remedy not only included 2 simply beautiful colors, and a decent top and base coat, but effectively fought off the infection, leaving the nails looking better than ever.

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2) PS Polish Antifungal Nail Polish – Rosey Cheeks

What Makes it Great

The name, Rosey Cheeks, is so apt for this gloriously pinky red shade – I just love it. Non-toxic and nasty chemical-free, this polish was developed by a doctor and includes natural antifungal ingredients such as grapefruit extract. In our test, it performed well, and after 3 weeks there was a big improvement in the appearance of the nails, and a noticeable reduction in the fungal infection. 

Where it Could be Improved

The polish was, initially, a little gloopy, but after warming it slightly – I didn’t want to add acetone in case it affected the antifungal properties, it improved nicely. 

9.8Expert Score
The Final Verdict

Not only did it work really well at tackling the fungal infection, but it’s an awesome color. This is coming home with me!

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3) NovaNailPLUS Antifungal Nail Polish

What Makes it Great

Containing the herbal antifungal ingredients melaleuca alternifolia oil and artemisia tridentata extract, this is a clear base and top coat. I have to mention the design of the bottle – unusual isn’t the word, and once empty, I’m keeping it! In terms of performance, the improvements happened quickly, and by the end of two weeks, the nail looked and felt better. There was less breaking, and the surface was much smoother, with the infection losing its hold.

Where it Could be Improved

This polish did have quite a strong aroma, but it was herbal and not too unpleasant. 

9.8Expert Score
The Final Verdict

Effective and quick to work, this top/base coat combo did its job really well, and the bottle is aesthetically awesome!

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