Why are base coats important?
With all the hand-washing these days, the best insurance policy for a great, long-lasting manicure or pedicure is to start with a nice thin layer of base coat prior to color application. A good base coat sets the stage for great color adherence. Think of it as double-sided tape…it sticks to your nail plate and the color sticks to it! And not just any base coat will do, a toxin-free base coat is essential to keeping your nail look clean. The base coat obviously has the most direct contact with your nail, therefore ensuring that it is free of harmful toxins and allergens is critical!
Côte has five different clean, safe base coats available, each with it’s own strength and specific purpose. Depending on what attributes you are looking for (Weak nails? Trouble with yellowing? A little ridge-y? Limping off of gels?) Côte has a base coat for you:
Contains calcium pantothenate (vitamin B5) and coffee extract to help strengthen natural nails. Beneficial for weak, thin, splitting or peeling nails, this formula also provides great shine as a top coat.
Provides a base for even color application and long lasting wear while protecting the nail plate from yellowing, stains and discoloration. As a top coat, it protects against chipping and also has a UV absorber which protects from yellowing and fading. It hydrates and seals the nail while creating long-lasting shine.
Specially formulated to work as a ridge filler, strengthener and primer for natural nails, côte’s smoothing base produces a subtle, matte finish which acts as a great base for polish adhesion. Expect long-lasting wear and protection against chipping and tip wear as well.
Ditch the harmful gels and come back to beautiful natural nails. Infused with lavender extract, ginseng root extract and calcium fluoride, resurface & repair base coat helps soothe nails damaged by gel or acrylic product removal.
Growth with Garlic relies on odorless garlic extract to provide the natural road to longer, stronger nails while helping to remove yellowing that other polishes may leave behind.