Frequently Asked Questions

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NONYX has a shelf life of 3 years. Recently the carton and bottle have the "Best if used by" date printed on them. If you have an older bottle there is a manufacturing date code on the underside of the bottle. The first 2 numbers of this code are the last two digits of the year it was made. For example, 19 = 2019. The next three digits of the code represent the sequential day of that year. Your bottle of NonyX is still good if the first two digits printed on the underside of the bottle are the number 17 or a higher number. If the number is 16 or lower the bottle has expired and you should buy a new one.

While NONYX contains naturally-derived ingredients we did not test it on pregnant or breast-feeding women and therefore do not recommend it be used by them during this time.

Keratin debris is the white, yellow or brownish granular build-up that you see on or under your toenail or fingernail. Keratin debris is the food supply and habitat of nail fungus. It is where the fungus lives in your nail. Keratin debris can cause your nail to thicken and separate from the nail bed. NONYX Nail Gel clears out keratin debris with regular use.

Expect to see good results within 5 to 9 months as your nail grows out. Based on a clinical study, smaller nails may be clear in as little as three months. You may be able to start scraping out any softened keratin debris in 3 to 6 weeks. For fastest results apply NONYX Gel twice a day to the flat surface and under the tip of the nail, morning and night, especially after bathing.

You do not have to wait for NONYX Nail Gel to dry before putting on your socks. For best results, gather your sock so that the toenails go directly to the toe area. Should some gel should get on your sock it will continue to transfer the gel back to your nails. Keep in mind that only a thin coating of NONYX is needed per application.

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You can use NONYX on your child if they are old enough (5 or older) to understand not to put their toenails or fingernails near their eyes or get the gel in their eyes, as NONYX is an eye irritant. You should apply the gel yourself and keep it out of reach of your child when not in use.

The ethanoic acid in NONYX Nail Gel is the exfoliant of keratin debris. Ethanoic acid breaks down only the keratin debris. It has no effect on your normal nail plate. The ethanoic acid in NONYX Nail Gel is fermented from plants (naturally-derived).

If you want to wear nail polish, here is the procedure: Apply NONYX Nail Gel with a small make-up brush to bare nails and allow to dry thoroughly (10 minutes). Then cover with your polish basecoat, color and topcoat. Note: Use regular polish only such as OPI® as gel-type polishes will not adhere to NONYX. Every 7 to 10 days remove polish, wash nails and repeat. If your nails are raised due to keratin debris buildup, apply NONYX Nail Gel only under the nail tip twice daily.

There are several ways to see results more quickly:

  • Cover toenail with a Band-Aid® after applying the gel to keep it moist on your nail longer. Be sure to keep the gel off your skin
  • If thick gently file the flat surface of your nail with the fine side on an emery board – do this filing weekly.
  • Soak your toenails in a warm foot bath weekly before scraping out any softened keratin debris – you can also use an old toothbrush to get keratin debris out from under the nail tip
  • If you shower, throw a wash cloth over the drain and let the water rise enough to cover your toenails so they are softened somewhat prior to putting on gel after your shower.
  • Once a week wipe the inside of your shoes in the toe area with NONYX Nail Gel.
  • Let the nail tip grow out to provide a larger ledge under which you can squeeze some gel daily.

There are three reasons that NONYX Nail Gel would become more watery: The bottle is old and the gel has expired, the bottle was left in the sun for a long period of time or the bottle is too warm. If the gel is watery put it in the refrigerator for an hour and then keep it in a cooler location.