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Orly Nail Defense. Strengthening protein treatment, protects normal nails, treatment for splitting & peeling nails. Formula 1 or 2.

(24 customer reviews)


ORLY Nail Defense is a strengthening protein treatment that maintains protection for normal nails and treats splitting and peeling nails. This protein-enriched formula helps protect and fortify nails that split or peel easily. Beneficial for post acrylic nails. Alternative to nailtiques Formula 1 or 2. Please look at the nail oil category and use products together.

  • Alternative to Nailtiques Formula 1 & 2
  • Maintains normal nails
  • Treats splitting and peeling nails
  • Bonds nail layers
  • Clear nail treatment
  • Please look at the nail oil category and use products together


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Product Description

ORLY Nail Defense is a strengthening base coat that treats splitting and peeling nails.

This protein-enriched formula helps protect and fortify nails that split or peel easily.

Bonds nail layers together and seals the nail to prevent breakage.

ORLY polishes are free from DBP, Toluene and Formaldehyde and feature the award-winning Gripper Cap for ease of use and expert application.

Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

Not tested on animals.

Nurture it and it will grow with Nailtrition.
Grow longer, stronger nails with this advanced 14 day treatment containing collagen, wheat protein, keratin and bamboo extract. Help strengthen peeling nails and stimulates healthier, faster growth. Great for nails coming out of gels or acrylic.

14 day treatment regiment
Week 1 & 2 – apply 1 coat daily, remove at the end of the week with non acetone remover.
Week 3 – apply every other day.
When satisfied apply as suits you.

When using Orly Nailtrition you are recommended to use the product for no more than two weeks before having a break does Orly Calcium Boost have a similar recommendation?
No, Orly Calcium Boost does not deliver the same intense protein hit as Orly Nailtrition so is much less likely to over strengthen the nails.
Please use nail oil regularly to avoid over strengthening nails.

Ethyl Acetate
Butyl Acetate
Adipic Acid / Neopentyl Glycol / Trimellitic Anhydride Copolymer
Isopropyl Alcohol
Propyl Acetate
Trimethyl Pentanyl Diisobutyrate
Triphenyl Phosphate
n-Butyl alcohol
Stearalkonium hectorite
Stearalkonium bentonite
CI 77163 (bismuth oxychloride)
Citric acid
CI 77891 (titanium dioxide)
Hydrolyzed keratin
Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein
Hydrolyzed collagen
Saccharomyces/ calcium ferment
Saccharomyces/ iron ferment
Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil
Bambusa vulgaris extract
CI 15850 (red 7)

Additional Information

Weight 47 g
Dimensions 9.5 × 2.5 × 2.5 cm
Size (ml)


24 reviews for Orly Nail Defense. Strengthening protein treatment, protects normal nails, treatment for splitting & peeling nails. Formula 1 or 2.

  1. Hazel Grange

    Chosen as alternative to Nailtiques 2 and so far am impressed. Good size bottle, wider brush makes application v.easy, nails still v.strong and also…v.importantly…Orly as a brand are on the list of cruelty free brands for 2019. This is a keeper for me.

  2. Helen Boot-Handford (verified owner)

    Hello Clare
    I just wanted to say thank you for the prompt receipt of my Orly
    product. I was delighted to receive it so quickly as I have been
    struggling with my nails since not being able to get hold of my usual
    Nailtiques. As soon as I opened my package I applied the Orly product,
    & even though it has only been a few hours, they already feel better!!
    So thank you for your caring message & personal message too, I can
    already tell you care about your customers, & this is rare in today’s
    times! So, feel free to publish my review as & when. I would give you
    10 stars if given the choice!
    Incidentally, I am thrilled that the Orly product is quite a bit
    cheaper than the Nailtiques equivalent. This is a big bonus for me!
    Thank you again.

  3. Lisa Tomkinson (verified owner)

    I have been using this product along with the nailtrition for about a month. this as a base layer then a layer of nailtrition and finish with this as a top coat. my nails are in really good condition and I prefer it to nailtiques. it stays on longer and it is also cheaper and a larger bottle.

  4. Annie Dickson (verified owner)

    Thanks for recommending Orly as an alternative to Nailtiques. Only used for a week but already seeing good results. This may even be better than Nailtiques. Great service and delivery and nice touch with a note enclosed from Clare.

  5. Sue Jones

    Thanks Clare for the prompt dispatch, note & change! I am trying this product for the first time so will leave a product review in a couple of weeks.

  6. Sandra Anley (verified owner)

    Thank you Clare for recommending an alternative to Nailtiques Formula 1 which I have used for nearly 19years. Have not tried Orly yet as arrived today which was very impressive as I only ordered yesterday. Thank you for such prompt attention and delivery to my order and the advice. Will definitely shop here again.

  7. Louise Francis (verified owner)

    My second order with Clare, fantastic service. Thank you for suggesting I use Orly it’s a great alternative to nailtiques while they sort out their stock. I cannot thank you enough

  8. Denise Freemantle (verified owner)

    Brilliant alternative to Nailtiques Formula 2. Thanks for recommending it

  9. Denise Freemantle (verified owner)

    Love this product. It has helped my peeling nails.

  10. Katrina Smith (verified owner)

    Hi Clare. I received my order of this today. Super excited to try it. I work in care, and am constantly washing and applying hand sanitiser to my hands, which have suffered greatly, as has my nails. I loved nailtiques formula 2, as that really heloed my nails so I am hoping this will have the same effect. I have to say that I am very impressed with your prompt service, and the handwritten note was such a lovely, perdonal touch. Something that is greatly lacking in these days of big corporate businesses. Thsnk you so much.

  11. Judith Waters (verified owner)

    Thank you Clare for recommending Orly Nail Defense because Nailitiques Formula 2 is unavailable. I’ve been using it for about a week now and can already see an improvement in my nails.

  12. Linda Ferguson (verified owner)

    Thank you Clare for your expert advice for my nails, great to talk to someone who knows what they are talking about – personal attention.Your delivery is excellent, very quick. Thanks again.

  13. Sarah Willett (verified owner)

    Thank You Clare for recommending this product. It really is a great alternative to Nailtiques Formula 2! I’ve been using it now for a couple of weeks and i’m really pleased with the strength it is adding to my nails – it is as good if not better than formula 2. And a massive thank you to Clare for the speedy delivery given the current circumstances. Thank you very much.

  14. Sue (verified owner)

    Ordered as an alternative to Nailtiques Formula 2. Been using it for a couple of weeks now and really pleased with the results. Very impressed by the speedy service.

  15. Anbreen (verified owner)

    I usually use Nailtiques nail protein but was recommended Orly Nail Defence. I have only been using it for a few days and although it’s not Nailtiques, it does have a good shine and is better than many other products out there. Claire was really helpful and a pleasure to speak with. Product arrived promptly. Thanks.

  16. Julie (verified owner)

    was looking for nailtiques formula 2 and this was recommended by lovely hands as an alternative so decided to purchase, been using for a week and so far so good, nice size bottle and very quick drying, it does not flake or peel and what a good price too for an 18ml bottle.
    very happy with this product.
    I would also like to add that the delivery was second to none,great site to order from and i will be using again, i thought that the little hand written note that came with the product was a lovely touch also

  17. Hayley Peckover (verified owner)

    Great purchase. I stumbled across this website whilst looking for a nailtiques formula 1 alternative. After reading the reviews and the information provided by Clare on her website. I bought this for me and my mum to try. My mum is a week in of using it and is really pleased with the results so far! I am yet to try so cant say if I’ve been converted or not.
    I received emails from clare so contact has been brilliant. It came through the post quickly too with a lovely little handwritten card, which was a nice touch.
    So much trust and confidence buying from this website. I will certainly by back!

  18. Julie Milnes (verified owner)

    I first used the Orly Nail Defence and Nailtrition on Claire’s recommendation as Nailtiques was out of stock. Never thought I’d say this but this is now my go to nail product. There’s something very tactile about the ridged top and long brush which makes application easier.

    And if you’re a gardener do treat yourself to the Maxiflex Moisturising Gardening Gloves. Fabulous.

    But the reason Lovelyhands stands out for me is Claire herself. She’ll go the extra mile to make sure the product you purchase is right for you.

    Keep safe and well Claire.

  19. ALYSON DARNLEY (verified owner)

    I have only been using this product for a week and seen a huge difference, normally use Nailtiques 2 but this is up there and cheaper. Clare is so helpful at advising alternatives and delivery was less than 24 hours later. First class service and second to none. Thank you Clare

  20. Linda Lewis (verified owner)

    I’m usually a “Nailtiques girl” and was dismayed when this was no longer available. Clare kindly contacted me and gave me alternatives and, as she is familiar with Nailtiques products, she knew exactly which preparation would be best for me.

    After only two weeks of using Orly, my poor, split, damaged nails had grown and strengthened considerably. I will be using Orly in future. Thank you so much Clare, for taking the trouble to contact me and give me such good advice. It is much appreciated 😉

  21. Lynn Thomas (verified owner)

    I’ve been searching for months, hoping that Nailtiques has come back on the market as my nails are peeling so much. Don’t know how I’ve managed to miss Lovely Hands website previously I read Clare’s update on Nailtiques and decided to try Orly as it was one of Clare’s recommendations. I have only applied it once so cannot comment on the long term benefit of helping my peeling nails but it is easy to apply, goes on evenly and gives a nice sheen to my nails. Thankyou Clare.

  22. Helen Clarke

    I am so impressed with your customer care. I shall certainly be using your online shop again. The package arrived within 24 hours which considering we live in the Scottish Highlands is amazing! Thank you. I cannot comment on the product as it is for my Grand daughter who wants to have pretty nails! Thank you again for your personal note, it is much appreciated.

  23. Polly Cummings

    I have to say that Nailtique will always be my favourite. However as this will no longer be available I must say that Orly is my new goal to’ product. I have tried numerous nail strengtheners and Orly is the best of the bunch. I prefer the clear to the pinky one but that’s just personal choice. If you are missing your Nailtique then Orly is for you .

  24. Marija obrenovic-jones (verified owner)

    Excellent product did exactly as Claire said it would. I used to use Nailtiques but since difficult to buy I have tried almost every product going and nothing worked until using Orly Defense along with cuticle nail oil, my nails are the best they have been. Thank you for recommending this product

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