Ladies, it’s time we step up our game. Ordinary nail polish is a thing of the past. Who needs basic when you can have the shine and long-lasting vibrancy of gel nail polish.
Regular top coats can take hours to dry and never guarantee a smudge-free finish. But the beauty of a gel top coat is that it can take only seconds to create a professional look using a simple LED light system.
Still, that doesn’t solve the problem of two-day peel-off gel polishes that promise to deliver quality – lies. Experts will tell you a good top coat will have your nails glowing, healthy-looking, and protected for weeks on end.
Have a look at the 10 most trending gel top coats for LED lights in the industry right now.
Gelixir may not be one of the top advertised brands on television, but trust me when I tell you that their No-Wipe Gel Top Coat is as authentic as it sounds.
I’ll be biased here, and here’s why. My dad is a veteran farmer but doesn’t exactly love seeing his toes so dirty. So instead, he asks me to touch him up with some dark polish to mask all the earth that gets stuck under his toenails. My first option is always from this unisex line because I never need to use any gel cleanser to eliminate all the annoying residues from the LED curing process. The simplicity not only saves me time and cash, but it makes it so much easier for him to tolerate me painting his very masculine feet.
But enough about men. Are you feeling fancy? The glossy finish you’ll get in the end makes this an excellent match for trendy chrome nails or mirror nails. It’s a perfect pick if you’re looking for a glassy or shiny manicure polish.
The sisters are raving about how easy this top coat is for home gel manicures – mostly since so many salons closed mid-pandemic. The Gellen Store includes DIY instructions and quick tips under the product description for the best results. That’s how devoted they are. And when it comes to picking a real top coat that lasts, it’s a no brainer.
Its durable mirror shine finish makes this product an excellent selection for both salon and personal use. The strength is in the thinness of its application. Doubling the layers can enhance the finish’s luster, but note that heavy coatings will take longer to dry. And though it claims to be a no-wipe, you’ll still need to use a cotton ball of isopropyl alcohol to get rid of residue. In any case, with the right layering, your nails will look fantastic for up to two weeks. If the shine fades, just swab it with some rubbing alcohol to bring your design back to life.
Part of why Gellen’s product is so ideal for home kits is because it’s odorless. You won’t find that in just any nail polish item. The brand is well-known for the scentless natural resin ingredients that make its LED light top coat excellent for enclosed areas. So no, there isn’t any need to worry about stifling from that strong chemical smell we all know and loaf.
My first purchase of Aimeili’s gel top coat was from an online sale, and I was already skeptical about a long history of peeling polishes. Most never last past the first week – if I’m lucky. But this, hands down, turned out to be one of my favorites. The application was straightforward with no smudging, and two weeks later, my nails were still going healthy with no signs of any chips!
The no-wipe top coat works with the gel base to give a glossy finish and up to three weeks of lasting polish. Thinner layers offer much longer manicures; just be sure to provide full coverage with the LED light.
Aside from its durability, Aimeili makes these coats with eco-friendly resins and ingredients that produce only a mild smell that usually fades after curing with the nail lamp. Honestly, there was a lot to gain from such a low bargain. Who would’ve thought?
As an Amazon Best Seller, Gelish continues to keep up the excellent work with this duo kit. There’s some intense bonding between nails and the top coat – gel base adhesive that keeps that shiny polish at the end for just about 21 days. The sealant top coat provides excellent coverage for the polish and base underneath.
It’s obvious why this brand is so famous among nail salons these days. The gel top coat dries quickly – in less than 30 seconds – and is stress-free to soak off your nails. The bottle comes with a short-bristled brush that makes layering twice as easier for gals at home or newbies to the nail art business.
If you’re one to dazzle the crowds, I recommend a layer of this product to stand out even from the sight of your hands.
Daisy Nail Designs is a U.S.-based and well-established salon brand. Since 2011, it’s known for delivering top-quality gel polishes and nail accessories. Are you looking for the best gel top coat that can work with other brands? It’s right here. And it’s not often that you find a product that will work with polishes from other companies.
The DND brand is an excellent top coat for quickies for two reasons. One, it’s a no-cleanser coating, so there’s no need to wipe off residues. And two, it cures in half a minute under an LED nail lamp.
The base coat does a great job at fixing the polish onto the nail. To be honest, the glossy finish from the top coat is just a fantastic bonus to your mani. With both applications, that nail art can last up to three weeks untouched.
In an unprecedented move, dental techs Robert Upshaw and Kito Ochi created an entire nail art company from oral healthcare expertise. It turns out their products are just as unique and outstanding as their origins. KUPA Gelfinity now offers this mind-blowing trio of a gel base and two versions of a top coat – one for glossy finishes and the other for a more matte look.
The diversity in the pack lets you switch things up a little. Try on the matte for a sophisticated night out, or maybe the glossy gel top coat to make your mark at an important dinner. It’s not just sexy; the finish lasts weeks without any hint of peeling or chipping off.
The coats take about a minute to cure under LED lighting properly. But once those nails set in, get ready to set the tone for your event.
LeChat seems like an innovative brand, and not because they get their name from the intelligent cat. The company specializes in producing temperature based mood-changing and gel polishes. Their soak-off base and top coat duo pack works wonders with their line of color-changing resins and gives the perfect finish to any set of nails.
The couple is also compatible with other brands, but since it isn’t a no-wipe product, you’ll need to use some gel cleanser after a paint job. Like a few brands, the top coat does shrink slightly under LED light, which may require some maneuvering to get it right.
Overall, LeChat indeed does have a perfect match for their color-changing gel polish. They’re the ideal eye-opener to keep things interesting on a date.
Let all my nature-loving gals and pals say amen. Bio Seaweed has the best all-natural, environmentally-friendly no-wipe top coat in the industry. All ingredients are toxin-free and stay clear of any animal cruelty. That’s right – it’s vegan. Don’t get me started on the harmful chemicals like formaldehyde and DBP; they’re all excluded.
Its no-wipe formula is also great at sealing in gel polish beneath the base coat. And it is shiny. Chipping is a no-no, and it does a superb job at protecting your actual nails. If you’re not used to using LED curing lamps, remember to layer on both the base and top coats thinly for the best results. If not done correctly, you might start noticing some peeling going on after the first three days or so.
Otherwise, this 100% authentic gel top coat is on nature’s choice list for me. Here’s a fun fact: There isn’t any seaweed in the formula.
The Beetles brand has a good rep for producing quality beauty supplies and accessories. Nails are just a drop in the bucket for the company. Like a few of our other top choices, their top coats for gel polish aren’t harmful to the environment and work well with other brands. I’ll give this trio pack its credit for really holding down rhinestones and diamond gems on nail designs.
The final coat helps prevent any smears and smudges and keeps the nails chipless for days. I can’t stress enough how odorless both the matte and glossy top coats are. Salon girls will know what I mean.
The finishes are true-to-name. You can either get an excellent gloss or authentic matte look in the end. Top those off with shiny stones, and there you go! The layers only take under a minute to cure with an LED light system.
The Orly company hits home with its family-based line of products since the 1970s. Check out the kit’s top coat, base coat, primer, and cuticle oil. That’s how committed they are to your nail health. The products themselves contain the essential vitamins – A, E, and B5 – for added strength and revitalization.
Use the primer to help bond the gel polish to your nails, then follow through as usual. The top coat does not need any wiping or gel cleansers and works perfectly with the adhesive base layer. The package leaves a noticeable gloss to the nail art.
The cuticle oil has an enchanting citrus smell that’s so distinct from regular salon brands. There’s no looking further with a complete kit like this one from the experts themselves.
It’s a new year; why not start it off with an adventurous set of gel nails? Pretty colors are impressive, but it all boils down to a solid top coat that will work well under LED lights.
Fashion expert, Victoria Beckham, says that she “peels off her gel manicures during board meetings.”
No doubt, that’s no pretty picture. But in any case, your gel nails should come off like hers – when you want them to and not unexpectedly because they have a tacky finish.