The nail plate is composed of three layers. It is naturally the visible, outer layer that is particularly sensitive to outside elements and can very easily be damaged by too much sun, cold weather or detergents. The unique formula of Nail Shield has been developed to give nails resistance, protecting them from daily tasks and other damaging elements. The nail can then correctly regenerate and strengthen itself, its growth being protected from breaking, flaking and impacts. Mavala specialise in the maintenance of beautiful looking nails and offers a complete range of products to alleviate all nail concerns, from uneven nail surfaces, splitting and flaking due to lack of hydration or nail discolouration, there is sure to be a Mavala nail care solution to suit you. Mavala also offers a vast array of over 150 nail colours in shades ranging from chic yet understated nudes to the bold and vibrant. Mavala is the world leader in nail care with a heritage spanning over 50 years. Created in 1958 by MAdelaine VAn LAndeghem and with the introduction of Scientifique Nail Hardener which remains one our best selling products to date.