After the creation of CND® SHELLAC®, the professional gel service that revolutionized the nail industry in 2010, CND extends its legacy in science and innovation with a unique all-in-one enhancement system.

There are many challenges that consumers face when it comes to nail appearance, among the most frequent being broken, torn, chipped or flat nails. Oftentimes, only one or two nails needs repairing rather than the full set. What’s more frustrating than breaking a nail and thinking you have to file them all down?

With new CND PLEXIGEL, common nail problems can be solved with ease and without pots, tubes or mess. Designed for a versatile and convenient multi-problem solution for nails, CND PLEXIGEL’s technology provides 3+ weeks of strength, length and shape with minimal application time. Repair chips, cracks and splits with CND PLEXIGEL’s flexible and tough coating that simultaneously protects the natural nail.

Everything You Need to Know About New Plexigel from CND
Everything You Need to Know About New Plexigel from CND

The clean and simple brush-in-a-bottle system requires no mixing or dipping, while the custom brushes and self-leveling formula delivers smooth and precise application.  CND PLEXIGEL is formulated to shape, build and protect nails with no nail damage if used properly. Leave nails perfectly clear or finish with your favorite CND color.

An interview with CND's Co-Founder and Style Director, Jan Arnold

“At CND, we are always striving to improve the quality and performance of our services. CND PLEXIGEL is a game-changer for the nail professional industry and the clients that we so passionately serve. This innovation pushes the boundaries of premium service that CND stands for, giving you beautifully enhanced nails with ease,” says CND co-founder, Jan Arnold.

The CND PLEXIGEL system includes:

Everything You Need to Know About New Plexigel from CND
Everything You Need to Know About New Plexigel from CND

BONDER: A base coat designed for flawless adhesion and long-lasting wear

SHAPER: A crystal clear brush-on gel nail enhancement that provides protection and strength. Shaper plumps, smooths and shapes nails, helping to repair cracks and splits.

BUILDER: A clear brush-on gel nail enhancement with a buildable formula to achieve longer lengths. Builder provides nail architecture with customizable length, making it easy to sculpt long nails all in one bottle!

PROTECTOR TOP COAT: A top coat for shine, protection and 3+ week wear.

Features and Benefits:


  • 3+ weeks wear of strength, length and shape
  • Fills in cracked & split nails
  • Repairs broken nails
  • Plumps, smooths and shapes flat nails
  • Customizable nail length
  • No lifting or chipping
  • High gloss shine
  • Low odor formula



  • Creates a protective and strengthening coating layer for natural nail
  • No nail damage if used properly
  • Removable, or rebalance every 3 weeks without the need for removal
  • Formulated without the following 12 ingredients: Formaldehyde, Toulene, DBP, Formaldehyde Resin, Camphor, Xylene, Parabens, Ethyl Tosylamide, Triphenyl Phosphate (TPP), MIT, Animal Derived Ingredients & Gluten
  • CND PLEXIGEL is a vegan product not tested on animals

Availability: Available January 2021 as a salon service nationwide. Visit the Salon Locator on to find a CND PLEXIGEL® Brand Certified Pro near you.

About CND

Founded in 1979, CND® (Creative Nail Design, Inc.) is the global leader in professional nail products and services – including CND® SHELLAC® Brand 14+ Day Nail Color. Deeply committed to advancing the nail care industry, CND devotes significant time and resources to product research and development, education and customer support. Only CND delivers high performance nail color on the cutting edge of fashion and technology.



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Originally posted on NAILS Magazine