Polymer Top Coat

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SKU# 06-01-00038-N

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Quick Overview

A top coat to apply over any polish for a gel-like shine, no UV light required. Polymer formula smooths brush strokes and imperfections, leaving a high-gloss finish.

What it is

A top coat to apply over any polish for a gel-like shine, no UV light required. Polymer formula smooths brush strokes and imperfections, leaving a high-gloss finish.

To use: Apply a single coat over dry polish; cures in five minutes in natural light. For longer-lasting results, cure under a 60-watt bulb for two minutes.

0.27 fl oz, 8 mL

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Why we love it

  • Quick-dry formula is smudge-free in five minutes
  • Comes off with any nail polish remover


Julep nail polish is 5-free and vegan-friendly. We steer clear of formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, toluene, DBP, camphor, and animal ingredients or byproducts.


Freedom is rated 3.7 out of 5 by 385.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Short Shelf Life This top coat does work very well at first (applies easily and evenly, prevents chipping for at least a week), but after two or three uses it has dried out so much, it's way too thick to apply. I bought the Voila! Nail Polish Thinner when it came out thinking that would fix it, but it didn't. I find the same thing happens with the Oxygen Performance Top Coat as well unfortunately. I'm contemplating getting another bottle though, because it does work at first, just doesn't have a very long shelf life at all, and I've found other brands tend to discolour the Julep polish.
Date published: 2018-06-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good dry time & Leaves nails glossy This was a top coat I was so excited for. I haven't used it much yet, and I have read the reviews so I am holding out to see what really happens. But based on my experience so far this top coat is great. It leaves my mani super glossy, and dried in no time. I'd say about 5 minutes. However, there is one nail that a line appeared down the middle all of a sudden after just a couple days. A crack in my polish. I have Julep polish underneath the top coat. I am not sure if this is due to the top coat or not. That is the only issue I have so far. I have had my manicure on for 2 weeks and it still has no chips and not that much wear. I type a lot at work, I have chickens and goats and dogs at home, dishes and such... I have done it all with this top coat, and so far so good.
Date published: 2018-06-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best top coat! I LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS TOP COAT!! It is easy to apply, dries fast and gives my nail polishes that gel look shine. Does not chip or anything like that. Will be buying this again!!
Date published: 2018-04-03
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not a fan This does leave a nice glossy shine but as others have said it does seem like it shrinks your polish and causes some wrinkles at the tips. Also it does not help my polish stay on any longer than normal. Actually I think it wears from the tips faster.
Date published: 2018-03-19
Rated 1 out of 5 by from not great on long run when i first received the freedom top coat, it was the best! it glides on smoothly, dries fast, and shines brilliantly. however, as i kept using it, i noticed the consistency getting thicker, and gummier, and the finish was compromised by warping and shrinkage, no matter how well the color was layed underneath. so, after reading the negative reviews here, i just thinned it with the polish thinner from julep. this unfortunately did not resolve the problem, so now i'm out of a top coat, and will be throwing this in the trash after only owning it for 3 months. what a waste :(
Date published: 2018-03-15
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