One of the more agonizing aspects of getting a manicure is watching it chip away after a few days or in some cases–a few hours. Unfortunately, in the quest for a grown-up skin care routine, our nail beds are usually thrown to the wayside, simply because we forget that they need as much nourishment as our other body parts.
Besides an occasional visit to the salon where the professionals do the leg work for you, there are a slew of products–both affordable and cost-effective–that will keep your nail beds from suffering a slow and painful death. Ahead, we’ve gathered 12 that cover the gamut of creams, oils and even nail color. Take your pick and treat your digits, stat.