Dr. Adam Cirlincione and Dr. William Spielfogel are board certified practicing Podiatric Surgeons based in New York who founded Dr.’s Remedy to address the needs of their patients. Both doctors have spent years of study and training in the field of Podiatry. Although, skilled surgeons, they realize a top reason patients come into their office is because of brittle, discolored nails, often times associated with the harsh chemicals found in nail polish. As physicians they have always been interested in the products their patients use and only want the best for their patients.
After treating patients for many years with a wide variety of podiatric concerns they joined together to create a product line that would address their patients’ desire to address the appearance of dry, brittle discolored nails. Frequently, during the course of their podiatry treatment, patients want to cover up unsightly nails or enhance the appearance of their nails.
Dr.’s REMEDY offers over 30 different shades of nail color along with nail care products such as base coat, top coat, cuticle care and a nail hydration. Each product is infused with a special blend of ingredients selected by Dr. Cirlincione and Dr. Spielfogel. This blend includes: wheat protein, tea tree oil, garlic bulb extract and lavender. Dr.’s Remedy products do not contain formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, toluene, camphor or phthalates or DBP. Dr.’s REMEDY is the best alternative to traditional nail polish.
Dr. Cirlincione and Dr. Spielfogel are both Fellows of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. They routinely lecture to residents and fellow podiatrists and are authors of numerous published articles.
Brand founders and Board Certified Podiatrists, Dr. William Spielfogel and Dr. Adam Cirlincione answer your questions.
Q: WHAT MAKES DR.’S REMEDY® ENRICHED NAIL POLISH SO UNIQUE?
A: After treating hundreds of patients and listening to their needs about nails, we personally formulated our Dr.’s REMEDY®, Enriched Nail Polish with a patented blend of naturally occurring, non-toxic, nourishing ingredients not found in traditional lacquers. Every bottle is free of formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, toluene, parabens, and phthalates—all potential carcinogens.
Q: WHAT ARE SOME OF THE KEY INGREDIENTS DR.’S REMEDY® ‘ENRICHED’ NAIL POLISH ARE ENRICHED WITH, AND WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
A: A more natural alternative to traditional formulas, Dr.’s REMEDY®, Enriched Nail Polish is boasts a proprietary blend of organic ingredients that help strengthen nails and improve their natural color—without harsh chemicals. Sourced from the highest quality actives, our unique formulation contains nourishing vitamins, natural extracts and essential oils that work together to improve the healthy and vitality of your nails.
• Tea Tree Oil: a potent essential oil known for its exceptional antiseptic and antifungal qualities.
• Garlic Bulb Extract: a powerful antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral agent that works synergistically with Vitamin C to help kill harmful germs.
• Vitamins C & E: nourishing antioxidants, known to help strengthen both skin and nails.
• Wheat Protein: a vegetable derived, high quality protein with stellar moisture-binding capabilities that helps to naturally boost your nail’s natural shine.
Q: IS DR.’S REMEDY AN ANTIFUNGAL NAIL POLISH?
A: No. Dr.’s REMEDY® Enriched Nail Polish is not an antifungal medicine nor is it intended to treat or cure fungus. It is however; an extremely gentle, highly nourishing cosmetic nail polish that is available in an array of stylish colors. Products that make antifungal claims must be approved by the FDA and are not considered cosmetics. If you think you have a nail or skin fungus, call your doctor.
Q: CAN I — USE DR.’S REMEDY WHILE USING A TOPICAL MEDICATION FOR NAIL FUNGUS?
A: Dr.’s REMEDY® Enriched Nail Polish is a cosmetic, NOT a medicine. However, our extremely gentle, highly nourishing formula can be used in conjunction with topical fungus medications and will not make the condition worse. Dr.’s REMEDY is also recommended as the perfect compliment to any nail laser and nail cream regimens. If you have any questions or concerns, please call your doctor.
Q: CAN CHILDREN WEAR DR.’S REMEDY® ENRICHED NAIL POLISH?
A: Dr.’s REMEDY® is completely non-toxic and safe for use on children and moms-to-be.
Q: DOES DR.’S REMEDY TEST ON ANIMALS?
A: Dr.’s REMEDY® is an animal-loving company and we do not participate in animal testing of any kind.
Q: SHOULD PEOPLE WITH WHEAT ALLERGIES BE CONCERNED ABOUT THE WHEAT PROTEIN CONTAINED IN DR.’S REMEDY.
A: All Dr.’s Remedy products have undergone rigorous allergy and sensitivity testing, and the amount of wheat contained in our polishes has not been known to affect those with an allergy. Naturally, if you have specific concerns, please consult your physician. You can also give us a ring at 877-323-6245, we will be happy to answer any questions and provide you with a complete ingredient listing for our products.
Q: HOW LONG WILL DR.’S REMEDY® ENRICHED NAIL POLISH LAST ON MY NAILS?
A: Dr.’s REMEDY wears just like traditional nail polish—about 5 to 7 days on fingers and 2 to 3 weeks on toes.
Q: HOW OFTEN SHOULD I CHANGE MY POLISH?
A: As podiatrists, we recommend patients change their polish every 10 days and to go polish free for a few days before re-applying nail color. Nail polish is occlusive and can deplete the natural oils from the nail and cuticles around the nail. Leaving your nails polish free for a few days allow the nails to rehydrate. It is also a good idea to apply cuticle oil day and night. This will also help to hydrate both your nails and your cuticles.
Q: ANY TIPS TO ENSURE MY MANICURE AND PEDICURE LAST?
A: To maximize the wearability of you manicure, try these tips:
• Always use base coat and top coat.
• Let each coat dry a minimum of 60 seconds before applying the next.
• Give your polish 30 – 45 minutes to completely dry.
• Re-apply a clear top coat every 3 days.
• Apply hand and foot cream as well as cuticle oil often.