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Mavala Stop - Helps Cure Nail Biting and Thumb Sucking, 0.3-Fluid Ounce

by MAVALA
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0.3 oz
  • Discourages nail biting and thumb sucking
  • Recommended for children over 3 years of age
  • Can be used over nail polish
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Product Details

Size: 0.3 oz
  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 1.2 x 3 inches ; 1.6 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0000YUXI0
  • Item model number: mavala-001
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,273 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #21 in Beauty (See Top 100 in Beauty)
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Product Description

Size: 0.3 oz

A transparent formula with a distinct bitter taste to discourage from nail biting and putting fingers into mouth.

Important Information

Safety Information
For external use only. Not for children under 3 years old.

Indications
Apply one coat of MAVALA Stop on the entire nail and allow it to dry for one minute. Repeat the application every two days until you have broken the habit of biting your nails. After 10 days, your nail should have grown normally but may require strengthening! We would then recommend our nail hardener MAVALA Scientifique and Nail Cream to complete the beauty of your "new" nails. Brand: Mavala Size: 0.30 fl. oz (US) 100% Guaranteed Authentic

Ingredients
Ethyl Acetate, Alcohol Denat., PVM/MA Copolymer, Phthalic Anhydride/TrimelliticAnhydride/Glycols Copolymer, Butyl Acetate, Acetyl Tributyl Citrate, SucroseOctaacetate, Denatonium Benzoate, Isopropyl Alcohol, Benzophenone-1, D&CViolet No. 2.

Directions
Apply one coat of MAVALA Stop on the entire nail and allow it to dry for one minute. Repeat the application every two days until you have broken the habit of biting your nails. After 10 days, your nail should have grown normally but may require strengthening! We would then recommend our nail hardener MAVALA Scientifique and Nail Cream to complete the beauty of your "new" nails. Brand: Mavala Size: 0.30 fl. oz (US) 100% Guaranteed Authentic


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Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars
5 star
1,677
4 star
212
3 star
127
2 star
116
1 star
141
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For any adult who is looking to stop their bad nail biting habit - this will work.
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Any time she eats anything with her fingers and gets a tast of the Mavala Stop product, she decides that she no longer likes that particular food!
V. Weist
We've been using it for three weeks now and are starting to reapply it only every other day.
Catherine M. Bradshaw

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

891 of 906 people found the following review helpful By V. Weist on June 1, 2008
Size Name: 0.3 oz
This product definitely has helped my three year old break the thumb sucking habit, but it should be used cautiously. The first time I put it on her thumbs, I painted the entire nail. She complained all day about the "yuckies" whenever her thumb accidently touched her lips (for example when she was eating her snack using her fingers). At bedtime, she stuck her thumb in her mouth and got a full taste which caused her to gag and throw up several times. (This is the simplified version of the story! You really don't want all the details of the hour long ordeal!) Of course, this product is not designed to come off easily (the instructions say to apply every TWO DAYS!) so I had to figure out how to get her through the night. I finally used nail polish remover to try to remove the product from her thumbs. I'm not sure if it worked, or if my daughter was just too traumatized to put her thumb in her mouth after that, but she didn't gag or throw up again. Now, I do still use the product but I only apply a very small amount to the tip of her thumb nail. As a side note, while preventing her from sucking her thumb, it also has effected her eating habits. Any time she eats anything with her fingers and gets a tast of the Mavala Stop product, she decides that she no longer likes that particular food! So, if you plan to use this on a young child, you might want to start out applying a minimal amount to the tip of the thumbnail, and be aware that the effects may be more far-reaching than you intend.
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364 of 392 people found the following review helpful By blnkfrnk on November 11, 2005
Size Name: 0.3 oz
This product is amazing. I've been biting my nails for more than 15 years (I'm almost 22), and I managed to stop completely in three weeks.

Mainly, I had to become aware of what I was physically doing so I could stop doing it. Because of the horrible, bitter, lingering taste of Mavala Stop, I gradually became aware of what I was doing and could consciously think about my actions. It forced me to be conscious of my bad habit. Secondly, the nasty taste removed any enjoyment or stress relief I got from biting my nails since it was so incredibly unpleasant. I became very wary, very quickly. This combination of factors made it possible for me to stop, which I thought I could never do.

The taste is really horrible. It's like acetone (nail polish remover), bitter, rotten wood, and some sort of fish put together. It has a very chemical taste with a sweet undertone that makes for a horrible experience. The taste is also very durable and lingering. If you licked a nail painted with Mavala Stop, it would take a few minutes to get the taste out. The taste was so bad, in my opinion, that getting it off of my teeth, lips, and tongue when I slipped up stopped whatever I was doing or thinking about. It's very, very gross. Two coats of polish will last for more than one full week before rubbing off. It can help to freshen it up during the week to keep the taste at full unpleasantness.

It ruined finger foods for me during the time I used it. My fingers periodically touched my lips while I was eating, and the nasty taste would rub off slightly. This made me lick my lips a lot to remove the taste quicker-- it's easier to get it over with quickly than to try to avoid it on your lips--which made them lose moisture and chap badly. So you should also buy some lip balm at the same time.
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60 of 69 people found the following review helpful By Erik Zarikian on April 14, 2009
Size Name: 0.3 oz
I would like to note that I do not recommend this for babies or small children because it is REALLY REALLY disgusting. I would try a simpler formula first such as THUM (which is just basically Cayenne Pepper) or other alternative methods.

First, I want to explain that I have been an extremely heavy nail biter for my entire life (25 years). I am the kind of person who bites their nails all the way to the cuticle to the point where they become deformed and only have a thin layer of skin (no nail) - I've basically lost any sensation of pain in my fingers. This is not to brag, be graphic, or to disgust anyone; it is just to give you an idea of the level of nail biting we are talking about here. I am not stressful - my mind is just programmed to put my finger in my mouth when I am not concentrating on anything else.

I have tried several methods. Gloves, bandages, and accounting rubber fingertips are embarrassing and uncomfortable. I tried another bad tasting nail polish - but that was just Cayenne Pepper - which I love! :)

I got this in the mail today and applied it. I tried to convince myself that it would be the most terrible taste in the world to keep the hype up for as long as possible to give me a head start to break the habit - as I didn't believe it would be as bad as it was described.

Let me tell you: I didn't need to build fake hype. This stuff is God-awfully disgusting. If I had to describe the taste to you, I would say it is a mixture of earwax, metal, and the aftertaste of licking a battery times 100. It lingers on your tongue for about 20 minutes after you come anywhere in contact with it and you have to gargle with mouthwash to get any immediate relief - it seems to get worse with just rinsing with water.
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115 of 151 people found the following review helpful By Nicole Church on November 6, 2005
Size Name: 0.3 oz
After months of encouraging/pestering our son to stop sucking his thumb (he is four), we finally decided to use a product to help. After doing some research, this one stood out as the most effective. Our son agreed that it was hard to stop on his own, and agreed to "extra help." The results are amazing. It has been 3 weeks, and he essentially stopped sucking after the first application. Now I think the urge/habit is really out of his system. We apply the product every 2 days, and plan to taper it off when it's been a little longer. One setback occurred when we had not applied it for 3 days (the bitter taste had dissipated), and he woke up and announced that he had sucked his thumb overnight. He seemed disappointed in himself for having sucked overnight and was initially resistant to reapplying the product. My recommendation is to be very regular in applying it during the crucial early phase when they need the most help. I am so glad we bought this product!!!!
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