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

4.3 out of 5 stars 3,954 customer reviews
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About the Product
  • Nail biting and thumb sucking habit-breaking and prevention treatment with easy, brush on application
  • Bitter yet harmless taste and the appearance of clear enamel helps break the nail biting and thumb sucking habit
  • Keeps nails healthy and strong and keeps hands out of mouth to prevent spread of germs
  • Safe for children aged four and adults of all ages
  • Recommended by dentists, orthodontists and pediatricians nationwide

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Product Description

Size: 0.3 Ounces

Mavala Stop offers a safe and effective way to halt the nervous and often uncontrollable urge to bite nails for adults and children from four years old and up. Mavala Stop can be applied to clean nails with an easy applicator brush. The formula has a bitter yet harmless taste that helps break the nail biting and thumb sucking habit. A discrete solution for people of all ages and genders, Mavala Stop has the look of clear enamel that will not attract attention. Recommended by dentists, orthodontists and pediatricians nationwide, Mavala Stop can help prevent long lasting damage to the nails and nail beds caused by biting and also helps prevent the spread of germs and viruses caused by placing your fingers in your mouth. Synonymous with quality throughout the world, Mavala has been offering high performing personal care and beauty products for more than 50 years.

Product Details

Size: 0.3 Ounces
  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 1.2 x 3 inches ; 1.6 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • Origin: France
  • ASIN: B0000YUXI0
  • UPC: 885556751350 887935359225 885414257505 885713174534 885131934826 885485201223 885529443268 798813001641 885329148226 785217545772 794628203997 887936580390 794610389142 885134474022 787461803349 887935482329 811803691759 785217520083 885296732404 885149123205 885100706249 885273506974 885137036517 885278002426 795871450046 794628206622 885215196331 782361502064 885494036441 785217553203 885632796671 885556746233
  • Item model number: 90312
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3,954 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #153 in Beauty (See Top 100 in Beauty)

From the Manufacturer

Mavaderma High Speed Nail Growth Nailactan Nutritive Nail Cream Mava-Flex Serum for Dry Nails Scientifique Nail Hardener Mavala Base Coats for Manicure Mavala Top Coats for Manicure
Key Benefits Nutritive oil nourishes the nail root to stimulate nail growth. Reinforces the new nail from its root, especially after biting your nails. Long term treatment for healthy nails. Counteracts dryness and helps restore elasticity of nail plate. Nourishes nail root and stimulates healthy nail growth. Does not mar or damage nail polish. Penetrating, moisturizing and fortifying care for finger and toe nails. Results in healthy, flexible, shiny and soft nails, that do not break anymore. Completely penetrates nails to bond and harden the 3 layers of the nail structure. Only formula in the world since 1958. Easy application & quick results. Use brush-on or pen applicator. 002 DOUBLE BASE― protects nails & doubles life of manicure. BARRIER BASE― treatment base for delicate nails. COLORFIX― strong, flexible top coat with brilliant sheen. GEL FINISH― gel effect manicure with no UV lamp. Easy removal.
Best For Slow growing nails and bitten nails. For all ages. For men & women. Nourishing cream for dry, damaged nails. For all ages. For men & women. Treats dry and breaking nails. For all ages. For men & women. Soft, damaged nails that split and break. For adult men & women. 002 BASE― normal nails and dark color manicures. BARRIER BASE― delicate or dry nails. COLORFIX― long lasting color and shine. GEL FINISH― spectacular volume and shine that doesn't damage nails.
Directions Apply every day to the skin below the crescent of the nail. Massage, in circular movements, using your thumb to accelerate penetration. Leave on until completely absorbed. Massage into the nail root nightly for 4 to 6 week treatment period. Can be applied over nail polish. Regular (2x weekly) application to bare nails recommended. Brush onto the entire surface of clean, bare nails. Massage in with thumb, and leave to penetrate. To be used twice a week on bare nails, ideally before going to bed to allow this serum to act during the night. Apply to clean, polish-free nails from the center of the nail to the tip. Leave on to penetrate. Use 2X a week until nails have hardened. Once nails have recovered use 2-3X a month for maintenance. 002― Apply over the entire clean nail surface prior to nail polish or top coat. BARRIER― Apply a thin coat over the entire nail plate. Allow to dry before continuing with polish or a top coat. COLORFIX― After final coat of polish dries, apply over the entire nail, including, underneath the nail tip, where enamel is most likely to chip. GEL FINISH― apply on the entire nail surface as the last step of your manicure.
Main Ingredients Wheat germ oil: nourishing, strengthening. Olive oil: restructuring, rich in vitamins. Sweet almond oil: emollient, regenerating, remineralizing. Essential amino acids (glycine, tyrosine, cysteine, proline, etc.) target dryness and restore elasticity. Lipids.Keratin-balancing vitamins A, B5, B6, C, E, F, & H. Mineral salts. Urea and saccharides: optimum moisture balance for flexibility. Calcium: fortification.Lemon essential oil and vitamin B5: help reinforce nail structure. Hardener of the nail keratin: formaldehyde (4.5%). MAVALA exclusive regenerating, anti-drying and strengthening complex. 002― Nail polish which forms a protective barrier. Tacky formula, which fixes nail polish to the nail plate. BARRIER― Aqueous base: helps active ingredient penetrate and protects nails. Proflex Complex (keratin, calcium and silky amino acids): fights dehydration and flaking; restores flexibility and strength. COLORFIX― Acryl for the flexibility of the film.Ultra-glossy and resistant plasticizer. GEL FINISH― Nitrocellulose resin: allows nails to breathe. High content of voluminizing and smoothing plasticizer that also resists yellowing.

Important Information

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

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. Mavala Switzerland 0.3oz/10ml fl. oz - 100% Guaranteed Authentic.

Ethyl Acetate, Butyl Ester of PVM/MA Copolymer, Isopropyl Alcohol, Adipic Acid/Neopentyl Glycol/Trimellitic Anhydride Copolymer, N-Butyl Alcohol, Butyl Acetate, Alcohol Denat., Denatonium Benzoate, Acetyl Tributyl Citrate, Isopropyl Acetate, Benzophenone-3, Water (Aqua), Violet 2 (CI 60725).

Apply one coat of MAVALA STOP on the entire nail only (or on top of nail polish) and allow it to dry for one minute. Repeat the application every two days until you have broken the habit of biting your nails.

Customer Reviews

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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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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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Let me start by saying this product is wonderful for my 6 year old and my 3 year old. My 6 year old has sucked her thumb for years and nothing has stopped her from sucking her thumb until we tried this. She does not like the taste so it stops her from sucking her thumb even at night. I know that I need to reapply it when she starts sucking her thumb again. My 3 year old sucked his thumb and bit his nails until they bled. He stopped biting his nails and sucking his thumb if we applied it every other day like instructed. If I see him biting his nails, that usually means that I forgot to reapply it.
The reason that I only gave it 4 stars was because I tried it with my 2 year old twins who suck their fingers. As soon as I applied it and it dried, they put their fingers in their mouth. Once they tasted it they both started crying and vomited. It took us a long time to calm them down and they kept putting their fingers back in their mouth and it started all over again.
My advice is to wait until they are 3 and they can make the connection that when I put my fingers in my mouth it will taste bad, so I need to stop putting my fingers in my mouth. My 3 year old understood and it was wonderful for him.
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Okay, so I am giving this product five stars because it DEFINITELY works! The only issue some may have with it is that it works a little too well. Every time I put my fingers near my mouth, even when eating, I got this nasty taste for a good 5 minutes that I couldn't get rid of. To say the least, it kept me from snacking too much so I think I lost a little weight using this product as well. Lol. That being said, I'm going to post a pic in the photos above of my nails after less than a month of growth. I removed the Mavala once because I got sick of it messing with my snack food flavors and I immediately bit a nail... so I put it right back on. :) I haven't used it the past two weeks because I've lost the urge to bite. Should it ever come back, though, I'll have this stuff ready! It's very thin and goes on like water, so you won't go through a lot of it. I can't imagine you'll ever have to buy a second bottle of it. Best of luck in quitting your habit, be it nail biting or your little one's sucking their thumbs!
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