I recently started using the new Formula X: The System XCEL. I’ve written about my love of the original Formula X System before and this new line is essentially the same but made to make your nails have a longer lasting gel coat finish. It’s been about a month (four rounds of polish) and I can honestly say I do really enjoy the XCEL. I was hesitant at first thinking it would just be too similar to the original only with new packaging, but I’ve been pleasantly surprised. The finish the XCEL leaves on my nails feels stronger and thicker than the original System and helps minimize chipping.
I’m still able to use all of my other Formula X, Essie and OPI polishes with the XCEL which is a huge bonus and my polish last about a week on average. If you already have the original System I wouldn’t necessarily rush off to buy this one as they aren’t hugely different, but if you are a fan of gel polish this may be a new at home holy grail product for you.