A ZOYA Naked Manicure bottle of Naked Base is resting on a background of colorful flowers.

Anchor Basecoat vs. Naked Base: What’s the Difference?

Before you add any old base coat to your shopping cart, first consider what you need from a basecoat. Basecoats are important because they are the barrier between your natural nails and your polish. They can provide protection and sometimes even a treatment. If you’ve had your eye on the Zoya Anchor Base Coat or Zoya Naked Base but you aren’t sure which one to go for, we’ll help you decide.

Polish lasts longer when it has something to stick to, which is why the Anchor Basecoat is so successful at keeping your manicure in place. This basecoat is durable yet flexible and secures polish in place as it grips to your natural nail. It helps with preventing peeling, chipping and lifting, so you can get the most out of your next manicure.

The Naked Base is unique because it combines the protectiveness of a regular basecoat with a targeted treatment. It contains nutrients to treat and refine the natural nail as it mimics the nail’s natural keratin surface. In doing so, it supports cellular renewal, oxygenation and hydration to improve both the flexibility and strength of your nails.

What's the Big Difference?

Both base coats provide protection under your polished manicure to prevent staining and polish lifting, but the Naked Base is unique for its treatment of nail damage. The Anchor Basecoat does not offer a treatment for damaged nails, it just refines the surface to help polish stick. 

Who Should Use ZOYA Anchor Basecoat?

For those who don’t have damaged nails and are only interested in a basecoat that extends their manicure, they should use Zoya Anchor. 

Who Should Use ZOYA Naked Base?

If you are interested in treating nail damage, then you should consider using the Naked Base. It’s a great alternative to provide protection while also a treatment under your manicure.

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