Julep Freedom Polymer Nail Top Coat Duo

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What is it: Freedom Polymer Top Coat dries smudge-free and super-shiny. It creates a polymer force field to help protect nails, and cures under natural light in just five minutes, so there's no UV light required. It comes off easily with any nail polish remover.

Who is it for: Anyone who loves the smudge-free, high-gloss look of a gel manicure, but hates the gel removal hassle.

Why is it different: In clinical studies, 100% of women who used Freedom Polymer Top Coat passed the "smudge test" after five minutes, compared to 0% who used a leading regular top coat.

How do I use it: Prep your nail plate with alcohol or acetone to ensure there are no oils or residue on the nail. For best results, make sure you seal your free edge--across the edge and under the tip of each nail--with every layer. Apply Julep base coat (not included). Apply two coats of Julep nail color (not included). Each layer should be dry to the touch before you add another. Apply a single layer of Freedom Polymer Top Coat over dry polish. Freedom cures under regular light in three to five minutes, depending on brightness and proximity to the light source. For best results, cure under a 60-watt light bulb for two minutes. Remove with any polish remover, including gentle, non-acetone formulas.

From Julep.


  • Two 0.27-fl oz Freedom Polymer Top Coats
  • Cannot ship to AK, HI, PR, VI, Guam

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Reviews & Community QA

Julep Freedom Polymer Nail Top Coat Duo is rated 3.4 out of 5 by 615.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from E-z peel Freedom polymer top coat thankfully gives that smooth firm finish of a quick-dry so you can stop fretting about how sticky your polish still feels even after 20 minutes. However, while it bonds and strengthens the polish, it appears to cause everything else to DISBOND FROM THE NAIL. If you want to peel your polish off in large sheets, this product is for you.
Date published: 2018-01-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from No and No To be honest I did NOT like this “Freedom Polymer Top Coat”. I should have trusted multiple warning reviews prior purchasing this one. I just received my Jan 2018 box and regardless bad revives decided to order this coat anyway as add-on because I very much like all other Julep nail products. However this coat has really strange formula and it did something to “Take a Breather - Sheer Pink Oxygen Nail Treatment” I had on. First my sheer pink treatment got wavy on my nails and some discoloration appeared, lighter in one spots darker at another and then my whole application began peeling off my nails around cuticle area and at the bottom tip =(. I have used Sheer Pink Oxygen before and nothing like this ever happened until I applied Freedom top coat. I did my nails yesterday evening and woke up with horrible effect like I was scrubbing bathrooms all day. I did not have time to wipe it off this morning so now I’m embarrassed at work afraid to show off my horrible manicure. I am for sure going back to my OPI top coat and will not recommend using this one unless you know how to operate polish like a pro at nail salon. Freedom top coat does have a strong gloss but other than that I will not be using it ever again.
Date published: 2018-01-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good but... I’ve been using this top coat now for a while and at first didn’t think anything of it. But looking back now I think this top coat shrinks!! Every single time I’ve used it, the next morning upon waking my manicure seems to have shrunk I’ve got a distinct 1 mm border that appears to be missing product or just has a first layer of color. How strange?
Date published: 2017-12-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Fast drying, but will ruin your manicure I love the gloss finish and the fact it dries so fast, but it will shrink and will smudge your polish. I've used it a couple of times, and noticed after application there are a few "bald" patches where you can see the nail. It also doesn't last any longer for me then other brands I've tried, in fact it lasts a much shorter amount of time if anything (I'm talking a day or two). I'll use this until I bother getting a new top coat from somewhere else. I will not be reordering.
Date published: 2017-12-10
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Wrinkles and Shrinks I LOVE this product. It’s glossy, hard as nails and really does set in five min. BUT it will kill the best of any nail polish job. The product shrinks as it dries taking even the driest of polishes with it leaving tips exposed and edges see through. It also wrinkles as it dries. So even though it fixes the imperfections in your polish, it adds its own as it dries. This has the potential to be a holy grail product except for a couple major flaws.
Date published: 2017-12-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Ehh It definitely makes my manicure more durable but it pulls my nail polish away from my cuticles and wrinkles. It’s very frustrating.
Date published: 2017-11-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This works! I made the mistake of not using this on top of my Julep nail polish and it chipped within a few days. When I use this top coat, my polish lasts for a week. The shine is amazing and I can't do a manicure without it.
Date published: 2017-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this stuff! Don't want to do without it....love the quick dry and high shine it adds to any color.
Date published: 2017-11-01
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