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Dasha Minina, CEO and founder of Maxus Nail, says that the gel coating on top of the nail provides a benefit that people might not know about. "The gel coating on top of the nail serves as a barrier from excess water absorption," says Minina. "Nails are extremely porous by nature and absorb water like a sponge. The more water, the softer the nail, and the more likely it is to peel and break."