The Top Coat is one of the best I've ever used. It really retards chipping and holds the shine much longer than most others. When used in combination with other L'Oreal Polishes, I have found it to have amazing staying power. I don't wear gloves to protect my natural nails, and I generally have 10 perfect nails, that I personally manicure once per week. Even after doing a day's worth of housework, my French manicure was still as great as it was from the beginning. I am going to invest more money into L'Oreal colors for nails because of my experience with the Top Coat.