This was recommended to me by my nail tech -_- who usually uses gel polish so I should have known better than to take this recommendation but I tried it. After using Seche Vite, nothing can really compare, definitely not this. I felt like this made my polish chip faster, not a bad thing for the chronic manicurist but still, it didn't seal the polish or protect it. It did, however, keep my polish glossy but that's about all it did. Oh and this peels too, so a chip can lead to peeling polish :-( Sticking with Seche Vite despite the shrinkage.