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Builder in a Bottle

.27 OZ |  Item SBS-000672

What is it?

ALL-IN-ONE soak-off sculpting gel for nail extensions There’s no need for separate pots and brushes, ORLY GELFX Builder In A Bottle is the perfect all-in-one brush-on application without the sticky mess.


Superior self-leveling quality allows for effortless application and the consistency remains easy to control, with less need for filling and a formula that minimizes heat spikes.


Flexible strength comes from the perfect balance of soft-gel and hard-gel properties. Give your client's nails the strength they need without the cracking associated with hard gels, or painful, damaging breaks associated with acrylic nail extensions.


This soak-off formula minimizes damage, and protects the natural nails, allowing them to grow. Soak-off time in only 15 minutes.


Crystal clear formula is the perfect blank canvas for color application and detailed nail art.

BUILD YOUR BUSINESS Add a new service to your menu with our all-in-one product that allows for technicians of all skill levels to sculpt and extend nails. With full sets applied in as little as 45 minutes and fills in 25 minutes or less, technicians can increase the amount of clients they see on average.

What makes it special?
  • All-in-one soak off sculpting gel for nail extensions
  • Self Leveling Formula
  • Lightweight Strength
  • Soak Off Removal
Acrylates/Carbamate Copolymer, Di-HEMA Trimethylhexyl Dicarbamate, Isobornyl Methacrylate, Hydroxypropyl Methacrylate, Isopropylidenediphenyl Bisoxyhydroxypropyl Methacrylate, Bis-HEMA Poly(1,4-Butanediol)-9/IPDI Copolymer, Tetrahydrofurfuryl Methacrylate, Isobornyl Acrylate, Sucrose Benzoate, Trimethylbenzoyl Diphenylphosphine Oxide, Methacryloylethyl Phosphate, HEMA, Hydroxycyclohexyl Phenyl Ketone, Phosphoric Acid, CI 60725 (Violet 2), Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, Panthenol, Hydroquinone, p-Hydroxyanisole.

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Where have you been all my life? This is the best, especially when doing sculpted nails. It has stayed on and looks beautiful!
Date published: 2021-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from impressed the best I started doing my nails since the pandemic. practicing with builder gel. But decided to try this builder in a bottle it is the BEST.. purchased ORLY primer. used with nail tips. applied a single coat followed by a beaded coat; then another single coat. wiped with rubbing alcohol. buffed for smoothness. finshed up with colored gel polish. top off with ORLY top coat. looks amazing. easy to use.
Date published: 2021-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy! This was much easier to use than I thought it would be. Bought the builder and sticker base, followed the online instructions, and was able to extend a broken nail to match the rest of my fingers. It was fast, too. Crystal clear when cured. You can't tell which nail had been extended unless you look at the underside. I'm glad that I bought it and would recommend it!
Date published: 2021-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Builder Gel This is the best builder gel I have ever tried! It is self leveling and strong.
Date published: 2020-11-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Recommended Perfect to protect the nail after the base coat but before the uv gel color and the top coat.
Date published: 2020-10-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing I was worried at first but it’s very easy to use. When I removed it my nails weren’t damage. I love this product and will be buying more . I use regular nail polish on top of my nail extensions and the polish doesn’t chip!
Date published: 2020-10-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easiest gel! If you have any experience with diy acrylic or hard gel, this is so much easier than any you’ve used. It’s so easy to get a perfect shape with very little filing. Crystal clear color, beautiful shine. Love love love!
Date published: 2020-08-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from good product bottle smaller than it looks but overall satisfied angele
Date published: 2020-07-28
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How do you remove this? Is it easy to remove? And how often do you remove it... or do you keep “filling” your nails with it between polishing?

Asked by: QuestionforK
I have filled repeatedly as my nails have grown, but you can soak it off. File it down first and use acetone. It's easier to remove than acrylic. Nadella are also in better shape upon removal versus their condition after removing acrylic.
Answered by: Nora M M
Date published: 2020-11-25

Is it sold in store?

Asked by: Tiney bare
I got my first bottle in a starter kit from my local Sally's store but since then its not available.
Answered by: ClassyZW
Date published: 2020-08-07

Does this need to be cured with a uv light? For how long? And if it doesn’t require a UV light, then how long does it take to cure?

Asked by: AllWayDirtTrail
It does require 10 seconds of UV light to cure,  than wipe with rubbing alcohol or nail polish remover to take away stickiness.
Answered by: Missjewel
Date published: 2020-05-19

Can this be used over false nails?

Asked by: Summer96
I use this to adhere my après gel x nails. Lasts about 14-19 days. 
Answered by: Frenchy M
Date published: 2020-11-30

Can I use this with the gelish foundation & top coat or do I need to have the orly gel fx primer & top coat?  Also, Does this need a dehydrator/ph bond? 

Asked by: _Mandyy_
I would use Gelish Structure between Gelish Foundation/Top coat instead for gel polish manicures. I use Orly builder gel to create a strong gel nail overlay. I apply it directly to the nail. First, I prepare the nail plate, use a ph balancer (CND nail fresh), then apply several coats of the builder gel as needed for whatever it is I'm going for. The best people to ask for the proper way to use this product is the manufacturer, Orly.
Answered by: CariVegas
Date published: 2020-07-25

Is this product good to use for an acrylic fill? Will i need to use a drill to smooth it down? Does it dry smooth or will a file work ?

Asked by: Ashley2267
You can use this product to fill acrylic nails. I dries smooth and you can use a nail file if needed. An electric nail file/drill works best to file gel nail polish off. I usually file the colored nail polish off and paint my whole nail with the “ builder in a bottle”, 2 coats. Then Repaint my nails. This makes them just like acrylic nails would be. I absolutely love this product!!! I have used it for a year now just on my nails ( not acrylic nails). My nails are long and look just like I had them done in a salon.
Answered by: General P
Date published: 2020-04-05

Can you show me the list of ingredients?

Asked by: Heather7272
My bottle says "patent pending" so there is no ingredient list on it. Call Orly at (818) 994-1001 and they should be able to give you more info.
Answered by: CariVegas
Date published: 2020-03-21

Can I use this with Apres Gel X system?

Asked by: Wrokgoddess
Hi there! We do not test our products with other brands. But this is compatible with our GELFX shades. Hope this helps!
Answered by: ORLY
Date published: 2019-12-04
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