May 4, 2015
If protecting your clients’ health is your top priority, then changing your UV bulbs regularly should rate equally high on your to-do list.
Keywords: curing gel curing UV light safety UV lights
August 18, 2014
Even after all the research confirms they’re safe, UV lamps still cause concern among clients. Let’s talk about what you can do to ease their fears.
Keywords: gel-polish UV light safety UV lights
May 2, 2014
NAILS editor Hannah Lee appeared on The Today Show on Friday, May 2, 2014, as the counterpoint voice to a new study that says UV nail lamp users may have an increased risk of skin cancer. Hannah pointed out that you are exposed to more UVA rays from natural sunlight walking or driving to the salon than you can in a UV lamp. Last year's study by Drs. Dowdy and Sayre is the benchmark we should all refer to.
Keywords: gel-polish gels Hannah Lee media coverage UV light safety
December 28, 2013
Supporting findings made in earlier studies, the latest independent, peer-reviewed study demonstrates that UV lamps commonly used for hardening gel-polish are safe and do not increase the risk of developing skin cancer.
Keywords: gels NMC UV light safety UV lights
December 27, 2013
Straight A’s for Our Top Q’s: With topics ranging from private label retail to proper mix ratios, nailsmag.com’s 10 most-viewed questions cover a lot of ground.
Keywords: glitter nail discoloration nail diseases skin diseases UV lights
February 19, 2013
UV nail lamps do not appear to significantly increase the lifetime risk of keratinocyte carcinoma — a type of non-melanoma skin cancer — in consumers, reports a study published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology.
Keywords: cancer product safety skin cancer UV light safety UV lights
December 26, 2012
Affordable and reliable, UV Gel Curing Bulbs from Purely Products are high-quality lamps for gel nail dryers and UV-curing lamps.
Keywords: UV lights
May 18, 2012
Gel manicures and pedicures have been available, and safely used, in salons for more than three decades, says the PBA’s Nail Manufacturer’s Council.
Keywords: gels NMC PBA UV light safety UV lights
March 14, 2011
What’s really going on when your client puts her hand in the nail lamp? We explain what gel is made of and why it works so well.
Keywords: colored gels Doug Schoon gels LED lights Light Elegance
November 1, 2010
The findings by three nail industry scientists contradict the conclusions of a medical report that warns of an increased risk of cancer on the hands after exposure to a UV nail light.
Keywords: Doug Schoon gels Jim McConnell Light Elegance OPI Products
August 1, 2009
It’s tanning season, which means it’s time to educate clients on how to protect themselves from sun damage. Most people know that SPF stands for sun protection factor and that few users apply enough sunblock to do the trick. What you might not know is that the SPF pertains only to UVB rays.
Keywords: SPF tanning UV lights
August 1, 2008
We’re all thankful for our UV light-cured gels. But do you know the science behind the curing process?
Keywords: gels UV lights
August 1, 1997
Thanks to technology old heavy UV lamps have given way to today's sleek and quick models. Their production is subjected to rigorous quality control.
Keywords: gels how products are made UV lights
February 1, 1992
Every month, our nail doctor answers readers' questions about any health-related issue.
Keywords: allergic reactions antifungals effect of UV light fungus home remedies
May 1, 1986
As more is known about the gels, and their ingredients, we will all feel safer about their long-term use.
Keywords: gels UV lights