Topic : natural nail care

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nail treatment

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

Another word for a product that “treats” the nail (used interchangeably with “strengthener”).

Keywords: nail treatments   natural nail care  

nail strengthener

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

Also called a hardener; applied to the natural nail before the base coat.

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nail care

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

The art and science of treating and caring for nails (including toes and fingers).

Keywords: nail anatomy   natural nail care  

microdermabrasion

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

Microdermabrasion is a skin-freshening technique that helps repair skin by deep exfoliation; involves a device likened to a fine sandblaster that sprays tiny crystals across the face, mixing gentle abrasion with suction to remove the dead, outer layer of skin.

Keywords: natural nail care   Skin Care  

menthol

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

The main element in the essential oil of peppermint, used in beauty products for its cooling qualities.

Keywords: ingredients   natural nail care  

mask

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

A skin care product that helps seal and retain moisture in the skin; can be used as part of a manicure or pedicure as well.

Keywords: manicures   natural nail care   pedicures   Skin Care  

lavender

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

Lavender is a plant whose leaves, flowers, and oil are used in many beauty products for its soothing and pleasant-smelling properties.

Keywords: ingredients   lavender   natural nail care   Secret Ingredient  

lactic acid

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

Alpha-hydroxy acid derived from milk.

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hemp seed oil

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

A rich emollient that contains fatty acids and is good for dry, aging skin.

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French manicure

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

A nail style that includes a white tip and a pink nail bed; can be achieved with nail polish, airbrushing, nail art paints, specialty tips, or colored acrylics; there are many variations of this look, but generally a “French” manicure incorporates one color on the nail tip and another on the nail bed.

Keywords: enhancements   French manicures   natural nail care  

enzyme

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

Any of numerous complex proteins that are produced by living cells and catalyze (speed up or otherwise modify) specific biochemical reactions at body temperature; used as exfoliants and derived from fruits like papaya or pineapple.

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beta-hydroxy acid

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

Acid extracts that chemically exfoliate the top layer of skin; they have the same effect as AHAs, but tend to be less irritating and come from different sources.

Keywords: ingredients   natural nail care  

aromatherapy

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

The use of aroma, usually with a preparation of fragrant essential oils extracted from herbs, flowers, and fruits, to enhance or create a feeling of well-being.

Keywords: aromatherapy   ingredients   natural nail care  

antioxidant

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

A substance, such as vitamin E, vitamin C, or beta carotene, thought to protect body cells from the damaging effects of oxidation.

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alpha hydroxy acid (AHA)

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

Acid extracts from natural or synthetic sources that chemically exfoliate the top layer of skin; there are five types: citric acid, tartaric acid, malic acid, lactic acid, and glycolic acid; also known as fruit acids.

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Nail files use abrasives in various grits to roughen, shape, polish, or remove the surface of artificial and natural nails.
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