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natural nail care

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

The art and science of treatment and care of nails (including toenails and fingernails) only as it relates to services and treatments that leave the natural nails intact (without artificial extensions, etc.).

Keywords: manicures   natural nail care   pedicures  

natural nail

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

Refers to the naturally occuring fingernail (as opposed to nail enhancements).

Keywords: manicures   nail anatomy   natural nail care   pedicures  

natural

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

Occurs in nature; this term is not a measure of safety; many potentially dangerous substances are naturally occurring; there are no federal guidelines for defining or limiting the use of this term.

Keywords: natural nail care  

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.

Keywords: nail treatments   natural nail care  

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.

Keywords: ingredients   natural nail care  

hemp seed oil

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

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

Keywords: ingredients   natural nail care  

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.

Keywords: ingredients   natural nail care  

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  

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