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oats

December 16, 2010  | Encyclopedia

A species of cereal grain grown for its seed. Oats are used in food, drinks, to feed livestock, and to soothe skin conditions.

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pumpkin

December 16, 2010  | Encyclopedia

Pumpkin is an orange squash native to North America. The inside pulp is high in nutrients, and its seeds contain lots of zinc, which is good for the skin.

Keywords: ingredients   natural nail care   pumpkin   Secret Ingredient  

waterless manicure

December 16, 2010  | Encyclopedia

A waterless manicure service does not require the client to soak her hands in water at any point; thought by some to enhance adhesion of nail polish and to be better for nails, which can absorb water; cleaning is done with implements and solutions rather than by soaking.

Keywords: manicures   natural nail care   waterless manicures  

papaya

December 16, 2010  | Encyclopedia

The papaya is the fruit of the large Carica Papaya herb that, along with its enzyme called papain, are used in many skin care and repair products. Papain works as a mild exfoliant and dissolves dead skin cells, making it ideal for treating acne and reducing wrinkles.

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soy

December 16, 2010  | Encyclopedia

A legume native to East Asia, soybeans are high in proteins and vitamins A, E, and K. Soy oil and its derivatives are natural antioxidants that block out harmful sunlight.

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silk protein/silk peptide

December 16, 2010  | Encyclopedia

Comes from silk fibers and is added to many beauty products.

Keywords: ingredients   natural nail care   Secret Ingredient  

citric acid

December 16, 2010  | Encyclopedia

Citric acid is derived from citrus fruits (like oranges and lemons) and used as a preservative, pH-balancer, and astringent.

Keywords: citrus   ingredients   natural nail care  

paraffin

December 16, 2010  | Encyclopedia

Paraffin is a waxy crystalline substance used in salon services whereby a client dips her hand or foot into melted paraffin a few times (called a “paraffin dip”), creating a shell that will harden while it helps moisturize the skin; hardened paraffin is easily peeled off the skin and disposed of, leaving skin gently and therapeutically moisturized.

Keywords: ingredients   natural nail care   paraffin  

Dead Sea salts

December 14, 2010  | Encyclopedia

Inedible salt from the world’s deepest hypersaline lake in the world, the mineral-rich Dead Sea, located between Israel, Jordan, and the West Bank.

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pomegranate

December 14, 2010  | Encyclopedia

A seasonal fruit about the size of an orange with numerous juicy seed kernels located inside of the pomegranate’s inedible husk.

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Nail Tek Hydration Therapy Anti-Aging Natural Nail Manicure

December 1, 2010  | Demo

Nail Tek’s Hydration Therapy Anti-Aging Spa Natural Nail Manicure is an effective treatment to keep your clients’ hands young-looking. Nail Tek’s Foaming Skin

 

Keywords: anti-aging   manicures   Nail Tek   natural nail care  

In with the Om: Eastern Influences on Western Salon Services

November 22, 2010  | Photo Gallery

 Westerners are cultivating an appreciation for the ancient Eastern philosophies and practices. Here are some Eastern twists on a few salon services.

Keywords: adding new services   alternative services   natural nail care  

Diagnosing Different Nail Types

November 16, 2010  | Article

Not all nails are perfect. Some are thin, some are ridged, and some have cracks and tears. But luckily techs have a number of natural nail products to strengthen and treat a variety of nails. Here’s a quick guide from Nail Tek’s Mary Jo Zwirowski.

Keywords: nail diseases   Nail Tek   nail treatments   natural nail care  

Counteract Dark Spots

October 18, 2010  | News

Redbook magazine suggests the use of a daily hand scrub to counteract dark spots on hands in 43 Ways to Look Younger.

Keywords: CND   consumer press   natural nail care   scrubs  

Market Minx as a Natural Alternative

October 1, 2010  | Article

It’s not so surprising that a spa offering acupuncture, Ayurvedic counseling, and herbal consultations should shun traditional nail polish and artificial nails. Until recently The Dragontree Holistic Day Spa at the Portland International Airport turned away customers looking for nail care. In May the spa modified its menu to include manis and pedis with two options — a simple buff or Minx nail coatings.

Keywords: holistic   manicures   Minx   natural nail care   pedicures  

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