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Secret Ingredient: Lotions

December 1, 2012  | Article

Lotions in the nail industry are used as manicure and pedicure service add-ons as well as retail products to help hydrate, rejuvenate, and soothe clients’ skin. They are often infused with various fragrances and anti-aging compounds to further enhance the benefits to the skin. But what is lotion really made of?

Keywords: lotions   Secret Ingredient  

ginseng

November 26, 2012  | Encyclopedia

A slow-growing perennial herb with a fleshy root, containing saponins, mucin, and vitamin B, that helps diminish wrinkles and aid dry skin. Historically known as the cure-all for many ailments, ginseng is thought to normalize body functions, boost the immune system and energy levels, and lower blood sugar.

Keywords: ingredients   natural nail care   Secret Ingredient  

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  

glitter

October 18, 2012  | Encyclopedia

Glitter is tiny flecks of colored and reflective plastic used in the nail industry for its lustrous and luminescent effect on nails. It varies in shape, color, and size and is applied to nails using glue and top coat or embedded in gels and acrylics.

Keywords: glitter   Secret Ingredient  

eucalyptus

September 30, 2012  | Encyclopedia

Eucalyptus is a native Australian tree with aromatic leaves that yield an oil that can be used medicinally.

Keywords: ingredients   natural ingredients   natural nail care   Secret Ingredient  

Secret Ingredient: Glitter

April 16, 2012  | Article

Glitter is tiny flecks of colored and reflective plastic used in the nail industry for its lustrous and luminescent effect on nails.

Keywords: glitter   Secret Ingredient  

secret ingredient} primers & bonders

March 14, 2012  | Article

With most gel and acrylic systems, a bonder or primer is applied to the natural nail first to increase adhesion for the enhancement.

Keywords: primers   resin   Secret Ingredient  

Secret Ingredient} Acetone

February 14, 2012  | Article

The clear and dear friend that makes polish removal a snap, and acrylic and gel removal possible, is a bedrock for the nail industry.

Keywords: acetone/removal products   nail chemistry   Secret Ingredient  

Secret Ingredient: Cuticle Oil

October 31, 2011  | Article

The frequent cherry on top of Sunday manicures, cuticle oil acts as a quick massage lubricant for fingertips while also sealing in moisture to keep the cuticle area and eponychium soft and supple.

Keywords: cuticle oil   jojoba   Secret Ingredient  

Secret Ingredient: Base & Top Coat

September 16, 2011  | Article

The proverbial bread in the polish sandwich, base and top coats help polish adhere to nails and prevents nails from chipping and breaking.

Keywords: base coats   Secret Ingredient   top coats  

Secret Ingredient: Resin/Glue

August 18, 2011  | Article

Resin in the nail industry refers to a cyanoacrylate glue used for adhering tips to natural nails, for gluing silk and fiberglass wraps, and for acrylic dipping systems. So what exactly is in it? Where did it come from? And how are techs using it today?

Keywords: glue   resin   Secret Ingredient  

Secret Ingredient: Acrylic Powder

August 5, 2011  | Article

Pink, white, or colored, acrylic powder is often seen as the more important partner in a liquid-and-powder relationship. What makes it so special? Is it a secret ingredient? You may be surprised to learn what’s actually in there.

Keywords: acrylic powder   acrylics   EMA   glitter   methyl methacrylate  

Secret Ingredient: Acrylic Liquid

June 27, 2011  | Article

 Monomer is a Greek term that means “one part” or “one unit.” (Mono means “one”; mer means “unit.”) But beyond “monomer,” what is the liquid that we use day in and day out? We’ve listed the ingredients necessary in every formula, regardless of manufacturer.

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   acrylics   how products are made   Secret Ingredient  

aloe vera

June 15, 2011  | Encyclopedia

Aloe vera is any of a variety of plants of the genus aloe, mostly native to southern Africa, bearing fleshy spiny-toothed leaves and red or yellow flowers; used to soothe and moisturize burns and skin irritations. There are more than 240 different species of aloe, growing mainly in the dry regions of Africa, Asia, Europe and America.

Keywords: ingredients   natural nail care   Secret Ingredient  

almond oil

June 15, 2011  | Encyclopedia

A popular carrier oil because it is non-greasy, spreads easily, and is great for nourishing the skin.

Keywords: almond oil   ingredients   natural ingredients   Secret Ingredient  
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