Technique - Topic : Secret Ingredient

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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  

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: 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  

Secret Ingredient: Baking Soda

October 1, 2010  | Article

The ancient Egyptians used natural baking soda and incense as spiritual cleansers in purification ceremonies.

Keywords: ingredients   Secret Ingredient  

Secret Ingredient: Pumpkin

December 1, 2009  | Article

The jack-o-lantern tradition originated in Ireland, where they carved turnips and put burning coals inside.

Keywords: ingredients   pumpkin   Secret Ingredient  

Secret Ingredient: Oats

October 1, 2009  | Article

Oats are used in food (oatmeal or flour), drinks (British beer, a Latin American sweet drink), to feed horses and cattle, and to soothe skin conditions.

Keywords: ingredients   Secret Ingredient  

Secret Ingredient: Volcanic Clay

February 1, 2009  | Article

Volcanic ash clay (also known as sodium bentonite clay) is created when volcanic ash mixes with water. The resulting clay contains a combination of minerals that can provide numerous health and skin benefits.

Keywords: natural ingredients   Secret Ingredient  

Secret Ingredient: Aloe Vera

January 1, 2009  | Article

Aloe vera contains numerous vitamins and minerals, enzymes, amino acids, natural sugars, and agents that are anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial. The combination and balance of the plant’s ingredients are what purportedly gives it its soothing, healing properties.

Keywords: natural ingredients   Secret Ingredient  

Secret Weapons: Ingredients that Give Services a Boost

August 1, 2002  | Article

Learn about — and leverage — the latest in specialty beauty ingredients and products to keep your salon’s competitive edge in the war against the ravages of stress, aging, environmental pollution, and life in general.

Keywords: alpha hydroxy products   anti-aging   anti-aging services   green tea   lavender  

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