IBX Boost Creates a Strong Foundation

by NAILS Staff | January 19, 2018

Famous Names’ new IBX Boost creates a strong, flexible coat over natural nails and can be used as a natural nail overlay or as a protective coating under other services, such as gel-polish. It can be combined with the original IBX, which strengthens the nail while IBX Boost protects the surface. The product cures in one minute under UV or LED light. With a smooth surface resistant to cracking, lifting, shrinkage, and heat spikes, it extends gel-polish wear for up to three weeks. No roughing of the natural nail is needed prior to application, helping to keep the nails in good condition. When using a gel-polish that requires buffing before application, IBX Boost can be used as the buffer layer before the gel-polish, eliminating the need to file the nail surface. The product can also be rebalanced rather than soaked off.

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What's The Difference? Clarifying Commonly Confused Nail Terms


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