The Science of Nails

Websites Worth Watching: Schoon Scientific

What: Schoon Scientific


Why click there?: Doug Schoon is a well-known chemist in the nail industry who has been instrumental in keeping nail techs, salon owners, and clients informed on important scientific findings regarding the nail industry. His website,, continually puts out articles on the latest technologies in the nail industry, including the new LED lights and soak-off gel polishes. Here’s a sampling of one of his latest articles on the subject.

The vibe: professional, informative, resourceful

"There is a lot of confusion about LED lamps; can they be used to properly cure any type of UV curing nail product? The answer is NO! It is true that all LED lamps create UV light and will ‘harden’ UV curable products, but unless the LED lamp was specifically designed to properly cure this particular UV nail product, don’t expect to achieve a proper cure."

-Doug Schoon

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