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Chemist’s Corner: Matte Top Coat

NAILS talked to industry scientist Doug Schoon and Nubar’s CEO, Noubar Abrahamian, to find out what makes matte top coats create a shine-free finish.

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Chemist’s Corner: Base Coats

We reached out to an expert to get the breakdown on the product that can improve the strength and condition of nails.

Chemist's Corner: Acrylics

Let's go back to the basics on acrylics.

Chemist’s Corner: Antifungal Treatments

Is nail fungus contagious? NAILS spoke to former pharmacist and now podiatrist, Dr. Bill Danzeisen, to get to the sole of the matter.

Chemist's Corner: Quick Dry Drops and Sprays

NAILS spoke to industry scientist, Doug Schoon to find out the basics behind the formulas that speed up the nail polish drying process.

Chemist’s Corner: Foot Mask

A biologist by education shares everything we need to know about foot masks.

Chemist's Corner: Nail Cleanser

Can a nail cleanser act as a fungus preventer? NAILS spoke to a formulation chemist from Elixery to find out. 

Chemist’s Corner: Glitter

Read what Jim McConnell, a chemist and the president of Light Elegance, has to say about how glitter's made and why it sparkles.

Chemist's Corner: Traditional Gel

With so many newer gel-based inventions on the market (soft gels, gel-polish, soak-off gels), how does hard gel stand out? Director of research and development at Nubar, Dr. Norair Arkoian, and Light Elegance president Jim McConnell explain it all.

Chemist's Corner: Gel-Polish

Getting behind the science of gel-polish is no easy feat, but with a better framework for its chemistry comes improved technique and the ability to educate clients. NAILS picked the brain of OPI's Dr. Paul Bryson for some user-friendly answers.