In this article, we are going to explain in detail about fluorescents and hopefully help all nail art lovers to dispel their worries
First of all, we have three questions to answer
Fluorescent agent, also known as fluorescent whitening agent, is a fluorescent dye, or white dye, and a complex organic compound. It absorbs ultraviolet light and emits blue-violet fluorescence, which is neutralized with the yellow light produced by the object absorbing ultraviolet light, making the painted object look white and achieving the purpose of whitening.
Fluorescents are not irritating to the skin: After years of animal and human experiments, even fluorescent whitening products that come into direct contact with the skin are not irritating to the skin and do not cause skin allergies. And through daily washing actions, such as hand washing and bathing, it can be easily washed off completely and will not be absorbed into the skin.
No adverse effects on wound healing: The article "Toxicological properties of fluorescent brighteners" published in the German Journal of Dermatology in 1994 pointed out that even if the use of textile materials containing fluorescent brighteners in direct contact with wounds, there will be no adverse effects on wound healing, and no pathological changes to human skin.
Metabolism: Fluorescent whitening agents are water-soluble and can be excreted quickly and completely through normal metabolism.
The book "Environmental Quality and Safety Supplement Volume IV 'Fluorescent Whitening Agents'" published by Georg Thieme, Germany, shows that fluorescent whitening agents can be excreted in mice through metabolic studies. Metabolic studies have shown that the vast majority of fluorescent whitening agents are rapidly excreted through the intestine and are not absorbed by the intestine after heavy feeding of CBS. There is no residual fluorescent whitening agent in their blood, liver, and muscle. Therefore, even if a small amount of fluorescent whitening agent CBS enters the body, it will be excreted quickly through normal metabolism.
Fluorescent brightener CBS is not carcinogenic: The European Union Detergent Association (A.I.S.E.) has shown that fluorescent brightener CBS (also called FWA-5) is not carcinogenic.
The toxicity of fluorescent brighteners is of the same level as that of salt used daily, and the lethal amount of both is very close, which means that, like salt, it is only life-threatening to ingest more than 50g at a time.
Moreover, fluorescent whitening agents are widely present in the items we use every day. For example: most white plastic products, white candles, white tablecloths, plastic storage boxes and A4 paper.
In the nail polish industry, fluorescent brighteners are also commonly used in top coats. And the top coat is often used on color gel and hardener that have already cured and are unlikely to be absorbed, unless you eat it.
Why is fluorescent agent added inside the top coat? First of all, the top coat is mixed by a variety of raw materials, they can't be all transparent and colorless, so the top coat will generally become yellow under the sun.
The blue-violet fluorescence emitted by a small amount of fluorescent agent can neutralize the yellow light emitted by the top coat itself and achieve a balance, so that the top coat will not turn yellow.
However, when a top coat containing fluorescents is applied to the surface of a dark color or black nail polish, it will turn blue under the sunlight. For this problem, we recommend using a crystal clear top coat that does not contain fluorescent brighteners.
As you can see in the picture, the top part of the nail is painted with a crystal clear top coat, and under UV light, the white color turns yellow and the black color remains unchanged. And the top coat with fluorescent whitening agent has no change in the white color under the UV light, and the black color will turn blue.
Therefore, the summary is that fluorescent whitening agent is not a dangerous ingredient, it is important to choose the top coat with or without fluorescent whitening agent according to the color you apply to your nails.
Top Coat Gel Benefits
Topcoat Gel is a nail polish that protects your nails from chipping, peeling, and cracking. It also makes them last longer.
Now let's see what else it can do, shall we?
Topcoat Gel is an easy-to-apply nail polish that provides protection against chips, peeling, and cracks. It also lasts up to seven days without chipping, peeling or cracking.
Topcoat Gel is formulated with a special polymer that helps protect nails from damage caused by everyday wear and tear. This unique formula allows you to enjoy the benefits of a top coat without having to worry about damaging your natural nails.
Topcoat Gel is easy to apply. Simply follow the instructions on the bottle and apply two coats. You will notice an immediate difference in how well your nails hold up against daily activities. And because Topcoat Gel is non-drying, you won’t need to worry about smudging or running when applying multiple coats.
Topcoat Gel is designed to protect your nails without leaving behind any residue. This means no messy removers needed! Just use warm water to remove the gel and rinse with soap and water.
Topcoat Gel is safe for all types of nails. It contains no formaldehyde, acetone, or other harmful chemicals. It’s also free of dyes, fragrances, and artificial colors.
can you use alcohol as a nail dehydrator?
The answer is yes, you can use alcohol as a nail dehydrator. Most nail dehydrators have a percentage of alcohol in them, so if you don't have a nail dehydrator, using alcohol will have the same effect.
So why do we recommend using a nail dehydrator?
Nail dehydrators are used to help your acrylic and gel nails adhere better to your natural nails; this also helps them last longer and keeps them in better condition.
There is a lot of natural oil and moisture on your natural nails, which can make your acrylic or gel nails lift faster because the smooth, shiny nail bed is hard to grip.
Using a nail dehydrator removes most of the oil and moisture from your nails, which helps your acrylic or gel nails hold up better for longer.
It is important to make sure that the isopropyl alcohol you use is very concentrated, as it will have less water in it, which means there is a possibility of leaving any moisture on your nails.
(Make sure there is no other product on the nail polish brush and that the brush is completely dry before applying the alcohol to your nails.)
Wait 2 to 3 minutes to make sure your nails have completely absorbed the alcohol and acetone.
You should see that the texture of your nails is changing and it is turning into a matte, washed out white effect.
Once your nails have finished drying, you can move on to work on your nails.
Makes your manicure last longer
As we know, using a dehydrator allows your nails to adhere better to the nail bed, which means they will last longer. This also means that your manicure won't crack or break as easily as it would without a dehydrator, so you can keep your nails longer in an acceptable way.
Your nails will last about three weeks before you need a filler, which in turn will save you money because you won't have to go through this as often.
Keeps your manicure better quality
When you use a nail dehydrator, it tends to make your nails stronger and of better quality. This means that they don't lift as much as they would without a dehydrator and there is less chance of them chipping.
They also make your nail bed smoother because it provides the first layer for your nails. This does the same thing as the first coat of nail polish, which means the ridges on your nails will be filled in so it's a more even surface.
Most nail dehydrators have a small percentage of isopropyl alcohol in them, and alcohol can act as a disinfectant. This means it will kill any harmful bacteria on your nail bed, which can prevent any infections and improve the hygiene level of your nails.
To fix gel nails that have lifted, you need to trim off the areas that have lifted, buff down the nail so it’s an even surface, and then repaint the nail, applying a top coat once dry. Although that seems straightforward, there are specific techniques you need to use to make sure you do it correctly.
Firstly you need to start by using a cuticle clipper,
cutting off the pat of the nail that has lifted. Doing this will allow you to recover the rest of the nail as that still adheres to your natural nail, and it’ll also help give your gel nail a more even finish. Be gentle with it and only trim off the part that has lifted to protect the nail from any damage and cause more polish to lift.
Once you have cut off the lifted nail, buff the nail where the gel polish and your natural nail meet, so the nail bed is a smooth, even surface, you may have half gel nail and half natural nail, and that is fine; the aim is to fix and recover the gel nail, so you will need to remove part of the nail to fix it.
Buff the nail until you can run your finger over the nail and you have a smooth flat surface.
If you don’t buff the nail down enough, you may be left with a bumpy, obvious nail when you paint over it.
It would be best to use a file with a girt of 220 – 280 as you don’t want to scratch the polish, but this will help even out the surface and create the desired look.
Once your nail is filed down, paint the nail with a base coat. Even though a base coat was applied with the first layer of gel polish, applying it again will help the new layer adhere better, and it will also cover the areas where your nail is bare.
Whether your gel base coat needs to be cured with an LED or UV light, make sure to cure it for the correct amount of time before repainting the nail. If you don’t cure it for enough time, it can ruin your manicure and make it harder to remove.
When your nail is ready, repaint the nail with the closest matching nail polish.
If you got your nails done at a nail salon, you might not have the correct polish to match your existing manicure, so try to get the closest matching gel polish you can find.
A great tip for getting a matching nail polish would be to go for a darker option. If you don’t find a close match, try going for a darker shade of the colour over a lighter shade, as a lighter shade would make the difference more obvious, whereas a darker shade will have more of a shadow effect.
If you don’t have gel polish, you can use regular nail polish; it’ll work in the same way. The only difference with regular nail polish is that it doesn’t need to be cured; leave it to dry.
Finally, once you have repainted the nail and it has completely dried, apply a topcoat.
This is a vital stage as it seals the gel polish. This will help your manicure last longer and will keep your nails looking smart until you get them redone.
Regular nail polish: been used for a hundred years. Easy, and affordable.
Gel polish: been used for around 40 years and with some amazing features. Yet it is little high maintenance.
Regular nail polish:
For starters cost and supplies are very different, for regular nail polish, you don’t really need that much. You need a cuticle stick to push your cuticles back. You need a good file to be able to buff the natural nail and then another file to smooth it. Then you need a little bit of oil to get rid of the dust. Then you can wash your hands. Then you need a base coat, coat of color and a top coat. Finally you are gonna need some time to let it dry.
And as for gel polish,
It’s basically the same. But you need a compatible lamp that go with the gel polish.
Both polishes begin with pushing back the cuticle. Both applications also require some filing to prep. And oil goes on before nail polish application. But gel polish need more complicated preparation on nails. And that is what makes it last. And after applying the base coat, here comes the biggest advantages for gel polish, the lamp. While regular nail polish are applied, you must to wait for it to dry. It may take 3 to 5 minutes or even more. But for gel polish, when you put your hand in the lamp ,you know between 30 to 60 seconds, It’s completely cured. And that's how you can recover the time you lost in the preparation phase.
And another cool thing about gel is it doesn’t dry as you apply and it also self levels. These are some amazing features that rugular nail polish doesn't have. And It’s going to last at least two weeks on natural nails
But when it comes to remove the nail polish gel polish could get little more tricky. And for regular nail polish, you just need to get yourself some nail polish remover and take some time to wipe it off.
To remove gel polish, you need to first use a nail drill machine to sand it, then continue sanding it with a file, and finally wrap your nail with a nail remover pack. This can take up to 15 minutes or more. But to protect you natural nails, you have no choice.
So here is the conclusion.
It isn’t a matter of either or it’s just a matter of what service and what type of nail and durability and cost and time of service you are looking for.
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Scrub nail polish is a special substance that is applied to nails after all manicure sessions. This special substance is called frosted bright oil, and the main components are generally oily solvents such as pearl powder, volatile solvents, and nitrocellulose.
How to wash Scrub nail polish dirty?
How to maintain a Scrub nail polish?
What is the function of Scrub nail polish?
If the Scrub nail polish is dirty, you can wipe it with a glue remover. Pour a small amount of the debonder onto a cotton pad and wipe the nail surface gently and quickly. Remember that the glue remover should not be used too much, because it may wash off the nail polish and destroy the nail art.
You can re-apply a layer of frosted bright oil on the manicure, apply another layer of frosted seal on the nail polish glue, and dry it with a lamp.
After the surface of the scrub nails is dirty, you can re-apply a layer of scrub seal or scrub polish, and finally illuminate. You can also clean the dirt on the nail surface.
The matte texture of frosted manicures is loved by many girls. It has a high-level sense and looks very fashionable. If the surface of the scrub nail is dirty, you can wipe the surface of the nail with a wet towel to wipe off the dirt.
Since the surface of the Scrub nail polish is not smooth, it is easy to get dirty and not easy to clean. The surface of the nails has a rough feeling. After finishing, pay attention to daily cleaning and do not do rough work. Before choosing to do Scrub nail polish, you should consider the nature of your work. If the working environment is usually dirty, it is not recommended to do Scrub nail polish.
After doing the Scrub nail polish, wash your hands lightly, avoid scratching the nails with hard objects or rough brushes, which will make the nails fragile.
When doing housework, it is recommended to wear rubber gloves, so as to avoid the damage of chemical substances to the nails, and also to avoid the wear and tear of the nails in the process of doing housework.
After doing the Scrub nail polish, when applying hand care products, it is also necessary to take proper care of the cutin around the nails.
Any nail polish that has been painted for a long time will darken or turn yellow in color.
Good matte finish and silky feel.
There are two main effects of the frosted seal: 1 is the matte visual effect. 2 is the smooth feel when touched.
A matte finish can often look luxurious and high-end, and works best with metallic accents.
When you touch it with your hands, you can feel the softness and smoothness of the surface, just like silk or suede leather.
unna was born to be a color expert. We have a full color collection of 900 colors for you to choose from and match. unna's colors are inspired by many sources, such as "Ultramarine", which is derived from lapis lazuli. Carmine, for example, is extracted from cochineal. We also look for inspiration from the paintings of artists, such as our Prussian blue, etc.
Five nail removal tutorials that don't hurt your nails
Doing manicure is fashionable and beautiful, yet it is easy to apply it, but hard to remove it. If you are not careful, your nails will be thinned and become miserable. Next, we will explain how to remove nail polish, nail gel, Acrylic fake nail, builder gel, and acrylic powder nail.
Nail polish is made from a mixture of volatile chemical solvents and colorants, so it can be quickly broken down with alcohol, which are also solvents. You only need to use the alcohol nail removal pack to gently press and rub to quickly remove it. This is currently the quickest and simplest way to remove nail polish.
Nail polish is mainly a mixture of resin, photoinitiator and color powder. After being exposed to a specific UV light, it will harden quickly. The nail gel material will become strong after curing and will not dissolve easily with the solvent. The best way to remove the nail gel is to sand the surface of the top coat to reduce its thickness, then wrap the nail with a nail remover pack for 3 to 5 minutes and remove it. Just gently push and scrape with a steel pusher. If there is still a small amount of gel left, sand it down with a sanding strip.
Fake nails are thicker and harder than nail gel applied with a single color. Even if you use a nail removal kit directly, it will be very slow and hard. The best way is to use nail clippers to cut it short, then use a polisher to polish off a thin layer of the fake nail, then use a nail removal pack to soften the nail for 5 to 10 minutes. After the time is up, use a steel pusher to remove the residue. Remember, if there is still a large area of un-softened gel residue, do not use tools to push, you should continue to wrap it with the nail removal pack and wait for a period of time to remove it again.
Builder gel nail is the hardest and most difficult type of nail product to remove. If you use the incorrect method or forcefully peel it off, you will cause very serious damage to your own nails and a large area of damage overall. The correct way is to cut it short with a nail clipper first and use a sander to thin the gel as well. (Note: If you still need to do the extensions, you don't need to remove all the gel, just cover it and recreate it.) If you don't want to recreate it, just wrap it with a nail removal pack for 5 to 10 minutes and then use a steel pusher to remove it.
Due to the different material of Acrylic powder, the speed of fusion with nail removal pack is faster than builder gel. After you cut it short and polish it, you can remove it after 3 to 5 minutes by wrapping it with a nail removal pack. If there is any residue left after a light push with a steel pusher, just use a sponge to polish it untill it' s clean.
The unique formula of color nail polish, the texture is bright and shiny, the color is firm, quick-drying and long-lasting, strong saturation, not easy to fall off, easy to apply. The bristles are dense, moderately soft and hard, and easy to color evenly, which can effectively prevent the nail polish from cracking and keep the nails healthy and shiny.
Why do we need to choose the right nail polish?
Is brown nail polish still in vogue?
What are some practical tips for applying nail polish?
If you have to have a different work outfit every day, knowing what color nail polish goes with everything will be a big help. You don't have to rush your manicure to look complete with every outfit.
Here, we take a closer look at nail polish colors that are suitable for everyday makeup and still make you look and feel your best. You don't necessarily want it to match your outfit, but you want it to complement your outfit.
In today's era of nude makeup, brown has undoubtedly become the favorite of many nude makeup masters. Many times people like to call brown colors earth colors or nude colors, mainly including chocolate, coffee and amber peach.
Like sapphire blue, brown is a good color. Not as dark as black, nor as eye-catching as other bright colors. Personally, I think that nail polish should not be a distraction, but should be the embellishment of the whole body.
Black clothes, like sapphire blue, are more harmonious. However, compared with sapphire blue, it will give people a more calm feeling.
Brown clothes, although not dazzling, but very temperament.
Gold and silver are also good.
Gray will look dull. If you wear gray, change your nail polish color.
Seeing that the weather is getting colder and colder, applying nail polish to your nails can protect your nails from breaking! If you don't have a professional present, you should be especially careful when you paint your own nail polish. The following are some practical tips for applying. Hope it can help you!
Clean the edges of the nails. Use a clean small brush to dip some nail polish remover and sweep it around the nail bed, which can clean the edges of the nails and bring convenience to coloring.
Use a nail file skillfully. Use a nail file to trim the front edge of the nail before painting, you just need to sand slowly in the same direction along the edge of the nail.
cold water quick-drying method. After applying your nail polish, dip your fingertips in cold water to dry the polish faster.
Dilute nail polish. If the nail polish is too sticky, you can add a few thinners to thin it out. Special thinners are available in nail shops.
Roll the nail polish bottle. Before coloring, roll the nail polish bottle vertically between your palms to prevent air bubbles from forming when you paint your nails.
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