Just as people can be allergic to pollen (hay fever), some shampoos, body lotions and mascara, a very small minority of people exhibits an allergic reaction to the acrylate component in gels. Usually such a reaction is most common with acrylic nails (which our nail salon does not offer), but sometimes an allergy to gels can occur. This manifests itself mostly in itchy fingertips.
Our nail salon is one of the few nail salons in Belgium that has a range of hopy-allergenic gels, so even for someone who is allergic, a french manicure or colored nails are most likely possible.
Also the Gel Polish we selected (CND Shellac) is '3-Free': Shellac does not include Formaldehyde, Toluene or DBP (Dibutyl Phthalate) which is found in most other Gel Polish formulas.
Differences with normal gel nails
Applying anti-allergic gels is technically a lot more difficult than applying regular gel nails. As a customer, you will of course not notice the difference in application or result, however applying acrylate-free gels requires a high degree of technical expertise. The aforementioned (as well as the cost price) is one of the main reasons anti-allergic gel is seldom used in nail salons.
Cost price of antiallergic gels
Beautiful Nails has chosen not to pass on the higher cost of the antiallergic gels to you as a customer. This however entails that we do not keep the same stock of colors as we do in regular gels.
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More about allergies
Acrylic nails often causes allergies
Acrylic nails cause more often allergies given the method of applying acrylic nails to your own nails. The monomer in acrylic products is much more volatile whilst gel is a more syrupy product whereby no a chemical reaction is created, which is the case when acryl is mixed. One of the reasons our nail salon does not work with acrylic nails!
Our nail salon has a wide range of anti-allergic gels. Not just to apply a French Manicure to your nails but we also have a wide range of color gels.
Hypo-allergenic Gel Polish
Our Nail Salon also only uses Shellac, the gel polish from CND. Not only because it is one of the best brands, but also because this particular gel polish is hypo-allergenic!
The same results
Anti-allergenic gels also give a long lasting result, just as regular gels. Your nails will be shiny and have a beautiful color for 3-4 weeks.