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The Importance of HEMA-Free Gel Nail Products: Protecting Your Health and the Environment

The Importance of HEMA-Free Gel Nail Products: Protecting Your Health and the Environment

The Importance of HEMA-Free Gel Nail Products: Protecting Your Health and the Environment
 
Gel nail products continue to become increasingly popular, and for good reason! They offer a long-lasting, glossy finish that can last for weeks without chipping or peeling. However, not all gel nail products are created equal, and it's important to be aware of the ingredients that go into the products you use.

One ingredient to pay particular attention to is HEMA monomer, which is a component of some gel nail products. HEMA, or Hydroxyethyl Methacrylate, is an acrylic monomer that is used to make various types of polymers, including those used in gel nail products. While HEMA is not inherently harmful, it can cause irritation and allergic reactions in some individuals.

You can learn more about HEMA monomer from Head Chemist and Co-Owner of LE, Jim McConnell, here.

In contrast, Light Elegance nail products are 100% free of HEMA monomer and other harmful ingredients. LE products offer excellent performance without the increased potential for irritation or allergic reactions. So, why should you consider using LE's HEMA Free gel nail products? Here are a few benefits to consider:
  1. Better for sensitive skin: As mentioned, HEMA monomer can cause irritation and allergic reactions in some individuals. If you have sensitive skin or a history of allergies, using gel nail products free of HEMA monomer can help reduce your risk of experiencing these issues.

  2. Less toxic: HEMA monomer has been known to be a common reason for developing Onycholysis and other allergies. Using products that are free of HEMA monomer can help reduce the risk of developing nail allergies and midigate your exposure to potentially harmful substances.

  3. More hypoallergenic: Many people prefer to use less allergenic products whenever possible, and this includes nail care products. Gel nail products free of HEMA monomer and other potentially harmful ingredients may be a better choice for those who prefer hypoallergenic options.
Overall, using gel nail products free of HEMA monomer can offer a number of benefits, particularly for those with sensitive skin. It's always a good idea to carefully read the ingredient list of any beauty product you use and to choose products that are made with high-quality, safer ingredients. 

This is why Light Elegance products are responsibly manufactured in the USA without HEMA monomer, IBOA or other potentially harmful ingredients. We believe 'What's Inside Matters' and it is our mission to educate nail professionals and clients alike to elevate the industry we are all so passionate about.

Want to learn more about HEMA? The conversation continues with Head Chemist and Co-Owner of LE, Jim McConnell, and special guest, Liz Morris.
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