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Why LE Chooses to be HEMA Free | HEMA Free Gel Nail Products Made in the USA
Why Does LE Choose to be 100% HEMA Monomer Free?
Many brands use HEMA monomer because it is good for adhesion and cheap and is therefore popular among many manufacturers that choose price over quality. We choose to formulate without by avoiding ingredients such as HEMA, HEA, IBOA and other ingredients known to be more likely to create an allergic response.
Monomers such as HEMA, HEA and HPMA are small in molecular size and are more easily absorbed into the skin, causing them to irritate the skin and often lead to allergies.
At Light Elegance, we always formulate our products using only the highest-quality ingredients and choose ingredients less likely to cause allergic responses. This is why LE has such an extremely low number of confirmed allergic responses.
We believe we have a huge responsibility to keep the industry as safe as possible. This is why we choose to make all of our products from scratch here in Oregon, choose only the finest raw materials and formulate without using ingredients more likely to have an allergic response.
To learn more about the science and chemistry of gel nail products from Head Chemist and Co-Owner of Light Elegance, Jim McConnell, check out LE's YouTube series, Chemist Corner.
LE products are made from scratch at our Oregon-based facility. The result? Responsible products that are HEMA Monomer Free, 9-Free, Vegan, Cruelty-Free and Gluten-Free. We believe, What's Inside Matters!