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Posted by on Mar 25, 2012 | 0 comments

Good Houskeeping’s erroneous article on UV manicures

Important Facts about CND Shellac: A Good Housekeeing article contained misleading information about the Shellac system and gel polishes in general. It is important to clear up this information. Please see CND’s reply to this article:

“Safety is CND’s top priority and we take tremendous concern with the article in the March issue of Good Housekeeping. It is very misleading. We took immediate steps to clarify the facts with the Good Housekeeping Institute (GHI). We met with the head of the institute, two chemists and two research directors to present accurate information and independent study results. GHI listened, is currently evaluating the information and conducting additional research. The staff of our lab is at GHI’s disposal. We are also collaborating with the Nail Manufacturers’ Safety Council to ensure that correct and accurate information is available. What is most important to know is that UV manicures are not dangerous. CND Shellac products have been thoroughly researched and tested. The only risk of possible nail damage would be from improper application or removal by an untrained nail professional or woman at home

CND ShellacTM – Safety

Question: Is the CND UV Lamp safe to use?

Answer: The UV light present in the CND UV Lamp has been proven safe to use. Various studies, including one done by Rapid Precision Testing Laboratories, have compared the lamp to natural sunlight and various indoor tanning lamps on the market. The tests have confirmed that the bulbs used in CND’s UV Nail Lamp are among the safest in use today. Getting regular UV manicures is equivalent to spending an extra 1-2 minutes in daylight.

Question: Are Methacrylates dangerous?

Answer: Methacrylates have been safely used in nail products for decades. The Cosmetics Ingredient Review has determined Methacrylates safe as used.

Question: Does CND Shellac contain Methyl Pyrrolidone?

Answer: CND Shellac does not contain the chemical Methyl Pyrrolidone (n-MP). Prior to August 2011, several original CND Shellac color formulations used a – raw material – that contained trace amounts of n-MP in the solvent. The amount of n-MP in the final formula was below 0.1%, well within safe harbor limits of California’s Prop 65.

Question: What are the negative effects of using acetone to remove CND Shellac?

Answer: Acetone, which is used to remove CND Shellac, is used in almost all polish removers. Acetone can cause temporary dryness; however, acetone substitutes are less effective and equally as drying. Lightweight oils can be used to offset the temporary dryness.

Question: Can I use CND Shellac at home?

Answer: CND Shellac is a professional product and should only be used by licensed, trained nail professionals. ”

As I ‘ve even mentioned many times in the past, gel manicures in general have been around for 30 years. CND’s new technology is much more gentle, and lamp is regulated and tested safe. You can feel confident when you are getting an authentic CND application.

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