1.TELL US WHAT IS UNIQUE ABOUT THIS FORMULATION
This is a green technology Breathable and Water Permeable nail polish. This new technology is formulated to allow moisture and oxygen to permeate the nail polish layer to reach the nail plate.
2.IS THERE ANY OTHER SPECIAL FEATURES ABOUT THIS FORMULATION
This is a universal nail polish designed to comply with green philosophies,religious beliefs and way of life. Purity level never achieved before. 85% bio-sourced ingredients such as potato,corn,wheat and manioc. No styrene with specific bio-sourced plastizer system. specific adipic polyester resin to enhance durability and high shine gloss. Pro-ecology and 9 free.
3.WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY "COMPLY WITH RELIGIOUS BELIEFS"
This formulation is Halal compliance and is certified by International Halal Integrity Alliance. 100% Vegan (no animal derived ingredients),using minerals and plant based ingredients. Wuduh friendly and ablution safe meaning that the breathability and water permeability formula has the ability for water molecules to penetrate the nail polish to reach your nail plate.
4.WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY PRO-ECOLOGY AND 9 FREE
Pro-ecology is a bio sourced chemistry that is a more green and sustainable solution that reduces environmental footprint. 9 Free means our formulation does not contain toxic ingredients like Toluene,Formaldehyde,Di Butyl Phalates,Camphor,Xylene,Trypheyl (TPHP),Ethyl Tosylamide,Formaldehyde Resin and Paraben.
5.WHERE IS THE PRODUCT MADE
Our product is made in the USA and conforms to FDA regulations and the distinct Californian Proposition 65 Act. Our formulation is not tested on animals and therefore cruelty free.
6.WHY IS A BREATHABLE/WATER PERMEABLE PROMOTED TO BE BETTER THAN NORMAL NAIL POLISH?
Basically,a breathable/water permeable nail polish serves two very important functions.. Firstly,it helps your nail breathe and stimulates a healthy nail in not depriving your nails of oxygen and moisture. * The second benefit relates to the religious belief that this cleansing theory allows female users to fulfil their wuduh ritual before their prayers.
7.IF I JUST ALLOW WATER TO FLOW THROUGH MY PAINTED NAILS,CAN I SEE THE WATER ACTUALLY FLOWING THROUGH?
You will not be able to see this reaction as this chemical test is conducted at the laboratory and is not visible to the naked eye. The reaction transforms only on a molecular level,using a diffusion chamber or similar laboratory apparatus.
8. THE INGREDIENTS IN YOUR BRAND's NAIL POLISH INCLUDES n-BUTYL ALCOHOL. SO HOW CAN IT BE SUITABLE FOR RELIGIONS THAT PROHIBITS ALCOHOL?
There is widespread misconception about the term "alcohol". There are many variants of alcohol and n-Butyl Alcohol is not derived from dates and grapes and does not intoxicate your mind and body. Only alcohol derived from dates and grapes is prohibited under Islamic law. Just like isopropyl alcohol,which is applied on your skin using a swab before the doctor gives you an injection. This variant of alcohol is also permitted under religious dictum as it does not intoxicate your mind and body.
9.IS THE FORMULATION LONG LASTING?
Like most things,one cannot always have the best of both worlds. Until such time that a new formulation or manicure technique is invented,the most lasting formula today is the gellish manicure,which is cured using a UV lamp. Gellish manicure is very good and long lasting but good things in life always has a trade off. There are lots of research indicating why using a UV lamp as a curing method for your manicure has considerable health risks. As a company,we do not wish to slur negative attributes about other brands and formulations,and we leave it to our consumers to google for themselves,the research findings of using a UV lamp for curing your manicure. We are also not advocating that you should not use gellish nail polish either if you prefer a long lasting manicure-it is a free world and you have the freedom what you want out of using nail polish. We can only speak about our formulation and to answer the question,the structure and technology used to formulate our breathable nail polish,is such that it will not last as long as the gellish method,that you get manicured at the nail salons. What we are giving you is a pro-ecology,non-styrene,9 toxic free formula with 85% bio-sourced ingredients,at purity level never achieved before. Furthermore,you save money as this formulation does not need a basecost and a topcoat.
10.ABOUT THE BRAND THREE BEAUTIES:?
Three Beauties is a heritage brand that has been marketing and selling cosmetics since 1952. The brand's philosophy is to offer quality products that are safe and affordable,using the finest ingredients. It is a trusted brand from generation to generation and if the brand has lasted for more than 60 years,the credibility speaks for itself and we need not say more.
December 6, 2017 by Julie Davis, Healthday Reporter
(HealthDay)—Good nail care is important, but it's possible to overdo it.
It's fine to trim your nails with nail clippers or scissors, but no more than once every week or two. Fingernails should follow the shape of your fingertips, straight across and slightly rounded at the sides. Clip toenails straight across at the level of the toe. File in only one direction to keep nails strong.
Here are other care tips:
- Keep nails clean and dry whenever possible.
- Moisturize nails and cuticles with hand lotion or cream.
- Nail polish offers some protection, but don't use polish remover more than twice a month.
- Try to avoid all nail products with toluene, formaldehyde and dibutyl phthalate.
- Avoid prolonged exposure to water when bathing and housecleaning. Protect nails from harsh chemicals by wearing cotton-lined rubber gloves when cleaning.
It's also important to check your nails regularly for warning signs of a problem that merits a doctor visit.
Signs to look for include:
- Discoloration of the entire nail or a dark streak under a nail.
- Any change in shape.
- Any change in thickness—thinner or thicker.
- Separation of the nail from the surrounding skin or nail bed.
- Bleeding, redness, swelling or pain around the nails.
If you see any worrisome signs, get prompt medical attention from your doctor or a dermatologist who specializes in nail problems.
More information: The Mayo Clinic has more do's and don'ts for healthy nails.
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December 1, 2017 By
Nail polish is the amazing product we use when we feel like painting our nails! Let’s see some interesting facts and trivia about nail polish!
1. Nail polish was born in China around 3000 BC!
2. With nail polish we can paint both our fingernails and toenails!
3. There are millions of nail polish varieties!
4. There are countless colors we can choose from!
5. Around 600 BC, the royal house preferred the colors gold and silver.
6. Nail polish was made from a mixture that contained bees-wax, egg whites, gelatin, vegetable dyes and gum arabic.
7. It is also known as nail varnish or lacquer!
8. In Egypt, high society painted their nails with henna!
9. There are several types of nail polish!
10. The base coat which is applied before the colored lacquer, in order to protect, hydrate and harden the surface of our nails.
11. Next is the colored lacquer. A simple nail polish that dries naturally.
12. There’s also Gel which offers a long-lasting shiny result and dries under an ultraviolet lamp or ultraviolet LED, can be harder to remove, and should better be removed by a professional! Careful there you might lose a nail.
13. You can also dye your nails with a Matte nail polish. It is similar to the regular nail polish but has a matte finish.
14. Another choice is Shellac. Shellac is a type of nail polish similar to Gel but can last up to two weeks.
15. French Manicure was established during the eighteenth-century in Paris, and is the most popular choice even today! It is simple, beautiful and chic!
16. Everyone should be aware that in order for nail polish to be produced lots and lots and lots of chemical ingredients are used, so let’s have in mind of how many times we expose ourselves to the risk of those chemicals.
17. Last but not least is the top coat lacquer! It is a transparent liquid polish, that is used to protect the color we painted our nails, and it adds on a shine!
18. The primary ingredient in nail polish is nitrocellulose cotton, it was originally known as guncotton, and it was used as a propellant or low-order explosive!!!
19. Regular nail polish is easily removed with acetone.
20. Although nail polish should be used carefully, because of its chemical consistency, people have been safely using it throughout the years.
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Tackling brittle nails
Sunday, December 03, 2017
BRITTLE nails can be a very annoying problem. Nails that peel, break, splinter, are thin and have longitudinal lines are called brittle; the medical term for this condition is onychorrhexis.
Onychorrhexis is found in the fingernails and toenails and is more common in women.
The nails are made up of layers of a protein called keratin. The layers make the nail strong and thick. People with onychorrhexis have separation between the layers so they do not bond properly, and this leads to brittle nails.
1. Malnutrition and dehydration are common causes. Without sufficient water in the body, the nails will dry out. Also, without a balanced diet rich in vitamins and minerals, the health and growth of nails will be compromised;
2. Hypothyroidism is a glandular condition where the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroxine and this can cause brittle nails;
3. Bulimia and anorexia cause poor nutrition to the nails due to binge eating and starvation;
5. Trauma to the nail can cause permanent damage and make them brittle;
7. Nail polish removers, some cheap polishes and other chemicals can be very drying to the nails;
8. Repeat exposure to cold, dry weather;
9. Frequent handwashing;
10. Psoriasis and eczema;
11. Genetic disposition;
12. Continuous nail tapping against a keyboard;
If there is an underlying condition such as hypothyroidism or bulimia, it needs to be treated appropriately by your doctor. If there is no underlying medical reason, most prevention and treatment of brittle nails will be based on reducing exposure to water and irritants, and moisturising the hands and nails regularly. Here are some examples of how to treat brittle nails.
1. Limit the amount of time during which you expose your nails to soap and water.
2. Use a moisturiser that contains natural plant oils and massage it into your nails.
3. Take a high quality multivitamin that contains iron, calcium and vitamins A and C.
4. Eat a nutritious diet and drink plenty of water.
5. Wear gloves when your hands are in water; cotton-lined gloves are best.
6. Dip your nails in vegetable oil for five minutes every day.
7. Use nail polishes that are of good quality and use mild nail polish removers.
8. Heat 1/4 cup of olive oil. Blend with 1/2 cup of beer and an equal amount of apple cider vinegar. Soak your nails in this mixture for 20 minutes, once a day.
9. If you work on a computer regularly, keep your nails trimmed.
10. Treat your nails gently. File using a fine emery board and file in one direction.
11. Herbs that are known to promote healthy nails are horsetail grass, singing nettle leaf, and fo-ti root. The mineral selenium is also known to strengthen nails but the dosage has to be no more than 25mcg daily, as too much selenium can have the opposite effect and make nails more brittle.
Angela Davis BSc (Hons) DPodM MChS is a podiatrist with offices in Montego Bay (293- 7119), Mandeville (962-2100), Ocho Rios (974-6339), Kingston (978-8392), and Savanna-la-Mar (955-3154). She is a member of the Health and Care Professions Council in the United Kingdom.
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When we need to remove stubborn nail polish or a glitter top coat, acetone always gets the job done. The downside: our nails look and feel dry immediately after swiping away all that polish.
That's because acetone is essentially a paint stripper. "Super dry, damaged nails will get drier and more brittle with acetone exposure," says board-certified dermatologist and nail specialist Dana Stern.
"Many people don’t realize that the damage that we do to our nails is not from the polish but rather the remover," says Stern. "The polish can actually be protective to the nail. Taking a break from polish remover exposure allows the nail to recover."
According to Stern, nails that are lifted or separated from the nail bed (also known as onycholysis) should not be regularly exposed to acetone because the solvent will bathe the delicate, exposed nail bed causing irritation and further separation. "Polish remover significantly dries out the nail, leading to brittleness, splitting, peeling and breakage," she says.
Stern adds, "Acetone also dissolves the polish and makes the pigments migrate and leach. This process can cause post-polish yellowing.
" Due to the dehydrating aspects of acetone, celebrity manicurist Gina Edwards for Kiss Products says it may also dry cuticles when used on a regular basis. "This will leave the skin open for hang nails and splits on the nail surface," she explains. "We don't realize it, but there are many skincare and hair products that have acetone in the ingredients just broken down in a diluted form."
If you are tolerating a weekly manicure and your nails don't look super dry, stripped and brittle when your polish is removed, Stern believes there is no reason to change your routine. However, she notes that gel manicures require a 10-minute pure acetone soak and that will usually cause extensive drying to the nails.
"I like to dab each nail with some remover and then go back to each one and individually swipe them clean," says Stern. "The first dab gets the polish dissolving. Theoretically, the faster you can remove it, the less exposure your nail has. Always remember to wash afterward with soap and water."
For at-home manicures, Edwards suggests using a non-acetone remover to take off your polish. If you wear gels or acrylics, she thinks it best to make your regular nail appointment to have a professional remove your enhancements with acetone.
Edwards also has an easy trick to replenish nails with hydration: Add cuticle oil to your acetone and mix it with non-acetone so it's not too harsh on your skin.
Doctors warn of gel nail polish dangers Posted 3:41 pm, May 4, 2015, by TribuneMediaWire GREENVILLE, S.C.
Doctors are warning that artificial gel nail polish may be dangerous to your health. The polish itself is not the main cause for concern, but the way nails are dried could potentially cause skin cancer. Doctors say the chemicals used in gel manicures could have other health risks, according to WHNS.
But for many women, having their nails professionally done is a part of their beauty routine.
While a visit to the nail salon may seem like a safe way to unwind, dermatologist Dr. John Humeniuk cautions the potential dangers associated with gel nail polish.
“Some concerns were raised several years ago about the possibility of skin cancers from using ultraviolet lights,” Humeniuk said. He says a gel manicure consists of hardening a gel on top of the nail using a light. “These ultraviolet units are actually the same kind of bulbs essentially that you see in tanning beds,” Humeniuk said. “Which does cause wrinkles and skin cancers if you do use it for a lot of exposure.”
If you want to get a gel manicure, the doctor recommends going to a salon that uses LED lights instead.
“They produce very little UV,” Humeniuk said. In addition to using potentially harmful UV lights, the doctors said gel manicures require fingers and nails to be soaked in strong acetone to remove the excess gel residue. “The use of these gels these acrylics the light will actually cause the original nail plate to actually separate from the bed and now you have a gap where moisture or bacteria and yeast can grow, so this actually is more of the bigger problems,” Humeniuk said.
Despite the potential dangers associated, gel nail polish is very popular because it lasts longer than other polishes, resists chipping and it’s quick.
“The LED light is a very fast cure. It’s a 30 second cure. For us as a therapist, we need to get you in and out,” MG Grand Day Spa owner Manisay Gabbard said. Some salons are now moving toward more organic polishes that are less dangerous.
“It dries just like the gel nail without using any light. It cures by natural light,” Gabbard said.
10 Nail Polishes You Seriously Need to Throw Away
by Hayley Hoover
Admit it: somewhere in your house, there’s a basket or a caboodle or a box that’s overflowing with nail polish that you never, ever use. You have your favorite shades, you have your go-to colors, and you have your junk pile. In case you need that final push to finally clean out your collection, here’s our list of ten polishes that you seriously need to throw away.
1. That glitter nail polish that comes out in gloopy globs and sticks to your fingers like tar. You’ve never worn it. You’re never going to wear it. Why is it still in your room?
2. Those 2-dollar bottles that the Wet Seal cashier convinced you to throw in your bag at the last minute. They’re either going to chip off immediately or get fused to your nails and leave stains on them forever. Not worth it.
3. Anything neon. Unless you’re attending a Spring Breakers-themed party, you’re Clarissa from Clarissa Explains It All, or you spend a lot of your free time under a black light, those lime green and street-sign-yellow bottles probably haven’t seen the light of day in a very long time.
4. Those half-empty bottles that you can barely scrape any polish out of. It’s hard to say goodbye to an old friend, but it’s a lot easier when you could just go buy another one.
5. That bottle that’s clearly expired. Leaving it on your shelf for a few more months isn’t going to bring it back to life. If the chemicals are separating and the sides of the glass are getting covered with crusties, it’s time to let go.
6. The bottles you’ve filled with acetone in an attempt to thin out the polish. Not only does this barely ever work, but it smells horrible and makes a mess. Move on.
7. Any color you bought because you felt like you were supposed to. Just because Lauren Conrad walked around Laguna Beach with black nails doesn’t mean you have to. Even if Seventeen declares lavender to be this year’s color, you don’t need to buy it. If you don’t like it, don’t keep it.
8. Thousands of the exact same color (that you keep pretending are different). Big Apple Red and Red Light Ahead are identical. They are.
9. Fad nail polishes. The reign of Crackle is over. It’s probably not coming back.
10. The one that you imagine you’d wear if you were a slightly different person. I know what you’re telling yourself: If you didn’t have an office job, you could totally wear that sparkly orange. If you weren’t a mom, that glow-in-the-dark yellow might work. If you weren’t a shy person, you could pull off that gold. That dumb. Either wear it or throw it out.
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