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5 tips for super-healthy nails

To often we hear horror stories of nails in terrible conditions; flaky, dry, peeling, cracked, and even …. infected!

Below we have listed our top tips to maintaining beautiful, healthy nails:

1) Always choose quality

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Ever paid peanuts for a manicure and pedicure combo? Ever wondered why your nails are in such poor condition? The truth is, like most things in life, you get what you pay for.

Nothing is more expensive than a cheap manicure!

Cheap prices are usually a reflection of the experience of the nail technician and quality of nail treatment – the cheaper your manicure, the less experience the nail technician is likely to have. The result is almost always the use of inferior products, improper application and removal of nail gel, questionable hygiene practices, and of course – nail damage.

Below are some warning signs that you might be in for a bad manicure:

  • Overall salon appearance is dark, dirty and unkept
  • Strong product smell or odour – they may be using harmful acrylics or solvents. Look to see if the staff are wearing masks, which could be another warning sign.
  • They use a drill to remove product from your nail – Applying an electric drill to your nail surface is a bad idea … don’t you think?
  • They are charging you less for a gel manicure than what they should be paying their staff in wages.

OUR TIP is simple – find a trained and qualified nail technician, pay a bit more, and get the manicure your nails deserve!

2) Cuticles are key

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Your cuticles are the protector of all things nails. Although tiny, the cuticles act as a barrier that protects your nails from dirt and germs. Neglect your cuticles, and you are likely to experience a decline in your overall nail health.

We recommend using high quality cuticle oil and cuticle conditioner to regularly nourish and moisturise your cuticles.

3) Stop biting your nails. NOW!

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Nail biting is one of those habits that can creep up on you. Whether you are stressed out at work or at home, nail biting can be one of those unconscious and unwanted habits we keep doing.

Did you know that biting your nails can have serious health consequences? some of the issues with chomping on your talons include:

  • Spreading bacteria all over your nails, increasing the risk of infection
  • Chronic nail biting leading to severe nail bed damage
  • Bad breath (not a nail health issue, but had to throw this one in)

Never fear! If you are a biter, simply get in contact with a properly trained and qualified nail technician, who will be able to provide you with a treatment plan and support to transform your hacked nails into glorious talons.

4) Only purchase nail treatments from reputable brands

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If you haven’t already read our article, “ARE YOU 5 FREE?”, then stop what you are doing and read, read, read! Not all nail treatment products are born equal. Some (usually cheap) nail treatments contain a cocktail of nasty ingredients that should be avoided. These include formaldehyde (a known carcinogen), Toluene (impacts the central nervous system) and DBP (impacts foetal development).

OUR TIP – only purchase nail treatment products from reputable brands that are “5 Free”.

5) Be kind to your nails

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Always ensure your nails are well looked after and protected. If you are gardening or scrubbing dishes, then wear appropriate gloves to keep out dirt germs and moisture.

If you are unlucky enough to get an infection, DO NOT LEAVE IT! Check with your doctor to see whether further treatment is recommended.

Always keep a sharp eye for signs of nail infections, which include:

  • Redness around the nail
  • Irritated/itchy skin
  • Puffy or swollen areas around the finger

Remember to treat your nails like you would any part of your body – with respect and care.

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Are your nail products cruelty free?

Animals … we simply love them! They come in all shapes and sizes, and are as much a part of this world as us humans. Yet, there seems to be a horrible reality that still exists today: Cosmetic product testing on animals.

Despite increasing consumer awareness of the horrors of animal testing, and the subsequent demand for products that animal cruelty-free, a large number of reputable gel polish and nail care brands still have their gel and nail polish products tested on animals.

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Photo: Chemists at Bio Sculpture HQ – the development of our nail gel products do not involve the experimentation of animals.

At present, it is a legal requirement in China for all imported cosmetic products (including lipstick, nail products, toiletries, moisturisers etc …) to be tested on animals. A total of 300,000 animals are used in China for product testing each year, and the poor animals are usually anaesthetised and killed after the tests have been completed.

China is not alone, with Thailand, Russia, Brazil, South Korea and many other countries still undertaking animal testing as a legal requirement.

Bio Sculpture and EVO Gel Polish products are not, have not, and will not be tested on animals. Bio Sculpture is cruelty-free, which means that the development and sale of our nail gel products do not involve the experimentation of animals.3-icons-b

Bio Sculpture gel products are animal cruelty-free, 100% Vegan, and “5 Free”

As consumers, it is crucial that you ask the right questions so that you are aware of the nail gel products you are using, and if they have been tested on animals.Bio Sculpture Gel Lab

Photo: Elmien Scholtz, founder of Bio Sculpture Gel – 100% Vegan & animal cruelty-free gel products

You can rest easy knowing that, with Bio Sculpture Gel, no animals were harmed in the making of your perfect gel polish manicure or pedicure.

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Are you “5 Free”?

Health is Bio Sculpture’s #1 priority and is embedded in everything we do; from the high quality, clinically tested products we sell, to the training and support we provide to all our technicians worldwide.

Bio Sculpture is proud that all its products are “5 Free” Non-Toxic, which means that they do not contain potentially hazardous ingredients Formaldehyde, Toluene, DBP, as well as Camphor and Formaldehyde Resin.

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What are these chemicals, and why has Bio Sculpture avoided using them as ingredients?

Formaldehyde is a known human carcinogen (cancer-causing compound) that is commonly used as a nail hardening agent and in nail polish products. There is a lot of discussion surrounding acceptable limits of formaldehyde in cosmetic products, and there is still a big unknown as to the long terms effects of formaldehyde may have on people with significant or extended exposure to it. Bio Sculpture has decided that it is best to leave it out of our customers and technicians daily lives!

Toluene is used commonly used in gasoline, paints, cleaning agents, and yes, is also used in some nail cosmetics products. Toluene toxicity is known to impact the bodies’ central nervous system, with acute or chronic exposures leading to symptoms such as fatigue, sleepiness, headaches, nausea, and in the worst cases, CNS depression and death. That is why Bio Sculpture Gel and Polish products are completely Toluene-Free.

DBP, or dibutyl phthalate, is known to be added to some nail care products for flexibility. Animal studies have reported that DBP impacts foetal development in mammals. That’s why there is NO DBP in Bio Sculpture products!

Camphor is a product that, with high exposure, is known to be poisonous. Given nail technicians are working with nail care products all day, every day, we felt that this is one ingredient our Bio Sculpture technicians could do without!

Formaldehyde Resin, which is a derivative of formaldehyde, is a known allergen present in some nail care products. Bio Sculpture Gel’s are is known industry-wide for how gentle they are to both customer and nail technician, which is why Bio sculpture products do not contain known allergens such as formaldehyde resin.

Bio Sculpture is committed to continue to lead the way in healthy nail care, which is why all Bio Sculpture Gel and Polish products are free of formaldehyde, Toluene, DBP and other nasty chemicals.Bio Sculpture 5 star safety

Remember to always purchase products from a reputable brand, and always ask questions about what ingredients your professional products contain.

More about Bio Sculpture Gel:

Bio Sculpture Gel is the leader in healthy nail care. The Bio Sculpture Gel system has been award a “5 Star Safety Rating” for tolerance and efficacy after undergoing independent clinical trials, ensuring both clients and technicians are using only safe and high quality gel products.

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Bio Sculpture has also launched its new gel polish range, EVO Gel – a revolutionary new brush-on gel product that boasts a world first Oxygenating Gel Technology with a “medical grade” formulation. EVO Gel is also 100% vegan and animal cruelty free.

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Career & Training with Bio Sculpture Gel

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Today, we would like to focus on an often overlooked aspect in the Nail Industry – training & education.

Too often we hear stories of poorly trained nail technicians who practice questionable hygiene practices, damaging removal techniques, and use cheap gel products with unknown or untested ingredients.

Regular nail training and education is an essential part of being a nail care professional. At Bio Sculpture, we pride ourselves in sharing our knowledge and passion of healthy nail care practices with each and every Bio Sculpture Nail Therapist for over 20 years.

Our high standards and comprehensive nail training courses have produced award-winning nail technicians worldwide, and sets the industry benchmark in producing professional, quality and safe nail technicians.

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Bio Sculpture offers a wide range of nail courses, from first timers to salon owners.

Nail courses offered by Bio Sculpture include:

Manicure and pedicure course:

This course is for novices to the nail industry, and requires no prior industry experience or training. This nail course covers the theory and practical knowledge of manicures & pedicures. Work at your own pace, and learn from the best the industry has to offer.

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Gel courses:

Bio Sculpture offers a range of introductory and advanced gel courses taught in an intimate setting. The nail gel courses are designed around the Bio Sculpture Gel system, and focus on teaching how to apply healthy, beautiful nail gel services.

Nail Gel courses offered include:

  • Bio Professional – Gel nail course that covers french application, building and shaping the nail with gel, nail repairs
  • Bio Advanced Sculptures – This nail course teaches technicians how to create natural and flexible gel extensions/sculptures
  • Workshops – Bio Sculpture offers a range of custom and tailored nail courses and training such as nail art, spa treatments, nail tips

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Interested in attending a Bio Sculpture nail course?

Simply register your interest on our website, and one of our Bio Sculpture customer service representatives will be in contact with you.

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Keep Your Bio Gel Nails Beautiful

 

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Even though Bio Sculpture is the only 5 Star Safety Rated gel system in the market today, a little extra TLC can help keep your nails looking beautiful and healthy.

Below are some helpful tips for looking after your Bio Gel nails:

1) NEVER Pick, Pull or Bite

This will likely cause the gel to be forcefully removed from the natural nail, bringing with it layers of nail and ultimately resulting in weakened or damaged nails. Removal should be done by a qualified Bio Sculpture therapist who has been trained on how to safety remove your gel nails without causing any damage. Alternatively, enquire about our DIY removal and home care kits from a Bio Sculpture Salon near you, which contains everything you need to safety remove your Bio Sculpture Gel and keep your nails healthy.


2) Protect Your Nails

Whether working in the garden or doing some cleaning around the house, simply wearing gloves can protect your nails from dehydrating detergents and harmful bleaches, resulting in longer lasting wear and shine.

3) Top Up Your Shine

Regularly apply Bio Sculpture’s High Gloss Top Coat, which has been specially formulated with a sun filter that protects the Gel from UV light exposure and will keep your talons looking shiny. After about 1 week, easily remove the High Gloss Top Coat with Bio Sculpture’s Polish Remover and reapply a shiny new High Gloss Top Coat layer.

4) Keep Regular Appointments

Nails grow quick, and after only a week or two you will begin to notice some signifiant regrowth. It is recommended that you have an appointment every 2 to 3 weeks to help maintain cuticle health with Bio Sculpture’s natural nail treatments, and to have the Bio Sculpture gel removed and/or reapplied. Removal is an important part of nail health and safety, and should be done by a qualified Bio Sculpture therapist who can safely remove the gel or polish without damaging the natural nail plate.

5) Try A Spa Treatment

A Bio Sculpture manicure and pedicure spa treatment is a great way of getting moisture back into your nails, hands and feet. Inspired by nature, Bio Sculpture’s Luxury Spa Range products are infused with heavenly aromatics and nourishing essential oils such as rose geranium, ylang ylang, lavender, mint mask and jojoba, that help keep your skin feeling smooth and hydrated.

To find a nail salon near you that offers Bio Sculpture gel and spa treatment services, visit www.biosculpture.com.au or call 1300 BIO GEL (246 435).

Interested in becoming a Bio Sculpture Therapist? Click here

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Health Focus – Cuticle Care


Cuticles, cuticles, cuticles!

Often mistreated, the cuticles play an important part in nail health – acting as a protective barrier for the fast growing soft keratin that eventually becomes your nails.

If neglected, your cuticles may become damaged, dry or harden, and allow microscopic dust and organisms to penetrate the area under the cuticle. This may not only cause discomfort and pain, but may lead to an infection that impacts on the overall health of your nail, and can leave them feeling soft, discoloured or misshaped.

Below are some helpful tips to keep your cuticles healthy, and your nails strong and beautiful!

1) Keep ’em strong!

Like your skin, your cuticles need regular moisturising to maintain their health and structure. By regularly applying Nail Treatments like Bio Sculpture’s Cuticle Oil or Nail & Cuticle Conditioner, your cuticles will be enriched with nourishing jojoba, ginseng and almond oils keeping them healthy, strong and flexible.

TIP: Be sure to check the ingredients of your Nail Treatments – some nail hardeners and cuticle conditioners may contain toluene sulphonamide or formaldehyde which are irritants and can further damage the skin. Bio Sculpture products are 5 FREE, meaning they do not contain toluene sulphonamide and formaldehyde, as well as toluene, dibutyl phthalate (DBP) and formaldehyde.

Healthy Treatments = Healthy Nails

2) Leave it to the professionals

Tempted to bite, cut, pick, trim or clip those unruly cuticles? Think again. Cutting or trimming cuticles at home increases the risk of breaking that protective barrier, and allowing germs to enter and infect the cuticle or nail area. It is crucial that you go to a well trained Nail Technician, who understands how to provide a safe and healthy manicure service without damaging the cuticle.

All Bio Sculpture Nail Technicians have undergone training to ensure your nails and cuticles are professionally treated and cared for.

3) If you suspect that you have a cuticle infection, GO TO THE DOCTOR!

Doctors can easily treat cuticle infections with a range of antibacterial and anti-fungal treatments. Avoid getting gel or polish manicures or pedicures until your infection has gone, or you have received the all clear from the Doc.

FACT: An infection in the cuticle is called paronychia, and an infection in the nail plate is called onychomycosis

4) When it comes to your overall nail health – NEVER ACCEPT ANYTHING LESS THAN 5 STAR!

Bio Sculpture® Gel is the only clinically proven, 5-STAR SAFETY RATED nail system on the market today. Bio Sculpture Therapists have been trained to provide world-class nail care service that can shape, lengthen and condition of your nails without causing any damage to the natural nail!

To locate your nearest Bio Sculpture salon – simply visit www.biosculpture.com.au or cal 1300 BIOGEL (246435)

Interested in becoming a Bio Sculpture Nail Technicians? Click here to learn more

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Endless Possibilities with Bio Sculpture Gel

With Bio Sculpture Gel, there are endless possibilities to create custom nail treatments that are healthy and beautiful.

All Bio Sculpture technicians have been trained to provide world-class, bespoke nail care services using Bio Sculpture’s unique 5 STAR SAFETY RATED gel treatments that can be used on any nail type for a range of treatment options.

Below are just some of the amazing things the unique Bio Sculpture system can do:

Bio Sculpture has a range of nail treatments inspired by nature to help manage flaking, peeling and dehydrated damaged nails. When used with Bio Sculpture’s 5 Star Safety Rated gels, damaged nails can be nurtured into strong, healthy nails in just a few weeks!


Got a broken or split nail? Don’t stress! With Bio Sculpture Gel, a little bit of silk and a lot of Bio Sculpture Gel magic transforms any break, tear or split into a beautiful, natural looking nail ready for any of the 180+ Bio Sculpture gel and polish colours.


Ever wanted long, lushes nails? Bio Sculpture’s specially formulated extension gels easily transform short, and even bitten nails into strong, flexible and natural looking nails. Add some colour or nail art and you are set!


Bio Sculpture is specifically formulated to help improve nail strength. So, no matter if you have a soft, medium or strong nail type, Bio Sculpture’s Soft, Medium and Hard Gels can be used in a tailored, damage-free treatment just for you!


Are your nails flat, scooped or corrugated? Bio Sculpture technicians have been specially trained to give your nails a beautifully shaped and smooth surface with every treatment, giving your nails a flawless look!


To locate your nearest salon that offers Bio Sculpture Treatments, simply visit www.biosculpture.com.au or call 1300 BIOGEL (246 435).

Interested in becoming a Bio Sculpture Technician? Simply register your interest or call 1300 BIOGEL (246 435)

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A Princess Is Born


A princess has been born! Yes, a sister for Prince George! Prince William and Kate Middleton, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, delightfully welcomed their new born baby daughter into the world.

Bio Sculpture® Gel celebrates the birth of this princess with the Royal Highnesses by flaunting our queenly pink, gold and silver gels and polishes!

HEALTHY NAIL CARE

As the original gel nail system, Bio Sculpture® Gel is the ONLY 5 STAR SAFETY RATED NAIL SYSTEM that is 100% VEGAN.

With over 180 UV & LED curable gel and polish colours that soaks off easily, Bio Sculpture® Gel is a tailored nail care solution suitable for ANY NAIL TYPE. Nails can be repaired, lengthened, corrected and shaped, LASTING FOR WEEKS  – leaving the natural nail healthy and undamaged.

Offering comprehensive training globally, Bio Sculpture® Gel is suitable for both beginners and experienced nail technicians with full ongoing support.

Bio Sculpture® Gel is not tested on animals and free of any toxic chemicals such as DBP, Toluene, Formaldehyde Resin, Formaldehyde and Camphor.

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Only 5 Star Safety with Bio Sculpture Gel

The Healthy Alternative To Nail Gel

Bio Sculpture® Gel is the only nail gel system with a 5 STAR SAFETY RATING that is 100% Vegan.

That means NO primers, bonders, odours or excessive buffing. With Bio Sculpture® Gel, the natural nails remain HEALTHY and UNDAMAGED, and lasts for weeks. Most importantly, you don’t need a break between manicures or pedicures, so you can look fabulous all day, every day.

WHY is Bio Sculpture the healthiest nail care brand in the market today?

  • Bio Sculpture® Gel produces an exclusive club of award winning nail technicians world wide. With comprehensive training globally, Bio Sculpture® Gel is suitable for both beginners and experienced nail technicians with full ongoing support.
  • Bio Sculpture® Gel has more than 180 colours that is gently and easily removed, leaving the natural nail healthy and undamaged.
  • Bio Sculpture® Gel is a tailored nail care solution suitable for ANY NAIL TYPE. Nails can be repaired, lengthened, corrected and shaped, LASTING UP TO 3 WEEKS.
  • Bio Sculpture® Gel is not tested on animals and free of toxic chemicals such as DBP, Toluene, Formaldehyde Resin, Formaldehyde and Camphor.
  • Bio Sculpture® UV and LED lamps have been independently tested by an Australian Government Agency, ensuring they are completely safe to use.

 

CHOOSE HEALTH. CHOOSE BIO SCULPTURE® GEL.

 

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Longer Lasting Nails

Bio Sculpture recently tested the durability of Bio Sculpture Gel and a popular hybrid gel polish to highlight the benefits of choosing Bio Sculpture Gel. Here are the results:

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Bio Sculpture after 2 weeks

Bio Sculpture Gel still looked immaculate after 3 weeks while the hybrid gel polish had chipped and peeled, needing to be removed after just 2 weeks. Bio Sculpture Gel is a pure gel product that lasts longer than hybrid gels, and offers a damage-free, long lasting nail gel experience.

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