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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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The Romantic Gothic Collection

Bio Sculpture is proud to introduce our latest colours launch, the Romantic Gothic Collection.

Autumn/Winter 2016 will bring a touch of romanticism this season, inspired by the spirit of the rose. A flower begins its life as a tight bud that opens into a lush bloom, eventually collapsing back into itself. The colours from the Romantic Gothic Collection are inspired by this cycle of birth, beauty and growth.

199 – ROSE BUD

This bare nude is an elegant alternative to accompany our winter wardrobe

199 Rose Bud

 

200 – BEAUTY OF PERFECTION

A deep, rich tone of purple with a seductive mulberry shade

200 Beauty Of Perfection (LR)

 

201 – WILTING BOUQUET

A lavish shade of teal, with a bold brightness and almost velvet-like texture

201 Wilting Bouquet

 

202 – GORGEOUS DECAY

Pure black with a shimmer of gold – a classic staple shade for this season

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203 – DEVOTED PETAL

This romantic cameo pink holds a vintage feel

203 Devoted Petal

 

Call 1300 BIO GEL or visit www.biosculpture.com.au to locate your nearest Bio Sculpture salon

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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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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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Bio Tips – Get Your Nails Into Shape

Your choice of nail shape is determined according to your lifestyle, occupation, length of your nail bed, colour preference, as well as current trends or special occasions. A square nail shape provides the most strength and support, making it the best choice for the outdoor-loving or active woman wanting to show-off her gel or polish mani. The oval, pointed, mountain peak and almond nail shapes are the popular gel and polish manicure choices currently seen on fashion runways and celebrities. The crowd-favourite, rounded and squoval shape nails, give a more natural look, and work with any gel or polish colour!

Bio Sculpture Gel’s range of 5 Star Safety Rated, specialised treatment Gel’s add length and shape, whilst giving your nails a natural look, and a flexible feel.

To get your nails into shape, locate your nearest Bio Sculpture salon by visiting www.biosculpture.com.au or by calling 1300 BIO GEL

 

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EASTER NAIL ART COMPETITION 2015

BIO SCULPTURE EASTER NAIL ART COMPETITION!

To prepare for another season of decorative eggs, chocolate bunnies, and delicious hot crossed buns, Bio Sculpture Gel is holding an Easter Nail Art competition for 2015!

Colours used: #153 Marilyn, #155 Jackie, #156 Bridgette, #157 Elizabeth, #159 Grace 

HOW TO ENTER:

Simply email your Easter-inspired nail art to info@biosculpture.com.au by 6th April 2015. Make sure you only use Bio Sculpture products (gel and nail art accessories), and list all the Bio Sculpture colours used in your creation.

A panel of Bio Sculpture nail art experts will then choose the nail art design that best presents both skill & creativity. The winners will be announced on our Facebook page.

THE PRIZE:

The WINNER will receive Bio Sculpture’s latest SMART LED LAMP and a Easter Nail Art Pack (total value of over $300).

RUNNER UPS will also be receiving the latest Bio Sculpture Nail Art booklet for 2015, as well as a Easter Nail Art pack.

SOME RULES:

  • Entrants must be 18 years or older, and currently reside within Australia and New Zealand.
  • Entrants must only use Bio Sculpture products, and list all Bio Sculpture gel and polish colour products used in their Easter-inspired design.
  • Maximum of 1 emailed entry per person per day.
  • Competition closes 6th April 2015 at 23:59 AEST.
  • Further Terms & Conditions apply.

SOME TIPS:

  • Creativity is the key to your success
  • Nail art on natural nails impress the judges
  • We love colour!

WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOUR INSPIRING EASTER CREATIONS!

GOOD LUCK!

To find your nearest Bio Sculpture salon, visit our website at www.biosculpture.com.au, or 1300 BIO GEL.

Interested in becoming a Bio Sculpture Technician? Speak to one of our friendly Bio Sculpture experts by calling 1300 BIO GEL or register your interest here.

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How to Bio Bubbles


HOW TO …

STEP BY STEP

1. Select two different Colour Gels of your choice (try using colours #180 Heart & Soul and #183 Free Lovin’).

2. Apply a Bio Sculpture Base Gel layer. Cure.

3. Apply two layers of the lighter Colour Gel (i.e. #180 Heart & Soul). Cure.

4. Follow with a third, thin layer, using the darker Colour Gel (i.e. #183 Free Lovin’). Do NOT cure.

5. Place small dots of Soft Gel onto the wet Colour Gel layer, using the tip of the Upper Arch Brush. Cure.

*Wait for the Gel on the tip of your brush to form a droplet, then place it.

*Work from an image of reptile skin as guidance to where smaller or larger droplets should go.

6. Apply the appropriate Strengthening Gel to seal the nail art.

7. Cure. Dual Cleanse and Refine.

8. Apply Gloss Gel for shine. Cure.

NOTE:

To create dual coloured bubbles, dot down tiny Colour Gel droplets into the centre of each / some of the Soft Gel dots before curing. Bubble sizes can differ, depending on the amount of Gel dotted down. Experiment with different patterns to achieve interesting shapes like different animal skin textures, flowers, etc.

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