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Update: Allergies, nail products & potential risks

By Guest Writer | 05 July 2021 | Feature, Health & wellbeing

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Marian Newman, chair of the FNP, shares important information for nail services…

IBOA (isobournyl acrylate) is being used as a semi-permanent adhesive for cancer and diabetic patients. This could cause an overexposure to this specific acrylate.

What does this mean?

If a UV gel polish has this ingredient it may NOT be the UV gel polish that is causing any allergic reaction – but it may just tip the client over into lifelong allergies.

Please be aware of what some of the ingredients in our products can cause that is far in excess of a problem with wearing nail coatings!

Those sensitive/allergic to certain acrylates can have major issues to dental and orthopaedic procedures.

DO NOT take allergic reactions lightly. Encourage your allergic client to seek dermatological allergy testing (acrylate specific) before using any other UV gel product on them. Then, avoid any product that includes the ingredients that are allergic to.