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Leading nail industry scientist responds to online claims about UV lamp safety

By Scratch Staff | 25 January 2023

A number of articles have appeared online to suggest that ‘UV nail lamps can lead to cancer-causing mutations in hands’. This suggestion comes following a report by researchers at the University of California San Diego. Scratch has addressed comments surrounding the safety of UV nail lamps on numerous occasions, and…

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UK nail brand addresses UV lamp issue thru’ quality testing with +ve results

By Alex Fox | 20 March 2021

 Champion nail artist, international educator & distributor, Hazel Dixon, founder of HD Professional Nail Systems in the UK, talks candidly about the controversy surrounding UV/LED lamp usage & how she’s successfully addressed the issue with her nail brand.   by Hazel Dixon   After the success of my HD gel…

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Are UV & LED nail lamps safe?

By Guest Writer | 7 January 2021

Globally renowned scientist and nail expert, Doug Schoon, explores the safety concerns surrounding UV nail lamps… The facts that I will outline below demonstrate that UV curing nail lamps are safe, despite attacks by the misinformed media, fear-mongers and TV celebrity doctors. This controversy started in 2009 when two dermatologists…

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Party and perfect nail looks with Crystal Nails Extreme Party Lamp

By Sophie Nutt | 18 January 2019

Take a party with you when you’re perfecting your clients’ nails with the Crystal Nails UV/LED Extreme Party Lamp. Featuring inbuilt Bluetooth connection, you can stream music to fit your desired ambience while you cure in the 36W lamp. The lamp also features a motion sensor and and inner magnetic…

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Cure at speed with the Light Elegance LEDdot

By Scratch Staff | 27 October 2018

Light Elegance UK has unveiled the LEDdot, a cute, handy powerhouse that’s smaller than the LEDPlus+ with exceptional cure for Light Elegance UK products. It features a 100% reflective interior with removable base place that’s ideal for pedi curing, and has powerful 36W output. What’s more, the 120-second setting has…

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Ensure an even cure with new Candy Coat lamp

By Kat Hill | 28 September 2018

Candy Coat has added to its product range with the new 48W UV/LED Candy Lamp. Compact and lightweight, the lamp boasts a double light source (365+405nm) LEDs to ensure an even cure for UV Gel, Builder and LED Gels. The Candy Coat lamp sees a digital display, different timing options and 50,000+ hours…

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How to look after your UV/LED lamp

By Kat Hill | 17 July 2018

Louella Belle educator and Scratch Stars winner, Carrie Leigh-Allen, reveals how you should be looking after your lamp to ensure a oh-so professional service… “UV or LED lamps are expensive but an important part of our kit,” explains Carrie-Leigh Allen. “It is advisable to use the same brand as the product you…

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