Glossary Terms


GlossaryLive Glossary Term Builder Gel
GlossaryLive Glossary Term Builder Gel

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UV GEL [yoo-vee-jel]

What it is: A partially polymerized acrylate, with a gel-like consistency, that includes a photoinitiator that fully cures or polymerizes when exposed to a specialized range of UV light. Available in various forms and shades of hard and soft gel for a multitude of uses in the nail industry.
How to use it: Used as an artificial nail enhancement or a nail art medium for the creation and decoration of nails.
How to apply it: Float onto a nail form or over a nail tip to strengthen, extend or color the nail, or used with fine brushes to create nail designs and cured in a UV lamp.
How to remove it: File off or dissolve with remover according to the type of gel and the manufacturer’s instructions.
How to store it: Store with lids tightly closed in a cool, dry place and keep away from heat and light.