As the UK distributors of Artistic Nail Design, we understand there has been increased concern in the industry recently over the inclusion of certain ingredients within gel polish products. At Louella Belle, we hold ourselves to the highest standards and expect the same from our brands. Our priority is always delivering the best products and experience for our customers, this is why we have asked for the manufacturers of Artistic to provide a statement which will hopefully address any concerns you may have. Please find their words written below and if you have any further questions, then do not hesitate to get in contact with our team.
At Nail Alliance we are committed to ensuring the safety of the products we produce, and to fulfilling legal requirements on classification, packaging and labeling.
All our gel polishes are developed and manufactured in the United States. This enables us to apply our strict safety and quality guidelines from the point of concept all the way to the compounding of the gel polish.
Unlike other gel polishes which are produced overseas (i.e. China), at Nail Alliance we know the exact composition of all our formulations. Testing of overseas product has confirmed the usage of allergenic ingredients such as Isobornyl Acrylate and Tetrahydrofurfuryl Acrylate. Though these ingredients have shown to perform well in gel polish, we at Nail Alliance would never add these ingredients to our gel polish due to potential adverse reactions.
In addition to omitting potentially dangerous ingredients from our formulations, we also follow science based safety publications. In 2018, the EU Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) published their opinion on HEMA. HEMA is used in gel polish to promote adhesion and polymerizes rapidly under UV/LED light. SCCS concluded that HEMA is safe when use levels do not exceed 35%. Exceeding this threshold could cause an allergic reaction. Nail Alliance has taken SCCS’s opinion into consideration and does not exceed the 35% maximum use level of HEMA.
Lastly, our product safety profile is further substantiated by independent safety assessments. As part of the assessment, the toxicologist reviews the toxicological profile of each ingredient as well as the directions for use and warnings on the packaging. The assessment is very detailed and science based. No Nail Alliance product is released to the market unless found to be safe by an independent toxicologist.
Please feel confident that Nail Alliance has gone through great lengths to ensure we provide a safe and high quality product to our customers.
Want to keep a copy of this statement for your records? Download the statement here: