HEMA FREE GEL POLISH
Hema Free Gel Polish is the future of Gel Polish formulas because of the lowered risk to allergic skin reactions.
According to the British Association of Dermatologists (BOD), HEMA is the # 1 allergen product in nail products and cosmetics.
Commonly known as 2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate or hydroxyethyl methacrylate, these are monomers which are used to polymerise UV gels. The molecular size of HEMA is however much smaller and can be more easily absorbed into the skin.
In contrast, the European Scientific Committee for Consumer Safety (SCCS) – published a report stating that HEMA may be safe when applied appropriately to the nail plate. They concluded that concentrations of up to 35% are not likely to pose a risk and cause sensitisation, provided their use is restricted to the nail plate only and contact with the adjacent skin is avoided. Unfortunately, many brands use higher concentration, some well above 35% and they pose additional risk factors.
For complete peace of mind and Zero HEMA, more and more leading safety conscious and cruelty free nail salons are turning to Lola Lee products. Client safety is a priority for all of our Lola Lee clients.
Hydroxypropyl methacrylate (2-HPMA), which is also called hydroxypropyl methacrylate (HPMA) is classified as the second most common nail product allergen according to the BOD.
It is frequently used by some brands as an alternative to HEMA and in HEMA-free acrylic liquid. As a consequence, those who changed to HEMA-free monomer because they already had an allergy to HEMA, often then develop an allergy to HPMA as well.
WHAT DOES ’10 FREE’ MEAN?
Have you ever wondered if there are any toxic chemical ingredients in the beauty products you use? We, at Lola Lee, care about what goes into our products. In the beauty industry, there are 3 different ratings: 5 Free, 7 Free and 10 Free, with 10 Free being considered the purest of all ‘free’ Gel and Nail Polishes. Lola Lee has developed a range of hardwearing and long-lasting Gel and Nail Polishes that are 10 Free, meaning they are free from the following chemicals and ingredients: