What is HEMA?
Back in 2018, the British Association of Dermatologists published a research paper naming HEMA as the main cause of an ‘allergy epidemic.’ HEMA, also known as 2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate or hydroxyethyl methacrylate is used as an adhesive in gel polish. It gives your polish that nice hard, shiny finish. However, its small molecules are easily absorbed into the skin and it can cause sensitisation.
Why have we changed the formula?
We haven’t changed the formula of our original gel polish range, just expanded our already extensive product line to give our users the absolute best choice of quality products within the nail industry. We pride ourselves on being an ever-evolving brand that continues and will always continue to move with the times and keep launching new products . The Hema Free range is a testament to our commitment to bringing new and exciting ranges onto the market.
Cheaper nail gel are not HEMA-Free
Go online and see how many nail products are available. You can get long-wear, easy to apply gel polishes for less than $1. Sounds too good to be true, right? It is Cheap, long-wear formulas that cost less than a dollar often contain high levels of HEMA and other allergy-causing ingredients.
Go HEMA-free and protect yourself and your clients
Trust us, if you want to keep yourself and your clients safe, opt for HEMA-free products. Cutting costs when it comes to products just isn’t worth it. What if you ended up with an allergy so bad that you had to stop being a nail technician altogether? If your customers developed allergies and never came back to you, how would you cope?
It's important to note that while HEMA-free nail polishes may reduce the risk of certain sensitivities and allergies, it's always recommended to perform a patch test before using any new product, especially if you have a known sensitivity or allergy to specific ingredients. Additionally, everyone's skin reacts differently, so it's advisable to pay attention to your body's response and consult a healthcare professional if you have any concerns.