You might have seen bio gel, acrylic, dip powder, and polygel to name a few on a menu of a salon. And you may wonder, what is a bio gel nail set?
In today’s article, we will break this topic down so you can rest assured that a bio gel polish set is what you want for your next visit.
Let’s dive right in!
What is Bio Gel Polish?
Bio gel nail polish is a type of nail polish that uses organic, plant-based ingredients instead of traditional synthetic chemicals. This type of nail polish is typically more environmentally friendly and less harmful to the nails and skin than regular nail polish.
It is also available in a wide range of colors and finishes, so it can be used to create a variety of different nail looks.
Bio gel polish is nowadays the preferred type of polish for a lot of beauty enthusiasts due to its advantages compared to other polishes.
Pros and Cons
Let’s take a look at the benefits and the drawbacks of gel polish:
One of the main benefits of bio gel nail polish is that it is made from natural, non-toxic ingredients. This means it is less likely to cause irritation or allergic reactions, and it is safer for use on sensitive skin.
Bio gel nail polish is also more environmentally friendly than regular nail polish, as it does not contain harsh chemicals that can pollute the air and water.
Additionally, bio gel nail polish is typically more durable and long-lasting than regular nail polish (3-4 weeks compared to a few days), so it can help protect the nails and keep them looking great for longer.
Gel polish often requires more skills to apply. You need to apply different layers (coats) such as base coat, colored coat, and top coat. A base coat is the foundation and is a critical layer for a beautiful gel nail set.
Also, gel polish needs a top coat. This finished layer seals the look of the nail and ensures the shiny effect of the manicure. Since there are many layers, and each plays a pivotal role, it will require the technicians to learn and practice over time to create a good-looking gel nail set.
Additionally, gel polish requires UV light to cure each layer, so it will take more time to apply. The gel polish can’t air dry like regular nail polish.
The removal process can also be more time-consuming and requires an additional chemical, namely acetone. Without acetone, you can’t remove gel polish effectively. You first need to put a cotton pad with acetone onto the polish, then use foil to wrap everything and wait for 5 minutes. After the gel polish softens, you can then remove it using a cotton pad or cuticle pusher.
How much do gel nails cost?
Gel polish costs vary from salon to salon, depending on the type of gel polish, the quality and the skill of the technicians. It also depends on the design of the nail. The harder the design is, the more time it takes the technician to create, and the more it will cost.
You can refer to our menu of services to learn how much a typical nail salon would cost for gel nails.
The Bottom Line
Overall, bio gel nail polish is a good option for those who want to use a more natural and environmentally friendly product on their nails. It is available in a wide range of colors and finishes.
If you are looking for a nail polish that is gentle on the nails and skin and kinder to the environment, bio gel nail polish is worth considering.