UV/LED Gel Polish Top Coat. Excellent durability, easy to apply and does not shrink. May be removed with the Tones Acrylic Remover.
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Tones Products Needed: Nail Prep Dehydrator, Ultrabond Primer,
Gel Polish Base, Gel Polish color, Gel Polish Top.
Tools Needed: Nail File, UV or LED Lamp
Ingredients: Polyurethane Acrylate Oligomer/Di-Hema Trimethylhexyl Dicarbamate, 2-Hydroxyethyl Methacrylate/HEMA, Hydroxypropyl Methacrylate, Polyethylene Glycol 400 Dimethacrylate/PEG-9 Dimethacrylate, Isopropyl Alcohol, n-Butyl Acetate/Butyl Acetate, Ethyl Acetate, Hydroxycyclohexyl, Phenyl Ketone, Trimethylbenzoyl Diphenylphosphine Oxide/TPO, Titanium Dioxide.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are a few frequently asked questions about this product and the benefits of using a gel top coat.
Rubber gel top coat (UV and LED) is a fairly new addition to the must-have manicure collection. It is more flexible and chip-resistant than classic top coat nail products.
The elasticity on a rubber gel top coat allows it to bond better with the polish beneath- and gives longer-lasting protection against breakage. It is especially beneficial for those with weaker nails.
Another great thing about rubber gel top coats is their self-leveling properties. It falls and flows flawlessly into place for a more natural shape- but is thick enough that it won't seep into the cuticles or onto the skin around your nails. Rubber top coats take a little longer to cure than standard products- but it is worth it. They are more durable, defend more effectively against chips and cracks, and do not discolor over time.
A gel top coat is essential for a high-quality manicure. It offers many benefits, and without it- your nail polish won't look as good or last as long.
Here are a few of the stand-out benefits of using a gel top coat.
- You are left with a smoother texture and a higher shine.
- It protects your nail polish from chipping and peeling- giving you longer out of your manicures.
- Nails look more professional when a gel top coat is applied.
- You only need a small amount of top coat to be effective- so you get plenty of use out of the product.
Gel polishes last much longer when a top coat product is applied. The polish itself is prone to chipping and peeling- and can do so in a matter of days if left exposed. Applying a gel top coat stops that from happening by creating a tougher and harder outer layer that acts as a defensive barrier.
No, you should not use a gel base coat instead of a top coat. A UV gel base coat serves a very different purpose from a gel top coat- and will not give you the long-lasting shine and protection you want.
The purpose of a base coat is to protect and prepare the natural nail plate and nail bed. It also leaves a sticky, tacky surface that helps gel nail polish hold better to the nail. If you put a base coat on top of gel polish, your nails would not be hardened or durable.
Both products are very important- make sure you use both in every manicure.
One layer of gel top coat is enough- but sometimes two thin layers are more effective for a long-lasting manicure. If you are going for two coats, keep each one thin- starting at the cuticle and sweeping along the nail as smoothly and evenly as possible.
After the first layer, put your nails under a UV or LED light for roughly one minute- checking it is completely dry before applying the second layer and repeating the process.
Yes, you can use a gel top coat on top of regular nail polishes. Apply two thin layers of regular nail polish- then one layer of gel top coat. If you are using this product as part of a regular manicure, make sure the nail polish is dry completely, or it won't bond properly.
Generally, using a rubber gel top coat on regular polish makes it look like a gel manicure- and helps it last much longer.