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Products for the Professionals - Gel Manicure Products We Don't Sell

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Wondering why we don't sell certain professional products, like Nail Forms, Polygel, or high-powered E-Files? While you can achieve a beautiful and long-lasting gel manicure at home, some products are best left to the professionals to ensure your safety and the best possible results.

Why don't we sell Nail Forms or Polygel?

At Gelous, we're all about making nail care simple and safe for everyone. With our products designed for at-home use, we believe that certain techniques such as creating extensions with nail forms or using Polygel, are best left in the hands of professionals. These methods are not as intuitive as applying Gel Nail Polish, and without the right training, it’s easy to encounter challenges. With thicker consistencies, it’s easier to accidentally flood product around the cuticles, which can lead to issues like over-filing and skin irritation. Additionally, there are a lot of elements that go into creating a beautiful extension that is easy for someone untrained to get wrong.

Instead of risking it as a DIYer, we recommend focusing on nurturing your natural nails. Our Rubber Base Coats and Builder Gels are fantastic for keeping your nails strong and promoting nail growth. Paired with regular use of Cuticle Oil, Hand & Nail Treatments, and ensuring the correct removal process is followed, you'll see beautiful results in no time.

Why don’t we sell pure Acetone?

While it's effective at removing Gel Nail Polish, pure acetone is harsh on your skin and nails. It tends to dehydrate the nail bed and cuticles, leaving your nails dry and brittle. Additionally, prolonged exposure to pure acetone can cause discomforting symptoms like headaches, dizziness, and nausea.

Instead, we've formulated our Gel Nail Polish Remover with lower volumes of acetone and blended in soothing ingredients like Green Tea, Peach, Eucalyptus and Safflower. This gentler formula effectively removes nail polish while keeping your nails and skin more nourished.

We also offer an Express Gel Nail Polish Remover and an E-File Pen as alternatives to your standard soak-off removals. With Gelous, you have access to a range of safe and effective solutions designed to keep your manicure routine enjoyable and your nails healthy.

Why don’t we sell high-powered E-Files?

While high-powered E-Files are excellent tools for experienced professionals, we've chosen not to offer them. Instead, our E-File Pen is designed with at-home users in mind, featuring a maximum speed of 15,200 RPM—ample and fast enough for all your gel nail needs without compromising safety. Crucially, it’s also important you have the right support when learning to use an E-File, as mistakes like using the wrong grit, speed, direction, or pressure can lead to nail damage.

Our E-File Pen is thoughtfully designed to be user-friendly, with our range of Drill Bits only featuring Fine and Extra Fine grits, along with comprehensive video tutorials to ensure you feel confident and well-guided. Our E-File Tutorials cover everything from basic use to more advanced tips, helping you avoid common pitfalls, understand your E-File and achieve salon-quality results.

E-Files can significantly speed up the gel nail polish removal process making your manicure routine more efficient and enjoyable, however, it’s essential to go about it safely to minimise risks. By offering a well-designed E-File and adequate support, we aim to make the E-File experience accessible, enjoyable, and, most importantly, safe for our DIY customers.

Here at Gelous, we're dedicated to providing you with high-quality products that enable you to achieve salon-quality gel manicures safely and effectively from the comfort of your own home. We understand the importance of ensuring your nail routine is both enjoyable and safe, which is why we steer clear of products that are best left to the professionals. If you ever have any questions or need assistance with our products, don't hesitate to reach out, we’re always happy to help. Contact us here!

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