25 Jul Cruelty Free
During the planning for our new location. I started to look at the services the salon+spa was offering and the products we use to provide the services to our guests. I was standing at the front desk one day and a conversation started about the cruelty free bunny poster from Aveda. Link to Peta about Avedas cruelty free policy
It really made me think about the salons commitment to the environment and animal testing. We are not just a Aveda salon because we like the products. We are a Aveda salon because of the their commitment to make sustainable products, protecting the environment, as well as no animal testing.
We have now made the commitment ourself that all of our products from cleaning the salon to our nail polish are good for the environment safe to use and cruelty free. This is not a easy task but one we are committed to.
Animals … we simply love them! They come in all shapes and sizes, and are as much a part of this world as us humans. Yet, there seems to be a horrible reality that still exists today: Cosmetic product testing on animals.
Despite increasing consumer awareness of the horrors of animal testing, and the subsequent demand for products that animal cruelty-free, a large number of reputable gel polish and nail care brands still have their gel and nail polish products tested on animals.
At present, it is a legal requirement in China for all imported cosmetic products (including lipstick, nail products, toiletries, moisturisers etc …) to be tested on animals. A total of 300,000 animals are used in China for product testing each year, and the poor animals are usually anaesthetised and killed after the tests have been completed.
China is not alone, with Thailand, Russia, Brazil, South Korea and many other countries still undertaking animal testing as a legal requirement.
Our new! Bio Sculpture and EVO Gel Polish products are not, have not, and will not be tested on animals. Bio Sculpture is cruelty-free, which means that the development and sale of our nail gel products do not involve the experimentation of animals.
The best part about our new polish is that it not only is cruelty free it is free of 5 of the harsh chemicals typically used in gel polish.
Formaldehyde is a known human carcinogen (cancer-causing compound) that is commonly used as a nail hardening agent and in nail polish products. There is a lot of discussion surrounding acceptable limits of formaldehyde in cosmetic products, and there is still a big unknown as to the long terms effects of formaldehyde may have on people with significant or extended exposure to it. Bio Sculpture has decided that it is best to leave it out of our customers and technicians daily lives!
Toluene is used commonly used in gasoline, paints, cleaning agents, and yes, is also used in some nail cosmetics products. Toluene toxicity is known to impact the bodies’ central nervous system, with acute or chronic exposures leading to symptoms such as fatigue, sleepiness, headaches, nausea, and in the worst cases, CNS depression and death. That is why Bio Sculpture Gel and Polish products are completely Toluene-Free.
DBP, or dibutyl phthalate, is known to be added to some nail care products for flexibility. Animal studies have reported that DBP impacts foetal development in mammals. That’s why there is NO DBP in Bio Sculpture products!
Camphor is a product that, with high exposure, is known to be poisonous. Given nail technicians are working with nail care products all day, every day, we felt that this is one ingredient our Bio Sculpture technicians could do without!
Formaldehyde Resin, which is a derivative of formaldehyde, is a known allergen present in some nail care products. Bio Sculpture Gel’s are is known industry-wide for how gentle they are to both customer and nail technician, which is why Bio sculpture products do not contain known allergens such as formaldehyde resin.
So as it turns out when you tray to make something better for the planet and the animals. You end up with something better for everyone.
The best part of all of this is that the products actually work and do not damage your nails. So for those of you who tried gel products in the past and were disappointed with the heath of their nails after here is the answer.
Visit Biosculpure.com to read more!
Ok if you made it this far here is the best part! We lowered the price of our gel manicure to $35 (it was $40) And we now have 2 nail Technicians trained to use the new Bio Sculpture products. So Call us or book our new Evo Gel manicure online!
Treat Yourself Your Worth it!
Yours in service
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28 East Main Street
Webster NY 14580