Aprés Gel-X™ is the world's first soft gel nail extension system! Fast and easy to apply, Gel-X™ tips and Extend gel is manufactured from cutting-edge soft gel formulas for convenient soak-off capabilities. No filing needed, no dust, no odor, and no damage to natural nails!
Gel-X Extensions are also a healthy alternative to acrylics both for the person getting them, as well as the manicurist. While the FDA has repeatedly warned the public about how hazardous the chemicals in them can be many salons still offer them. The FDA has even banned some of the chemicals that can be found in acrylic nail solutions, such as methyl methacrylate, however, due to poor regulation in the nail industry, some salons still use products containing it as well. Other potentially toxic chemicals that can be found in acrylics include toluene and acetonitrile, both of which can cause skin irritation, respiratory issues, and in more serious cases, kidney and eye damage.
Gel Polish is inarguable safer and healthier than acrylics before you hop on the Gel-X bandwagon, let's discuss its own pros and cons.
Builder Gel Full Set $75 +
Builder Gel Refill $70 +
What is builder gel?
Builder gel is a type of nail polish that helps to strengthen nails enabling them to grow in length and thickness and become more durable. However, it is up to the technician who will decide whether to apply builder gel on your natural nails or use them with tips or forms to create extensions.
Benefits of using builder gel
If you want your nails to look great, nail builder gel is the best option since it helps strengthen your natural nails, making them grow well.
Builder gel also makes your nails look prettier since it adds noticeable smoothness. In addition, builder gel is relatively easy to use, and you can apply them directly to the nail or use tips to create an extension or enhancement.
How long does builder gel last?
Builder gel can last an average of two to three weeks. The truth is that a manicure created with builder gel can last UP to three weeks, but this depends on the brand and how well your technician applied it. If you want to apply builder gel on natural nails, ensure your base is strong and healthy.