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 salon 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 it's own pros and cons.