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Nail Cosmetics Get in Gear for the Changing Season
Posted: September 26, 2006
With the sometimes harsh effects of the approaching winter weather on cuticles and nails, products that are geared toward countering these effects are growing plentiful. The Mintel Global New Products Database (GNPD) casts an insight into the latest innovative treatments for nails, cuticles and fingertips.
In the United States, CCA Industries launched its Nutra Nail Triple Power Strengthening French Manicure Set. This product is claimed to consist of an innovative chip-proof formula that features acrylic polymers to reinforce the nail color and prevent chips, a protein complex that helps nourish and grow nails and a calcium complex that is meant to strengthen and support them. This product is sure to beef-up nail protection from weather conditions. This set is perfect for thin, soft and split nails with chips and cracks, and even those break easily. Included are a white tip polish, a triple power base color and manicure tip guides. The built-in nail strengthening benefits will have users on the road to stronger and prettier nails.
Manufacturers are looking to innovative ingredient combinations for added value and effectiveness. Richards & Appleby’s Nailoid Results Nail Treatment and Maintenance is enriched with special ingredients such as arachis and carnation oil to smooth ridges and imperfections, providing the nail plate with a waterproof glossy shine. Launched in Denmark, this nail treatment comes in the form of a paste that should be massaged into nails and cuticles and then polished off using a nail buffer until the shine is clearly visible. The buffing action will increase and stimulate blood circulation, thus aiding in healthier, stronger nail growth. Nailoid Results is sold with the paste and a nail care booklet with instructions and tips.
Created for dry cuticles, cracked fingertips and brittle nails, CCA Industries in the US offers its Nutra Nail Lavender & Avocado Cuticle Crème. This product is said to strengthen nails and heal cracked skin with ingredients such as tea tree oil and vitamin E oil. It provides an intensive treatment to sooth and condition cuticles and strengthens brittle nails that would otherwise break easily. Users will end up with healthier looking nails with cuticles that are smooth, soft and free of pain. This non-abrasive product can be used liberally, as it won’t have negative effects on hands. It is housed in a convenient 3.5-oz. tub for the on-the-go portability.
A common problem with fingernails is their tendency to chip and peel. Vibelle Manufacturing has presented Caronia Nail Care Nail Hardener, a simple solution that is available in the Philippines. It claims to allow nails to grow to their full potential by strengthening them with its innovative clear polish formula. The product, packaged in a 30ml bottle, should be used every other day for two weeks to prevent chipping and peeling.