Recently, OPI has launched it’s new ProSpa line. A lovely, skin care inspired line to treat your hands and feet to facial quality manicures and pedicures.
One of the products caught my eye. Well a couple actually, but today, I wanted to tell you about the new thing I learned about ProSina. One of the ingredients in the ProSpa Protective Hand, Nail & Cuticle Cream.
So, this is what I learned. ProSina is, as described by Croda:
Hydrolyzed keratin. Is made using a mild proprietary process which leaves the natural cystine content of the keratin in an active, S-sulpho, form. It is the high proportion of these groups that enables it to cross link with the keratin in nails resulting in an increase in the integrity and cohesion of the nail plate. Capable of moisturizing the skin and strengthening the nails. Used in hand as well as nail creams, barrier preparations, foot treatments, creams, lotions-skin care, feet, hands, nails and nail color.
It may sound strange to you to hear me say “waterless pedicure”!
How can you have a pedicure without soaking your feet? How do you remove the non living tissue from the nail plate?
That can’t be sanitary can it?
Well, yes you can and yes it is!
Safe T Nails is a complete package that allows you to give (or get) either a manicure or pedicure without the use of water. One time use, with the implements to file your nails, push your cuticle back and moisturize your hands or feet.
The Safe-T Nails Pedicure Kit is an exclusive line of waterless pedicure kits that are 100% disposable, imported from Brazil, and used by Safe-T Nails customers worldwide.
Here is a step by step. That I got finished in 10 minutes. And these toe nails needed some love. (sorry the picture is blurry)
Get your package!
The package as you receive it.
Unwrap your goods. There is a file and a wooden pusher and a little baggy with two “booties” filled with Safe T Nails exclusive Active Cream. The Active Cream is antiseptic, anti-fungual and anti-inflammatory. All of these items are one time, disposable items.
The package contents
Put on your little booties and hang out for about three minutes.
Hang out with you feet in the booties
Use the wooden pusher to split open the baggie to reveal your toes.
Revealing the toes
Using the wooden pusher, gently push back around the cuticle area. This is quite easy as the Active Cream loosens the non living tissue very well.
Using the enclosed towel, wipe away the remaining Active Cream and this is the final result.
I didn’t do any nipping of loose non living tissue so you could see the end result before complete beautification.
Here’s where I would place Safe T Nails. I would sell them in my salon. For people that are travelling and want to take care of their finger and toe nails while away.
Or, if I had a small space where I didn’t have access to water, I would happily use these.
California Nail (or other states with limited water issues) could use these to keep “Green”
So, as you know I do a ton of nail art. Maybe you didn’t know I did it on myself. Well, because I am taking off polish up to three times a day, I found my cuticles were getting very dry and ragged.
So I wanted to tell you about my TreNique Trick #2.
Awhile ago, I found a “Indie” company out of Florida called TreNique. They carry very pretty polishes, hand scrubs and butters as well as this wonderful cuticle oil. The cuticle oil works so well for me when I am doing marathon nail art sessions because it contains tea tree oil and lavender.
Tea Tree and Lavender Cuticle Oil – TreNique
The tea tree oil has ingredients in it that may kill bacteria and fungus. Plus, it helps reduce allergic skin reactions!
Not only does the lavender smell delicious it helps soothe my cuti’s!
So, I use it before any removal process. This may also be a good thing for you to do for your clients before removing their polish. It lets them know you care about their skin as well as their nails!