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CND Shellac at the London 2012 Olympic Games

Written by Intercosmetics Monday, July 30, 2012

 Starting July 21, athletes in the Olympic and Paralympic Villages will have the opportunity to receive complimentary 14 day , superior shine CND Shellac manicures and pedicures. CND Shellac is the original and only Power Polish service that will last as long as the Games, helping athletes reach the podium in style!

To celebrate this Olympic initiative, CND is unveiling its medal-worthy nail looks, Olympic Gold &...

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UV Nail Lamps Are Safe!

Written by Amalia Friday, June 22, 2012

UV Nail Lamp Safety Information 

As of April 11, 2012 
CND Shellac UV lamp


  • * According to Dr. Robert M. Sayre, Ph.D., of Rapid Precision Testing Laboratories one of the creators of the SPF rating system: “UV Nail Lamps are safer than natural sunlight or sunlamps.”  
  • * Dr. David Valia, Director of Research and Development for CND, compares the exposure from a UV lamp to that of indoor fluorescent lighting. He explains, “The amount of energy from a UV lamp during a nail service would be roughly equivalent to the amount of UV exposure one would experience during a typical day of exposure in indoor fluorescent lighting.” 
  • * According to Dr. Sayre:  “People who are indoors have little to no skin risk due to long term exposure to fluorescent lighting. People who sunbathe...
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Beyond Organic – What to look for in a truly “Green” skin care line

Written by Amalia Friday, June 22, 2012

RVB's Holistic Beauty - organic and natural skin care 

As the green movement has gained popularity, the terms behind it seem to have become little more than marketing buzzwords. How can the truly environmentally-concerned spa owner tell what is an authentically eco-friendly line?

No Heavy Metals

Environmental advocacy groups are now lobbying Health Canada to impose stricter regulations on heavy metals in cosmetics. Unfortunately, many cosmetics contain trace amounts of toxic heavy metals such as lead or mercury. Look for cosmetic lines that take extra care to ensure that the heavy metal content is low. For example, RVB cosmetics has developed a revolutionary heavy metal test that ensures heavy metal levels are below 0.0001 ppm – making it safe for the most sensitive skins and our water systems.

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