Q&A - CND Shellac




Q. What is Shellac?
Shellac is a breakthrough, patent-pending UV3 technology that combines the
ease of polish with the permanence of gels. No other products in the market
can stand up to the claim - on like polish, wears like gel, off in minutes.


Q. Is the Shellac formula '3-Free'?
Yes. Shellac does not include Formaldehyde, Toluene or DBP (Dibutyl Phthalate).


Q. Is Shellac hypo-allergenic?
Yes, a low level of photo-initiators are utilized in Shellac.
Photo-initiators can lead to sensitivity with some clients.


Q. Is there any odor to Shellac?
A slight odor may be noticeable upon application but not as strong as
nail polish. After curing in the lamp, residual odor does not remain.


Q. Does Shellac removal damage the natural nail?
No. Shellac was developed and tested for years to perfect
every aspect of the Shellac process, including removal.


Q. Will Shellac last longer than 14 days?
Yes, however you will notice a 'line of demarcation' as your natural nail grows away from the cuticle.
It is recommended that you adhere to a 14 day re-application appointment, as the adhesion
will increase if worn past this point, making the removal process a little more lengthy.


Q. Will soaps or other personal grooming products affect the wearability of Shellac?
No. Shellac was developed and tested to withstand the rigors of daily wear.


Q. Are there any negative side effects of the frequency of removal with Shellac?
No, not as long as the system is being used correctly.


Q. Can I remove my own Shellac?
No. To ensure the health of the natural nail, Shellac is a professional only
service and only trained Nail Professionals should apply & remove Shellac.