Have you ever considered having a manicure or pedicure done without water? The answer is probably no, as was mine up to last Monday. I had the pleasure of attending a workshop at Beautica nail salon in Paola, where, as part of a group of 10 professionals in the beauty industry, mainly nail technicians and beauty therapists, we were introduced to the innovative BalbCare Waterless Manicure & Pedicure Kits.
I was intrigued to attend the workshop as soon as it showed up on my Facebook news feed as it truly is something innovative, and I don't regret being a part of it at all! Read on to find out what this is all about and how you can upgrade your hand care experience at Nailara for just an additional €5!
First of all, BalbCare kits have been developed by BalbPharm Institute which is based in Brazil. The company is not only concerned with offering high quality products, but also with the health of customers and promoting an environmentally sustainable range of products for the care of hands, feet and ultimately nails.
|image courtesy of BalbCare Malta on Facebook|
Statistics show that every minute, more than 100 BalbCare kits are used around the world, so this has to be something good that clients enjoy. First of all, BalbCare eliminates the use of water, hence reducing the risk of contamination and fungal/bacterial nail infections (we all know that fungi and bacteria thrive in moist environments). It also eliminates the use of cuticle removers and oil, creams, scrubs and paraffin as well as the use of towels and soaking bowls. Thereby, the treatment is much less time consuming.
What makes BalbCare so effective and innovative? Well, the answer is simple, really! Basically, the system provides disposable kits which contain gloves or socks, an emery board and a cuticle pusher - all sterile. The magic is all in the gloves/socks where they contain 26g/30g of emulsion respectively which provides 6 benefits to the client:
- The emulsion is a professional-grade base emollient
- Anti-Germ Protection System
- Contains Haemostatic Powder which helps to seal damaged skin tissue
- Calcium enriched formula to promote strong, healthy nails
- Keratin Nutritional Complex which also promotes strong nails
- Exclusive Polymer Holder which promotes better adhesion of nail polish, gel polish and nail enhancements to the natural nails
Moreover, BalbCare kits contain naturally derived active ingredients such as Tea Tree together with its essential oil and Allantoin which are known for their antiseptic, antifugal and anti-inflammatory properties; as well as Calcium Pantothenate (to strengthen the natural nails and provide nutrition for the same nails) and the exclusively developed 3 R236 Polymer which adapts the nail surface for further product application.
All these factors make BalbCare especially good for people who suffer from Eczema and Psoriasis as the ingredients in the emulsion will help ease dryness and soothe the skin. Other advantages that this system offers are protection against fungal and bacterial infections, healthier nails, reduced treatment time and treatment innovation with highest hygiene standards.
After a very detailed presentation and demonstration delivered by Karolina, the salon owner herself, we were each given the opportunity to try BalbCare ourselves on each other. I really enjoyed being pampered for 5 minutes by fellow blogger and nail technician Lorraine from Lola Loves Sparkles and then I had the opportunity to return the favour!
|Us with Karolina|
Results are seen and felt from the very first application and I am really looking forward to offering this service to my clients! BalbCare manicures can be done on their own or in conjunction with gel manicures (more info on my page will be published soon).
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|image taken by me|
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For more information about this innovative way to do manicures and pedicures, check out the BalbCare Malta Facebook Page and their website at www.balbcare.com.mt.
At the end of the workshop, we were each given an official certificate of attendance which I shall proudly hang in my nail room :)
Photos were all taken by photographer Raymond Muscat (unless otherwise stated). He can be contacted by email on firstname.lastname@example.org.