November 28, 2023


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5 Best At-Home Gel Nail Kits of 2023

5 Best At-Home Gel Nail Kits of 2023

<p>While all types of at-home nail kits essentially pay for themselves after one or two uses, the options can range from professional quality to beginner-friendly. When shopping for one, “it should have everything you need in it, including the lamp, as kits should be used as a full set from the same brand for best results,” advises <a href=”” target=”_blank”>Julie Kandalec</a>, a celebrity manicurist and Julie K Nail Academy founder.</p><p>To find the best gel nail kits, our Beauty Lab pros started by vetting the most popular products on the market, only considering those with <strong>clear ingredient labels that follow the <a href=”” target=”_blank”>FDA’s Cosmetic Labeling Requirements</a></strong>. Then, we <strong>tested eight at-home gel nail kits</strong> and reviewed each product’s packaging, including ingredient and warning labels, giving preference to products that clearly advise avoiding skin contact to prevent irritation caused by methacrylates (a known allergen and skin sensitizer included in every gel polish). <br></p><p class=”body-tip”><strong></strong><strong><strong>Editor’s Note</strong></strong><strong>: </strong><em>All UV gel nail polishes use methacrylate polymerization technology to obtain the long lasting, chip-resistant coating. While the </em><a href=”” title=”” target=”_blank”><em>2005 Cosmetic Ingredient Review Report</em></a><em> ruled methacrylates “safe as used in nail enhancements products when skin contact is avoided,” the study concluded that these ingredients are known to be skin sensitizers, so skin contact should be avoided.</em><strong></strong><br></p><p class=”body-text”>Post-mani, we recommend using a hydrating <a href=”” target=”_blank”>cuticle oil</a> and a <a href=”” target=”_blank”>top-rated hand cream</a>. If you are looking for more nail kits to add to your collection, check out our roundups of the <a href=”” target=”_blank”>best acrylic nail kits</a> and <a href=”” target=”_blank”>best press-on nail kits</a>, as well as our guides to the <a href=”” target=”_blank”>best nail stickers</a> and <a href=”” target=”_blank”>best nail drills</a>.<br></p><ul></ul>” />

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