LCN nails is an abbreviation of light concept gel nails. It is a cosmetic fingernail extension considered to be a superior alternative to acrylics. They are known for their lightweight flexibility and long lasting durability. LCN nails are free of harmful chemicals that damage nails. They are also considered to be the most realistic looking nail extensions because of their clarity and honey-like texture.
The LCN History and Background
LCN nails were founded by the Wilde family of Wilde Cosmetics in 1985. It was derived from a dental resin, and optimized for nail use. As a result the German brand expanded its groundbreaking cosmetic product to the rest of Europe and America where it rapidly became popular.
The LCN Resin
LCN nails are made of a gel-like cured resin. The type of gel used in these nail extensions is free from acids and harmful chemicals that erode the nail beds. Light cured nails are different than normal gel nails because they use light-cured synthetic resins. This type of resin becomes hard when cured in the special light unit used in salons. The process makes the nails flexible and strong. The LCN nail resin is a derivative of the dental resin that was used for infilling teeth.
The Benefits of LCN Nails
The LCN nail is safer for nail technicians because they do not contain harmful fumes or chemicals. They are also easier to apply and remove. LCN Gel Nails are non-porous and do not weaken the wearer’s natural nails, but protect them. They are also more durable than acrylic nails, won’t discolor over time and they have a more realistic appearance
LCN Nail Care
The LCN nail needs care and maintenance despite being very durable and long lasting. Taking care of your LCN nails is a good way to maintain your manicure and save money. Having nail extensions does not mean your natural nails do not need to be cared for. The healthier your real nails are the longer your LCN nails will last. A healthy diet of fruit and vegetables and lots of water will help maintain your nails. Fruit and vegetables provide nails with sufficient fiber — water helps clear your body of toxins. Using nail strengtheners and an effective cream will benefit your nails and add to the longevity.
References and ResourcesInanch London: Why are LCN Gel Nails better than Acrylics? 2007
LCN USA: Gels & Light Curing, 2011