Issue Number 012

Hello and welcome to Beyond the Paint, a blog by Bio Seaweed Gel (BSG).
Each Wednesday we will be releasing new content that will discuss all things nails and more.

Which BSG LED/UV Lamp is Right for You?

 

A LED/UV lamp is one of the most essential tools one can have in their gel nail arsenal. Without a LED/UV lamp or a traditional UV lamp, gel products will not properly cure (a term which means dry and harden) and you are bound to face the horrors of lifting, peeling and chipping gel nails. Bonus, as you read on, you will find out that at Bio Seaweed Gel we have a unique gel product that can cure SolarCure with no lamps required – more on this later!

WHY AN LED/UV LAMP OVER TRADITIONAL UV LAMP?

Bio Seaweed Gel offers two different lamps, the U-Light Pro 6 and the Glow Mini Lamp, both of which has LED/UV bulbs (rather than the long UV bulbs found in traditional UV lamps) and both lamps can cure most gel polish currently on the market (disclaimer to always double check the label on your gel polish and see if It can cure under an LED or UV light).

There are a number of benefits to choosing an LED/UV lamp over a traditional UV lamp but the main reasons we personally enjoy using LED/UV lamps over a UV lamp are:

  • Faster curing times with LED/UV lamps. When curing our UNITY All-In-One Gel Polish or any of our 3STEP Colour Gel Polish (Rhinestone and PHASES included) it only takes 1 minute to cure using an LED/UV lamp vs. 2 minutes in a UV lamp.
  • More hours of use than UV lamps. With LED/UV lamps we find that they last a lot longer than traditional UV lamps before losing curing efficacy. With traditional UV lamps the hours of usage is not as high as their LED/UV counterparts, plus you have to replace the bulbs in order to maintain optimal curing strength.

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE U-LIGHT PRO 6 AND GLOW MINI LAMP

Want to upgrade your current lamp or add one to your collection? Check out below a quick comparison chart between the U-Light Pro 6 and Glow Mini Lamp to help you decide which BSG lamp is right for you.

BSG Lamp Glow Mini Lamp U-Light Pro 6 
Unit of Power 12 Watt 48 Watt
Type of Light Source LED/UV LED/UV
Timer Settings One timer setting:

Motion sensor starts an automatic 60s timer
Four timer settings

Motion sensor starts an automatic 99s timer

Manual start of a 10s/30s/60s timer
Key Features

Can be used with a USB cable (included) or wireless with 4 x AAA batteries (not included)

Removable slide off tray that allows for easier pedicure use

Compact, light and travel friendly

Cures all types of UV and LED gel products

Countdown screen timer

Gradual cure function with the automatic 99s timer start

Removable magnetic bottom tray that allows for easier pedicure use
Recommended Use

Ideal for beginners, personal and at-home use

Not recommended for professional use and/or curing Sculpting Gels
Ideal for personal, at-home and professional use

 

If this is your first time looking into getting an LED/UV lamp, check out our line-up of Starter Kits, each kit comes with a LED/UV lamp and essential items to get you started on your nail journey.

CURING GEL POLISH WITHOUT THE USE OF A LAMP

As mentioned briefly earlier, we have an almighty gel polish that cures in both a lamp and can SolarCure! You may be familiar with our UNITY All-In-One Gel Polish, but did you know that UNITY has an exclusive feature in the formula that allows UNITY to cure under natural sunlight, leaving a shiny finish with no sticky residue or alcohol cleanse needed! UNITY’s gel polish formula also combines our No-Sanding Base Gel, No-Wipe Top Gel, colour and nail strengtheners all in one bottle, for a quicker one step gel manicure. Available in 150+ shades, discover your favourite shade today.

GO UV-LESS COMPLETELY WITH OUR DIP POWDER SYSTEM & BEBIO NAIL LACQUER

If you missed it, here is last week’s Blog on BSG Dip Powder, an alternative nail system that is completely air-dry. No lamps, no sun – no worry! We love our #BSGDip for superior strength like none other, available in 130+ inspired shades of our 3STEP Gel Polishes.

For the frequent manicurist, try our BeBio Nail Lacquer for commitment-free wear. This is our line of traditional air-dry lacquers, with a modern big-5 free, cruelty-free and vegan-friendly formula.  #BSGBeBio is available in 130+ matching shades of 3STEP Colour Gel Polish.

Stock up on both Dip & BeBio with these ongoing amazing promotions:

  • Buy 1, Get 2 Dip Powder Colours with code “BSGDip”
  • Buy 3, Get 3 Free BeBio Nail Lacquer Colours with code “BSGBeBio”

Still unsure which lamp is right for you? Send us an email at info@bioseaweedgel.com or send us a DM over on Instagram @bioseaweedgel, we are always happy to help! In the meanwhile, leave a comment below and let us know do you have the U-Light Pro or Glow Mini? Or have you tried the SolarCure technology featured in our UNITY All-In-One Gel Polish? What was your experience like?

Every comment will also double as an entry for a chance to win a $25 BSG e-Gift card. One winner will be contacted by email on April 7th 2021. Must be 18+ to enter and a resident of Canada.

Update: Giveaway closed, winner is Sandra Le

9 comments

The Unity All in One Gel Polish sounds amazing!

amanda April 05, 2021

I use the Glow Mini. It’s perfect for moderate use and doesn’t take up too much space!

Jennifer April 05, 2021

I have the glow mini, it’s so cute and compact. It’s fits perfectly on my desk! Great for me as I am a beginner. 🥰

Angela C April 01, 2021

I think I would like the u-light pro 6 more than the mini, I like the watts on the pro 6 and the different times button. I just feel that a mani can be done faster with the pro 6 but the mini would be good for those who like to travel and take it with them.

Anabel Medeiros March 31, 2021

I have an LED lamp from another polish brand, but I love using BSG because the application is so easy, and the finish is always so nice!

Jennifer Ninni March 31, 2021

I purchased the U-Light Pro 6 recently and I love it! Cures my gel polish so quickly and saves so much time compared to my old lamp!

Gladys March 31, 2021

Im definitely in the market for a new lamp. Thank you for showing me all the details.

Angela Nini March 31, 2021

I tried curing unity so in pink under the sun and it actually cured! I was so impressed there was no stickiness after just about 10 minutes of hanging out in the sun. The bottle is also effective at blocking out sun light while I did my nails on the beach. Overall, I had a great experience with my unity gel polishes.

Sandra Le March 31, 2021

My friend has the glow mini lamp and it works well! I have one similar to the U Light and I definitely like it but its almost too strong as I feel the light on my skin – maybe there can be like fingerless gloves that can be made for protecting the skin against the light! :)

Jessica March 31, 2021

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