HAPPY Cuticle Balm: What's in it? Why?

 

 

A light, melt on your skin, balm with an uplifting scent and real skin and nail benefits. Quick to blend into the skin so you can get back to work. Text, Type, Write, Cook etc. without the greasy film of liquid cuticle oils. This balm stays with you. Apply once feel the benefits all day. Throughout the day if you wash hands excessively. 

It's smells amazing!

... but is it just about smelling good?

 Nope. Each of our 19 ingredients also support one another for real life benefits for your skin and nails.  Especially if you...

  • Work long hours with your hands. Computing, Nail Techs, Chefs, etc.
  • Wear Nail Enhancements. Salon Acrylics, Gels, Press-Ons.
  • Wash Hands Excessively. 
  • Use Sanitizers and other drying chemicals. 

 

What Does It Do?

1. Rescues sensitive skin from dryness, cracking, and inflammation.

2. Protects nails and skin from why they are dry, chemicals and weather.  

3. Shields cuticle and nails from bacteria growth.

4. Soothes abraded skin.

5. Heals broken, injured, irritated skin.  

6. Reduces minor joint pain and swelling.  

7. Encourages healthy nail growth by moisturizing the nail matrix.

 

 

What's In HAPPY Cuticle Balm?  and Why? 

*ingredients listed in descending amounts.
  

White Beeswax 

Barrier of Protection. Anti-inflammatory. Antiviral. Antibacterial. 

Beeswax is an effective occlusive, which means that it can create a protective layer on the skin, sealing in moisture. It also has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antiviral properties, which can help protect the skin as well,” 

“A 2018 study concluded that Beeswax, is effective for managing sensitive skin and even outperformed skincare products with synthetic ingredients.”

- wellandgood.com

 

Grapeseed Oil

Reduces Redness and Swelling. 

"Grapeseed oil comes from the pressed seeds of grapes. The oil is a by-product of the process of making wine. It’s known for its...

These properties, along with the high amounts of omega chain fatty acids and vitamin E contained in grapeseed oil, have made it a popular topical treatment for skin."

-healthline.com

 It's also a light oil the skin can absorb quickly. Getting you back to working with your hands faster. A supportive partner for lightening the heaviness of Beeswax.

 

Vitamin E Oil

Moisturizer. Smooths Skin.  Speeds Skin Healing. 

"Vitamin E is found in many moisturizers, and the oil may be used as a moisturizer to prevent or treat dry, flaking skin."

- medicalnewstoday.com  

a good read....  10 Benefits of Vitamin E Oil

 

Sweet Almond Oil

Moisturizer. Reduces Muscle Aches.  

What makes Sweet Almond oil such a sweet deal is its many uses and benefits. It will make your skin feel smoother and softer, giving you a younger look. It can also help soothe your muscles by relieving aches and pains.

What is the difference between Sweet Almond Oil and Almond Oil? 

 

Apricot Oil

Moisturizer. Nourishes and Restores Dry Skin

"Apricot oil is light and quickly makes skin soft and smooth (that's due to its Vitamin A content); it percolates deep into the skin and provides long-lasting moisturization. Its fatty acids act as non-greasy emollients to nourish and restore dry skin."

-bysarahlondon.com

 

Avocado Oil

Moisturizer and so much more. 

The antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agents in avocado oil help your skin stay smooth, strong, and elastic. Use it to:

  • calm itchy skin
  • heal chapped skin
  • replenish dry skin
  • hydrate and moisturize skin
  • shield skin from ultraviolet radiation
  • protect against skin damage

- healthline.com

 

Sunflower Oil

Anti-Bacterial. Reduces Breakouts. 

"... is a non-comedogenic carrier oil which is highly absorbent, and won’t clog pores. It’s non-irritating for most people, and can be used on all types of skin, including dry, normal, oily, and acne-prone.

-healthline.com

 

Wheat Germ Oil

 Moisturizer. Supports Skin Healing. Reduces Scaring. 

"... nutrient packed, moisturizing, and soothing Wheat Germ Oil is a no brainer to add to your skincare routine to get the smooth skin you've always wanted. Wheat germ oil also has a high Vitamin E content, which makes it a great choice for healing and scar reducing."

 - lovingessentialoils.com

 

Fractionated Coconut Oil 

Moisturizer. Reduces Eczema. Blocks 20% UV Rays. 

Fractionated Coconut Oil is made from Coconut Oil by removing Lauric Acid: the fatty acid responsible for solidifying the oil. We wanted a liquid coconut oil for our HAPPY Cuticle Balm for better blending and to zero out the coconut scent which overpowers lighter ones."  If we didn't do this you might bust out singing  the Pina Colada Song and not know exactly why. 

- beponails.com 

"Many people use it for cosmetic purposes to improve the health and appearance of their skin and hair.

Studies show that coconut oil can improve the moisture content of dry skin and reduce the symptoms of eczema (21Trusted Source, 22).

Coconut oil can also protect against hair damage. One study shows that it may work as a weak sunscreen, blocking about 20% of the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays (23Trusted Source, 24Trusted Source)."

-heathline.com

 

Wild Orange Peel Oil  

Acidic. Reduces Skin Imperfections. Speeds healing. 

"Used topically, Orange Essential Oil is beneficial for maintaining the health, appearance, and texture of skin by promoting clarity, radiance, and smoothness, thereby reducing the signs of acne and other uncomfortable skin conditions. Applied in a massage, Orange Essential Oil is known to increase blood flow."

 -newdirectionaromatics.com

 

Frankincense Oil

Reduces Redness and Swelling

 "...it's often used to soothe skin and reduce the appearance of blemishes. Researchers have found boswellic acid, the active component found in frankincense, to have anti-inflammatory properties."

- healthline.com 

 

Black Pepper Oil

Clears Pores. Eliminates Skin Bacteria

 "Potent anti-bacterial properties make Black Pepper Essential Oil an effective skin-purifier. By eliminating impurities, toxins and bacteria from the surface of the epidermis, pores can breathe again to allow your skin to thrive."

- decleor.com

 

Clove Bud Oil

Relieves Pain and itch

 Clove Bud Oil can be harsh to sensitive skin so we have the tiniest amount diluted in the carrier oils so it can be used safely on even the most sensitive skin for pain relief, wound healing, or to ease itchiness.  

- beponails.com 

 

Star Anise Oil

Prevents Fungus and Bacteria Growth

 Star anise has anti-microbial components that prevent the development of bacteria, fungi, and yeast strains on the skin, as it's rich in 'Anethole.'

- brightstuff.com

 

Lemongrass Leaf Oil

Prevents Fungus and Bacteria Growth

 Well known for its anti-fungal and anti-bacterial activities, lemongrass is effective against what we get into and what we carry around on our skin. "Greenies" dark spots on nails when enhancements are removed, are caused by bacteria we always have on our skin finding it way under our nail enhancements. Usually because of artificial nails lifting away from the natural nail. Moisture underneath means bacteria is going to be there too! 

Bacteria LOVE wet, dark warm spaces. If conditions are right.  They grow like mad! Lemongrass oil in Happy Cuticle Balm cuts down on bacteria on the skin around the nail, but you too need to do your part.

1. Dry your hand thoroughly after washing.

2. Do not use nail glue on a lifted nail if it's moist. 

3. Do not have a casual attitude towards lifting. If your nails are lifting get professional service. If you did your own press-ons . 

 

  • Remove the lifted press on nail.
  • Clean your natural nail & press on nail with alcohol 70%  higher.
  • Allow to dry. 
  • Glue back on. 

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    Nutmeg Kernel Oil

    Rectifies Skin Conditions like Eczema. Dark Spots. Heals Skin. 

    "Renowned for its excellent antioxidant, anti-inflammatory compounds, nutmeg essential oil is a panacea for a host of skin woes, from acne, dark spots, uneven skin tone, to eczema and dry, peeling tissues. This natural extract visibly diminishes wrinkles, scars, roughness, to reveal youthful, unblemished, radiant skin."

     

    Vanilla Bean Extract

    Prevents Skin Damage

    The sweet, warm, rich aroma of vanilla extract not only soothes the palate, it also calms the mind; and now we find that vanilla extract also restores skin. The extract is rich in antioxidants and phenolic compound vanillin that help to neutralize free radicals and prevent skin damage.

    - swirlster.com

     

    Ginger Root Oil

    Warms Skin. Sooths Joint Pain. Sooths Joint Inflammation 

    So much in this article  6 Surprising Ginger Oil Uses for Health, Beauty and More

     

    Cinnamon Bark Oil

    Warms Skin. Sooths Joints.  Antibacterial and Antifungal Agent

     "Cinnamon oil has a variety of health and beauty benefits. It can be used as an antibacterial and antifungal agent. It can also be used in aromatherapy as a relaxant. Cinnamon oil is very strong and must be used sparingly."

    -Healthline

     We added cinnamon because it's another weapon against bacteria and fungus, but it's also warms the skin and soothes tired muscles and joints. Its listed last because it can irritate the skin. 

    - Jodiann and Jack, beponails.com  

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    Howdy, Jodiann here from Bepo Nails. Many may know that I have skin sensitivity to nail products and that is DOOM for anyone making a living in the nail business.

    Gloves, Washing many times a day, Limiting contact with products I was sensitive to.  At night I was slathering all all kinds of products to heal the damage of the day and protect my skin for the next. Working with Lotions and Creams on under my gloves that made them want to slide off .  Constant readjustments of gloves and my attitude. Happily many worked and I could get back to work in days not weeks, but nothing has worked like HAPPY Cuticle Balm. It's scent and working properties have become dear me. I do not worry about bumps forming on my skin, blisters breaking and the pain of tight, raw, burning, flaking unhappy skin in various stages of healing. I do not even wear gloves for nail work anymore. That's how well this balm protects me from the nail products I am SO sensitive to. 

    My Husband, Jack and I developed this balm and we have strong hope that it will become dear to you as well. 

    Not 6 ingredients like other cuticle balms, but Nineteen!  Each with it's own skin and nail benefits.