Eyelash Extension Adhesives Explained

Eyelash Extension Adhesives Explained

In the years gone by, the quality of lash extensions adhesive was not what it is today.  The ingredients used, stabilizers and curing properties, as well as the flexibility of the product itself, have advanced dramatically and improved for the betterment for both the professional working with these adhesives and the client wearing eyelash extensions.

Elleebana lash extensions adhesive is produced in a high-quality environment that meets and exceeds all appropriate standards for production and is designed for use around the eye area.  This product is vegan, not tested on animals, is formaldehyde-free and contains no latex.  As these adhesives are cyanoacrylate-based products there is a short shelf life and even shorter after opening life as the adhesive begins to polymerize after exposure to air/moisture found in air – this is a standard expectation for all lash extensions adhesives (regardless of the brand) as the technology and raw materials used to manufacture these products are fairly similar.

All types of adhesive in the Elleebana range are available in 5ml and 10ml sizes and have a variety of setting times that are suited to the technician’s requirements.

Workability

Elleebana lash extensions adhesives are thin – perhaps thinner that others available – this thin consistency aids to prevent overloading the lash line with unwanted or unnecessary quantities of adhesive.  The quality of these adhesives is superior, due to the selection of exceptional raw materials chosen for the production, and only a small amount of product is required to do an excellent job.  For classic lash extensions applications (a ratio of 1 eyelash extension attached to 1 natural lash or 1:1) a very, very small bead at the end of the lash extension is all that is required for ideal attachment.

Most adhesives enjoy a specific room temperature and environment to be manageable and work to their optimum capabilities – this is the nature of an adhesive.  Having a room that has too much humidity can see the adhesive curing before you have managed to attach the lash thus resulting in poor retention.  Equally, if there is not enough humidity, your adhesive can become difficult to work with, setting too slowly, becoming stringy and creating what we refer to in the lash world as “stickies” – where your ratio of 1:1 changes and you have natural lashes adhered together.  Elleebana adhesives enjoy the ideal humidity of 45 – 60% relative humidity and a room temperature of between 20 – 28 degrees Celsius.

Before using your adhesive

Shaking your adhesive for the minimum of 1 minute before use will prepare the consistency of the adhesive and allow ingredients to be perfectly dispensed without separation in each drop.  The best way to shake your adhesive is to remove the lid of the product and insert the stopper/pin provided with each adhesive (you will find these in the adhesive bag) before shaking – this stops any adhesive from building up in the lid of your bottle.

Storage

Always store the adhesive away from sunlight, moisture, heat and ensure the lid is sealed well between uses.  Storing the adhesive in an air-tight container with a silica pack (also found inside each bag of adhesive) to draw out moisture is recommended.  Do not store the adhesive in the fridge after opening – once the seal has been broken on the cap condensation can form on the bottle and the reintroduction of the adhesive to room temperature from the cool environment of a refrigerator, can result in moisture curing the adhesive inside the bottle.  You can however, choose to store your adhesive in the fridge with a higher chill temperature than an average refrigerator (perhaps a small bar fridge is an ideal investment for the treatment room).  If the fridge is allowed to stay at 17-21 degrees Celsius then the condensation will be less likely to form on the outside of the adhesive as the change in temperature from one environment to the next is not as dramatic.  You can store the adhesive in a freezer before opening to prolong the shelf life but be sure to thaw out the bottle well before opening by letting the bottle sit in room temperature for a minimum of 4 hours.

Batch numbers and expiry

Each adhesive comes with a batch number – without this batch number the purchase of your product is void and no claim on the product can be made.  Do not lose this batch number or remove from the bottle.  You will also find the expiration date on the outside of the bag/box the product came in.  A great tip for recording this information is to make a note of this on the invoice/correspondence from your supplier.  Also writing the date you opened your adhesive on your bottle as a great reminder to re-order when you know your adhesive is getting old.  All adhesives have an optimal usage time of 6 weeks and up to 3 months if stored and cared for well after opening.

Important information

Only purchase and use our adhesives if you are professionally trained for the application or use of eyelash extensions.  Under no circumstance should you attempt to use these adhesives to attach eyelash extensions on yourself or as a strip lash adhesive.  Misuse of this product is not the responsibility of the brand in any way nor the reseller of the product.  Getting the most out of your Elleebana adhesives is strongly determined by the room climate, storage, client and the way the technician uses the product.  Understanding the products and how they are used determined by attending formal training is the recommended way to avoid misuse of the product.  MSDS is available for you upon request.

Patch test

A patch test is required for new clients and for any changes of adhesives.  You may also like re-patch test your clients again as their own medical and physical changes can occur and sensitivities can develop over time.  Patch testing is recommended 24 – 48 hours before a client’s treatment and will require the patch testing of all products within the Elleebana range.  Do not use Elleebana adhesives on any client that has sensitives to cyanoacrylate or black carbon pigments.

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The wait is finally over and the secret is being unlocked from the Vault in London –

Introducing Elleebana Strong Hold – The revolutionary lash lift adhesive.

A world first formulation, offering 10% stronger hold making the lifting process even faster and easier to keep the lashes adhered during the lifting process – no more pesky lashes popping off during the treatment. Our adhesive also contains nourishing ingredients Keratin and Biotin to help keep those lashes strengthened and protected.

Lift your lash game to strong.

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Introducing the NEW Lash Lift Isolator Tool

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This little bling baby has a super fine tip, making it easy to use and perfect for isolation and separation. Therefore, it is the perfect addition to your lash lifting kit.

Up your lash lift game!

Contact your closest distributor or salon supplier to purchase.

Don’t forget we still have a huge announcement coming on Monday 5th February 2018.

Stay tuned for more…

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We wish him the best of luck!

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Otto gave an amazing 90 minute presentation and live demonstration about the incredible Elleebana One Shot Lash Lift.

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The competition provided a platform for lash artists all over the world to establish connections with the ability to network with other industry professionals and develop their own skill and knowledge. The popularity in the art of lash lifting has certainly boomed and is continually on the rise. Our team is very proud that lash lifting is now receiving the recognition it deserves. We are excited to see the level of competition next year and anticipate even more entries!

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1st Place  – Skin and Body Studio –  Brittney Belanger USA
2nd Place – House of Brows – April Lyann Sanchez USA
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