Today we’re reviewing Light Elegance Cuticle Oil, since so many cuticle oils have skin irritants in them. This one does too. I know, I know. I’m reviewing it anyway though.
In case you’ve missed background info about Light Elegance, here you go:
Light Elegance is operated out of Oregon by a husband and wife team. The husband is a chemist and the wife is a nail tech, which is a refreshing change from nail companies that usually originate from dental material companies. They offer online classes and classes at shows, their products are made in the USA, They do not use animal products or test on animals for any reason, they are not owned by another company, nut free, and most of their products are fragrance free. They specialize in odor free products. This product is not odor free though.
It was difficult for me to get in contact with anyone to answer my product questions, but after I was persistent I got my questions answered. I was responded to by the co-owner Jim, so I was satisfied with the answer quality 🙂 This company responds better over the phone or in person, which some techs can find relieving while others find it irritating. I’m pretty introverted with strangers so I would rather just look online for answers than talk to someone.
I do still like Light Elegance in general, just not their P+ product or this Cuticle Oil.
Ok So; As a Client, How Would Light Elegance Help you Achieve your Nail Goals?
Here are some Q&A’s that you ask a client may find yourself asking your nail tech:
- Does Light Elegance contain nuts, or is processed in a place with nuts? No.
- Is Light Elegance Vegan, containing no animal products at all? Yes it is Vegan.
- Is Light Elegance cruelty free in manufacturing and testing? They do not test/use on animals in any circumstance.
- Does Light Elegance have any fragrances? Not for hard gels.
- Where is Light Elegance made? U.S.A.
- Does it Contain Dibutyl Phthalate? No.
- Does it Contain Toluene? No.
- Does it Contain Formaldehyde? No.
- Does it Contain Formaldehyde Resin? No.
- Does it Contain Camphor? No.
- Does it Contain Parabens? No.
- Does it Contain Xylene? No.
- How long does it last? As long as it takes for you to wash your hands, same as most cuticle oils.
- How often should this be done on my nails? Every day, as often as you can.
- How is this different than cuticle oils I can buy myself? This oil was made with Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil (which I LOVED), but they said at the last workshop I attended that they would be changing that to sunflower seed oil (BOOO). It’s still better than almond oil, which is the crap you buy at drugstores that leave your hands super greasy.
Questions From a Nail Tech Perspective:
- Are the MSDS available? Yes, on their website. I love it when it’s available like this! Use this link to download the sheet: MSDS
- Where is this Light Elegance Cuticle Oil from that I used for this review? I bought this product from Light Elegance at the Premiere show.
- How much is it? $3.75/ounce
- What are the ingredients? Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil, melaleuca alternifolia leaf oil (tea tree oil), lanendula officialis oil (lavender oil), ocimum basilicum oil (basil oil)
- Why should I offer this in my salon? Official Light Elegance product, light fragrance that some clients enjoy.
- Is there a fume factor? Yes and no, the tea tree scent is pretty strong but the container keeps it sealed up so you don’t smell it at all until it’s applied to the skin.
Personally I would skip this one if I could find a bottle similar to this and just put plain golden jojoba oil in it. The bottle is cool in that you don’t use an applicator brush and only one drop comes out at a time, so there’s a low chance of product spilling, oozing, or leaking out. I even had it laying uncapped on its’ side and the bottle tip kept all the oil in. You need a little strength to squeeze it to get the oil to come out, but I would much rather this than have oil flood my whole drawer and soak into my other products stored there.
So the search continues for my salon’s cuticle oil. At least I am one step closer to knowing what to use by trying this oil out.