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While the Dermalogica story begins in 1986, the force of change in the industry started in Los Angeles, circa 1983. Jane Wurwand, a tenured, United Kingdom-trained skin therapist new to the American "esthetician" industry, recognised that continuing skin and body therapy education was practically non-existent in the United States. While her training had been comprehensive and serious, US students entered the industry licensed yet under-trained, and worse, under-respected.
Jane put her education in action, opening a small classroom in Marina del Rey, California under the name The International Dermal Institute (IDI). She invited licensed skin therapists to get hands-on with the postgraduate training so critical to making them competitive in the business. Today, IDI is considered the international gold-standard for postgraduate skin and body therapy training with 37 locations worldwide.
British Skincare at its finest.
We thoroughly research our formulations as all of our products are developed specifically with a view to use by the professional beauty therapist who can then recommend with confidence - the correct products to be used by their client for homecare use.
In the last 50 years we have never tested any of our products on animals – we only test our products on people and after 50 years we have proven that our products work and deliver the results.
Our products are formulated to balance with the correct pH of the skin.
All of our products are all Paraben free. We do not use ingredients such as artificial colours or fragrances and well as other known irritants which can sensitize the skin, including alcohols, formaldehyde, petrochemicals, or phthalates alongside other ingredients that can be comodegenic (pore blocking).
Our products contain active ingredients that are beyond cosmetic, they work deeper than the upper layer of skin giving highly effective results.
Our skincare is both used and sold by trained qualified therapists worldwide who will analyse the skin first and only prescribe products suitable for the skin type and current condition. As we change our skin changes so choosing and using the correct products is vital to maintaining great skin and achieving great results.
We use tamper evident packaging as much as possible, alongside contamination free packaging. All of our packaging can also be recycled after use.
OPI is recognised as the world’s leading manufacturer of professional hand, foot and nail care products.
Founded in 1979 and based in Vista, CA, CND (Creative Nail Design, Inc.) is the global leader in professional nail, hand and foot beauty - including SHELLAC® Brand 14+ Day Nail Color. Deeply committed to advancing the nail care industry, CND devotes significant time and resources to product research and development, education and customer support. CND is an industry-leading advocate for the role of nail care in personal beauty and fashion.
A DECISIVE DISCOVERY
Who would have thought the nail care industry’s most innovative company would get its start with a chance discovery in a dentist’s office? That’s where Dr. Stuart Nordstrom, a practicing dentist, got the idea for a new nail enhancement product: A patient remarked that the material used to prepare temporary caps smelled like the material used to sculpt porcelain nails. The result was SolarNail™ Liquid, the industry’s first-ever monomer formulation for greater nail strength and flexibility—and the first product to deliver natural, non-yellowing nail color. SolarNail™ was a transformative event. It changed the future of the nail industry. It changed the future of the Nordstrom family. And to this day, together with a growing team of passionate professionals, CND has continued to change the industry for the past 34 years – now in 65 countries worldwide.
GETTING AHEAD OF THE INNOVATION CURVE
For some, SolarNail might’ve proven to be a one-hit wonder, either licensed to an established player or allowed to dwindle into obscurity. For the Nordstrom family, SolarNail proved to be an invitation to expand into an entirely new area of imagination and involvement. Building on a foundation of hard work and smart chemistry, the fledgling company pursued and achieved one innovation after another—an uninterrupted succession of advances that continues, virtually unabated, to this day.
START WITH SCIENCE
For all its people skills, CND has remained solidly science-based. Beyond marketing savvy, the company understands that chemistry remains a core competency: the promise CND makes to professionals is grounded in performance. At a time when other companies outsourced their research capabilities, CND invested in a custom-built multi-million-dollar Research & Development facility. Time and again, the company’s R&D resources have proven their worth, delivering new levels of effectiveness backed by tangible proof — with groundbreaking brands such as RETENTION+® Liquid & Powder, BRISA® Gel, SPAPEDICURE®, SPAMANICURE®, Scentsations™ lotions & washes, and SOLAROIL®.
In 2009, CND launched Colour & Effects, a range of professional quality nail polishes with endless possibilities. The following year, in May 2010, CND revolutionized the nail industry with the introduction of CND® SHELLAC® brand 14+ day nail color after nearly five years of development in its state-of-the-art laboratory. The three-part system wears flawlessly for 14+ days of high gloss shine and cures in a UV lamp for zero dry time. “Our chemists invented a modern solution to the normal polish inconveniences that frustrate women. CND® SHELLAC® brand is fret-free and convenient,” says CND Co-founder Jan Arnold. “Women can finally get their time back.” Combining the best features of a polish with the best features of a gel, CND created a fully removable hybrid nail color that completely changed the industry landscape and reaffirmed CND’s position as the leader in technology, color and innovation.
Since the launch of CND® SHELLAC® brand 14+ day nail color, the company has continued on this path of trailblazing innovation with the introduction of BRISA® Lite Removable Gels for perfecting and enhancing the natural nail.
YOUR FAVORITE, LONG-LASTING COLOR.
Most recently, in May 2013, CND announced the launch of VINYLUX® Long Wear Polish System, Polish Reinvented. This unique two-part system boasts a self-adhering Color Coat and a Top Coat that utilizes new ProLight Technology™ for increased durability with exposure to natural light. For the first time in over 60 years, CND has altered the formula of what we consider “traditional” polish and created ground-breaking color that yields seven-day chip-free wear.
A beautiful, chip-resistant wear that lasts 7 days, and is now infused with Vitamin E, Keratin & Jojoba Oil.
In a spectrum of wearable colours, this is perfect for pedicures, if you did not want CND Shellac on your feet.