Frequently Asked Questions
LECENTÉ CREATE GEL POLISH SYSTEM – FAQ’S
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF LECENTÉ CREATE?
- Up to 3 weeks of high performance wear
- Non-fading colours, DEET, sun cream, chlorine and bleach resistant
- Each coating only needs 30 seconds to cure*
- Exceptional high shine
- Highly pigmented
- HEMA free and hypoallergenic*
- Strengthening gel coating system
- Non thickening formula, polish will never change consistency due to no solvents or alcohol being present
- Shelf life of 36 months after opening*
- Newest, unique gel technology on the market only available by Lecenté
*with the exception of our rainbow gel polish
HOW DOES THE LECENTÉ™ CREATE TOP COAT COMPARE TO OTHERS ON THE MARKET?
The Lecenté Create top coat has in built strengtheners that add extra durability to nails allowing up to 3 weeks wear. Added resins provide the nail with flexibility to prevent chipping. Top coat is 50% thicker than standard top coats and will still retain a thin and natural look. Apply a good layer for an exceptionally high gloss and seal free edges.
Lecenté Create top coat is a non-wipe formula that cures in 30 seconds in the Lecenté UV/LED lamp.
HOW MANY SERVICES ARE INSIDE EACH BOTTLE?
- Base coat – 56 (based on 1 coat application)
- Top coat – 56 (based on 1 coat application)
- Colour – 56 (based on 1 coat application)
- Glitter/Rainbow/Effects – 28 (based on a 2 coat application)
HOW WILL I KNOW WHICH TYPE OF PRODUCT IS INSIDE THE BOTTLE?
Each bottle has a name, cure time and its composition (glitter, opalescent, shimmer, crème, opaque, special effect etc.) listed on the label.
IS THE TOP COAT TACK FREE?
WHAT DOES THE LECENTÉ CREATE BASE COAT DO?
It provides a strong smooth surface for Lecenté Create colours and effects. It also provides strength for weaker nails.
DO I HAVE TO USE THE LECENTÉ CREATE BASE COAT?
Lecenté Base Coat is not required on the following
- Nail enhancements
WHEN SHOULD I USE THE LECENTÉ CREATE BASE COAT?
The Lecenté Create base coat must be used on all natural nails that do not have a prior coating after nail preparation has taken place.
WHAT IS LECENTÉ CREATE COLOUR COAT?
It is a super intense colour coat which contains a high level of pigments. Create colour coats are created by a unique pigmentation process that is unique to Lecenté. Colours can be added over a finished nail enhancement without the use of a base coat, applied in the traditional nail polish way or go direct on to very strong natural nails or toes.
WHAT ARE THE LECENTÉ™ CREATE RAINBOW COATS?
These are gel polishes in the Create product range that contain glitters of varying sizes and effects.
AT WHAT STAGE SHOULD I APPLY THE LECENTÉ™ CREATE RAINBOW COATS?
After base coat and before top coat, you can also apply over a colour coat if you so wish.
CAN I USE THE LECENTÉ™ CREATE RAINBOW COATS AS A TOP COAT?
No, we have a protective top coat for this purpose.
HOW MANY LAYERS OF RAINBOW COAT CAN I USE?
Two coats will provide an opaque finish but there are no limits in usage. The Lecenté Create system is totally flexible for the nail technician and the client. Additional coats will affect removal time.
WHY DO THE CURRENT RAINBOW GELS CONTAIN A HEMA BASE?
We found to achieve the perfect linear effect of the holographic glitters, a base containing less than 12% HEMA worked perfectly in order to get the glitter to sit ‘flat’ within the formula. Create rainbow gel polish should be used in between the Create base and top coat which are both are HEMA free. Should your client have a HEMA allergy, the same effects can be created by using the Lecenté Nail Shadows and Rainbow powder.
WHAT IS THE LECENTÉ™ CREATE TOP COAT?
A dry surface top coat designed specifically for use with the Lecenté Create system. Provides flawless shine for up to three weeks. Non-yellowing, non-porous top coat suitable for all nail types.
WHAT DOES THE LECENTÉ™ CREATE TOP COAT DO?
Provides the best finishing protective coat for the Lecenté Create system. Strong and super shiny. Seals Lecenté base, colour, loose glitters etc to provide up to 3 weeks wear.
WHY DO YOU NEED TOP COAT?
Total protection for all nail types. Has inbuilt resin strengthening to help withstand damage.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF THE LECENTÉ™ CREATE TOP COAT?
DEET, sun cream, chlorine, curry and bleach resistant (excluding hair dye). Formula will continue to develop over the 3 week period ensuring perfect nails. Protects colours from harsh sunlight to stop fading. HEMA and solvent free, hypoallergenic, non-yellowing and non-porous.
CAN THE LECENTÉ™ CREATE BASE COAT, COLOUR COATS AND TOP COAT BE CURED IN ANY UV LAMP?
For a full and proper cure the Lecenté Create system must be cured in Lecenté’s LED/UV lamp for 30 seconds (rainbow gel polish 60 seconds). The Lecenté Create system has been manufactured and tested for use with the Lecenté LED/UV Lamp only. Smooth It! and Layer It! and Rainbow Gels times remain unchanged.
CAN I USE THE LECENTÉ™ CREATE SYSTEM WITH OTHER GEL BRANDS?
We have not tested the Lecenté Create system with any other brands.
CAN THE LECENTÉ™ CREATE SYSTEM BE USED WITH ENHANCEMENTS & OVERLAYS (LIQUID & POWDER & GEL)?
WILL THE LECENTÉ™ CREATE SYSTEM LAST LONGER THAN 28 DAYS?
If being worn over the top of nail enhancements, overlays and toenails the Lecenté Create system may go over 28 days without issue. We still recommend that new colour is applied between 14-21 days depending on client lifestyle, growth etc. Lecenté Create is ideal for customers who cannot commit to regular appointments.
DOES THE TOP COAT MAKE THE NAIL STRONGER AFTER REMOVAL?
No, it is used purely to protect colour, nails will return to their original condition after removal.
HOW MANY LED LIGHTS ARE IN THE LECENTE UV/LED LAMP?
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF THE LECENTE UV/LED LAMP?
- Thoroughly tested and developed for the Lecenté Create system.
- Automatic sensor
- Detachable base plate for toes
- Light – mobile friendly
- Low heat mode
- 50,000 hours of usage
WHAT IS THE LAST BUTTON ON THE LECENTE UV/LED LAMP FOR? (PLEASE INSERT NAME OF BUTTON)
Low heat mode (for future products).
WHAT IS THE SHELF-LIFE OF LECENTE CREATE ONCE OPENED?
WHAT SIZE ARE THE LECENTE CREATE BOTTLES?
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO CURE THE LECENTÉ™ CREATE BASE COAT?
HOW SHOULD I APPLY THE LECENTÉ™ CREATE BASE COAT?
Apply thinly onto the nail and cap all edges.
CAN I BUILD IN ADDITIONAL STRENGTH USING A THICKER LAYER OF LECENTÉ™ CREATE BASE COAT?
Yes, but removal time will be greatly increased. We recommend a coat of Smooth It! after base coat as it is specially designed for this purpose. For customers who do not have Smooth It!, 2 top coats can be used.
CAN I USE MORE THAN 1 COAT OF COLOUR?
Yes. This may be particularly useful for new/inexperienced nail technicians. Clients with very short nail beds or clients with exceptionally long nail beds. Some additional strength can be achieved by additional coats of colour, however, removal time will be extended.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO CURE THE LECENTÉ™ CREATE COLOUR COAT?
CAN I APPLY GLITTERS/POWDERS/FOILS ETC TO THE LECENTÉ™ CREATE COLOUR COAT?
The Lecenté Create Colours have a tacky layer after curing that enable glitters and powders to be applied. However, to apply glitters and powders to the Lecenté Create Rainbow Gel Polishes you will need to apply a thin layer of Base Coat over the top in order to achieve a tacky layer.
For Foils, you will need to wipe away the tacky layer of the colours with IPA and use Stick It! in order to apply Foils.
CAN LECENTÉ CREATE COLOURS BE MIXED TO CREATE NEW SHADES, MARBLING, TIE-DYE DESIGNS, ETC.?
Yes and without compromise to wear or durability. Please refer to the following guidelines
- Colour + colour mix (cure for 30 seconds)
- Glitter polish + glitter polish (cure for 60 seconds)
CAN I ADD LECENTÉ GLITTERS, POWDERS, STARDUSTS ETC TO THE LECENTÉ™ CREATE SYSTEM?
Yes you can, the ratio must not exceed 1:5 glitter to Lecenté Create polish, for the creation of nail art paints the ratio must not exceed 1:3 glitter to Create polish.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO CURE THE RAINBOW COATS?
WHY DO I HAVE TO CURE THE RAINBOW COATS FOR 60 SECONDS?
The Lecenté Create Rainbow Gel coats are made from a thinner consistency gel to enable easy application on to the nail.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO CURE THE LECENTÉ™ CREATE TOP COAT?
HOW WILL I KNOW WHAT SETTING I HAVE TO CURE PRODUCTS ON?
Each product will have its curing time on the label.
WHAT ARE THE HOME CARE GUIDELINES FOR LECENTÉ™ CREATE?
It is not necessary to use cuticle oil as the Lecenté Create system has an inbuilt ingredient to keep the coating flexible and long lasting. However, we recommend the use of cuticle oil for moisturising the new growing nail and surrounding skin.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO REMOVE THE LECENTÉ™ CREATE COLOUR COAT?
Lecenté Create system the top coat is filed away completely to keep removal to 20 minutes. Top coat can be left untouched but removal time will increase to 30+ minutes.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO REMOVE THE LECENTÉ™ CREATE RAINBOW COATS?
Each coat takes roughly 2 minutes to remove.
HOW DO I REMOVE THE LECENTÉ™ CREATE SYSTEM?
Lecenté Create should be removed with foil remover wraps and 100% pure acetone. For fast removal, prepare to remove by pushing the cuticle back and breaking the seal on all edges. Gently remove the top coat from the entire surface of the nail using a 240 grit nail file. Saturate the cotton pad on the foil remover wrap with acetone; wrap each finger with the foil remover wrap and twist into position making sure the acetone penetrates the polish, fold the foil over and on top of the nail. Make sure the foil is folded back on top of the nail plate and the pad is in good contact with the nail plate this retains heat and makes for an easier removal. Set timer for 20 minutes. Using a twisting motion, pull the wrap and product from the fingernail working on one nail at a time, starting at the nail you wrapped first. Use cuticle tool to gently lift away any product. If any product remains on the nail, apply acetone onto foil wrap and cover again for 5 minutes. Wipe thoroughly with an acetone-soaked wipe to remove any residue. Please note removal times may vary slightly if extra coats of product are used.
CAN COTTON WOOL AND FOIL BE USED TO REMOVE THE LECENTÉ™ CREATE SYSTEM?
Foil remover wraps are developed specifically for the removal of gel polishes. If using cotton wool and foil do not use an excess amount of cotton wool as the acetone may not penetrate the coating sufficiently.
HOW DO YOU REMOVE THE CREATE TOP COAT?
Break the seal at the free edge and gently remove the top coat for complete service removal in 20 minutes using 100% acetone.
HOW DO YOU REMOVE OVER ENHANCEMENTS/GELS/L&P?
For removal, Lecenté Create will need to be buffed/filed off for the preparation of infilling.
HOW CAN THE REMOVAL TIME BE REDUCED?
For confident techs with high filing skills or who have had efile training, the top coat and colour can be filed off, leaving just the base coat to be soaked off.
HOW DO I REMOVE LECENTE CREATE FROM THE TOES?
Same step by steps as for hands.
WHAT SHOULD I DO IF MY CLIENT’S NAILS ARE DAMAGED BY INCORRECT POLISH/ENHANCEMENT REMOVAL?
We recommend gently removing delamination of the nail plate using a buffer or a 240 grit nail file. This will ensure easy removal and will also prevent nail separation once the area of damage reaches the free edge. Apply one coat of Lecenté Create base coat, cure for 30 seconds and then apply a good layer of Lecenté Smooth It! and cure for 60 seconds. Smooth It! adds additional strength and structure to the natural nail. Lecenté colour can be added on top. Removal time will be longer, to accelerate removal, file product past colour coat to allow easier penetration of acetone.
WHAT DO I DO IF WRINKLING OCCURS?
Wrinkling should not occur unless the colour has been applied too thickly or uneven. In some cases wrinkling can be removed during a 2nd application of colour or top coat. Keep application thin and even to prevent wrinkling.
WHAT SHOULD I DO IF MY LECENTÉ™ CREATE COLOURS THICKEN?
- Colours may appear to thicken in colder weather/atmospheres. Place the bottle in a warm area (not on a direct heat source) and leave for a few minutes before use.
- Keep bottles away from direct sunlight and direct heat
- Keep bottle lids tightly sealed
HOW DO I ENSURE LONG-LASTING RESULTS USING THE LECENTÉ™ CREATE SYSTEM?
Correct nail preparation and capping are essential for long lasting results.
- Remove any existing nail colour from the natural nail using an acetone-based polish
remover or conditioning acetone and a pad.
- File nails to desired length and shape using a 240 grit file.
- Remove any cuticle from the nail plate using the dry method of removal paying particular attention to the eponychium and lateral nail folds. Remove any loose skin or hangnails using nippers.
- Thoroughly and firmly cleanse the nail plate using IPA or acetone and a pad. Pay particular attention to the cuticle area and the sidewalls. Use a new pad for each hand.
- Full and thorough capping must be done during each stage of application.