UV gel is a high-tech form of nail polish that hardens when exposed to sunlight. It can be applied in layers for an even, durable finish or as a clear coat over natural nails. The time it takes UV gel to dry depends on the thickness of coats and how much sun exposure you are getting.
Bio gel is similar but does not require UV lights to cure it. Bio gel sets with regular room lighting or any other light source that emits radiation waves including black lights, LEDs, fluorescent bulbs, etc. This makes bio gel easier to use than traditional UV gels because it doesn’t require expensive equipment like lamps and timers which make up most of the cost of applying UV gels at home.
Why UV Gel?
UV gel coats the nail with a clear, glass-like protective layer that can be colored to your preference. It applies just like regular nail polish and it becomes hardened when exposed to sunlight or UV lamps. The UV light hardens the top coat so you get a high gloss shine on any color of nails.
UV gel is applied just like any other nail polish and can be cured with a UV lamp or, for those who prefer not to use the lamps, it can be cured by exposing it to sunlight. Bio gel is usually thinner than regular gels because it doesn’t require as much time to cure under the UV light so the application process takes less time.
Why Bio Gel?
Bio gel nails are healthy when applied properly. If you use them, make sure to go to an experienced nail technician who uses the best possible equipment and supplies for applying gels with proper technique so they don’t damage your nails.
Bio gel is a great way to get long-lasting color on your nails without worrying about chipping or smudging because it’s durable and flexible. It can also be applied thinly for a more natural look where the color blends into the natural shape of your nails without looking too obvious. Bio gel isn’t hazardous to your health when applied properly and it’s a good alternative to acrylics which damage the natural shape of your nail bed with their rigid chemicals.
Bio gel is usually applied in salons but it can be done at home as well. The difference between the two is that you should definitely go to a salon if you want your nails done with bio gel for the first time. This is because bio gels are applied by professionals who have extensive training and experience applying them to achieve the best results possible, without bubbling or other issues that might arise from inexperience or using faulty equipment.
Bio gel is easy to apply at home with proper supplies but you will need LED light for curing bio gels. Some people use UV lamps which are expensive. But it is recommended you cure bio gel with Led light which is effective especially if your nails are not overly thickly coated with bio gel. Bio gel can also be cured under black lights so it might be possible to get weekly manicures done with different types of polishes you wouldn’t normally want to do at home.
Which one is durable?
The durability of both types of gels depends on how thick they are applied and what type of UV or LED lighting you have access to. If you want a thicker coat that’s durable enough for daily use then a UV lamp would be recommended but if you want a thin coat that will chip easily then natural sunlight might work better for you.