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Xtreme Lashes® Is Dedicated To Your Safety
Xtreme Lashes® is dedicated to safety; we sell the highest quality products only
to Professionals in the Beauty and Health industries. And, we require professional
hands-on training. As a registered nurse, Jo Mousselli, the founder, CEO and President
of Xtreme Lashes, LLC insists on nothing less!
Recently, we received inquiries about formaldehyde in eyelash extension adhesives.
Please read the following documentation for a better understanding about cyanoacrylate
adhesives, formaldehyde, and FDA recommendations.
KEY FACTS TO KNOW ABOUT CYANOACRYLATE ADHESIVES AND FORMALDEHYDE
Formaldehyde is NOT an added ingredient in any Xtreme Lashes adhesives.
Our adhesives are made using the same properties and ingredients found in medical-grade
adhesives. Medical-grade adhesives are used by surgeons to close wounds without
stitches, a practice called suture-less wound closure. Additionally, FlexFusion®,
our #1 selling medical-grade cyanoacrylate adhesive, was created in a US-based FDA
registered facility that specializes in medical adhesives.
A completely “formaldehyde free” cyanoacrylate adhesive does not exist. Ultra-low
amounts of formaldehyde naturally occur as the adhesive degrades over time. To provide
an understanding of how insignificant the formaldehyde content is, please note the
The formaldehyde level in Xtreme Lashes FlexFusion® adhesive is even lower and has
not been measurable as it is below the lowest detectable level of lab tests (HPLC/UV)
that measure formaldehyde.
- If you poured the entire contents of 100 bottles of
our HP-A Adhesive into a small enclosed bedroom and allowed it to fully cure (dry),
the formaldehyde content in the air in the room would rise by only
7 ppb (parts per billion).
- According to the EPA, the airborne formaldehyde background
levels in homes across the USA ranged from a low of 100
ppb to 3,680 ppb.
- Thus the amount of background airborne formaldehyde found in some homes in the USA
is over 500 times more than the amount of formaldehyde released into the air in
a small enclosed bedroom from 100 bottles of Xtreme Lashes HP-A Adhesive. The amount
of formaldehyde in Xtreme Lashes adhesives is insignificant by any standard.
UNDERSTANDING FORMALDEHYDE CONTENT
Formaldehyde fumes, in trace amounts, do not pose any health risks. Formaldehyde
is found at much higher concentrations in numerous household products that we use
every day. Examples of common household products that include more formaldehyde
than Xtreme Lashes adhesives include Gerber Baby Wash, Elmer’s School Glue, wooden
furniture and flooring, carpets, clothing fabric, gas stoves, and drapery. Formaldehyde
is even found naturally in the human body.
**The formaldehyde level in FlexFusion® has not been measurable as it is below the
lowest detectable level of lab tests (HPLC/UV) that measure formaldehyde.
A note about Training and Safety:
Xtreme Lashes® believes it is irresponsible to sell eyelash extension products without
requiring training. Sending a DVD and a workbook are not sufficient. We are focused
on safety and the long term health of your clients, your business and our industry.
After all, improper application technique, which will likely result without proper
training, can result in injury. Improper application technique IS a valid safety
concern (not insignificant levels of formaldehyde in the adhesive).
And unlike other companies which require you to call the “trainer” to order your
training program, Xtreme Lashes® has a dedicated Corporate Training Department that
establishes and maintains quality control over its training curriculum. Our trainers
go through extensive training with ongoing continuing education and evaluations
to ensure that the latest techniques are shared and implemented into our curriculum.
Comprehensive hands-on Training is essential for safe eyelash extension application!
The application process, which requires the use of a strong bonding and long lasting
adhesive and sharp tweezers near the eye area, is very meticulous. Only under the
supervision of a well trained Certified Trainer is a student able to learn how to
properly position their hands, pick up the lash extension, isolate a single natural
lash, and apply the lash extension safely and beautifully. In fact, a qualified
trainer works with each individual’s specific needs to help him or her overcome
weaknesses and utilize strengths. Even proper posture and table height is assessed.
Expecting a student to learn application of eyelash extensions utilizing a video
or DVD is like expecting a student to learn how to cut hair or perform a surgical
procedure from a video or DVD.
To help ensure safe, sanitary, and beautiful eyelash extension applications, Xtreme
Lashes® REQUIRES our customers to attend our unique hands-on training program. Proper
training is absolutely critical for safety as well as beauty. We believe it is irresponsible
to sell an eyelash extension product without requiring professional hands-on training.
Watching a Video or DVD is simply not enough.
Xtreme Lashes® will only sell product to licensed professionals in the beauty or
health industries (such as estheticians, cosmetologists, nurses, etc) or to persons
with strong credentials in the beauty industry (such as make-up artists with lengthy
experience at a reputable salon). Again, we believe it is irresponsible to sell
an eyelash extension product to persons that have no training or credentials in
the beauty or health industries.
MSDS forms available to clients upon request via emailing
HOW TO SELECT AN EYELASH EXTENSION COMPANY
Xtreme Lashes® recommends the following to licensed professionals who are concerned
about safety and that are interested in becoming successful eyelash extension technicians:
Consumers should avoid companies that resort to using misleading scare tactics in
order to sell products. These companies may be compensating for their deficiencies
in product quality, training and customer service. These scare tactics are disingenuous
and are a disservice to our industry.
- Select a company that REQUIRES comprehensive hands-on training – for you and your
client’s safety - as well as the long term health of the industry. Avoid companies
that attempt to convince you that you can learn the technique of applying eyelash
extensions safely and beautifully by watching a video or a DVD.
- Select a company that only sells products to professionals with licenses and strong
credentials in the health or beauty industries.
- Avoid companies who utilize misleading information or scare tactics regarding formaldehyde
content and FDA approval. These tactics harm our industry and discourage use of
lash extensions altogether.
- Select a company that has an extensive inventory of eyelash extensions and accessories
with a variety of shipping options including overnight and 2nd day delivery.
- Select a company that has a Corporate Training Department that requires their trainers
to complete continuing education and sharing of best practices to always provide
the best and latest techniques.
- Avoid companies that require you to purchase or schedule your training from an independent
trainer. This situation indicates limited quality control, because each trainer
is acting independently and her incentive is only to sell you a seat at her workshop.
- Select a company that has a corporate office with a corporate training department,
a product development team, full-time customer service, business support, and dedicated
Xtreme Lashes® is dedicated to providing the highest quality products, the most
comprehensive hands-on training, the best customer service and business support
in the industry. We are proud to be the leader in this industry with the most extensive
inventory of products, a dedicated training department and will continue to work
diligently to further improve our products and service to our clients.