Ciaté was created by salon owner Charlotte Straughan. Along with her wish to create a range of products without the usual harmful chemicals, her aim was to bring to market a trend-led, quality product that met the needs of both consumers and salon technicians alike.
Ciaté Paint Pots are free from the highly toxic chemicals formaldehyde and toluene. They’re also paraben free and are not tested on animals. They come in an impressively huge array of seasonal colours and are an affordable £9 each. There are also top coats, base coats, cuticle oils and hand nourishing products available in the range. For those of you with dressing table lust, the packaging is also very cute, with a little black bow around the neck of each product.
I’ve had 2 coats of ‘Mines a Mocha’ on for a week now and it’s still in great shape, no chipping. The pigment is very dense so if you were in a rush you could definitely get away with one coat, and it’s also very quick drying with a super glossy finish. I’m impressed.
The Ciaté glass nail file is an interesting product, for a start it does not blunt, you simply wash it in warm soapy water to keep it in condition. Secondly, glass files are much better for keeping your nails strong and healthy, they do not weaken the nail tip by filing and you can use them in a back-and-forth motion rather than filing in one direction as with normal emery boards. Chipping, splitting and peeling are greatly reduced as a result. I think £16.50 is a pretty good price to pay for a lifetime product.
Buy online at http://www.ciate.co.uk