CND Shellac is the original, one and only Power Polish. It’s not a gel polish – which are basically just “watered” down gels. It’s a true innovation in chip-free, extended-wear nail color! It goes on beautifully, wears beautifully, dries immediately and removes with no damage. Shellac is designed as a system. The service begins with Shellac Base Coat – one thin layer is all you need. It cures in 10 seconds and provides the foundation for the Shellac system. Next is your choice of Shellac Color Coat, followed by the Shellac Top Coat which provides the durable final coat and seals the deal with a mirror-like finish. The CND UV Lamp is used to cure the layers immediately and create the scratch-resistant, high-shine finish that Shellac is known for. Why choose Shellac? The application service time for Shellac nails is only 30 minutes, and Shellac goes on with the ease of a traditional bottle of nail polish. The dry time is zero – yes, that’s right, zero! There’s also no odor, and no damage to nails. Shellac is 3-free (contains no formaldehyde, DBP (dibutyl phthalate) and toluene). Shellac polish lasts for 14+ days, with durable shine that resists chips, scratches, and smudges. Finally, enjoy the easy-off that only Shellac delivers. Removal time is brief, and the method doesn’t damage the nails or surrounding skin.