Gel-Lys™ and Lynk Gel™

Illumino Gel-Lys™ and Lynk Gel™

The Gel-Lys™ is a gel curing device that bonds eyelash extensions instantly with a precision Light Emitting Diode (LED). Attached to your tweezers & activated by the flick of your finger, it seamlessly cures your attachments as you work. Compressing the 24 hour cure time of conventional lash adhesive into a few seconds, the Gel-Lys™ ushers a new generation of quality and efficiency to lash extensions. 

The Gel-Lys™ works together with Lynk Gel™, a gel adhesive formulated for use around the eyes. Lynk Gel™ dries immediately when activated by the Gel-Lys™ device.

This is the lash revolution you’ve been waiting for.

FASTER

STRONGER

SAFE & GENTLE

Stronger:

  • The flexible bond of the Lynk Gel™ endures stronger & longer than conventional eyelash adhesive. Its superior attachments tolerate water, oils, powerful makeup removers and eye creams. With the Gel-Lys™, your clients can continue their favorite eye care routines without worry of compromising their lashes.

Safety and Comfort:

  • The instant cure of the Lynk Gel™ drastically reduces the fumes emitted by eyelash adhesive. With virtually no fumes, the client and lash artist experience less respiratory irritation and fewer headaches. Your clients leave their lash appointments with less red eyes and fewer tears.

Gentle:

  • With its LED less bright than daylight, the Gel-Lys™ is fully safe to operate near the closed human eye. In fact, many clients don’t even notice when you start application! Our Lynk Gel™ Remover assists removal with zero damage to the natural lashes.

Superior Control:

  • Never again be at the mercy of your environment. The Gel-Lys™ LED cures consistently in any temperature and humidity conditions.

Amplified Artistry:

  • The instant cure of the Lynk Gel™ freezes lashes as they are placed (damage-free), allowing you to create symmetrical designs with consistent lash direction. The instant cure also allows you to apply a lash immediately after working on its neighbor without worry of “stickies”.
  • The Gel-Lys™ is a gel curing device that instantly bonds eyelash extensions using Lynk Gel™ adhesive. The Gel-Lys™ attaches to your lash tweezers and aims a precise Light Emitting Diode (LED) at the base of the individual lash. Activated by the flick of your finger, it seamlessly cures the lash gel adhesive as you work. With its LED less bright than daylight, the Gel-Lys™ is fully safe to operate near the closed human eye.
  • The instant dry time of the Lynk Gel™ makes lash extensions faster and safer for both you and your client. Compressing the 24 hours of cure time for conventional lash glue into a matter of seconds, the Gel-Lys™ sets a new standard of efficiency and quality for lash attachments. Reducing adhesive set time makes lash extensions become virtually fume-free, drastically lowering the risk of irritation and watery or red eyes. 
  • Illumino’s Lynk Gel™, when cured by the Gel-Lys, creates a lash bond with unprecedented strength. Better retention saves your clients time coming in for fills, elevating their customer experience and increasing the value of your service. 
  • Our Lynk Gel™ is manufactured in the U.S. and shipped chilled to maintain freshness. Its special formulation is certified safe for use in the E.U.
The Illumino Method is patent pending.
  • The LED of the Gel-Lys™ turns on with a flick of your finger and stays on for a few seconds to cure the Lynk Gel™. The device can be removed from your lash tweezers to disinfect and sterilize. 
  • The adhesive shelf-life averages 20-30 days after opening. 
  • We created a gel adhesive to control the speed of polymerization of the lash adhesive. Conventional lash adhesives stay in liquid form longer. The Lynk Gel™ is in a liquid state while bottled, but when activated by the Gel-Lys™ device, the Lynk Gel™ molecules form a strong, polymerized, cross-link network.
  • The Gel-Lys™ and Lynk Gel™ are compatible with traditional lash cleansers. Cleanse lashes well with a Disposable Cleansing Brush to remove debris before application.
  • The Lynk Gel™ does not break down in oil or water; however, it can still be removed with Lash Remover.
  • The Gel-Lys™ will set and fully cure the Lynk Gel™ in any climate and humidity. The humidity does affect, however, the frequency at which the gel dot needs to be changed (similar to conventional lash glue, higher humidity means the Lynk Gel™ dries out faster in its glue ring). It is highly recommended not to use any tape under the Lynk Gel™.
  • Virtually No Fumes, Transforming the Client Experience
    • The instant cure of the Lynk Gel™ drastically reduces the fumes emitted by eyelash adhesive.  Conventional eyelash glues take 24 hours to set entirely. The Gel-Lys™ cures instantly, relieving the client of most of the chemical exposure to the setting adhesive. With virtually no fumes, the client experiences less red eye and tearing, less irritation and fewer headaches. They often can’t even tell when you’ve begun application! Lower chemical exposure may also reduce risk of developing sensitivity to extensions overtime. With no fumes and quicker dry time, there’s no need to fan or nanomist the client. 
    • Client Testimonial: “With the Gel-Lys™, I noticed my eyes weren’t red right after the service and the next morning I didn’t have any extra ‘sleepy crusts.’” – Nancy S., Illumino lash client (Lash Enthusiast for 12 years)
  • Faster
    • The Gel-Lys™ accelerates work for the lash artist by curing adhesive instantly. Cutting out set time, the artist can begin application of a lash immediately after working on its neighboring lash without worry of “stickies.” 
    • With instant cure, you can manipulate the lash right after you attach it, checking the security of the bond without worrying about undoing your work. 
    • Instant cure cuts application time, making your services up to fifteen minutes faster. Shorter services allow you to add more clients to your books and increase income.
    • The Gel-Lys™ makes your Volume application more consistent by curing your fans immediately after placement. As soon as the LED hits the fan, its base freezes while its V-shape stays spread. 
  • Stronger, Longer Bond
    • The powerful bond of the Gel-Lys™ endures longer than conventional eyelash adhesive. With better retention, you can charge more for your service, even though it takes less time overall. Seeing each client less often, you will be able to take on more clients and expand the reach of your business. 
  • Must be a Lash Professional: 
    • To qualify for purchase of the Gel-Lys™, you must be a lash professional adhering to your state or country’s licensure standards for eyelash extensions. If your state or country does not require licensure for eyelash extensions, we ask to see a lash training certificate. Esthetician or cosmetology students are not eligible. 
  • Comprehensive Training: 
    • Because excellence and safety are our priority, the Gel-Lys™ is only available for purchase by those who have taken the Gel-Lys Comprehensive Training. We support professionalism in our industry and take every measure to reduce product misuse.
  • Gel-Lys Comprehensive Course trains the lash artist to perform the following:
    • Consultation and consent form review before lash application
    • Infection prevention and skin analysis
    • Choosing correct lash weight based on the client’s natural lashes
    • Preparing and cleansing eyelids and the brow area
    • Safely securing upper and lower eyelids with Illumino Green Eye Gel Pads and tape
    • Applying the proper amount of Barrier Cream to the appropriate areas
    • Using the Gel-Lys™ and  Lynk Gel™ in conjunction to attach ten lash extensions per eye (either Classic or Volume by student choice)
    • Two safe removal methods
  • Illumino provides everything you need for the full benefits of the training, including:
    • Gel-Lys™ device (for use during training hours)
    • Lynk Gel™ adhesive
    • Trolley
    • Light
    • Starter kit for the lash artist
  •  The artist provides a model and all other lash supplies of their choice.
  • If you are interested in taking our training but do not see course dates listed for your city, consider hosting our class! We offer free training to hosts when they find a minimum of 8 students. To inquire about hosting, email us at info@illuminolashes.com.
The Gel-Lys™ is only available for purchase by professionals adhering to their state or country’s licensure standards for eyelash extensions. Because quality and safety are our priority, purchase is only available to professionals who have taken our Gel-Lys™ Comprehensive Course.
What is the Gel-Lys™?
The Gel-Lys™ is a gel curing device that bonds eyelash extensions instantly with a precision Light Emitting Diode (LED).
What is Lynk Gel™?
Lynk Gel™ is a gel adhesive formulated for use around the eyes. It dries immediately when activated by the Gel-Lys™ device.
What is the Gel-lys™ Method?
The Gel-Lys Method is a patent pending technique for safe & strong application of eyelash extensions using an LED device and gel adhesive. To receive training in the Gel-Lys Method, sign up here.
Can I use nail gel with the Gel-Lys™?
No. The Lynk Gel™ is a special adhesive formula safe to use on the eyes. It is designed to cure at a light frequency simulating daylight.
Can I get my lashes wet immediately after Gel-Lys™ application?
Yes, Gel-Lys™-bonded lashes are waterproof.
Can I use my own lash glue with the Gel-Lys™ LED?
The Gel-Lysonly activates LED curable adhesives, such as our Lynk Gel.
Can I use my own lash extensions with the Gel-lys™ Method?
Yes, the Gel-Lys™ is compatible with all conventional eyelash extensions.
Can I increase my service prices using the Gel-Lys™?
Yes, the Gel-Lys™ improves lash retention increasing the value of your service.
Can I use mascara and makeup remover with Gel-Lys™-bonded lashes?
Yes, but we recommend you use a gentle eye cleanser daily to keep your lashes clean.
How often do my clients need to come in for fills?
Clients can continue their normal fill schedule, so that you may remove outgrowth. Gel-lys™ retention is generally two to three weeks longer than that of conventional lash extensions.
Can Gel-Lys-bonded lashes be removed at any time?
Yes.
Do I need to be trained & certified to use the Gel-lys™?
Yes. Because excellence and safety are our priority, the Gel-Lys™ is only available for purchase to those who adhere to their state board requirements for eyelash extensions and have passed the Gel-Lys™ Comprehensive Course (link to training). We support professionalism in our industry and take every measure to reduce product misuse.
Are there cleanser ingredients that may counteract the adhesive’s effectiveness (prior to application or in between appointments)?
The Gel-Lys and Lynk Gel are compatible with traditional lash cleansers. We recommend to cleanse with your normal lash cleanser and a disposable cleansing brush before application to remove debris.
Are there any benefits such as “oil proof”?
The Lynk Gel does not break down in oil or water; however, it can still be removed with lash remover. The removal process may take longer as the Lynk Gel is cyanoacrylate-based.
What are the temperature and humidity requirements?
None. The Gel-Lys will set and fully cure the Lynk Gel in any climate and humidity. The humidity does affect, however, the frequency at which the gel dot needs to be changed (similar to conventional lash glue, higher humidity means the Lynk Gel dries out faster in its glue ring). It is highly recommended not to use any tape under the Lynk Gel.
Can the Lynk Gel™ adhesive be used without the light?
The adhesive contains cyanoacrylate and will therefore slowly dry without an LED. This drying is slower than conventional lash adhesive; however, and without the instant cure of the LED, the adhesive does not have the benefits of reduced vapors or increased control.
Why make a gel adhesive?
Conventional lash adhesives stay in liquid form longer. The Lynk Gel is in a liquid state while bottled, but when activated, its molecules form a strong, polymerized, cross-link network. The formula was developed to control when polymerization happens and the speed of drying without spiking heat (as takes places with nail gel curing). Unlike off-the-shelf nail gels, the Lynk Gelis a cyanoacrylate-based LED curable.