The contents of this little gold bottle has the entire lash industry completely shook since we introduced it in 2018! Superbonder isn't just the most popular product in the lash industry, it's also the one 3rd parties won't stop trying to knock-off… without success (more on this in the FAQs below!).
Here are the 3 biggest reasons your lash artist friends can't stop talking about the often imitated, but never duplicated Superbonder by Ruthie Belle:
- Cures lash adhesive in just 3 minutes
Instead of waiting the standard 24 hours for lash adhesive to dry, Superbonder cures any lash adhesive from the inside out — in just 3 minutes! Which means your clients are free to do what's never been done before Superbonder: take their new full set of volume lashes and head straight to the pool.
- Reduces irritation
As a lash artist, you know how harmful adhesive fumes can be for both you and your clients. What many people don't know is that adhesive continues to admit a small amount of fumes long after it's cured!
Because Superbonder cures lash adhesive instantly, it significantly reduces the amount and duration of toxic fumes. That means your client won't experience any burning or discomfort or be plagued by red, watery eyes. And because of the reduced exposure, the chance of developing an allergy is significantly reduced!
- Increases lash retention by up to 30%
Superbonder is designed to push humidity out of the adhesive surface of the glue. When applied to glue bonding points, Superbonder strengthens the bond between the adhesive and the natural lash, which works to extend retention up to 30% longer!
- Intensifies adhesive bond to boost lash retention by up to 30%
- Cures adhesive from the inside out in just 3 minutes — no need to wait to get lashes wet!
- Less irritation or chance of developing an allergy to adhesive
- Added elasticity makes adhesive bonding points more flexible and resistant to breakage
- Low (less than 0.01%) alcohol formula
- Works in all humidity and temperature conditions
- No need for nanomisting or nebulizing
- Works with any lash adhesive
- Suitable for sensitive eyes
- Can be used for all types of lash extensions, including volume lashes
- Each bottle is enough for 150-200 treatments
- Ingredients sourced and formulated in the EU
Most lash artists know about cyanoacrylate, the active ingredient in most lash adhesives. It’s super effective for creating extensions with long-lasting retention. Unfortunately, the toxic fumes are irritating and harmful for both lash artists and their clients, and prolonged exposure to cyanoacrylate causes many individuals to eventually develop an allergy.
Cyanoacrylate cures in the presence of moisture. The humidity in the air helps cure the adhesive from the outside in, which means the innermost layer takes the longest to cure — up to 24 hours.
With traditional water curing methods, curing starts from the outer layer, which means that humidity is still trapped within the adhesive. What many lash artists don't realise is this leaves the adhesive surface porous, so a small amount of fumes are emitted long after curing has been completed.
Superbonder is formulated to work the opposite way: it immediately mixes with cyanoacrylate and begins curing from the inside, outward. All moisture is pushed to the surface, causing the adhesive bonding point to shrink and hug the natural lash tighter, boosting retention by up to 30%!
Video: Superbonder Curing vs Water Curing
Superbonder also works to seal the adhesive surface of the glue so vapors are trapped inside rather than being allowed to continuously leak out as with traditional water curing. Clients are able to enjoy their new extensions with clear, bright eyes instead of burning, watery red ones — and any risk of developing an allergy to cyanoacrylate is significantly reduced!
One other significant benefit of Superbonder is the increased elasticity of the formula means that lashes retain more natural movement and are more resistant to breakage.
Video: Watch Ruthie Belle experiment with Superbonder vs. Water Curing
For such an incredible product, Superbonder is strikingly versatile and low maintenance! It works in any temperature/humidity, with any lash adhesive, and can be used with all types of lashes (including volume lashes).
Before you apply Superbonder, wait 2 minutes after you have attached the final lash extension of the set. Apply 2 drops of Superbonder onto a microfiber brush (no need to soak). Thoroughly sweep the brush across the adhesive bonding points of the lashes on both the top and bottom. Wait 3 minutes for Superbonder to dry, and you're done! Be sure to tell your client that there's no need to wait the standard 24 hours before swimming and bathing as the adhesive is now fully-cured.
With Superbonder there is no need to use a Nanomister or Nebulizer — but if you or your client would prefer to use one, that's fine. Be sure to wait 3 minutes after application to allow Superbonder to fully dry and then use the Nanomister or Nebulizer.
Video: Let Ruthie Belle teach you how to use Superbonder
Aqua, Sodium Chloride, Ethyl Methacrylate, Ci 19140, Ci 42090, Parfum, Benzyl Alcohol (less than 0.01%!), Hexyl Cinnamal, Linalool
- We do not require patch testing for this product
- One (1) 15ml bottle contains approximately 150-200 treatments
- Use within 1 year of opening
- Made with medical-grade ingredients
- Cruelty free
- Manufactured in the EU in accordance with EU regulations
- I've seen Superbonder for sale at a reduced price from 3rd party sites. Is it the same product?
They say imitation is the highest form of flattery. And we would be flattered, except the safety of our customers and their clients is in jeopardy with these counterfeit products.
We've found some of these products ourselves, and ordered them to see how they measure up. And what we found out left us shocked and concerned — not for ourselves, but for lash artists who use these knock-off products on their clients.
These counterfeit Superbonders are nothing but ineffective imitations. We hate speaking negatively about competitor's products, but this is a special case. These knock-off products come from Asian manufacturers that make products that often look suspiciously similar to Ruthie Belle Superbonder, but always have an identical product description (likely copy/pasted from our website!).
But on the inside, these Superbonders couldn't be more different. These formulas are just like any regular traditional primer: basically a mixture of water and alcohol. While these counterfeit Superbonders will speed up the curing process, they don't push out humidity, seal the adhesive layer, nor shrink the bonding point around the natural lash the way our authentic Superbonder does.
But the most dangerous difference is this: Ruthie Belle's Superbonder is formulated with medical grade ingredients, and rigorously tested in compliance with the EU's strict standards. On the security data sheet for this product, you'll find that Ruthie Belle's Superbonder has received a categorization of 0, which means it's safe enough not just to be used on the skin, but in the ultra-sensitive eye area.
These counterfeit products are categorized as a 2, meaning their formulas are too abrasive to be used on human skin, let alone near the eyes.
Superbonder is the most popular product in the industry, not just because it does exactly what it claims, but also because we've spent a lot of time and money on developing this product using medical-grade ingredients and formulating and testing in accordance with EU cosmetic standards.
The danger posed by these counterfeit products simply just isn't worth saving a few extra dollars. That's why we're asking our Lash Artists to please only buy Superbonder directly from the Ruthie Belle website or from our official distributors. Buying counterfeit Ruthie Belle products could end up causing irreversible damage to your clients' eyes, and/or to your business!
- Does Superbonder require patch testing?
Ruthie Belle's products are gentle enough so they do not require patch testing. Instead, we encourage Lash Artists to communicate regularly with clients and ask them to let them know if there's any irritation or discomfort.
- Should I use a Nanomister or Nebulizer with Superbonder?
With Superbonder there is no need to use a Nanomister or Nebulizer — but if you or your client would prefer to use one, that's fine. Be sure to wait 3 minutes after application to allow Superbonder to fully dry.