Characteristics of Authentic Gelish Labels
I recently received a batch of Gelish bottles that I purchased and my immediate thought was… “Are these authentic?!” My bottles didn’t have the signature Harmony wording down the side that I’m used to seeing. I also received a few questions from readers asking the same thing, so I reached out to my contact at Esther’s Nail Center to inquire since they are a distributor. She confirmed that they are indeed authentic and that the bottle design has changed. All newly released bottles (including older colors) will now have the new label design.
I took some photos of the old and new designs to show you what authentic bottles of Gelish look like. I don’t have any knock-off bottles to photograph, but I’m aware of some of the characteristics.
The front of the bottle no longer says “Patent Pending”, and the “Harmony” signature has been removed. If your bottle has any other text down the side of it such as Kissgel or CCO, it’s NOT a Gelish product! Some of the Gelish collections have a slightly different look than the standard bottles. The ones I can think of that look different are the Trends, Sizzling Summer Nights, Magneto, and Aurora FX.
Above is a side view of the two bottles, and below is a back view. You’ll notice that the new labels have a dark green box that says “Gelish Authentic”, and it also has a little arrow on the corner that tells you the label can be peeled back to reveal more info.
The labels on the bottoms of the bottles have also changed in various ways. The batch number is printed on the new labels, whereas the old bottles have the batch number printed in yellow text underneath the label. You have to peel the label off completely to see it.
Check your bottles for any discrepancies. As mentioned, watch for any wording other than “Harmony” down the side of the bottle. Another telltale sign can be the shape of the cap. If you look at a Gelish bottle from the top the cap should appear square with rounded corners and have a dimple right in the middle. Gelish bottles are all clear with a white coating that stops at the bottom of the neck of the bottle, with the exception of the Trends. The Trends labels don’t have the little window and the bottles are a dark color instead of clear.
This is just an informational post that I hope you find helpful. I was confused, so I figured some of you may be as well. If you can think of any other unique characteristics of Gelish bottles, or knock-offs, please leave a comment. Thanks!