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Providing generations of women skin protection during the gel manicures and pedicures they love, allowing them to maintain their beauty routines safely and confidently.
YouVeeShield creates disposable skin protectors for hands and feet that block 99% of dangerous UV & LED light from nail lamps, protecting hands from premature aging, wrinkles and sunspots during gel-polish nail services.




  • YouVeeShield has been certified to block 99 % of the UV light with a UPF 50+ certificate issued by Solar Light Company.

  • The .003 inch shield is made of FDA- approved materials including titanium dioxide, giving the shield it's white color and UV blocking capabilities.

  • Light Measurement Specialist George Richardson at G&R Labs has confirmed that YouVeeShield blocks 99% of UV Light emitted from the UV/LED Lamps examined. The reflections from the glove at 365nm (UVA) are negligible for both the LED and UV Lamp sources. Read: the light is not "bouncing" out of the lamp because of the Shield.

  • Learn more by reading these supporting documents.

The Shield



"Not all sunscreens are created equal”, according to Lydia Velaquez, PharmaD, in FDA’s Division of Nonprescription Regulation Development. If the sunscreen you plan to use does not block UVA light, it will be effectively useless during your gel service"



Renee Albera got her first gel manicure in 2010, and loved it. It was long lasting (up to three weeks) and dried instantly - perfect for a busy woman on the go. However, one day she noticed sunspots all over her hands. Soon after, she learned that the lamps used to cure the gel, emit UV radiation and each gel manicure was equivalent to being in the direct sun for  approximately 21 to 40 minutes.


This was disheartening, since she knew she wanted to continue her beauty regime. She tried to think of ways to protect her skin and despite looking for available solutions to the UV exposure (sunscreen, fingerless gloves), nothing adequate currently existed in the marketplace that provided the necessary protection.


Determined to make gel manicures safer, she started her research, hired an engineer to create a shield that covered the skin on the top of the hand, as well as a portion of the wrist. In 2014, YouVeeShield was born.




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Menlo Park, CA 94026 

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