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Negative Attributes of Nail Lacquers

SpecialChem / Nick Morante – May 19, 2010

Nitrocellulose-based nail lacquers still remain one of the most popular decorative products with consumers. Even with the bad press that some ingredients (butyl phthalate for example) in these products have received, this type of formula functions better than any other type of nail product. Overall performance of nitrocellulose-based nail lacquers surpasses any other type of formula currently on the market. So-called “safer” formulas certainly do not perform as well and their properties can never compete with nail lacquers based on nitrocellulose. Water-based nail lacquer formulas usually do not perform well at all. They may be safer for children but adults will not be pleased with them. But there are some factors in products based on nitrocellulose that do have some negative attributes. This article will discuss just some of these negative attributes such as dry time, curing, hardness, and stickiness.Nitrocellulose-based nail lacquers still remain one of the most popular decorative products with consumers. Even with the bad press that some ingredients (butyl phthalate for example) in these products have received, this type of formula functions better than any other type of nail product...

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