May 1, 1997
How much can there be to manufacturing a tiny nail decal or a thin sliver of striping tape? Take a look—you’ll be surprised.
Keywords: how products are made nail art nail art supplies
July 1, 1995
Alpha hydroxy acids are in all kinds of skin care products, but what can they do for nail care? NAILS found out.
Keywords: cuticle treatments
July 1, 1995
There may be some confusion between ethyl methacrylate (a monomer used widely in acrylic systems today) and methyl methacrylate (a monomer formerly used in acrylic systems but banned for use today).
Keywords: acrylics EMA MMA product safety
June 1, 1995
California nail technicians recently receive a letter from a group of professional nail polish manufacturers describing what toluene, a solvent use in nail polish, is and what health effects it can have if user is overexposed.
Keywords: California state regulations proposition 65 toluene
May 1, 1995
Nail technician want to dry polish fast, showcase it with a glossy shine, and preserve it with a durable finish. Can a top coat do all this?
Keywords: CND fast dry top coats how products are made NSI OPI Products
December 1, 1994
The cuticle is more delicate and more important to healthy nails and fingers than previously thought.
November 14, 1994
It is disturbing to see an infected nail, but as with any problem, the better you understand it, the better you’re able to solve it. Here’s a look at some causes of nail infections and what to do about them.
September 1, 1994
In a recent column. Dear Abby was asked to put an old rumor to rest.
Keywords: nail growth
July 1, 1994
Despite years of legal wrangling and the instigation of new scientific studies, the safety risk of toluene is not yet clear. NAILS talks to the parties involved in the lawsuit about this important industry issue.
July 1, 1993
A California court must decide whether toluene in nail polish poses a sufficient health hazard to consumers and nail technicians to require warning labels.
Keywords: Nail Manufacturers Council polish toluene
July 1, 1993
The inflammatory news report offered no scientific backup, no reports or studies on the effects of toluene, and no comments from polish manufacturers.
Keywords: ingredients polish toluene
October 1, 1992
The EPA and FDA play important roles in monitoring chemical use in the United States, but they may not offer as much protection as you think.
Keywords: EPA ingredients
November 1, 1991
Only 32% of nail technicians have Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) for the products they use.
Keywords: MSDS working safely