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monomer

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

An individual, reactive chemical unit that may be linked to one another to form a polymer; the liquid component in acrylic systems.

Keywords: acrylics   chemicals   enhancements   nail chemistry  

methylene chloride

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

A solvent banned by the FDA for use in all cosmetic aerosols and nail products because of the serious heath risk; currently listed as a probable human cancer-causing agent.

Keywords: chemicals  

methyl methacrylate polymer (PMMA)

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

Not to be confused with MMA, a solid polymer substance that has different chemical and physical properties than MMA monomer; it is not harmful to the natural nail, nor is it the same substance that is prohibited by many state and government regulations.

Keywords: chemicals  

methacrylic acid

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

An acidic and corrosive substance used in most types of acid-based nail primers.

Keywords: chemicals   primers  

methacrylates

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

A family of monomers used in several types of nail enhancement systems.

Keywords: acrylics   chemicals   enhancements   gels  

liquid wrap

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

A nail polish, base coat, or top coat that contains fibers for reinforcement of the natural nail.

Keywords: chemicals   wraps  

liquid resins

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

Organic polymer liquids that, when converted into their final state for use, become a resin; refers to uncross-linked polymers.

Keywords: adhesives   chemicals   glue  

irritant

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

A substance capable of causing inflammation of the skin, eyes, nose, throat, or lungs.

Keywords: chemicals   nail diseases  

inhibitors

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

Ingredients that prevent monomers and/or oligomers from prematurely hardening (gelling) while they are still in the original container.

Keywords: chemicals   gels  

inhibition layer

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

A gooey layer on freshly cured artificial nails that is caused when oxygen prevents proper surface curing.

Keywords: chemicals   gels  

hazardous ingredient

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

Any substance that may be capable of causing physical or other health-related injury to an exposed individual.

Keywords: chemicals   ingredients  

glue

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

Through general usage, this term has come to describe all adhesives, including cyanoacrylates; true glues are protein-based adhesives obtained from the hides, tendons, cartilage, bones, etc. of animals.

Keywords: adhesives   chemicals   glue  

gels

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

Pre-mixed monomers that are hardened or cured to polymers by either UV or visible light; can be used as an overlay with tips or on natural nails, to sculpt a nail, or to provide a final layer to acrylic for a shiny, impervious layer.

Keywords: chemicals   colored gels   gels   UV top coats  

Formalin

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

A stabilized form of formaldehyde that is used in nail hardener products.

Keywords: chemicals   nail treatments  

formaldehyde

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

A colorless, gaseous compound used in making phenolic (a molecule containing an aromatic ring that has at least one hydroxl group) resins and dyes; used in aqueous solutions as a preservative and disinfectant.

Keywords: chemicals   ingredients   polish  

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