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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  

esters

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

A general term used to refer to the liquid monomers used in acrylic liquid formulation; the product formed when an organic acid reacts with an alcohol; all nail coating polymers, except for polishes, contain esters.

Keywords: acrylics   chemicals   nail chemistry  

EPA (Environmental Protection Agency)

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

A federal organization responsible for regulating disinfectants and other chemical substances.

Keywords: chemicals   disinfection  

dibutyl phthalate (DBP)

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

Dibutyl phthalate (DBP) is a common nail polish ingredient used as a plasticizer (allowing it to be flexible on nails and not crack); also used in children’s toys, shower curtains, and food wraps; the U.S. has no laws prohibiting its use in nail polish.

Keywords: chemicals   dibutyl phthalate (DBP)   ingredients   polish  

dermatitis

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

An inflammation of the skin characterized by redness, rash, swelling, cracking, itching, pain, etc.

Keywords: chemicals   ingredients   nail diseases   skin care  

curing agent

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

A substance used to dry or harden adhesives, wraps, no-light gels, acrylics, and UV light gels; all types of systems require a curing agent.

Keywords: acrylics   chemicals   curing   gels   wraps  

contact dermatitis

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

Contact dermatitis (sometimes called allergic contact dermatitis) is caused by allergens that come into contact with the skin,. Allergic contact dermatitis often clears up on its own when suff erers avoid the offending agent.

Keywords: allergic contact dermatitis   chemicals   contact dermatitis   ingredients   nail diseases  

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An acronym for Surface Active Agent; surfactants improve the wetting, absorption, or flow of a liquid on a solid surface.
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