May 19, 2011
From tosylamide/formaldehyde resin to stearalkonium bentonite, ingredient names can sound more like a top secret formula for NASA than a recipe for regular old nail polish. Each of these ingredients, however, has a purpose and plays a part in the overall performance of the polish.
Keywords: chemicals ingredients polish Secret Ingredient
May 19, 2011
Sometimes it can be hard to separate fact from fiction when it comes to potential hazards associated with work in the nail industry. With persuasive voices on both sides of the issue, we wondered how many of you feel you are jeopardizing your health by working in the salon.
Keywords: allergic reactions chemical safety chemicals healthy working ventilation
May 12, 2011
Removal products are products that remove nail products from nail plates
Keywords: acetone/removal products chemicals removal products
January 3, 2011
Resin is either a solid or semi-solid organic material that has an indefinite and often very high molecular weight, exhibits a tendency to flow when subjected to stress or force, and will usually soften or melt when heated.
Keywords: adhesives chemicals resin
December 27, 2010
Anything that can be seen or touched, except light and electricity, is a chemical; all substances are either pure chemicals or combinations of pure chemicals; all matter is composed of chemicals, i.e. water, milk, and fingernails are all chemicals.
December 27, 2010
Methyl methacrylate (MMA) is an acrylic monomer found by the FDA in 1978 to be unsafe for use in nail products because of the health risk posed to manicurists by its use and because of its potential danger to clients beacause of its extreme adhesion.
Keywords: chemicals MMA
December 16, 2010
Nanotechnology is defined as the study and control of matter that is sized from one to 100 nanometers. A nanometer then, is equal to one billionth of a standard meter, which equates to being about 100,000th the width of a human hair.
Keywords: chemicals nail chemistry nanotechnology
June 1, 2010
As a nail tech, you spend a large part of the day surrounded by chemicals. Now that you’re pregnant, is there anything that needs to change?
Keywords: chemicals Mother's Day working while pregnant
October 1, 2009
We’ve all heard of them by now. The big three: formaldehyde, toluene, and dibutyl phthalate (aka DBP). But what exactly are these chemicals and why have they been systematically eliminated from cosmetics?
Keywords: chemicals DBP formaldehyde ingredients toluene
September 17, 2007
The Environmental Protection Agency has awarded two Seattle non-profit groups $100,000 to help nail salons become more conscious of the toxicity of some of the chemicals used during business.
Keywords: chemicals eco-conscious salons EPA
October 19, 2005
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed a bill that will require cosmetics manufacturers to disclose which of their products contain chemicals linked to cancer, reproductive harm, or developmental toxicity.
Keywords: California state regulations chemicals legislation product safety
September 22, 2005
The California Assembly passed the California Safe Cosmetics Act of 2005 (SB 484). Now only Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger needs to sign the bill for it to become law.
Keywords: California state regulations chemicals legislation state boards
May 1, 2005
More than just color, nail polish is the finishing touch, the final step in a nail service. What’s in this product staple and how has it changed over the years?
Keywords: chemicals history of nail care ingredients nail chemistry polish
November 1, 1997
I have learned one thing about nail technicians: They want the truth about the products they use and they can tell when they're getting it.
Keywords: As I See It chemical safety chemicals EMA MMA
October 1, 1996
Whether you call it “dental acrylic,” “porcelain,” or methyl methacrylate (its proper name), there should be no question any longer that MMA does not belong on human fingernails. T
Keywords: chemicals EMA MMA Nail Manufacturers Council