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Secret Ingredient: Nail Polish

May 19, 2011  | Article

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  

Are You Risking Your Health?

May 19, 2011  | Article

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  

removal products

May 12, 2011  | Encyclopedia

Removal products are products that remove nail products from nail plates

Keywords: acetone/removal products   chemicals   removal products  

resin

January 3, 2011  | Encyclopedia

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  

chemical

December 27, 2010  | Encyclopedia

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.

Keywords: chemicals  

methyl methacrylate (MMA)

December 27, 2010  | Encyclopedia

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  

nanotechnology

December 16, 2010  | Encyclopedia

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  

Pregnancy and the Nail Tech

June 1, 2010  | Article

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  

Chemicals Most Wanted: Bad Rap or Due Justice?

October 1, 2009  | Article

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   dibutyl phthalate (DBP)   formaldehyde   ingredients   toluene  

Non-Profit Groups Looking Into Toxicity of Salon Chemicals

September 17, 2007  | News

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  

California Governor Signs Nation’s First Law on Chemicals in Cosmetics

October 19, 2005  | News

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  

California Assembly Passes Safe Cosmetics Bill

September 22, 2005  | News

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 licensing  

A Clear View on Polish

May 1, 2005  | Article

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  

All the News That's Fit to Print [Understanding EMA Safety Issues]

November 1, 1997  | Article

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  

As I See It: FDA and NMC Denounce MMA Use

October 1, 1996  | Article

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  
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