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The Science of Polish Quiz

Polish. We all use it. We all love it. But what exactly is it made of?

From tosylamide/formaldehyde resin to stearalkonium bentonite, ingredient names can sound more like a top secret formula from NASA than a recipe for regular old nail polish. But each of these ingredients has a purpose and plays a part in the overall performance of the polish.  

Keep your students knowledgeable about ingredients so they can keep clients informed on how things work and what chemicals are used. Give them this quick quiz to see how much they know about what’s in a polish bottle.

An answer key is included on the second page.To read a full article about the ingredients in nail polish, visit: www.nailsmag.com/article/40468/Polish-College-The-Basics.

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