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Why Should You Not Use Acetone?

Many studies have concluded that that Acetone found in may nail polish removers has an adverse effect on fingernails. The biggest concern being it can dry out the nails due to dehydration. Consider this information from Sinclair Dermatology's blog* that helps to explain.

Anything you do to your nails other than trimming and buffing them will cause some kind of damage, but both Dr Eisman and Phan agreed, the biggest concern with using acetone for nail polish, gel, SNS and acrylic removal is dehydration.


“Nail enamel remover containing acetone can cause nail dryness or brittleness. It can also cause troublesome irritant contact dermatitis (red, dry, itchy, inflamed) of the skin surrounding the nail, which can cause pain and discomfort. Broken skin can also be a portal for infection,” Dr Eisman said.


Phan added, “People often don’t realize the damage we do to our nails is not from the polish, but rather the remover. Acetone exposure can cause your nails, cuticles and the skin around your nails to go red, dry and flaky. Acetone has a huge effect on the cuticle skin, which is a protector of your nail. Cuticle skin will dry out when exposed to acetone (cracking, peeling, bleeding).”


Using our natural, non-acetone Gentle Touch Nail Polish Remover will ensure easy removal of all types of nail polishes without the adverse effects that come from Acetone or other chemicals that are found in a lot of other removers.


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* Source - Sinclair Dermatology, "What’s the deal with acetone nail polish remover and is it bad for your nails? blog, July 17. 2019

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