Modern means for manicure have set of advantages. So, they are capable to strengthen nail plate, improving appearance of nails and doing them healthier. At the same time in shops it is possible to meet also a lot of low-quality cosmetics. How to choose good varnish which for a long time will provide resistant covering and will not do harm to health of nails?
Resistant varnish is considered one of the most important conditions of ideal manicure which long time will not become covered by cracks and chips. Choosing varnish for resistant manicure, it is necessary to pay attention not only to its decorative qualities. As nail varnish is one of the most toxic means which can only be found in female make-up bag, it is important to choose varnishes with safe structure which do not contain hazardous substances.
What has to be composition of quality resistant nail varnish and what means is better to avoid?
Structure and properties of resistant nail varnish
As a part of cheap and low-quality varnishes usually there is one of three components which are used by producers for giving to varnish of elasticity and firmness: formaldehyde, dibutyl phthalate and toluene. These substances not only have negative effect on nail plate, doing nails fragile, uneven and changing their color, but also make harmful toxic effects on all organism.
Quality resistant varnishes can be determined by marking of Big Three Free or Big3Free. It means that varnish does not contain any of three harmful components – formaldehyde, toluene or dibutyl phthalate. However, not all producers of cosmetics use this marking therefore upon purchase of resistant varnish it is necessary to watch what is part. For production of safe and high-quality resistant varnishes the following components are used: - butyl acetic ether and ethyl acetate – they do not possess pungent unpleasant smell and are capable to evaporate quickly therefore provide high resistance of varnish, without getting at the same time into nail plate; - nitrocellulose – adds to varnish additional stability and gloss; - ceramides – promote growth of nails and strengthening of their structure; - proteins – give to nail plate smoothness and prevent stratifying of nails; - castor oil – strengthens and feeds nails, does them by more flexible and protects from influence of chemicals. Nail varnishes reckon as the most qualitative and safe with such structure. But upon purchase it is necessary to pay attention not only to the components which are part of varnish.
How it is correct to choose resistant nail varnish?
Buy nail varnishes only in those shops where there are samplers. With their help you will be able to check completely quality of varnish before purchase. How to make it it is correct: - estimate appearance of varnish: it has to have uniform consistence, without lumps and stratifications; - be convinced that varnish does not possess too pungent and caustic smell: quality nail varnish has to have only slight smell of acetone; - pay attention to brush: it has to be equal, with the rounded edge and without the getting-out fibers; - gather a little varnish on brush and take it on weight: quality varnish flows down from brush very quickly (approximately in 3–4 seconds); - check, how well varnish lays down on nails: for this purpose it can be applied in two layers on any smooth surface and to be convinced that varnish does not leave stains or roughnesses. Also you remember: good nail varnish completely dries approximately in 10 minutes. Therefore it is not necessary to choose quick-drying varnishes for resistant manicure: than quicker varnish dries, that high probability of the fact that at its structure there are harmful components.