Petroleum Products: Nail Polish


Although the smell may turn stomachs, most women agree that wearing nail polish is generally attractive, even if it is a pain to maintain.

Like several other fluid color solutions, nail polish is a concoction of petrochemicals and pigments put together for their properties. In nail polish, petrochemicals are used as the vehicle for the color as in dyes and correction fluid, which makes the liquid easily applicable and the pigment disperse more evenly.

Of these chemicals is toluene, which is used to make the polish smoother. Petrochemicals are used because they dry quickly, thus freeing up idle hands after a quick coating.

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