Interesting facts about Nail polish

Did you know…the formula for nail polish was originally a converted version of paint enamel used on cars??? Inspired by automobile paint, a clear nail polish was introduced in 1916. REVLON became the first established nail polish brand. 1932 is when they released a cream color.

Did you ever know where nail polish originated from?

Nail polish originated in CHINA, and its use dates back to 3000 BC. During the Zhou dynasty, the royal house preferred the colors gold and silver. However, red and black eventually replaced these metallic colors as royal favorites. The ingredients included beeswax, egg whites, gelatin, and vegetable dyes. In Ancient Egypt, nail polish was even used to signify class rankings: The lower class often wore nude and light colors, while high society painted their nails red. Maybe that is why red is and has always been so popular.

Acrylic nails came out in 1978. They were first invented by a dentist..hmmm interesting

Some nail polish formulas have thankfully come to be more safe for consumer use. There are formulas that are: 3 free, 4 free,5 free and water based

check out this,

3 Free

Formula is free of Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP), Toluene, and Formaldehyde but may contain formaldehyde resin or a tosylamide epoxy resin

4 Free

Formula is free of Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP), Toluene, Formaldehyde and Formaldehyde Resin. These often also have tosylamide/epoxy resin

5 Free

Formula is free of Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP), Toluene, Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, and Camphor.

Formaldehyde resin is normally used as a nail strengthener and in growth products, can cause skin irritations as it does with me.

Camphor: usually has a strong odor,and usually used as plasticizers in nail polish, can cause eye,lung,and skin irritation in my own opinion of using any product with this.

water based might be great for kids, pregnant people and people with major allergies

  • Nontoxic,Odorless,Water-based formula,Hypoallergenic but they do not last as long 

Everyone is different and some have no sensitivities and some do so use whatever works best for your needs and happy polishing

*some of my information is courtesy of and along with my own searching and research


2 thoughts on “Interesting facts about Nail polish

  1. I had no idea there were so many different types of nail polish! And it is rather odd that a dentist invented acrylic nails. Do you happen to know how and whether or not this dentist was a woman?

    Liked by 1 person

    1. no i do not know yet lol i was just getting some info together this morning as soon as I have more time to actually focus I am going to research more . thanks for reading and commenting 🙂


Leave Some Love

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s