Vivawoman gives 5 out of 5 stars to Scotch Nails water-based nail colors. Let’s look at the label to see what is, and in this case what is NOT, in this formula.
It make sense that water is the first ingredient since this product is not based on typical nail polish solvents like ethyl acetate or butyl acetate.
Acrylic polymer emulsion
This is the actual polish ingredient in the formula. Acrylic polymers are commonly used in nail polishes but they usually have to be dissolved in solvents like those listed above. In the case of this product, the polymers are in “emulsion” form which means they’re made to be mixed with water. The term “Acrylic polymer emulsion” is a bit misleading because it is descriptive of a class of chemicals but it does not tell you specifically which chemicals are used.
A co-solvent and viscosity decreasing agent that helps the polish dry smoothly and evenly.
This is another mislabeled ingredient. Colorants have specific names that must be used in labeling. The term “non-toxic colorants” makes it impossible to tell if this product uses colorants that are different than typical nail polishes.
Image credit: Scotch Nails
Have you tried water based nail polishes? I didn’t think so! WHY NOT? What are you afraid of??? Leave a comment and share your experiences with the rest of the Beauty Brains community.