Survey and safety assessment of Chemical substances in artificial nails and nail hardeners

Survey of Chemical Substances in Consumer Products, 95, 2008

The content of chemicals in nail hardeners and in products for artificial nails was investigated in products from the Danish market. The report shows that both product types contain chemicals that can cause allergic reactions. Therefore it is advised that these products are applied in a way that minimizes contact with the skin. Nail hardeners should not be used on damaged nails. The labelling of artificial nail products was in many cases found to be inconsistent with the EU cosmetics directive.

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