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Acetone

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Definition of Acetone

  1. A solvent that is generally used to break down nail polish and acrylics. It acts as the primary ingredient in most Nail Polish Removers. Acetone is also a part of the Ketone family. Most Non-acetone polish removers are made from Ethyl Acetate or MEK – Methyl Ethyl Ketone, also a member of the ketone family. Acetone alone is known to make skin dry, so most Nail Polish Removers include ingredients that provide moisture, such as Cetyl Acetate or Glycerin.


Added to the Nail Glossary on October 31, 2016

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