Oils Penetrate Gels?

Celebrity Q and A'sDoes oil actually penetrate GEL enhancements to keep them flexible or just the surrounding skin?? Jade 7/03

Hi Jade,
Gels are almost impossible to remove with solvent. If solvents such as acetone can not penetrate the enhancement, neither will an oil. Any oil penetration will be a fraction of what occurs with liquid/powder or nail polish.

Doug Schoon
VP of Science & Technology
Creative Nail Design, Inc.


NOTE: While the response above is technically correct, 2005 brings new technology where there are several gels that can be removed with solvents.


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