Suncoat Water-Based Nail Polish - Berry (15 ml)
Suncoat Water-Based Nail Polish - Berry is a thick opaque, burgundy red 'berry' which darkens after drying with a gold shimmer. Apply 2 or 3 coats; top coat is necessary for glossy shimmer finish. Suncoat Water-Based Nail Polish - Berry provides luxurious color results. Suncoat Water-Based Nail Polish - Berry is Vegan.Why is Water-based so much better?
*** Due to the nature of this polish being water based, if over time the polish should thicken, it will be easily refreshed by adding water. Simply add one drop of water and shake well.***Water-Based Nail Polish
- Environmentally Friendly: Conventional nail polish contains large amounts (typically around 70%) of chemical solvents such as toluene, acetates and alcohol. When nail polish is applied to nails, these solvents evaporate into the air, generating toxic chemical fumes; the well known and VERY offensive "chemical smell". This is why many people find it hard to breathe when using conventional nail polish: you are surrounding yourself with heavily polluted air, inhaling toluene, acetates etc.; chemical solvents. In Suncoat water-based nail polish, all the chemical solvents are replaced by water. The major ingredient is water, not chemical solvents! So when Suncoat water-based nail polish is being applied, it is only water that evaporates to the air, not toxic chemical fumes.
- Safer to Nails:The chemical solvents in conventional nail polish, after repeated use, can discolor nails and make them brittle and weak. This is not an issue with water-based nail polish.
- Not A Safety Hazard:Since conventional nail polishes contain around 70% chemical solvents, they are highly flammable and explosive. They are often classified as dangerous goods. They are safety hazards for retail stores, salons and residential homes. They should be kept away from heat, open flames such as burning candles, etc. Water-based nail polish, on the other hand, is not considered dangerous goods, and is much safer to both store and use.
- Other Benefits of Suncoat Water-based Nail Polish:No Phthalate of Any Kind.Many conventional nail polishes contain a deadly chemical, namely, phthalate. Phthalate, such as dibutyl phthalate (DBP), has been proven by research studies to interfere with normal hormone balance, can cause severe birth defects and other health problems. Phthalate is a very effective and popular plasticizer that gives nail polish flexibility, and helps prevent polish from cracking. Phthalate is also a very low volatile chemical (meaning will not evaporate quickly). So after the polish is applied to nails, phthalate will stay on the nails with the polish, and can penetrate into our system, causing health problems. Suncoat water-based nail polish is phthalate-free.
- Formaldehyde-free: Many regular nail polishes have formaldehyde-releasing ingredients, used in preserving the formulation. Formaldehyde has been reported as a carcinogenic chemical. Suncoat water-based nail polish is formaldehyde-free.
Water-based nail polish has been a long held dream for cosmetic scientists. There has not been a quality water-based nail polish on the market until 5 years ago when Suncoat launched its water-based nail polish line. Many of the major cosmetic companies have attempted to develop water-based nail polishes. It is however the technical difficulties that have prevented them from being successful. From Suncoat’s experience and knowledge, the major technical challenges for formulating water-based nail polish is lack of adhesion (to human nails) and slow drying time. Suncoat Products Inc. has also faced these challenges yet has pe:" ":y broke through, and came up with an innovative technology that makes today’s Suncoat water-based nail polish a quality product line. Toluene and formaldehyde-free chemical nail polish is not comparable to water-based nail polish. In these nail polishes, toluene is replaced by other chemicals, namely butyl acetate and ethyl acetate. So toluene and formaldehyde-free nail polish are still 100% chemical nail polish. Chemical solvents, namely acetates, are still the major ingredient in the polish: 60-70%. These nail polishes still give off chemical fumes, pollute the air, have an offensive odor, and are highly flammable and explosive. They still can harm nails, making the nails dry, yellow, brittle and weak. In Suncoat water-based nail polish, the chemical solvents (toluene and acetates etc) are replaced by water. Toluene and formaldehyde-free nail polish is only one step forward while Suncoat water-based Nail Polish is a revolutionary advance! Suncoat water-based nail polish contains ~70% water. When applied, water vapor is released in to the air, not chemical fumes. Thus Suncoat water-based nail polish is:
National Award Winning Product
- environmentally friendly
- does not dry or discolor nails
- virtually odor-free
- Phthalate free, FD & C dyes free
Suncoat's water-based nail polish has been recognized and honored for the second consecutive year at the Canadian Health Food Association Expo, winning the Silver medals of Alive Awards of Excellence in 2004 and 2005. Retailers from across Canada come together every year to the Canadian Natural Products Expo in Toronto , voting for the Alive Magazine Awards of Excellence. This award is truly representative the best of the best natural products. Earth pigments and carmine are used for Suncoat nail polish colors.
Best known for its expertise in water-based nail polish technology, Suncoat Products offers a complete line of water-based nail polish products as well as natural organic colour cosmetics. Standing out as the only long lasting and quick-drying water-based nail polish in today's market place, Suncoat water-based nail polish is formulated based on an innovative technology which Suncoat Products Inc. invented (currently patent-pending). Suncoat water-based nail polish...quick drying, and long lasting. Truly the best water-based nail polish available today. Suncoat stands out as the only long lasting and quick-drying water based nail polish in today's market place.Not only toluene and formaldehyde free, but also phthalate-free, alcohol-free and acetone/acetate-free! Naturally colored with earth pigments, containing NO FD&C dyes!
Suncoat Products Inc. is committed to providing consumers the following assurances:
- Use natural ingredients whenever possible.
- Use renewable resources whenever possible.
- Use natural colorants, such as earth pigments, for coloring, not FD&C dyes.
- Use natural preservatives whenever possible. All products are paraben-free.
- No animal testing involved.
- Register all products with Health Canada.
- Have the ingredients in every product reviewed by the Canadian government.
Please do a small skin / nail patch test before wide spread use of Suncoat products. Consult your health care provider for further advice. Suncoat Products Inc. was founded by research chemist Liu,Yingchun in 2001 to fill a niche for earth-friendly all natural products. Suncoat is proud that Suncoat Products Inc. is a Canadian research and manufacturing company specializing in cosmetics, and personal care products that are organic and non toxic to your skin.
Clean your nails:
In preparation for using Suncoat water-based nail polish, ensure that your nails are dry and free of grease, skin lotion, and dirt. Clean your nails with soap and water. Oil and skin lotion repel water-based polish, so they may significantly affect the polishs durability.
No base coat needed: as Suncoat water-based nail polish will not stain your nails.
Apply multi-thin coats for long lasting effect, and to avoid streaking. Brush on lightly and evenly. Two coats, or more, are needed for a long-lasting finish. Allow the polish to dry between coats - 30 seconds, or more, depending on the humidity and temperature.
Can add one or 2 drops of water to the polish bottle if the polish is too thick. Shake well before use. Adding too much water can cause color separation.
Suncoat Crystal Clear Top Coat (color ID #23): is applied for a greater resistance to chipping and gives that extra professional touch to your manicure. It also enables the finish to last up to 2 - 3 days longer.
Avoid soaking your nails in hot water during the first couple of hours after the application. Normal showering and dishwashing is usually fine after one hour as long as the polish is not scratched. Ideally do not use very hot water on your nails for the first 4 hours after application. Although dry to the touch, the polish is still curing / drying throughout the day (or overnight if applied in the evening).
Some of the nail polish colors may not be as intense as they look in the bottle. This is partly because earth pigments, instead of FD&S dyes, are being used to color the nail polish. Apply a minimum of 2 thin coats and then additional thin coats to strengthen the color.
Suncoat Water-based nail polish has been formulated to adhere well to the nail bed. If left on nails for an extended time, it may require more effort to remove. For easier removal, remove the polish weekly.
French Manicure: Use Pearl White (#01) and French Pink (#12).
For a Vegan French Manicure use Pearl White (#01) and Innocent Nude (#27).
HOW TO REMOVE SUNCOAT WATER-BASED NAIL POLISH:
Remove polish weekly with Suncoat Nail Polish Remover.
Hold the remover on your nails with a well-soaked cotton ball, allowing at least 2 minutes for the remover to penetrate and soften the polish. Then rub the nails until the polish is fully removed. One liberally soaked cotton ball is usually enough to clean all your nails as the remover liquid evaporates slowly. Repeat if necessary. Wash your hands with soap and water.
Eco-friendly practices and kinder products sometimes require more time and greater patience.
Removal without Polish Remover:
Suncoat recommends using Suncoat Natural Nail Polish Remover especially for weak or damaged nails. It is also possible to soak your nails in hot water for at least 2 minutes (or following a hot bath or shower), and gently scrape off the polish using your fingernails, or a flat tipped wood stick. If the polish has been on your nails for more than two weeks, it is usually hard to remove in which case allow your nails grow out.
Main ingredients: Aqua (water, ~65% in formula), acrylate copolymer / styrene-acrylate copolymer (~28% in formula) Other ingredients (all under 4%): propylene glycol n-butyl ether, dipropylene glycol dibenzoate
Pigments/colorant: may contain [+/-] mica (CI 77019), titanium dioxide (CI 77891), ferric ferrocyanide, iron oxide (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), chromium oxide (CI 77288), carmine (CI 75470)
IMPORTANT: If your nails are weak and damaged, please consult your health care provider for advice.
STORAGE: Once open use within 24 months. Keep in a cool and dry place, out of reach of children. Never allow the polish to freeze.
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Founded by research chemist Liu,Ying Chun in 2001, Suncoat Products Inc. is a Canadian research and manufacturing company specializing in natural, earth-friendly cosmetics and personal care products.
I was looking for a really deep dark red, the color was lighter and more red than I expected from the picture. It chipped the 2nd day I was wearing it, then I could not get the rest off! I will be looking for another brand to try.
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Disappointing. My bottle arrived with a very gloopy consistency and was completely unusable. I returned this product.
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i love the color, but if you buy this polish, you should know a few things. One is that you should read the directions on the bottle thoroughly before you use it. Be sure to let each coat dry completely before you apply the next. Also be sure to follow the "do not soak in hot water for at least 8 hours after application" instruction. If you don't follow this direction, the polish will wash off in the shower. Literally just wash off. But like i said, the color is great, and it has no fumes, which is nice. you just have to remember that it doesn't act like regular chemical based polish.
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