Nail Polish is a type of cosmetic lacquer that is applied to the nails or toenails to protect and enhance the nail plate. The basic formula was revised time and again in order to improve its cosmetic results and to prevent peeling or cracking. Today Nail Polish has become a very popular item. It is available in different shades, designs, and formulas all intended to give the best look to the fingernails. The Nail Polish we use on our nails should conform to some very specific principles which are laid down in the official rule book of cosmetics by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration).
One of the most important criteria Nail Polish should meet is to ensure that it leaves the fingernails with a fresh and lustrous look. Some Nail Polish contains certain harmful chemicals which may cause temporary discoloration of the nails or may even lead to them becoming brittle or falling off altogether. Nail polishes should also provide a high level of protection from ultraviolet radiation. Ultraviolet rays are extremely dangerous for the health of the skin and the nail beds, thus they should be contained within the Nail Polish formula in such a way that it cannot come into contact with the skin. Nail polishes that do not contain UV protective agents are very often less than effective and have actually been found to be a cause of skin cancer.
A little clear nail polish can go a long way in making your nails appear healthy and attractive. There are many different brands available in the market and most of them have different ingredients mixed in with them. While choosing the right product you should always keep in mind the ingredients alone are not enough to make a good product. You should also pay attention to the way the formula is formulated and the manner in which it is used in order to ensure maximum effectiveness.