The effects Of Silicones In nail polish

ZolveriaZolveria Member
edited September 2016 in Cosmetic Industry
okay so we add silica we create a matte nail polish

if I add silicone  ie dimethicone to the nail polish formulation i am assuming it will dry my polish faster ..
I know I can use these in the surface and spray my nail with dimethicone . but will it have the same effect in my nail polish


  • chemicalmattchemicalmatt Member, Professional Chemist
    Negative, Zolveria. Dimethicone will not dry it faster and likely will not be compatible with the acrylics and other nail polish ingredients. Silica not same as silicone.
  • thanks.. the silica i use for matte. I entering the wonderful world of volatiles :) now reading paint chemistry :)
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