Can lipstick be dissolved in non-alcohol based solutions?

chhavichhavi Member
I was wondering if lipstick and other wax based products can be dissolved in a chemical or even detergent for proper cleaning and removal process. 

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  • PharmaPharma Member, Pharmacist
    Try acetone (as long as you don't have polyacrylate materials).
  • chhavichhavi Member
    @Pharma   Is there any one solution that can dissolve lipstick, nail paint etc? I will try acetone, but do you have any idea about detergent solution? 
  • PharmaPharma Member, Pharmacist
    Lipstick & detergents = no more lipstick especially if heated above melting point of lipstick. With a bit of bad luck, some colour will remain (can even happen with acetone).
    Nail paint & detergents = only no more nail paint if your nail paint is of piss poor fabrication and should be reformulated. Else, no reasonable detergent without solvent (or mechanical scrubbing) will work.
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