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Home Cosmetic Science Talk General Can lipstick be dissolved in non-alcohol based solutions?

  • Pharma

    August 9, 2020 at 5:33 am

    Try acetone (as long as you don’t have polyacrylate materials).

  • chhavi

    August 9, 2020 at 4:26 pm

    @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? 

  • Pharma

    August 9, 2020 at 5:03 pm
    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.