Refreshingly Free Nail Polish FAQs
Why does my nail polish look milky? Is it still safe to use?
Some of the polishes may have a milky appearance that will disappear upon drying. The polish is still fine to use and will appear vibrant on your nails.
What should I do if there is separation in the nail polish?
Although separation is very minor, occasionally a light ring of color will appear at the top of the bottle. Simply shake the bottle to mix the polish.
Is there anything toxic in the nail polish?
No. There are no toxic chemicals. The resins are polyacrylic and polyurethane latexes with residual monomers are well below 100 parts per million. The only co-solvent is a diglycol ether. All colorants are FDA-certified for cosmetic use.
What should I do to prepare my nails before putting on the polish?
Simply, clean your nails with polish remover or soap and water. Healthy nails naturally produce a mixture of oils and proteins, which serve to protect, beautify and enhance their appearance. Normal nail polishes remove these substances from the nail, requiring the user to prepare their nails with other products. However, since Refreshingly Free Natural Nail Polish is a waterborne polish, it does not remove the oils so your nails remain strong and healthy.
How long will it take for my nails to dry?
Refreshingly Free Nail Polish dries to a tack-free state nearly as fast as regular polish. We recommend you use multiple thin coats since they will dry faster than one thick coat. Apply the second coat after 45-60 seconds and the third coat in 60-90 seconds. If your hands are cold, the temperature is cool, or there is high humidity in the area, it may take longer for the coats to dry. A good way to know that the polish is ready is by a cool sensation on your nails from the evaporation of the water in the polish.
When is it safe to wash my hands without disrupting the polish?
Hands can be used for normal activities including submersion in cold water after approximately 15 to 20 minutes without harming the polish. The polish will withstand washing and shampooing in hot soapy water after an hour or so.
When is it safe to garden and do other hand activities without scratching the polish?
Since Refreshingly Free Nail Polish does not use harsh chemicals, it will take approximately 4 to 6 hours for ultimate hardness to be reached. Thus, one should avoid activites, which could scratch the surface for several hours and certainly shouldn’t work in the garden or overhaul an engine without gloves until 6 to 8 hours have passed. We recommend you apply the polish in the evening so it will be strong enough for most activities the next morning.
When will my nail polish wear off?
Short nails for active women might begin to show slight wear at the tips in approximately 2 to 3 days but, in general, if care is exercised in the first several hours the polish can last for 4 to 5 days.
Can I touch up my nails if I scratch them?
Yes. Because the films are indeed quite thin unless multiple coats are applied, worn areas at the tips and even scratches and chips can be touched-up to re-create a nearly new appearance, adding a day or two to the effective durability. And because the polish is odorless and dries quickly, this is easy to do anywhere, anytime.
How hard is it to remove the polish? Do I need nail polish remover?
The polish can be removed within 1-4 days with rubbing alcohol. However, afterwards, the polish becomes increasingly more difficult to remove particularly for dry, porous nails or toenails. At about 5-6 days a nail polish remover will be necessary. Our Refreshingly Free nail polish remover is specially formulated for our polish. Removing polish from toenails can be a little more difficult. Soaking with a cotton ball helps.