Can nail polish really effect your eyes and facial skin? You bet. Say goodbye to runny eyes or skin rashes with the help of these new nail polishes.

So how exactly can nail enamel cause an allergic reaction? Did you know that on average a person touches their eyes up to 200 times a day? You may not even realize you’re doing it and if you have a polish that’s full of chemicals, your eyes can become irritated and watery.

According to a study done by Clinique—a brand known for their products being allergy free—nail enamel can also cause irritation and dermatitis around the thin skin around the eye. Amongst the dermatological community, nail enamel is also considered a significant allergen source for periorbital dermatitis—a facial rash that develops around the lower and upper eyelids.

If you suffer from any of these symptoms or find that your eyes often water when you rub them, consider your polish as the culprit. With this in mind, Clinique was up to the challenge to create nail enamel free from allergens and irritants. In fact, “A Different Nail Enamel for Sensitive Skins” was six years in the making and is formulated to minimize skin sensitivity. It is Dermatologist tested, Ophthalmologist tested and appropriate for sensitive skins and sensitive eyes.

The polish comes in 12 beautiful shades (with nine limited edition candy-coloured shades for summer) and when applied give high shine and remain chip resistant for up to seven days. The polishes are also super easy to apply because of the thin, flat brush, which allows for a controlled spread of colour across the nail bed—something that also prevents those nasty streaks.

Clinique’s “A Different Nail Enamel for Sensitive Skins” comes in 12 permanent shades and nine limited edition shades for you to choose from.





—Toni-Marie Ippolito

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