Nail coloring is every woman’s pride. Sometimes to give that gracious look; ladies opt for mirror manicure. Ladies, it’s time to forget about the mirror manicure, as soon you will able to paint your nails with metallic colors like Silver, Platinum, and Gold for healthier fingertips.
Now, a team of researchers has developed a new way to add metals into the nail polish resulting in minimal additives which will give you a natural look along with providing tinted, durable and potentially antibacterial nail coloring.
Nail coloring commonly made up an array of colors. The current coloring techniques result in pigmented powders and additives. Recently, scientists started exploring the use of nanoparticles in polishes which can be used to increase the durability. In the case of silver nail polishes, considers fungal toenails infections.
Marcus Lau, Friedrich Waag, and Stephan Barcikowski wanted to see whether they could up with a simple way to integrate the nano-particles in Nail Polish.
The researchers started with the storage of colorless and clear nail polish and added a small piece of Gold, silver, Platinum or any alloy to them. In order to break the metals into the nanoparticles, these shorn a LASER on them in short bursts of over 15 minutes.
This analysis showed the method results in colored, transparent nail polishes with a metallic sheen. The researchers also used laser ablation which is used to produce a master batch full of nano-particles in ethyl acetate; which could be added to the individual bottles.
This technique could help us to boosts the amount of production for commercialization. It’s also found by the researchers that this technique can be used to create coatings for medical purposes.
This study was found in ACS Journal Industrial and Engineering Chemistry.
So, ladies, it’s time to ditch that mirror coloring effects and opt for the natural and healthy metallic color.