The Global Nail Polish Industry- Ashley Flanigan

Looking around any room right now, there is a high chance more than one person has nail polish on their fingers or toes; the polish you see went through countless distinct steps and processes before ending up there. By observing the journey nail polish takes, one can get a clear view into the possible hazards of nail polish and the recent cosmetic industry’s efforts to create more sustainable and healthy nail polish for the world-wide beauty market, while also analyzing the effects of production on intercontinental communities. Similar core ingredients are used throughout all polishes; however, each brand creates the “perfect polish”, deriving from harmful chemicals to more conscious and water based.


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