Okay, woah. I’ve been noticing my skin getting a little sketchy over the past two months, which also happens to be about the same time my last gel manicure was taken off. So could there be a link between the two events? According to Clinique, yes.
Clinique has launched a nail polish collection for the consumer with sensitive skin, stating that nail enamel is actually a “significant allergen source for periorbital dermatitis — a facial rash that develops around the lower and upper eyelids.” Woah, dude. My skin is sketchy around my lower eyelids. According to Refinery29, the most common nail-polish ingredient that is linked to skin allergies is toluene sulfonamide formaldehyde resin, or TSFR.
The good folks over at Clinique explain that when your nail polish-clad hands come into contact with your face, it can cause a rash on your face and as a solution, they are offering nail polish whose enamels have been tested for safety by both dermatologists and ophthalmologists. The line features a dual topcoat and basecoat, 12 permanent shades in classic hues, and nine limited-edition brights for summer.
What do you think- is Clinique being legit, or just hoping on the “sensitive skin” bandwagon?