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Perfect Formula Pink Gel Coat

What it is:A protein-rich nail coating that strengthens, seals, and protects. What it does: This "Suit of Armor" creates a sheer pink coating that strengthens and hardens natural nails so they grow beautifully long and strong. Its keratin-rich formula includes an optical brightener that filters out any yellow appearance in your nails, bringing out the natural color in your nail bed and making the whites of your nails appear whiter. What it is formulated WITHOUT:- Parabens- Sulfates - Phthalates What else you need to know:The owner of one of the largest manufacturers of nail polish formulated Gel Coat to address her own problems with nails that split and broke. She was so pleased with the results that she created the Perfect Formula brand to help other women achieve strong, beautiful nails. This product does not contain toluene, GMOs, triclosan, or synthetic fragrances.
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Questions & Answers for Perfect Formula Pink Gel Coat

Question
This vs Nails Inc Caviar Basecoat?
Has anyone compared this with a 'nails inc' product called Caviar basecoat? I was looking for a very sheer pink, tried this, and the shade was horrible- made my nails look dingy and orange. The pix on this gel all look much nicer, not nearly as dark. TY in advance!
asked 2 months, 2 weeks ago
shmoovee
(Frozen Tundra, MN)
on Pink Gel Coat
2 answers
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answer 1
I've used both. Neither turned my nails orange, but this one is definitely more pigmented than the Nails Inc. version.
answered 2 months ago
emiliea
(Milwaukee, WI)
answer 2
This one is much more pink than the nail's inc base coat. And it is, in my opinion, the sort of pink that compliments everyone.
answered 2 months, 1 week ago
alicelalala
Question
How to thin out the pink gel coat. This is my 2nd bottle and, after awhile, the gel gets very thick.
asked 1 year, 10 months ago
knam
(oxford, ms)
on Pink Gel Coat
3 answers
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answer 1
Any nail polish thinner will work. I use Beauty Secrets in my gel polish (not light cured gel polish) and it was perfect. OPI or ORLY thinner will be fine to use as well.
answered 2 months, 1 week ago
msrose
(Memphis, TN)
answer 2
You can thin any polish out with a few drops of acetone. Just add it drop by drop by pouring some extra strength polish remover into the cap and slowly add it to the nail polish bottle. I've done this for years.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
ShoozieQ
(Philadelphia, PA)
answer 3
I agree and had the same problem. I tried thinning it with acetone, but it actually ruins the polish to where it doesn't stay on, and it dries the nails out. I don't know if there is a solution... I try to not keep the lid off for very long.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
mamu
(Philadelphia)
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Does removing this product create white dry streaks in your nails
I've been using this product for 6 months or more. Now all my nails are starting to look brittle after I've removed the product each week, almost like when I removed the acrylics...dry, white streaks...white splotches. Anyone else experienced this with the product?
asked 1 year, 3 months ago
wwebteringand
(Boone Iowa)
on Pink Gel Coat
4 answers
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answer 1
try adding some nail polish remover to soften the product, but don't add too much as it may become thin. Hope this helps
answered 4 months ago
j1nx02
(New York City, NYC)
answer 2
That seems really odd...I've had the opposite experience....my nails have never been better. You might reach out to them on Facebook and ask the brand directly.
answered 4 months, 1 week ago
StacyRachelle
(Seattle, WA)
answer 3
You are describing what happens to nails when you never let them breathe. It's from dehydration. Give your nails a day off once a week (or however long you go inbetween manicures).
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
southerncathy
(Sunny Florida)
answer 4
It definitely dries out my nails & causes ridges if I wear it for too long. I try not to use it all of the time. Once I remove it, I let my nails go natural & bare for a bit & they improve.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
runningirl
(Aliso Viejo, CA)
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Nails
I love, love, love gel coat color. I'll never go without it. But I have found it gets really thick when it's about half used. Is there anything I can put in it to last longer. I usually throw the bottle away after I use about half the bottle. Be cause it is to thick to spread on the nail. Thank you
asked 1 year, 2 months ago
Anonymous
(Jacksonville, TX)
on Pink Gel Coat
5 answers
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answer 1
I add a couple drops of a non-acetone nail polish remover and that does the trick!
answered 4 months, 1 week ago
StacyRachelle
(Seattle, WA)
answer 2
Add a few drops of your normal nail polish remover will do the trick!
answered 11 months ago
Yuie
(Hong Kong)
answer 3
I dip a cotton swab in non-acetone polish remover and put a drop into the bottle of polish. Just 1 drop though! Then shake it really well.
answered 1 year ago
Zoelizbet
(Atlanta, GA)
answer 4
I use a nail polish thinner (bought at a beauty supply store) a couple times after the bottle is about half finished. Much more than that and it depredates the gel.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
geminibec
(Inver Grove Heights, MN)
answer 5
While we do not carry any, a nail polish thinner would help to thin out the consistency.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
miabt
(San Francisco)
Question
Three Free It's Not
Formaldehyde? Really? Is there any good reason this polish isn't "three free"??
asked 4 years, 10 months ago
Sehne
(Houston, TX)
on Pink Gel Coat
6 answers
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answer 1
MY NAILS STARTING BREAKING I WONT USE IT ANYMORE
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
specialty
(north providence ri)
answer 2
Yep, it has the "F" word in it. Formaldehyde is used as a nail hardener. Sodas and coffee will do more damage to your body than this nail polish so get over it already.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
sistercontrition
(santa monica, ca)
answer 3
Seriously ? This product doesn't seem like it's "free" of anything...EXTREA cost! ,EXTRA fumes...EXTRA time drying !
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
kristee
(California)
answer 4
According to Wiki Answers "...formaldehyde is not typically added directly to cosmetics and personal care products, other than as a component of some nail hardening products. Therefore, Formaldehyde is not inhaled. Some ingredients release very small amounts of Formaldehyde into the product as needed to protect against the growth of bacteria."
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
Sierra
(Puyallup, WA)
answer 5
Disclaimer : I'm not trying to look smart or defend the use of formaldehyde, just suggesting why many nail polishes use formaldehyde. I'm currently majoring in biology, if this adds credibility to what I say.

Formaldehyde IS toxic. But. It can be useful as a disinfectant as it kills most bacteria and fungi (including their spores). It is also used as a preservative in vaccines. Formaldehyde solutions are also applied topically (aka on the body surface) in medicine to dry the skin, such as in the treatment of warts.
I'm not exactly glad about glossing fornaldehyde onto my fingernails as well, but as with all toxins, the concentration is far more important than simply just what is contained. If its within safety regulations, it prevents bacteria from growing in the bottle and should not pose a substantial threat to us humans (unless it is re-applied every few hours).

So, yeah, that's my take on why formaldehyde is included in almost every nail polish. hope this helps.
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
Bostonkiddy
(Palo Alto, CA)
answer 6
Is there ever a good reason a nail polish isn't "three free"? For those unaware, the "three" are dibutyl phthalate (DBP), a plasticizer, toulene, and formaldehyde. OPI took out the other two, but has been hanging on to formaldehyde. The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics has been very involved in this and may have more on their site.
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
lawig4usc
(Covina, CA)
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Does this pink gel coat product contain formaldehyde?
Does this pink gel coat product contain formaldehyde?
asked 4 years, 10 months ago
Anonymous
(Birmingham, AL)
on Pink Gel Coat
6 answers
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answer 1
yes it does
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
cabw
(Phoenix, Arizona)
answer 2
Yes, it is listed in the ingredients. I am sure it is a very small amount in the overall contents of a small bottle.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
Sierra
(Puyallup, WA)
answer 3
Yes it does list formaldehyde as an ingredient, but it is one of the last few ingredients listed
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
anc09
(Amarillo, TX)
answer 4
Yes, this product does contain formaldehyde. While I am not a fan of this ingredient myself, I put up with it because the results for my nails are really great. Nails, just like hair, are dead, and I think it is highly unlikely that anything you put just on your nails ends up in your body/ blood stream. Most of the formaldehyde evaporates quickly. Just don't inhale too deeply... LOL
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
ladywesson
(Orlando)
answer 5
Yes it does. If you click on the ingredients tab it is listed there.
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
seasam
(Seattle, WA)
answer 6
Here's the ingredient list from the Sephora site, formaldehyde is in there:

0.6 oz:
Butyl Acetate, Ethyl Acetate, Nitrocellulose, Phthalic Anhydride/Trimellitic Anhydride/Glycols Copolymer, Acetyl Tributyl Citrate, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Camphor, Disodium Distyrylbiphenyl Disulfonate, Etocrylene, Formaldehyde, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Calcium Pantothenate, D&C Red no.6 (CI15850), D&C Violet No. 2 (CI 60725).
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
lawig4usc
(Covina, CA)
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Is this tested on animals?
I cannot find company information on the Internet.
asked 4 years, 10 months ago
stefkitty
(Fargo, ND)
on Pink Gel Coat
6 answers
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answer 1
There web address is perfectformulas.com. I called their contact number 1 877 973-6245 and the rep said they do NOT do animal testing.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
angelika777
(SF bay area, CA)
answer 2
Go through QVC
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
orange71
(Greenvile WI)
answer 3
their website is www.perfectformulas.com
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
zmhays
(PA)
answer 4
Here is their website: http://www.perfectformulas.com/
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
Sierra
(Puyallup, WA)
answer 5
Website is www.perfectformulas.com according to product label.
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
da1979
(North Brunswick, NJ)
answer 6
http://perfectformulas.com/
If it doesn't say anything about animal testing on the sight, there is contact information on there that could guide you to the answer.
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
sschmitz
(St. Charles, MO)
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will nail polish remover take it off?
asked 4 years, 10 months ago
Anonymous
(syr,ny)
on Pink Gel Coat
6 answers
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answer 1
It comes off with acetone remover, but it's stubborn. Non-acetone remover doesn't work.
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
da1979
(North Brunswick, NJ)
answer 2
Yes, regular nail polish takes it off!
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
Anonymous
answer 3
Yes, it comes off just as easily as any other clear nail polish would
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
sana
answer 4
yep
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
trinatreen
(Santa Barbara, CA)
answer 5
Yes, you can remove the gel with nail polish remover. You may want to buff your nails with a buffing block after using the remover to remove any residue.
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
Reesiecup
(Atlanta, GA.)
answer 6
Yes regluar old nail polish remover will work. I added a picture of the directions on the box. Happy shopping!!
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answered 4 years, 10 months ago
mandyg
(Aurora, CO)
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do they sell this pink gel coat in jcpenneys stores sophora
asked 3 years, 10 months ago
tannaholic
(middleburg,fl)
on Pink Gel Coat
6 answers
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answer 1
Yes, I purchased my Perfect Formula from Penny's in Vegas.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
peachymom2
(Honolulu, HI)
answer 2
yes
answered 2 years ago
goandshop
(PENNSYLVANIA)
answer 3
Yes, They do.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
ange14
(galvestom, Tx)
answer 4
I suggest that you check with JC Penny online.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
tira1
(Brooklyn, NY)
answer 5
Not in JCP Sephoras. Only online or free standing stores
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
scoobysnack
(Lake Havasu City, AZ)
answer 6
Not at my Sephora JCP store. I must say though, that each location sells different things. My Sephora @ JCP sells Cargo but the stand alone Sephoras in my area (there are at least four) does not.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
angelika777
(SF bay area, CA)
Question
Product with similar color, but less expensive?
I like the natural, sheer pink color that this gives my nails, but this product is a little expensive just to use as a nail polish. (My nails are fairly strong on their own, so I don't really need it as a nail strengthener.) Does anyone have any suggestions for something less expensive that gives a similar sheer yet pink hue? Thanks.
asked 3 years, 6 months ago
Anonymous
(New England)
on Pink Gel Coat
6 answers
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answer 1
salley hansen has a strengthener that alsonhas a pink tint, but having tried both this one is the one that gave better results. if youre only interested in the tint then go for the salley hansen one :)
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
bunny92
(Freeport, TX)
answer 2
Try Essie's Cherry Pop (#358). Nice clear pink.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
ShoozieQ
(Philadelphia, PA)
answer 3
There is no other product as good. It is a GEL so it stays on longer, looks shinier, and shinier longer, etc., etc. THERE IS NOTHING BETTER.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
lpmcardiff
(Los Angeles)
answer 4
I thought it was very expensive too, but it doesn't chip so I can wear the same manicure for weeks. I think I save money in the long run with this product.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
Anonymous
(Tacoma, WA)
answer 5
While it is expensive up front. I have wasted $30 on so many things that don't work, that I have in a drawer. At least I know that this is what I want and need. :)
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
turningbacktime
(SC)
answer 6
Have you tried Seche clear fingernail polish. It works well
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
ange14
(galvestom, Tx)
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