Apparently unlike other polishes/top coats, Seche Vite contains a chemical used as a solvent in nail products for smoother application known as toluene, which can be found in paint. Although the FDA and CIR say that this product is ‘safe’ to use, the EPA begs to differ.
Besides, how fast does Seche Vite Dry?
In this regard, why does Seche Vite peel?
Typically, Seche Vite peels for two reasons: (1) you applied it too thickly or (2) you applied it to dry polish. Seche must be applied to wet polish and globbing it on seems to contribute to peeling for some reason.
Is Seche Vite the best top coat?
This Seche Top Coat is the best hands down. It gives your nails polish the shiniest look I’ve ever seen. It does so much more. I use the Seche Base Coat first, then the nail polish and finally the Top Coat.
If solvent from the colour evaporates more slowly than Seche Vite, shrinkage may occur as the different layers of nail varnish contract. How can I prevent it? Make sure that you only use Seche Vite on wet nail varnish.
“Traditional base coats are only required to be dried in the air, in the same way as normal nail colours and their topcoats.” … The base coat you put on with your gel manicure is to make sure the gel polish will properly adhere to your nail.
Naturally, our first question has to be how long does it really take nail polish to dry? If you have applied a base coat, two coats of color and a top coat, Rae says “this should take one to two hours to dry completely. Formaldehyde-free polishes may take more time to dry.”
A regular top coat can be used over a colored gel nail polish to help them to last longer and make them more durable. This is because even a regular top coat will work as a protective layer.
Top tips for using Seche Vite top coat:
It’s important to load up the brush with a lot of polish so you don’t have to double dip – if you try to paint another layer of top coat over the first, it will be more difficult to work with and might go lumpy.
Jin Soon, a NYC-based manicurist, recommends up to three coats of nail polish for full color coverage and a smooth, finished look. “If you apply more than three coats in one sitting, the application will be prone to clumping off in one piece, almost like a shell” she says.
When you apply Cuticle Oil and Lotion to your Nail Plate, it moisturizes and makes it softer. This is going to make it harder for your nail polish to adhere (stick to) your Nail Plates. What will happen is that it will start to chip and peel off, as it never really set to your nail in the first place.
Seche Vite is not “Big 3-Free“. It is free of formaldehyde and dibutyl phthalate (DBP), but does contain toluene, a common solvent.