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Last week, the beauty world was suprised to learn that neon nail polish—one of the season's biggest trends—is actually illegal in America. “Neon polish is actually illegal to produce in the US,” Jan Arnold, co-founder and creative director of CND Colours, told More. “So if you see a neon shade in the store, it’s imported." But no-one seemed to know why. Britain's Daily Mail, finally got to the root of the problem.
"CND's chief scientific advisor, Doug Schoon, explained that neon colourants are not illegal to wear, they have simply never been officially registered with the FDA," the paper reports. He also added that any polish company that wanted to could go through the registration process, but it is expensive, so no one appears to want to go first.
So... there's your answer. It's not that neon nail polish is illegal, it's just not legal. That clears everything up. Now bring on the electric yellow nails, please.
· Neon Nail Polish Is Illegal to Manufacture in the US... [Daily Mail]
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