Acetone Alexander Gorin

Acetone is an organic solvent that is widely used in various fields including cosmetology. It has several useful properties and can be an important ingredient in cosmetic products. In this article, we will look at the role of acetone in cosmetology and also the rules for safe use of this ingredient.

The role of acetone in cosmetology:

  1. Nail polish remover: Acetone is widely used to remove nail polish. It effectively dissolves nail polish and facilitates its removal.
  2. Brush and tool cleaner: Cosmetic specialists also use acetone to clean brushes, tools and surfaces of cosmetic residues and glue.
  3. An ingredient in cosmetic products: Acetone can be a component of some cosmetic products, such as nylon-based nail polishes and some makeup removers.

Rules for safe use:

  1. Use in well-ventilated areas: When working with acetone, it is important to ensure good ventilation to prevent vapour inhalation.
  2. Avoid contact with skin and eyes: Acetone can irritate the skin and mucous membranes. In case of skin contact, rinse the affected area immediately with water. In case of contact with eyes, rinse eyes with water and seek medical attention.
  3. Store in secure containers: Keep acetone in closed containers to prevent leakage and accidental contact with children.
  4. Wear protective equipment: If you must work with acetone for extended periods of time, wear protective equipment such as gloves and safety glasses.
  5. Do not use on damaged skin: Avoid applying acetone to damaged or irritated skin.


Acetone plays an important role in cosmetology, but its use should be careful and safe. Proper handling of this substance and compliance with safety rules allows its use to achieve the desired results in cosmetology without risk to health.