Nail polish can be a sticky business! There is nothing worse than pulling out your favorite polish only to find that the formula has thickened or worse, the lid is completely stuck to the bottle. Just like other beauty products, nail polish requires a specific storage method to ensure longevity.
Most polishes have a suggested shelf life of two years. You can, however, extend or shorten this by how you choose to store your polishes. High temperatures activate the solvents within the nail polish which gives your polish that thick and melted consistency. Keeping it in a cool place will prolong its shelf life and keep your polish smooth and easy to apply.
Do’s and Don’ts of storing your nail polish:
- Do store nail polish in a cool, dark place with consistent temperature.
- Don’t store your polishes near any sources of heat.
- Do store nail polish away from direct sunlight. Light exposure can promote discoloration or fading of the pigment.
- Don’t store nail polish in the bathroom. The temperature is constantly changing due to the shower and your polishes will be exposed to humidity.
- Do ensure that all of your polishes are stored in an upright position.
- Don’t store nail polish in the fridge. Whilst some say that storing your polish in the fridge slows down the discoloration that happens as the polish gets older and reduces the solvent evaporation, it also causes the formula to thicken. Plus… who has room in their fridge for their nail polish collection anyway? I know I sure don’t!
There are so many ways to store your polish, whether it is in boxes, drawers, inside cupboards or shelving units. And, if stored correctly, as per tips above, you can prolong the life of your beloved nail polishes significantly.
The inside of my refrigerator door, colorfully adorned with many little bottles of polish lined up along the top shelf, has often reminded me of a manicure salon (with anchovies, ketchup, and a half-empty jar of Grey Poupon). I’ve always suspected that keeping nail polish cold prevented spoilage, but I had no proof.
Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, executive vice president of OPI, claims that storing polish in the fridge will slow down the discoloration that happens as polish gets older. She suggests keeping the bottles upright because if a bottle falls on its side it’s harder to shake the pigments back together. The cosmetic chemist Mort Westman explains that refrigeration reduces solvent evaporation and pigment caking and settling.
Bottom line: Though your polish will last longer in the refrigerator, it’s probably safer to keep it in a cool, dry place away from sunlight—and potential sparks.
With all of the above measures, we have selected Top Pack Solution as our favorite glass manufacturer to store nail polish which keeps the age and color of those polishes lasting longer.
Why top pack solution
- They have 180,000㎡ Factory Area
- They have 10 Production Lines
- They have 6 Automatic Machines
- They are one of the largest manufacturers with 600,000 Daily Capacity
- They have 3D Design Capability
- They are in business Since 2007 In Packing
- They have 3000 Kinds of Moulds
- They Welcome ODM OEM
- They provide Free Sample Within 3 Days
- They are hard and innovative at work. They produce New Design Every Month