We weren’t the first to take a look at the nail bed and think, ‘Hey, here’s something I can decorate!’ HistoryChiq Gerit Quealy says, “Ancient Babylonians – males, by the way – used kohl. The ancient Chinese used it to signify class – the upper classes sat and soaked their nails in a concoction that included flower pigments and beeswax, usually in the colors of their dynasty. Henna and blood were popular pigments – Cleopatra’s were, of course, blood red.
Things have certainly changed in the nail polish arena – every color of the rainbow and every design imaginable goes – but nail polish remover hasn’t changed much in the past 15 years. Cutex, the company whose name is synonymous with nail care, has broken this mold with a new formula.
Cutex has launched Advanced Revival, the first nail polish remover of its kind, combining an acetone-based formula with natural, botanical, nourishing oils for stronger, healthier nails as recognized in laboratory tests and by consumers.
Consumer research indicates that the majority of women surveyed by Cutex (86 percent) said Advanced Revival did a better job “conditioning” and “strengthening” their nails, leaving them feeling nourished and clean after the first use.
“For more than 100 years women have entrusted their nail care to the Cutex brand. Our heritage is founded on new and innovative products, such as Advanced Revival. We believe that a woman shouldn’t have to choose between nourishing and strengthening benefits when selecting a nail polish remover,” says Cutex President John Mandelker.
Advanced Revival retails for about $2.99-$3.49 and is currently available in most drug stores and WalMart.
“Advanced Revival is the perfect solution to bring women a complete nail care product to help pamper nails and keep them healthy and beautiful,” adds Mandelker.
Nail facts from Cutex
- Fingernails grow three to four times faster than toenails.
- Toenails are approximately twice as thick as fingernails.
- On average, fingernails grow about one tenth of an inch in a month.
- The fastest growing nail is the one on your middle finger.
- The slowest growing nail is your thumb nail.
- Freshly cut nails grow faster than nails that aren’t cut regularly.
- Men’s nails grow faster than women’s nails.
- Nails grow faster in warmer climates than colder ones.
- Nails grow faster during the day than at night.
- Nails grow faster for younger people than older people.
- Pregnancy causes a spike in nail growth that is not related to prenatal vitamins, contrary to popular belief.
- Nails and hair are made of the same thing: keratin.
- Your nails are likely to grow faster on your dominant hand—so if you’re right handed, the nails on your right hand will grow faster than the nails on your left.
- Typing on a computer can stimulate nail growth, as can nail massage or tapping nails on a table lightly.
- You can get a read on your physical health by looking at your nails.
- Dry nails can be improved by increasing your water intake.
- Hangnails hurt because you’ve actually ripped open the edge of your nail root.
- According to Guinness World Records 2011, the world’s longest fingernails belong to a woman named Lee Redmond and total 28 feet, 4.5 inches long. Redmond hasn’t cut her nails since 1979.
- It’s considered bad luck to cut your nails after dark.
- Queen Anne Boleyn was said to have an extra fingernail on one of her pinkies.
Headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, Cutex is the leading producer of nail care products since 1911. Cutex invented nail polish in 1917 and was the leading nail polish through the 1970s when it decided to focus on nail care exclusively.