What is it?
Acetone is a colorless liquid. It is a manufactured chemical that is also found naturally in the environment. In cosmetics and personal care products it is frequently used in the formulation of nail polish removers, but may also be found in nail polish, bath products, cleansing products, fragrance products, hair care products and skin care products.
Why is it used in cosmetics and personal care products?
Acetone occurs naturally in plants, and it is a product of the breakdown of body fat. Acetone evaporates easily. It is flammable and soluble in water.