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Does cuticle oil truly break down traditional nail glue?

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Q: Does cuticle oil truly break down traditional nail glue used to apply press-on nails? I see many people recommending cuticle oil to enhance longevity of wear, but then also recommending to soak in cuticle oil to remove the nails

There is no reason oil should break down nail adhesive (which is always a cyanoacrylate). Only acetone is truly efficient in this. It is, however susceptible to water. If there are air bubbles between the nail and the press on, it could work into those.

Those that are recommending oil to remove are probably using sticky pads instead of adhesives (which is safer and allows the press ons to be reused. Oil or warm water helps dislodge the sticky pads.

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