US 3384592 A
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United States Patent ABSTRACT OF THE DISCLOSURE A skin polish remover for removing nail polish composition from the skin about a fingernail without removal of the nail polish on the nail, consisting of amyl acetate or other type of protein-containing material, together with water and trisodium phosphate and calcium sulphate.
The present invention relates to polish remover for removing nail polish compositions from skin about the fingernails, in which the .polish on the fingernail is not removed, by use of the composition of the present invention.
The invention more particularly is related and directed to a skin polish remover for removing nail polish compositions from and about a polished fingernail, whether the composition of the present invention is applied to the skin before or after application of the nail polish to the fingernail and its environs.
An object, therefore, of the present invention is to provide a novel composition in which the main purpose thereof is to apply the composition after having polished ones fingernails, without a protective undercoat thereof, in which the fingernail polish that has accumulated on the skin about the fingernail is readily and conveniently removed by use of the composition of the present inven; tion, for example, the composition containing an amyl acetate.
A further object of the present invention is to use a composition in either of two different ways, either before or after polishing the nails, wherein the nail stays well polished all over but all excess polish on the skin and cuticles are readily and easily removed from peripheral portions of the fingernail by use of the composition of the present invention.
It is a further object of the present invention to provide a skin polish remover for removing nail polish composition from skin about the fingernail wherein the composition contains banana oil.
It is a further object of the present invention to provide a selective nail .polish remover that reacts in removing nail polish material or compositions from the deformable skin about the fingernail, whereas the nail polish is not removed by the composition when the polish is embedded on the non-deformable, at least substantially non-deformable, nail itself.
Other objects and purposes and advantages of the invention will become apparent from the specification and description hereof. In practicing the invention, there is a selective nail polish remover composition which consists of the following major components: four cups, i.e., thirty-two ounces of water; five teaspoons of trisodium phosphate; one-fifth teaspoon of calcium sulphate, and twenty-four drops of amyl acetate, such as is derived from a composition of banana oil. Also, twenty-four to one hundred (24-100) drops of any other base having banana oil may be added and combined with the four cups of water, five teaspoons of trisodium phosphate, and onefifth teaspoon of calcium sulphate.
In the event that Plasteen polish is to be used, two more cups of water may be added to the above formula.
In applying the selective nail polish remover, the followin g directions are to be followed:
(1) The nails are polished and are dried thoroughly throughout. The excess of polish on the skin must also become'dry.
(2) A dry terry cloth is dipped into the formula set forth above which has been shaken well before using, and is then held over the nail and skin where excess polish has been smeared onto the skin.
(3) The cuticle is pushed then away from the nail, and
, is rubbed toward the nail until excess polish is removed.
The polish on the nail is not affected in any way by the selective nail polish remover composition.
Where necessary, it is within the purview of the invention to redip the cloth if it is necessary to apply additional material to the skin that may have dried onto the skin surface of the finger. Upon completion of this step the hands are rinsed then in cool water and the hands are dried. It will be seen that the nail polish that has been applied to the fingernail is yet in place that a the excessive application of fingernail polish to the peripheral parts of the fingernail, such as to the skin on the finger, has been removed by the application of the selective nail polish remover composition. Thus, all excess polish on the skin is easily removed, leaving the nail completely polished. The formula may contain the original four cups of water for a composition to be applied before polishing of the nails and, in this instance, the directions may be modified as follows:
(1) The formula composition is applied over the skin and the nail throughout.
(2) The composition is allowed to dry on the skin and the fingernail.
(3) The nails are then polished in the usual way.
(4) The nails are then allowed to dry and any excess material that has accumulated on the skin is allowed to dry in place, if desired.
(5) A damp terry cloth containing water is used to rub off excess polish that has accumulated on the skin, and removes the polish therefrom. The hands are then rinsed in cool water and dried thoroughly.
It is seen that by the practice of the present invention using the selective nail polish remover composition, that the nail stays polished throughout and all over, and that polish on the skin about and peripheral to the fingernail comes oif quite entirely and easily by the close following of the above directions.
The principles of the invention explained in connection with the specific exemplifications thereon will suggest many applications and modifications of the same. It is accordingly desired that, in construing the breadth of the appended claim that they shall not be limited to the specific details shown and described in connection with the exemplifications thereof.
What is claimed is:
1. A skin polish remover for removing nail polish composition from skin about fingernails without removal of nail polish composition from the nail consisting of amyl acetate, water, trisodium phosphate and calcium sulphate, in the following proportions:
four cups of water,
five teaspoons of trisodium phosphate,
one-fifth teaspoon of calcium sulphate,
twenty-four drops of amyl acetate.
No references cited.
LEON D. ROSDOL, Primary Examiner.
B. BETTIS, Assistant Examiner.