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OPI Infinite Shine is a professional long-wear lacquer system that “cures” in normal, ambient light and provides up to 10 days of gel-like wear and shine.
The OPI Infinite Shine formula blends lacquer and gel technology to create a long-lasting color system that “cures” after exposure to ambient light. The key ingredients in this hybrid system, as with most others, include ambient light-curing oligomers and photoinitiators. Oligomers are short chains of monomers that react, or “cure,” when exposed to light to form tough, durable and shiny coatings. Originally used in traditional hard gel formulas, certain oligomers are now being added to nail polish creating a new “hybrid” category of polish that lasts longer than classic nail polish and delivers a long-lasting shine.Photoinitiators are a type of material that initiates a reaction when paired with oligomers and are exposed to a specifi c type of light. For example, in hybrid systems, the photoinitiator is chosen to react under visible light. In a gel polish, however, the photoinitiator would react under an LED light.
When used as a three-step system—with Primer, Long-wear Lacquer and Gloss—Infinite Shine delivers up to 10 days of gel-like wear and shine. Primer prepares the nails for the revolutionary grip-on color and helps prevent staining; the ultrarich, vivid, professional Long-wear Lacquer is available in over 100 shades; and Gloss is a state-of-the art top coat that cures to a hard fi lm in ambient light. The hybrid formula features ambient light photoiniators and oligomers with fi lm-forming polymers to provide long wear, durability and shine, but still removes easily with regular nail lacquer remover.
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