Mersi Cosmetics

Salina Breathable Halal Nail Polish 10ML

$12.95
BREATHABLE NAIL POLISH FORMULA

PETA CERTIFIED VEGAN NAIL POLISH

ETHICALLY MADE IN USA

CERTIFIED HALAL WUDU FRIENDLY

11-FREE | NON-TOXIC | FREE OF HARSH CHEMICALS & TOXINS


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    Inspired by Spain's Pink Lake, Las Salinas de Torrevieja one of the most impressive and strange natural wonders of the world! Home to only a few plants that can survive in this highly salty water environment. The true residents of this body of water are the Archaeas (a micro-organism) and Dunaliellas (micro-seaweeds) which synthesize the components of the saltwater in order to survive. To locals, Las Salinas de Torrevieja is known as a secret free spa provided by nature. The calm waters can prevent skin and lung diseases along with improving overall health. The sand and black mud found on the shores can improve skin and be used for deep exfoliation. If you ever get the chance, Las Salinas de Torrevieja is a place you have to visit!  

     

     

    HOW COULD NAIL POLISH BE HALAL?

    LET’S START WITH THE DEFINITION. 

    “Halal” is an Arabic word that translates to "permissible" or "lawful" in accordance to Islamic law. It’s contrasted by “haram”, also an Arabic word, which translates to "unlawful" in accordance to Islamic law. “Halal” is often associated with food i.e. “halal meat.” However, it’s not limited to food! The word “halal” can be used to describe anything that Islamic Law permits.

    SO HOW IS OUR NAIL POLISH HALAL?

    Mersi Does Not Produce Typical Nail Polish

    Our nail polish is made with a unique breathable formula that creates a water and oxygen permeable layer when applied. This means it’s possible to wear our polish during Ablution, since water will pass through the layer of nail polish and touch your nails. Mersi nail polish is also specifically formulated in accordance to Islamic law. It’s 100% vegan and completely free of any and all animal byproducts often found in cosmetics.

    HALAL NAIL POLISH WATER PERMEABILITY TEST?

    Yes, there is and no, it’s not the “coffee filter test.” Unfortunately, the coffee filter test is not accurate. Coffee filters and paper surfaces do not accurately mimic the surface of a layer of nail polish. Also when this specific test is performed, water has to pass through two layers instead of one. First, through the layer of nail polish itself, then through the coffee filter's layer.

    The most accurate way to test breathability is in a lab environment. Our nail polish has been through this process. It’s been lab tested and certified by SGS Labs for water and oxygen permeability.

    In the video below, we tested the permeability of our nail polish using the Alka-Seltzer test. Alka-Seltzer dissolves when it touches water. We covered a tablet entirely with our water permeable nail polish; we made sure to cover every side of the tablet. We let the polish dry, and then dropped the tablet into water. The tablet almost immediately began to dissolve, proving permeability. We compared the results with regular (O.P.I.) nail polish in the second part of the video. The result? The tablet took much longer to dissolve.

    PERMEABILITY DEMONSTRATION

    THE SCIENCE.

    Let’s talk chemistry. Most of us are not chemists, so we’ll keep this simple. Typical nail polish formulas are made up of neat, tight molecular bonds, stacked on top of each other. Imagine bricks stacked on top of each other. The molecules that make up breathable formulas on the other hand are made up of a staggered structure. Imagine a staggered brick laying pattern that allows water and oxygen to fall through the spaces.

    halal nail polish breathable nail polish formula science how it works

    Alka-Seltzer dissolves when it touches water.

    We covered an entire tablet with our Halal nail polish. We made sure to cover every side of the tablet & dropped it into water to test permeability. The tablet began to dissolve almost immediately, proving permeability!

    We compared the results with regular (O.P.I.) nail polish in the video's second half. The result? The tablet took much longer to dissolve. 

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    Customer Reviews

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    Souad Lazkani

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    Yani Sukaimi
    Amazing

    Love them & love the colours

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    Aalima G.
    I’m obsessed!

    I’ve just made my second order. I’m absolutely obsessed. These polishes feel so lightweight and they get dry so quick! The colours are stunning and the shipping is so quick! I live in New Zealand and it gets here in about a week. I love the fact that it’s all halal and I have no worries about praying or making wudhu with these on. The only thing I would change is if we could have more green colour options. It’s my favourite colour but I’ve sadly seen only one green (sold out both times I ordered, which shows quite a few people also like green) and one super dark green, but I try to avoid dark colours as I feel they don’t suit me. I’m hoping for a pastel green in the future? Either way, love the brand, love the products, love the customer support! No doubt I will be making another order soon! I want to collect all the colours.

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    Sana Haider
    My favorite shade so far

    I bought this shade back in April, along with I think 4 others. I’m back here because I’m about to buy it again xD. Out of all of the polishes I purchased, this is the one I use most. My skin color is brown with green undertones and this looks so natural on my hand. I’d give it 5 stars but the brush applicator it came with was for some reason more angular from the rest, it’s hard to work with. It was weird, because the rest of the polishes I got had the same round, flat brush which was super easy for application and it picked up the product really well. So maybe that was just a mistake in my order; otherwise, I highly recommend this color if you’re looking for something that’s everyday wear and you just need something on your nails!

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