|Traditional Nail Polish||Gel Polish|
|Short description||Normal nail polish are colored liquid, of an appropriate thickness.||Gel nail polish is a thicker more ‘gel’ like substance rather than the normal nail polish.|
|How do they dry off?||It dries easily under normal air.||It has to be dried under Ultraviolet lights.|
|Function||They add color and give a presentable look to the nails.
Can be easily removed and a new coat of color can be changed whenever.
|They add shine and gloss to the nails.
They are long wearing (2-3 weeks) and low maintenance.
Protects the natural nail and allow nails to grow.
|Prevents||It prevents the cracking and flaking of nails.||It prevents the damage caused due to heavy lifting to the nails.|
|Composition||Most nail polishes are made up of nitrocellulose dissolved in a solvent and either left clear or colored with various pigments. Their basic components includes, film forming agents, resins and plasticizers, solvents, and coloring agents.||Gel nails are created with a layer of base gel, brushed into a mold then cured by UV.|
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