A cosmetics company has released a new line of permeable nail polish in line with Islamic religious restrictions, reported a website on Monday.
Inglot Cosmetics mastered a nail polish that allows water vapor to pass through to the nail, effectively negating the need to remove the color before washing oneself pre-prayer, the India-based Deccan Chronicle said.
The new line called O2M will allow Muslim women the freedom to paint their nails as “ there is nothing intrinsically wrong with wearing nail polish,” explains Mulim professor Mustafa Umar, “ the real issue us that the (traditional) substance forms an impermeable barrier over the nails preventing water from getting underneath.”
Muslim women are required to remove nail polish before prayers in order to properly observe the washing rituals beforehand.
Some have resorted to stick-on nail polish that can easily be removed and reapplied accordingly.
The new line will solve these issues as it is made from a polymer used in some contact lenses, which allows oxygen and moisture to reach the nail itself.