Cutex was established in 1911 as a product from Stamford, Connecticut based Northam Warren. This product was a cuticle extract (hence the name cut-ex). Cutex produced the first nail tints in 1914. In 1917, using a paint derived from automobile paint finished Cutex introduced a liquid nail polish. Prior to this time polish hadn't changed much from the days of ancient Egypt from its paste, cake and powdered forms. By 1925, following the leadership of Cutex, liquid was virtually the only form of nail polish. In 1928, Cutex introduced an acetone based nail polish remover, safe for home use, removing the last obstacle to mass adoption of nail polish. Its remover was sold in tandem with its newest liquid polishes.
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