Venique Nail Lacquer is made with Sil-Tek, a silicone based ingredient that creates flexibility within the polish to guard against chipping & flaking. Sil-Tex's flexibility enables the polish to accommodate the normal variations of your nails expanding when they get wet & contracting again when they dry. In addition, the diamond dust inside the topcoat makes it extra shiny. These polishes are suppose to take a full 10 minutes to dry. Sil-Tek comes with a surprise...you can buff it just a little bit & the shine will come right back. Venique brand of polish formula is free of toluene, formaldehyde, DBP (phthalates), and camphor & it is made in the USA.