In the latest look-what-scary-things-your-beauty-products-can-do news, YouTube channel Let's Melt This just released a
fascinating terrifying video that will make you rethink everything you know about nail polish remover.
This video should leave you with a lot of questions. Namely, why can acetone kill innocent cups faster than it can remove my polish?
Watch in horror as the product completely devours the styrofoam, leaving behind a mess of gooey paste in its wake. If you're looking to replicate the experiment (Magic trick? Baby sister's science fair experiment?), just lightly press an upside-down coffee cup into a plate of acetone polish remover.
Feeling rattled? Keep in mind that polish remover is supposed to be strong—how else could it break down powerful polishes? Regardless, know that most stores carry acetone-free options that are less harsh.
Well, mani, it looks like we're in it for the long haul.
This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.