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Danish company eager to produce date-rape nail polish

Spiked drinks revealed by the stir of a finger


Undercover Colors could be on the Danish market soon, if Gosh gets its way (Photo: Colourbox)

August 27, 2014
12:31

by CW


The Danish cosmetics firm Gosh Cosmetics is eager to purchase and produce the date-rape nail polish that has been developed by some students at North Caroline State University in the US recently.

The nail polish – dubbed Undercover Colors – has yet to be produced, but Gosh is very interested in producing it for the Danish market, according to Rikke Skaarup Hansen, the research and development manager at Gosh.

“We saw the story online yesterday and we have been following developments for a while now,” Hansen told Metroxpress newspaper.

“It would be exciting if it becomes accessible to us so we can get it onto the Danish market. It’s fantastic that a nail polish can be used like that.”

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Danish market ready
The Undercover Colors nail polish works by changing colour when it is dipped into a drink spiked with a date rape drug. It means users can see right away that their drinks have been tampered with just by stirring their drinks with their fingers.

Gosh have tried in vain to touch base with the NCSU students, but the company hopes to make the nail polish into a see-through topcoat that can be used on top of their favourite nail polish.

Hansen had little doubt that the nail polish would sell in Denmark, even though date-rape drugs are more commonly used in the US.

“I think there will be a serious market aimed at stopping date rape,” Hansen said. “But people will probably also see it as a fun gimmick.”



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