There’re way too many reasons to love manicured shiny nails coated with beautiful colours.
I’d say it’s one of the easiest way to accessorize any outfit and to set the mood for your look. Yet, those pretty little bottles in your beauty cabinets might have some dirty secrets that they don’t want you to know. Yep, I’m talking about those dirty 5 ingredients that are commonly found in nail polish formula which we’ve blogged about it here earlier. For those of you who’re new here, let us repeat this very important dirty 5 list as the health concerns they’re potentially linked to are simply beyond shocking:
The big three –
Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP): linked to cancer and connected to birth defects in studies
Formaldehyde: known human carcinogen
Toluene: cause birth defects and linked to developmental problems in children of pregnant women
Plus the other nasty two –
Formaldehyde Resin: possible allergen
Camphor: cause seizures and disorientation if used in large doses
Yikes! Who has time to deal with carcinogens and hormones disruptors when all we want are squeaky clean nails!
From our previous review post, we felt pretty overwhelmed by the amount of comments came in from you all being shocked by the fact that their favourite nail polish brands might contain some of these nasties. We’ve listened and we know you want the list. The list of toxin-free nail polish brands including water-based, 5 free and 3 free nail polish to guide your shopping as you walk through the cosmetic isles at the chemists. Here we have it, a list of brands that make nail polish safer and greener for us manicure addicts. #Amen.
♥ Water-based Nail Polish
What is water-based nail polish?
In water-based nail polish, chemical solvents are replaced by water. There are no Toluene, Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP), Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin and Camphor. The products consist mainly of water and colourants.
♥ 5 Free Nail Polish
What is 5-free nail polish?
It’s made without the 5 common chemicals found in nail polishes: Toluene, Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP), Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin and Camphor.
♥ 3 Free Nail Polish
What is 3-free nail polish?
It’s made without the 3 common chemicals found in nail polishes: Toluene, Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP) and Formaldehyde.
Mineral Fusion (4-free)
(last updated November 2015)
So tell me dear fellow green beauty junkies, have you ever looked into toxin-free options for your nail polish cabinets? Do you know any other 5-free, 3 free or water-based nail polish brands to add to this list? Share your comments here. We particularly love supporting indie nail polish brands that are doing the right thing to exclude nasty toxins in their formula. Keep in mind that this list is a work-in-progress one while we aim to compile a fairly comprehensive list with your help, so be sure to share and bookmark this page as we’ll constantly update the list with new brands!
Until next time, stay beautiful inside & out.
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Disclaimer: I co-founded 5-free nail polish brand Julisa. Some of the links included in the post are affiliate links that allow me to earn commission upon your purchase. Many thanks for your support to make providing free content to you all possible!