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Non-Toxic Nail Polish 

๐Ÿ˜ท Do you recognize that strong, recognizable smell that drifts outside onto the street from nail salons?

Don’t inhale it!  It can be a sign of airborne toxic chemicals. Nail salons contain air quality that is hazardous to both customers and workers. 

๐Ÿ™…‍I don’t support nail salons. More than 375,000 nail technicians work in salons across the United States and face health hazards. According to the United States Department of Labor:

"Workers exposed to chemicals found in glues, polishes, removers, emollients, and other salon products may experience negative health effects such as asthma and other respiratory illnesses, skin disorders (e.g. allergic contact dermatitis), liver disease, reproductive loss, and cancer. Nail salon workers can be exposed to biological hazards if they come into contact with infected skin, nails, or blood from a co-worker or client. Diseases that can result from exposure to infected blood include hepatitis and AIDS. Nail salon workers can also get fungal infections, such as athlete's foot, from clients.” Nail salons are a hazard to us and to the workers. Do not bring your kids into the salon. Paint your nails and your children's nails at home in a ventilated area, using the safest nail polishes that you can possibly find.๐Ÿ’…

 

๐ŸŒธ If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or compromised immune system I recommend no nail polish just to be safer.

If can't do without it and you really want to feel glamorous and safe, then this page is for you!

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The nail polish market started with removing the “toxic trio”:

  • dibutyl phthalate (DBP)

  • formaldehyde

  • toluene

 

Then they added to the list  2 more and they created the big five:

  • formaldehyde resin

  • camphor

 

Most Natural nail polish  brands are in this category: "10-free"

free of DBP, formaldehyde, toluene, formaldehyde resin,  camphor,  plus:

  • xylene

  • parabens

  • fragrances

  • phthalates

  • animal ingredients

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I collected the most natural and safe nail polish brands I was able to find, without the toxins of the traditional solvent-based polish and more than just  "10-free"!โ€‹

There is also a kids' nail polish page. 

 

In details here you will find: nail polish brands without 

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10 free

  • โŒ Dibutyl phthalate (DBP): An endocrine disruptor, dibutyl phthalate shown to affect the reproductive system and is linked to cancer, DBP has been used as a plasticizer and solvent to increase wear. DBP has a rating of 10 (the most toxic) in the EWG Skin Deep database. It is a phthalate, acts as a plasticizer.

  • โŒ Formaldehyde: Classified as a known carcinogen, formaldehyde is often used as a preservative, nail hardener, and strengthener in conventional polishes.

  • โŒ Toluene: Included in some polishes as a solvent to smooth application, it has been linked to impaired human reproduction and development, impaired breathing, being harmful to the nervous system, and nausea.

  • โŒ Formaldehyde resins. A derivative of formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin is often used as a hardener and in large doses can be a skin allergen.

  • โŒ Camphor:  Added to some polishes for high-shine, camphor can cause allergic reactions in large doses, cause irritation, dizziness, nausea, and headaches.

  • โŒ Xylene: Used by some brands to help polish from getting gloppy, xylene is also a known allergen and a possible carcinogen.

  • โŒ Parabens: Used as preservatives, parabens get a bad rep for having estrogen-mimicking effects which may trigger hormonal problems.

  • โŒ Fragrances: toxic undisclosed chemicals mix

  • โŒ Phthalates: or phthalate esters, are esters of phthalic acid. They have mainly used as plasticizers

  • โŒ Animal ingredients: ingredients derived by animals.

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โ€‹Plus without:

  • โŒ Benzophenone-1: linked to endocrine disruption, toxic ingredient, UV absorber,  used to blocks color fading, is linked to endocrine disruption carcinogen to the California EPA’s Proposition 65 list 

  • โŒ TPHP:  triphenyl phosphate is also known as TPP, research suggests it causes changes in hormone regulation, metabolism, and reproductive systems. It has been used in polish as a plasticizer which makes the polish flexible yet durable.

  • โŒ Ethyl Tosylamide 

  • โŒSolvents: ethyl acetate, butyl acetate, isopropyl alcohol, may cause drowsiness or dizziness.  According to the European Chemicals Agency database (ECHA)

  • โŒDiacetone alcohol: it can cause respiratory issues and even damage to the liver and kidneys, diacetone alcohol is suspected of damaging fertility or the unborn child according to ECHA.  

  • โŒ Di-HEMA Trimethylhexyl Dicarbamate: film-forming ingredients, it poses a risk of sensitization from misuse of the products

  • โŒ Nitrocellulose: possible allergenic 

  • โŒ Tert-butyl hydroperoxide

  • โŒ Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer: acrylic acid, methacrylic acid, and 2-Ethylhexyl acrylate seems ok but may increase the risk of respiratory irritation.

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Under evaluation:

  • Trimethylpentanediyl dibenzoate: seems ok

  • Acetyl Tributyl Citrate: seems to be ok

  • Adipic Acid/Neopentyl Glycol/Trimellitic Anhydride Copolymer: seems ok

  • COLORANTS:

  • Dyes: or organic pigments are derived from petrochemicals, may contain traces of heavy metals. Samples yellow 5 and red 30 

  • iron oxides: inorganic mineral pigments, may contain traces of heavy metals but ok not from China. titanium dioxide and iron oxides

  • silica, phosphoric acid, and stearalkonium bentonite: ok

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Nail Polishes listed here are also biodegradable, Gluten-free, Soy-free, Dairy-free, Nut-free Vegan, and Cruelty-free do not contain any animal by-products.

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When going to a nail salon bring your safer nail polish with you.

The majority of nail salons are a smelly and toxic environment 

  • It is very important that we consider the safety standards for those who work in nail salons that are exposed every day to those fumes, we need to demand cleaner safe nail salons for everyone. 

  • Always consider safe options for yourself and those around you. CHECK MY NAIL SALON PAGE 

SOPHI Nail Polishes 
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๐Ÿ’…Are you planning to be pampered with a manicure and pedicure? If your nail salon doesn't carry 5-free nail polishes, bring your own! 
I bring my 
๐Ÿ’… Are you planning to be pampered with a manicure and pedicure? If your nail salon doesn't carry 5-free nail polishes, bring your own! 
I bring my 
Sophi nail polish! ๐ŸŒธSOPHI is water-based (instead of a conventional solvent-based formula), eco-friendly, free from formaldehyde, toluene, phthalates, bisphenol A (BPA), and ethyl acetate. It is non-flammable, virtually odorless, and hypoallergenic! ๐ŸƒSOPHi's Prime-Shine-Seal system all in one is for chip resistance and the Shine Topcoat for additional scratch resistance! To make your nails look beautiful longer โœจ Made in the USA, vegan, and cruelty-free! ๐Ÿ˜The shade pictured is #NoFilter ๐ŸŒŸThey have Piggy Paint a version for kids!  ๐Ÿ’•

SOPHi’s nail polish formula is different from others on the market because every ingredient in the polish is biodegradable with no traces or residues left behind, thus it would make an excellent addition to your mulch pile. This advanced formula is about 75% water, yet dries to a hard finish! Cruelty-free and do not contain any animal by-products.

INGREDIENTS:  Water,  Acrylates copolymer, Neem Oil.  May also contain the following colorants (depending on shade): Red 7, Red 34, Red 28, Red 17,  Iron oxide, Titanium dioxide, Ultramarines, Chrome Green, Mica, Violet 2.

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Sophi Nail Polishes 

 

๐ŸŒธ From the founder of Piggy Paint, the non-toxic nail polish company for kids, here is the fancy nail polish version for ladies.
โœจThese nail polishes are not only free from formaldehyde, toluene, phthalates, bisphenol A (BPA), and ethyl acetate, but they are non-flammable, odorless, and hypoallergenic!
๐ŸƒThey also created SOPHi's Prime-Shine-Seal system all in one, for chip resistance and the Shine Topcoat for additional scratch resistance! Your nails will look beautiful longer ๐Ÿ’…
๐ŸŒธMade in the USA, vegan, and cruelty-free! ๐Ÿ˜My favorite shades are: it's a girl thing, Rome-ance me, pretty shore about you, and no filter! 

INGREDIENTS:  Water,  Acrylates copolymer, Neem Oil.  May also contain the following colorants (depending on shade): Red 7, Red 34, Red 28, Red 17,  Iron oxide, Titanium dioxide, Ultramarines, Chrome Green, Mica, Violet 2.

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Kid Licks Organic Nail Polishes 

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๐ŸŒฟI found Kid Licks, a safer nail polish, which is food-based, made from 100% edible ingredients! It’s non-GMO, gluten-free, nut-free, dairy-free, and cruelty-free.  It can be removed with alcohol, soap, and water, so there is no chemical nail polish remover needed, such as acetone! Kid Licks dries to the touch in 2 to 5 minutes and should last several days. It comes in very cute colors, including baby pink, fire engine red๐ŸŽˆ, and hot pink ๐Ÿ’–

Even if it is a safer option for children, its use should be supervised. Remind them (and you!) not to chew on nail polish. ๐Ÿ˜‰

INGREDIENTS:  made of non-GMO, 100% edible ingredients. Alcohol and confectioner's glaze, and may contain titanium dioxide, blue 1 lake, blue 2 lake, red 3, red 40 lake, yellow 5 lake and yellow 6 lake. 

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Huella  IN REIGN OVER ME

 ๐Ÿ’…๐Ÿป 10-Free™ vegan nail lacquer uses an innovative formula, specifically designed to give you flawless coverage & brilliant shine. Our versatile, chip-resistant colors are handcrafted without the use of the common toxic-10 ingredients. Each bottle of lacquer includes a professional-grade flat brush to give you an even application with every stroke. 

๐ŸŒท This Professional Nail Lacquer is handcrafted without the use of the following toxic & questionable ingredients, commonly found in other nail polishes.

INGREDIENTS: Butyl Acetate, Ethyl Acetate, Nitrocellulose, Acetyl Tributyl Citrate, Phthalic Anhydride / Trimellitic Anhydride / Glycols Copolymer, Isopropyl Alcohol, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Adipic Acid / Fumaric Acid / Phthalic Acid / Tricyclodecane Dimethanol Copolymer, Sucrose Acetate Isobutyrate, Citric Acid

May Contain: (+/-) : Aluminum Powder (CI 77000), Iron Oxides (CI 77499 / CI 77491), Red 34 Lake (CI 15880), Red 6 Lake (CI 15850), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Mica (CI 77019), Blue 1 (CI 42090), Yellow 11 (CI 47000), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Violet 2 (CI 60725)   Made in the U.S.A

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100 % Pure Organic Nail & Cuticle Oil

 ๐Ÿ’…๐Ÿป A combination of blue tansy, vitamin E, and jojoba oil soothes dry cuticles and helps to strengthen brittle nails.

Our nail and cuticle oil blends fruit oils with botanical extracts to boost the health of nails and cuticles. Vitamin E and jojoba help to strengthen brittle nails, replenish lost hydration, and restore shine. Anti-inflammatory blue tansy calms redness and irritation from fungus and hangnails while soothing dry or damaged cuticles. Made In the USA

๐ŸŒท๐Ÿฐ DIRECTIONS

Brush oil directly onto cuticles. Gently massage into cuticles and nails until absorbed.

INGREDIENTS: Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil*, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil*, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Tanacetum Annuum (Blue Tansy) Flower Oil, Limonene**, Linalool** *Organic Ingredient **Component of Natural Essential Oil

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Cote Natural Nail Polish Remover
Takeoff Towel

๐Ÿ’…๐Ÿป I have those and I found them to be great for travel. they are small single-use towels, they won't leak in your luggage and take very small space. Each box comes with 8 towels

They are acetone-free nail polish remover towels with an orange scent.

They are gentler and less drying than other conventional nail polish removers!

côte's non-acetone takeoff towels will gently wipe away polish, giving you a clean nail bed without any chalky residue.

I found it very convenient to keep it in your beauty kit or in your bag when in rush. 

This brand has a very cute nail salon.

INGREDIENTS: PROPYLENE CARBONATE, ALCOHOL DENAT, EQUISETUM ARVENSE (HORSETAIL) EXTRACT, ROMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF EXTRACT, ALOE BARBADENIS LEAF JUICE, GLYCERIN, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, WATER, NATURAL TUSCAN BLOOD ORANGE OIL BLEND

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Acetone-Free Nail Polish Remover Gel

 ๐Ÿ’…๐Ÿป Acetone-Free + Low Odor + Eco-friendly

  • Gel formula stays in place on the nail for easy removal

  • Cruelty-free + Vegan

  • Made in USA

  • Works with any nail polish, especially SOPHi Nail Polish

๐ŸŒท Direction: On protected surface, apply a drop of ‘SOPHi Nail Polish Remover Gel’ to each fingernail and spread to edges of polish. Allow to soak on nail for 1 minute or until almost dry. Use paper towel to remove nail polish. For hard to remove polish, repeat as needed. For best results, use with SOPHi Nail Polish Remover Sticks. The remover sticks help to lift and peel the polish from the nail once the Gel Remover has soaked polish.

INGREDIENTS: Methyl Acetate, Algin, Aloe Vera, Vitamin E.

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