You Should Be Worried About The Ingredients in Your Nail Polish?
Looking for a natural nail polish is not an easy feat. Chances are you’ve grabbed the polish of your dreams at the salon without realizing it’s filled with harsh chemicals. Natural alternatives do exist. “Safe” polishes are broken down into categories from “three-free” to “ten-free”, referring to the number of chemicals they are free from.
So, which additives should you make sure are not included?
The top three you should steer clear from are formaldehyde, toluene, and dibutyl phthalate.
Formaldehyde: This chemical is commonly used in the embalming process and can cause skin irritation and negatively impact the nervous and immune system.
Toluene: Extended exposure to the chemical Toluene can lead to headaches, dizziness, and, in severe cases, more serious reproductive damage.
Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP): The chemical works to prevent nail polish from becoming brittle but has been proven to impair the hormonal development of male fetuses and in some cases cause early-onset menopause.
Five-free polishes are created without formaldehyde, toluene, DBP, plus camphor or formaldehyde resin.