Five Toxic Chemicals in Nail Polish

 What Chemicals are In Your Nail Polish?

Yes we’re a society that likes to paint our nails. Not only that, our daughters and sons are playing around and colouring their fingers and toes. The chemicals in nail polish are gradually becoming more recognised, but we still have a long way to go.

Like most cosmetics, the majority of the chemicals found inside are toxins to our reproductive system. With Nail Polish, look out for the Three Free Nail brands, these at least don’t have the first three in the following list:

  1. Formaldehyde
    Helps your nail varnish harden and is a known carcinogen.
  2. Dibutyl Phthalate
    DBP is found in nail polish as it helps with chipping and cracks. This chemical is a reproductive toxin.
  3. Toluene
    This is what helps your varnish go on smooth. It’s a Neuro-toxin, meaning it’s toxic to your nervous system and brain. It’s known to cause dizziness, nausea, headaches and has been linked to birth defects.
  4. Parabens
    Also found in nail polish; Parabens have suspected endocrine disruption. They cause skin irritation and are harmful to our wildlife.
  5. Phthalates
    Other phthalates in nail varnish, are endocrine disruptors.

It’s important to note here that these are not the only chemicals found in nail polish. Brands like Butter London are Eight Free and vegan. The do not test on animals or include any animal products in their products. You can shop for Butter London on a Nourished Life by clicking here.

Or a Ten Free nail brand, 100% Pure! This AWESOME brand carry the cruelty free badge, as well as being free from the common toxins found in nail polish. Shop Here.

What Toxin Free Nail Polish are you using?