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:
Helps your nail varnish harden and is a known carcinogen.
- Dibutyl Phthalate
DBP is found in nail polish as it helps with chipping and cracks. This chemical is a reproductive toxin.
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.
Also found in nail polish; Parabens have suspected endocrine disruption. They cause skin irritation and are harmful to our wildlife.
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.