Nail polish: It’s often one of the most toxic un-natural products you can buy, full of both potentially harmful chemicals, and ingredients that have been proven to be unsafe for regular use. That’s why we’re extra careful about the nail care brands we stock. Our standards are high: Not only do they have to be big eight free (NO dibutyl phthalate, NO toluene, NO formaldehyde, NO formaldehyde resin, NO camphor, NO TPHP, NO xylene, NO parabens), but we also only stock vegan, gluten free, and cruelty free nail polish.
It’s important because your nails, cuticles and the skin around them can readily absorb what’s put on them, and your nail health can be indicative of your overall health. Plus, you use your fingers for so many things, and your polished nails can easily come into contact with your delicate eye area, your mouth (or your kids’ or pets’ mouths) and other sensitive parts of your body. So, you don’t want those harmful or questionable ingredients sneaking into your body any other way.
But we, like many, love a good manicure or pedicure. We’ve found a happy medium—stay away from the big uglies when it comes to potentially hazardous ingredients and embrace all-natural nail polish without chemicals, like the ones we’ve tested here.