Friday, January 28, 2011

Non-toxic Nail Polishes

*There are lots of brands out there that say they are all-natural or nontoxic, and there is no chemical-free nail polish (that I could find -- tell me if I’m wrong!) on the market. But there are three main ingredients you are looking to avoid:

1.Dibutyl phthalate (DBP)

2.Formaldehyde (yes, seriously, in your nail polish)

Those three have been linked to problems ranging from skin irritation in people to birth defects in animals.

Polishes that exclude all three of the above-listed chemicals:

Piggy Paint, nontoxic, odorless, kid-friendly, kid-colored, water-based formula.

Honeybee Gardens, an alternative to solvent-based nail polish, water-based, odorless, removes with rubbing alcohol.

No-Miss, does not contain the three-to-avoid above, and also does not contain camphor.

Acquarella, water-based system of nail polish, conditioner, remover and moisturizer.

Suncoat, water-based nail polish that has been recognized and honored from the Canadian Health Food Association Expo.

Gaiam, created by New York City’s first organic spa, this nontoxic nail polish is free of known carcinogens.

Peacekeeper Cause-Metics, created by the Environmental Working Group as the safest paint-based natural nail polish.

Sante, created without the use of formaldehydes, toluene, and colophony rosin.

Nubar, carcinogen-free nail care products.
Safe Nail Polish, nontoxic, odorless, made in the USA.

Priti, nontoxic, made without the evil-three and all know carcinogenic ingredients.

Spa Ritual, vegan nail lacquers.

*Taken from Care2 Green Living blog, promoted on Yahoo! Green.

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