So as promised in the last post, here is the answer……
Research on the Internet shows that many people have tried the formaldehyde free nail polishes out and found the colors they want, albeit from different brands, found they also held up well with regards to chipping and that they were virtually odor-free.
Natural Water-Based Polishes
It is time to take a step in the right direction with regards to beauty products and your health. Go the less toxic route and choose bottles of 5-free nail polish, and be free of dangerous toxins. Water based polishes are free of the 5 chemicals commonly found in nail polishes. Water based nail polishes are made up mostly of water. With painting, the water evaporates and the residue leaves a hard coat of polish on your nails.
Do yourself a favor and make an effort to lower your exposure to toxic chemicals by looking at the fabulous water based formulas. Some 5 free nail polish brands are Dazzle Dry, Zoya, RGB Cosmetics, Helen E, Dashing Diva and Lippmann among others. Some water based brands are Acquarella, AllyKats, Scotch Naturals, Refreshingly Free and Piggy Paint.
Its time to go natural. Start throwing out those toxic nail polishes and choose nail polishes which are safe for pregnant women to use as well as small children. Leading brands have come up with a collection of nail polishes inspired by health, and this caring factor has helped these brands rise to fame.
Using color to impact an outfit works superbly, and hot pinks, lime greens, reds, black and white nail polish can draw attention to a seemingly drab outfit. Up until recently nail polishes contained a mix of toxins such as formaldehyde, toluene and dibutyl phthalate. Many beauty salons have been using these toxic nail polishes for years, unaware of the dangers which come from inhaling the noxious fumes.
Salons are realizing that 5 free nail polishes are the only option for health conscious beauty therapists and their customers. The 5 free nail polish range means that your nail polish is free from these toxic ingredients –
- Dibutyl Phthalate
- Formaldehyde Resin
Toluene for instance is toxic to the nervous system, causes nausea and can even impair breathing. Worse is that inhaling toluene can also cause developmental damage to the fetus. Formaldehyde is a chemical which is used to preserve and embalm dead animals and humans, and breathing this is can trigger asthma. In laboratories, they even warn you to avoid skin contact with it and to avoid inhalation.
Bad Thinks Lurking Behind the Glossiness
Cosmetics manufacturers have used toxic ingredients which have helped to give our hair, skin and nails that extra shine, gloss and healthy looks. While they’ve done a lot to give us shimmery good looks, they have been quietly doing a lot of bad things too.
The question is, do nail polishes need these chemicals to give us glossy fingertips and toes? Will non-toxic nail polishes have staying power? Will you get the fantastic color range that the toxic nail polishes bring out?
I answer this in my next blog post. Stay tuned……