Mainstream Nailpolish or Natural Nail Polish?

We’ve talked before about some toxic chemicals commonly found in commercial beauty products but did you know that quite a few of these chemicals are found simply in nail polishes alone? 

Although nail polish can never be 100% natural, many natural cosmetics companies have made steps to make sure that the most dangerous of chemicals are not going anywhere near our cuticles.
 
If you have a whole pile of nail polishes at home, make sure you read this table of harmful ingredients commonly found in commercial nail polishes, before you choose to reapply!
 
WHAT INGREDIENTS SHOULD I AVOID IN COMMERCIAL NAIL POLISHES?
 
Ingredient
Used for…
Concerns
Commercial nail polishes, manufacturing of plastics, car undercoating, sealants, printing inks, household cleaning products, adhesives, perfumes.
Linked to reproductive problems, dangerous effects on developmental growth, toxic for the environment, linked to problems in the endocrine system and increases the risk of diabetes.
Commercial nail polishes, building materials, glues, household paints, fertilizers and pesticides.
A possible carcinogen, known to cause cancer of the blood, nose and throat, can cause irritation to the nose and throat, can cause asthma and nausea.
Commercial nail polishes, hair dyes, gasoline, solvents, paint thinners.
Headaches, dizziness, fatigue, memory loss, hearing loss and reproductive toxicity.
Commercial nail polishes, Vicks VapoRub, mothballs, bath products, makeup, shaving cream.
Highly poisonous, can cause tachycardia, skin vasodilation, convulsions and seizures, can cause death in large amounts.
 
Commercial nail polishes, manufacturing of plastics, fire retardant.
Possible reproductive toxicity, neurotoxicity, endocrine effects.
Commercial nail polishes and personal care products.
Commercial nail polishes, solvents, paint thinners.
Toxic for the environment, can cause irritation to the skin, eyes, nose and throat, can cause difficulty breathing, nausea and memory loss.
Commercial nail polishes, personal and cosmetic products, foods.
Possibly linked to breast cancer, can alter hormone production.
Commercial nail polishes, production of petrol, batteries, paints, and more.
Can cause learning difficulties, headaches, memory loss, abdominal pain, and nausea.
 
 
SO, WHAT ARE SOME TOXIN-FREE NAIL POLISHES?
 
HANAMI nail polishes use a ‘7 free’ formula, meaning that they are free from dibutyl phthalate, toluene, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, camphor, xylene and even parabens. Hanami understand that nail polish can’t be made entirely of natural ingredients. Instead, they do their best and stick to their ‘7 free’ formula. Available in a range of bold or pastel tones, HANAMI nail polishes even include a vegan brush (PETA certified!).
 
Known for their vibrant and metallic colours, Zoya have been awarded as the longest wearing nail polish on natural nails in Women’s Health Magazine. What’s more, they are the big ‘10 free’, meaning that Zoya nail polish is free from everything in the above list! Zoya have said no to formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, dibutyl phthalate, toluene, camphor, triphenyl phosphate, parabens, xylene, ethyl tosylamide, and lead, and still offer award-winning quality. Amazing!
 
Visit EverNatural.com.au to browse our range of HANAMI and Zoya nail polishes now!
 
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