When you go for your manicure, do you often wonder exactly what goes into that glossy colour that now resides on your fingers and toes? Nail varnishes can contain ingredients that can cause allergies or irritations, so your itchy eyes or skin may not be the result of your skin care.
Most nail brands are now at least three-free, meaning they’ve removed the worst of the chemicals dibutyl phthalate or DBP, a plasticiser; formaldehyde, a known carcinogen; and toluene, a toxic ingredient found in solvents from their formulas.
However, that can still leave some of the leading culprits of allergic contact dermatitis and irritant contact dermatitis hiding in the bottle; so while that manicure can look chic on the outside, it may not be so good for you on the inside. Check out our free-from round up for healthy nails.
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OPI I’ll Have a Gin and Tectonic £12.50
No Dibutyl Phthalate, Toluene, and Formaldehyde.
Ciaté Pure Pots in Boudoir £10
No Toluene, Formaldehyde, Dibutyl Phthalate and Synthetic Camphor
Kure Bazaar in Camel £15
No Dibutyl Phthalate, Toluene, Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, and Camphor
Nails Inc Nailpure in Prince Arthur Road £15
No Phthalates (including DBP), Toluene, Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde resin, Camphor and animal derivatives
Dr’s. Remedy in Playful Pink, £11.95
No Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, Toluene, Parabens, Camphor, Xylene and Phthalates
Butter London Patent Shine 10x in Across the Pond, £15
No Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, DBP, Toluene, Camphor, Ethyl Tosylamide, Xylene, TPHP
Little Ondine in Queen of Hearts, £11
No Formaldehyde, Toluene, DBP, Formaldehyde Resin, Camphor, Xylene, Ethyl Tosylamide, Parabens, and Acetone
Nailberry in Romance, £14.50
No Phthalates including DPB,Toluene, Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, Camphor,Xylene, Ethyl Tosylamide,Triphenyl Phosphate,Alcohol, Parabens, Animal derivatives, Gluten