I love painting my own nails, but the chemicals in nail polish really bothers me. The smell makes me feel like I’m killing brain cells when I paint. I did some googling and came across three nail polish ingredients that should be avoided.
The toxic trio to look for in your nail polish ingredient include: dibutyl phthlate (DBP), toluene, and formaldehyde.
DBP is a reproductive & developmental toxin linked to feminizing effects in baby boys.
Toluene affects the central nervous system causing headaches, dizziness, fatigue and is a possible reproductive and developmental toxin.
Formaldehyde is a known human carcinogen. It is a irritant to eyes, nose, & throat, and can lead to skin irritations
N.Y.C's website claims that their Long Wearing nail polishes are free of the toxic trio, but on Ulta.com DBP was listed as an ingredient. Let’s just hope Ulta is wrong! Chinaglaze, OPI, Essie, and Orly all claim that they are toxic trio free on their websites! Yess! I guess I don’t have to find nail polish alternatives now =) hehehe
Excellent. Time to paint my nails! =) Have a good day =)
All products mentioned on my blog were purchased by me unless otherwise stated. I am not affiliated with any of the brands or company I feature and do not receive any compensation for my reviews. My reviews are honest opinions and based on my experience with the products.