How do we prevent this from happening WHILE making sure that our nails look as beautiful as the outfit we picked to match them?! The answer is a bit tricky, however, once you start implementing our suggestions, it gets simpler.
The best way to check whether the beauty product is safe is to refer to the “Environmental Working Guide (EWG)”. This is an organization that has made its mission to empower people to live healthily. Many brands work with scientists to develop a toxicity rating, from 1 to 10. Products with a low score (between 1 – 2) have a low hazard, while anything over a 7 is unsafe.
Indicators on the packaging and bottles are another way of making sure that nail polish is safe for use. Many bottles have “3-free” or “5-free”.
3-free nail polishes are those that leave out the “toxic trio” (formaldehyde, dibutyl phthalate, and toluene) from their formulas. Fortunately, 3-Free nail polishes have become common in the market.
5-free polishes are those that leave out the “toxic trio” plus camphor and formaldehyde resin as well.
Some brands such as Londontown and Sundays include 9 and 10-free labels on their bottles. This means that they do not contain the ingredients mentioned above plus xylene, ethyl tosylamide, parabens, lead, and tert-butyl hydroperoxide.
You should keep health and safety in mind when purchasing nail polish or any other product. It’s easy to overlook the repercussions of using chemicals for beauty. Remember to stay safe and stay healthy!