Monday, October 28, 2013

Zoya Nail Polish Founder named Natural Health Hero!

Zoya Reyzis (Zoya Nail Polish* founder) named a Natural Health Hero.

- Excerpt from...
How Zoya Reyzis Brought Natural Beauty to Women in Brilliant Color
In 1984, Zoya and Michael Reyzis were expecting a baby. This created a bit of a concern for Zoya who was working as an aesthetician. That’s because the harsh chemicals used in nail polishes, removers and other common cosmetics could cause birth defects.

Zoya realized that this wasn’t only a problem for her – but for the many women who were pregnant and still wanted attractive, colorful nails. She questioned why nail polishes had to be made with these chemicals.

Those chemicals include toluene, dibutyl phthalate, and formaldehyde – which are sometimes referred to as “the toxic trio.”  The FDA has stated that toluene may cause birth defects and development issues in children. Studies of dibutyl phthalate or DBP has also been linked to birth defects in animals, and formaldehyde is considered a carcinogen.
Nail polish and removers can also contain methyl methacrylate and acetonitrile, a chemical that breaks down into potentially poisonous cyanide if ingested in the human body.

It’s no wonder those things were such a major concern for an expectant mother who worked around these chemicals all day long.
Fortunately, Zoya had someone quite knowledgeable at her disposal. Michael Reyzis just happens to be a brilliant chemist. So Zoya asked her husband to start creating nail polishes that were safer to use.

It turned out that Michael had a talent for developing these products. Working in a lab built in the basement of their home, Michael started bringing Zoya’s ideas to life. Together the couple formed a dream-team developing a host of cosmetics using less dangerous ingredients and more natural alternatives.
 - Kasey Steinbrinck,
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See the entire Natural Health Heroes article featuring Zoya Reyzis here.

*Zoya is Big5Free! - Zoya Nail Polish and Treatments are completely free of Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, Dibutyl Phthalate, Toluene and camphor


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