Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Non-Toxic Nail Polish

Zoya Yana featured on
Toxin-Free (Big5Free*) Formula Nail Polish

"...formaldehyde, dibutyl phthalate, and toluene from their mixes along with the allergens camphor and formaldehyde resin—all potentially dangerous ingredients that could do everything from disrupt your endocrine system to cause cancer." ~

In a non-related article the Chicago Tribune also recently ran a piece spotlighting Salon Hype, a Chicago area salon that is dedicated to eliminating products that contain potentially harmful ingredients.

"... If you've ever read the list of ingredients on a bottle of polish you'd be amazed. The list of harmful ingredients is long and often unpronounceable and sometimes reduced to initials. Have you ever heard of toluene? The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) is on the record saying it causes kidney and lung problems, and can be harmful to pregnant women. Toluene is found in nail glue and most nail polishes, but we use toluene-free polishes, like Zoya. An ingredient you've no doubt heard of is formaldehyde, which is a known carcinogen, as well as causes all sorts of breathing problems and is used in nail hardeners and polishes."~ Chicago Tribune

*Zoya Nail Polish features a 5 free formula which does not include formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, dibutyl phthalate, toluene and camphor.

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