Conventional nail polish is one of the most toxic products in the beauty industry, as many contain a ton of harmful chemicals. It only takes 10 minutes of polish being on your nails for it to be absorbed into your bloodstream. These chemicals are especially dangerous to pregnant women and children.
Many nail polishes include -
- Toulene - known to cause reproductive issues and dizziness. Also found in gasoline.
- Formaldehyde - a common carcinogen found in many beauty products. Used to preserve dead things and have strict warnings on inhalation and skin contact.
- Dibutyl phthalate (DBP) - banned in Europe and is another chemical known to cause reproductive problems, especially in boys. The environmental working group suggests that this is a high danger level chemical and warns that it can cause organ problems and endocrine disruption.
Nail polish removers are also equally as problematic and the fumes are especially harmful. Karma hues are one of my favorite organic nail polish companies. Not only are they vegan, they do not contain any of the ingredients listed above and they are chip resistant, durable, and have no harsh odors. So...... Naturally I only want the best and healthiest for my clients.
I'm excited to announce EmbellishU will be going organic and toxin free for manicures and pedicures. We care about you and what you put into your body!! After carefully choosing which brand I want, I found some great products that work amazing!! Polishes are also available in glossy, matte, and glow in the dark shades. It is a non-yellowing formula and they are cruelty free. They have removers too! Be sure to consider that next time you go get a manicure.