Due to recent buzz in the indie nail polish community related to a single brand’s nail polish line that caused severe skin and nails reactions, I would like to give you more details on what ingredients I use in my nail polishes to reassure you.
#ITrustIndiePolish and so should you.
5-free Base all nail polishes
Ethyl acetate, Nitrocellulose, Butyl acetate, Acetyl Triethyl Citrate, Isopropyl Alcohol, Phthalic Anhydride/Trimellitic Anhydride/Glycols Copolymer, Silica, N-Butyl Alcohol
Free from Toluene, Formaldehyde & Dibutyl Phthalate(DBP), Camphor, Formaldehyde Resin and cruelty free.
Liquid Pigments added to most of my polishes
Ingredients included depending on the color:
Butyl Acetate, Ethyl Acetate, Nitrocellulose, Phthalic Anhydride/Trimellitic Anhydride/Glycols Coplymer, Styrene/Acrylates Colpolymer, Isopropyl Alcohol, Acetyl Tributyl Citrate, Steralkonium Hectorite, Titanium Dioxide CI77891, Yellow 5 Lake CI I9140, Red 34 lake CI 15880, Red 7 Lake CI 15850, Iron Oxides CI 77499, Ultramarines CI 77007, Blue 1 Lake CI 42090, Manganese Violet CI 77742
Glitters and Pigment Powders
Depending on the polish I add glitters or powders for color. Here is the list of most common ingredients in those:
Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Aluminum, Polyurethane Coating, Colorants, Surface Binder, Synthetic Mica (Kmg3AlSi3O10F2), Titanium Dioxide, Tin Oxide, Red 264, Yellow 83, Black 7, Red 123, Red 122, Violet 23, Blue 15:3, Violet 19, Blue color pigment.
NOTE: You should not expose the polishes to elevated temperatures or ignite them as it may lead to emission of harmful vapors or composition of undesirable components in the polish.