Oh gawd. Life without nail polish… is it worth living? Well you don’t need to decide because there are non-toxic nail polish options available.
There are two types of non-toxic nail polish: water-based and 5-free (or 3-free). Water-based are, well water-based. I’ve tried two brands (Scotch and Honeybee Gardens) and I’ve found the polish to be kind of plastic-y/tacky to the touch and they only last a day or two. Water-based are the most natural options but I don’t use them.
I use 5-free polishes, which means they’re free from the worst chemicals in mainstream nail polish:
- Dibutyl Pthalate
- Formaldehyde Resin
Some polishes are just ‘3-free’ and are free from the first 3 ingredients. 5-free is best but 3-free is still a good option. 5-free nail polishes are not all-natural, but you’re avoiding the worst offenders.
*Tip: To get a better sense of the colors, do a google image search for any brand/shade you’re interested in.
This is my fave brand. They’re affordable and have a ton of different colors and finishes. They last quite well too. I also use their polish remover. To purchase in Canada, click here.
I’ve tried both of these and they’re good. To purchase SpaRitual in Canada, click here.
I’ve never tried Kure Bazaar but I’ve heard good things.
Do you wear nail polish? Are you more into brights, neutrals or vampy darks (my personal fave)? Let me know in the comments.
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