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Non-toxic nailpolish? Where, and which ones?

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IndigoBarbie Tue 02-Apr-13 20:46:31

I wondered if anyone uses this, I have successfully stopped using most other chemical products from my skin and hair over the last 6 months (apart from my wee clarins moisturiser and bareminerals...) but really wondering about nailcolour.

soaccidentprone Tue 02-Apr-13 20:50:09

try Zoya grin

novelsituation Tue 02-Apr-13 20:50:19

I think Butter London is supposed to avoid the main nasties in nail polish

IndigoBarbie Wed 03-Apr-13 06:24:59

Thanks will check them out

AgathaF Wed 03-Apr-13 07:53:04

I had no idea nail polish contained formaldehyde.

HorsesDogsNails Wed 03-Apr-13 07:55:42

The good quality salon polishes (OPI, CND, etc) are all 3 free so don't contain formaldehyde, DBP or touelene.


Sleepwhenidie Wed 03-Apr-13 09:17:35

Butter London

JumpHerWho Wed 03-Apr-13 10:39:54

Why are formaldehyde and the others bad? confused is Essie ok?

JonesH Wed 03-Apr-13 11:35:32

I can Vouch for OPI nail polishes. Very good brand, relatively inexpensive considering, and free of all nasties.

AgathaF Wed 03-Apr-13 11:54:01

After some interwebs research, it appears that some are 3 free (free of Dibutyl Phthalate, Toluene, and Formaldehyde), like OPI, Butter London and others. Other polishes are 5 free (free of Dibutyl Phthalate, Toluene, Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, and Camphor), like Zoya, Revlon etc.

More here

IndigoBarbie Wed 03-Apr-13 20:59:37

I love you Mumsnetters! thanks so much. I am really serious about the chemical on the body thingie - but I do believe i have to take more action for what I put into my body too.........
I'm going to check out the links, and the brands and take the plunge. will report back once I try something out.
Cheers all smile

AgathaF Thu 04-Apr-13 07:57:56

I ordered a Zoya polish yesterday. Looking forward to trying it and seeing if it is any good.

ChameleonCircuit Thu 04-Apr-13 09:50:32

I think A-England is 3 free, as is Cult Nails. I love love love A-England's polishes. <nail polish junkie>

IndigoBarbie Mon 08-Apr-13 22:36:34

Agatha, how's the Zoya???

kingbeat23 Mon 08-Apr-13 22:38:43

Try nail girls in angel.

AgathaF Tue 09-Apr-13 06:36:25

Indigo I'm really impressed with the Zoya. Polish chips really quickly on my nails, even with the good ones like OPI and Essie I usually have chips within a day. I put the Zoya on (2 coats and a top coat) on Friday evening and have just touched up a few chips last night. In the meantime I've done normal housy stuff (I'm not very good at remembering rubber gloves), poked around in the pond amongst stones and done lots of typing, so I can't believe how well it has survived all of that.

CaptainKirksNipples Tue 09-Apr-13 06:41:38

Boots have started doing which only costs £1.99. Haven't tried it but at that price it would be rude not too! Doesn't have formaldehyde, toluene or dp.

mandybutlertemplespa Tue 10-May-16 19:55:12

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FashionLover1 Wed 11-May-16 14:51:04

Try Soigne or Little Ondine Both uses natural ingredients.

specialsubject Wed 11-May-16 18:38:19

here's that 'natural' list for Little Ondine.

Polyurethane-35, Acrylic, Hydroxypropyl Methyl Cellulose, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Triethanolamine, Sodium Laureth-12 sulfate, Titanium Dioxide. (May Contain [+/-] Mica, CI 77891, CI12490, CI 13015, CI 27755, CI 69800.)

I wonder where that lot is found in nature?

apparently it doesn't stink and just peels off - so no remover so less waste.

staghunter Wed 11-May-16 18:44:56

Habit cosmetics nail polish is non toxic and very good. Quite hard to find though.

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