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What Is Plant-Based Nail Polish?

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What Is Plant-Based Nail Polish?

Plant-based nail polish is made from plant extracts and other natural ingredients to create healthier, non-toxic nail colors that improve nail appearance, revitalize nail health, & reduce moisture loss. Ingredients used in plant-based nail polish formulas may include citric acid, to control nail polish viscosity; soy amino acids, for providing hydration & binding moisture to the nails; and celery seed extract, to normalize nail cell formation and promote the production of ceramides and keratins for a healthier nail appearance.

The Benefits of Plant-Based Nail Polish

Plant-based nail polish colors do not contain known chemicals such as the carcinogenic "toxic trio": Toluene, Formaldehyde, and Dibutyl Phthalate, extremely harmful chemicals that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration labels as health hazards.

Toluene, used in traditional nail polish & fingernail glue for smooth application, is known to cause:

  • Dry or cracked skin
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Numbness
  • Eye, nose, throat, and lung irritation
  • Damage to the liver and kidneys
  • Harm to unborn children during pregnancy.

Formaldehyde functions as a nail hardener in traditional nail polish and is known to cause:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Coughing
  • Asthma-like attacks
  • Wheezing
  • Allergic reactions
  • Eye, skin, and throat irritation

Formaldehyde has even been linked to causing cancer; however, some people are more sensitive to Formaldehyde exposure than others.

Finally, Dibutyl Phthalate, the plasticizer in traditional nail polish used to prevent brittle nails, is known to cause:

  • Nausea
  • Eye, skin, nose, mouth, & throat irritation

Long-term exposures to high concentrations pf Dibutyl Phthalate may cause other serious effects.

Plant-based nail polish instead relies on plant extracts and other natural ingredients to create:

  • Thicker, Stronger, More Durable Nails
  • Brittle-Free Nails
  • Chip-Resistant Nails
  • Moisturized, Hydrated Nails
  • Break-Resistant Nails
  • Longer Wear

Improving Nail Health & Eliminating Chemical Exposure

Ultimately, using plant-based nail polish will place focus on improving your nail health & appearance as well as eliminating the long-term chemical exposure that's caused from chemicals present in traditional nail polish formulas.

If you're experiencing dry skin, irritation of the eyes, nose, or throat, coughing, wheezing, nausea, and dizziness and you use traditional nail polish, you may be experiencing side effects from the chemicals present in your traditional nail polish.

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