Is Your Nail Polish Toxic?

There is no doubt in my mind that you are thinking to yourselves now “What?! But the smell of my fresh nail varnish was so fruity and amazing I actually thought it was good for me”. But a lot of you might not know that on top of having a strong chemical scent- a lot of nail polishes contains toxic ingredients. 3 For a matter of fact. These toxic chemicals can be absorbed into your body through your nail bed or even cause a nail fungus infection. If you already have an infection then check out this txhealthpool.org review on a product that may be able to help you out. If you don’t then by reading this you may be able to prevent it from ever happening to you.

Read The Label

Next time you purchase a nail varnish- try reading the label or checking the companies website. For example, a website like www.ciennarose.com clearly states that their nail polish is non-toxic and this is certainly something that you should be looking out for when buying a new color. It only takes a minute to do check if your nail polish is non-toxic so why don’t more people do it? It’s funny how women read labels of any cosmetic product they use, but more than 75% of all women don’t read the labels on their nail varnish! And this is something you leave on your hands for days, cook with it and lets face it- put in your mouth quite often. So now do you see why this is important? Whilst it is essential for you, as the consumer, to diligently read the label to check its ingredients, it’s equally as important for the brand to ensure that all of the information has been correctly coded and marked onto the product so you can check for these things. For example, places similar to Paul Leibinger Inc, (https://www.packagingdigest.com/coding/paul-leibinger-inc) manufactures inkjet coding and marking systems for the labeling of products like this to provide the consumer with the utmost safety, such as looking for specific ingredients within the items. It may just prove to be beneficial to your health and safety. There are 3 key ingredients you should be looking for if you want your nail varnish to be toxic-free:

Dibutyl Phthalate

Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP) is a plasticizer used often in cosmetics and manufacturing of various plastic tools/toys and also in the manufacturing of printing ink. After being banned by The European Union to be used for cosmetic proposes or for the manufacturing of children’s toys, you certainly don’t want this on your nails.


Being highly toxic to all beings (Animal and human), ingesting 39mL of a substance containing 37% formaldehyde can cause sever health issues including death. Sounds scary to you? Make sure this toxic ingredient is not in your nail polish.


Mostly associated with paint thinners and the manufacturing of fuel, Toluene can be deadly if inhaled in high volumes. Inhaling small amounts of Toluene are not recommended either, with side-affects like: Confusion, migraines, loss of appetite, and even the loss of colour vision.

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