There’s a lot of bad stuff in nail polish.
Like, a lot.
I never really paid much attention to the ingredients in nail products until I learned that Formaldehyde was an active ingredient, thus beginning my freak out.
I had the pleasure of spending the morning with Dear Sunday’s non-toxic nail studio here in NYC and learned quite a bit about what goes into making polish and how their treatments and products are different than the status quo. Their polish is considered 10-Free, Vegan and Cruelty Free, and comes in regular polish and gel formula too. Sunday’s promises you won’t find anything close to toxic in their products or services. Below is a common list of ingredients found in standard polish and the affects they can have on the body:
Dibutyl Phthalate: respiratory irritant.
Toluene: nervous system impairment and constricts functions of immune system, kidney, liver, and reproductive effects.
Xylene: can cause depression and headaches.
Ethyl Tosylamide: causes developmental and reproductive toxicity.
Camphor: can cause nausea, headaches, and dizziness.
Formaldehyde: can cause respiratory and skin irritation, could potentially cause skin cancer.
Formaldehyde Resin: can turn into formaldehyde and can cause the above.
Parabens: suspected endocrine disruptor.
Tert-Butyl Hydroperoxide: may be toxic to blood, lungs, liver, the respiratory system and the central nervous system.
W H O A .
That’s a lot to process when it comes to the standard manicure. From the calming and minimal interior, to the lovely nail technicians and candles (natural of course) burning throughout the spa, I definitely had a toxic-free time and loved the result of my gel mani and pedi. If you’re interested in learning more about Dear Sunday’s and their mission to make non-toxic nail treatments a regular thing, click here for more info.
Are you willing to make the switch?