Non Toxic Nails With Dear Sunday’s

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? 

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