Eco-Friendly Nail Polish

Did you know that your nail polish could be harmful to your health?  Conventional nail polish is full of solvents and other substances that are known to be neurotoxins, including amyl, butyl, and ethyl acetates and toluene.  Lead acetates may also be included, as well as formaldehyde, coal tar dyes, and other suspected carcinogens.  Plasticizers, called pthalates, which are generally believed to have a hand in disrupting hormones in the human body.

Why are all these dangerous chemicals allowed in our nail polishes?  Cosmetics aren’t subjected to safety testing in the United States, with harmful ingredients removed only on a voluntary basis and only after they’ve been proven to cause illness.