Did you know you can buy organic nail polish? I had no idea but decided to look into it today and stumbled across some great companies! Obviously non-organic nail polish is toxic in many ways. It contains things like toluene, formaldehyde and dibutyl phthalate which can all have very negative effects on people.
Ethyl Acetate – an organic compound has a pungent smell like pear drops. It is colorless and used as a solvent.
Nitrocellulose – a long lasting film forming agent derived from cellulose.
Acetyl Tributyl Citrate – colorless non-toxic liquid used as a food adadative.
Phthalic Anhydride/Trimellitic Anhydride/Glycols Copolymer – intermediate for the synthesis of surface coating in dyes and adhesives.
Isopropyl Alcohol – the non-toxic alternative to formaldehyde
Stearalkonium Hectorite – a thickening agent to make sure all the glitter doesn’t sink to the bottom.
Adipic Acid/Fumaric Acid/Phthalic Acid/Tricyclodecane Dimethanol Copolymer – an organic compound used as a food flavorrant ingredient found in mushrooms, and lichen.
Citric Acid – obtained from citrus fruits. ” – Priti website
Next is a well-known company, Zoya. I was aware of this company but had no idea they made less toxic nail polishes! At only $6 each, these nail polishes are a great option. While not completely free of toxins, they are formaldehyde, toluene & dibutyl phthalate free. Women’s Health magazine voted these nail polishes as the longest lasting!