Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Poisoned by Nailpolish ♥

Don´t we all love changing the color of our nails each week? Oh the possibilities! I love bright fun colors for spring and summer, and gravitate towards plums, red and nudes for the colder months. But be aware! Your favorite nail polish may be harmful to your health, as exposed by the NY Times.

Research has shown that there is a link between the chemicals that make the nails chip resistant, fast drying and bright colored and serious health problems. But don´t worry, a lot of brands have taken this in to consideration and have taken out all the harmful chemicals out.

Watch out for this ingredients:

  Dibutyl phthalate (DBP): This stuff keeps the nail polish formula flexible and is the ingredient for a “chip-free” finish. It’s also the ingredient that’s most linked to reproductive issues.
  Formaldehyde: This is a preservative, sterilizer, and an embalming chemical (used to embalm dead bodies) as well as a known carcinogen. This makes your nail polish harden and keeps it fresh for a long time.
  Toluene: This is a petroleum/coal tar derived chemical that’s meant to keep your polish smooth. Chronic exposure is linked to anemia, liver, and kidney damage, decreased blood cell count, and it can affect a developing fetus.
  Formaldehyde Resin: This is a derivative of Formaldehyde that may be slightly less toxic but is still a carcinogen and allergen. It’s included to harden and smooth the nail polish.
  Camphor: This is a plasticizer that makes polish flexible. It’s also a neurotoxin, which can cause seizures if ingested (nail biters, looking at you!) and liver damage when absorbed into the skin. (stylecaster, 2015)

Now let me make your life easier, here is a list of nailpolish that does´t t have these chemicals, most exclude 3 or all 5:

Butter London, CND, Deborah Lippmann, Essie, Estée Lauder, Hard Candy, Smith & Cult,  M.A.C., NARS, Nicole, OPI, Priti NYC, Spa Ritual, Wet ‘N Wild, American Apparel, Chanel, Dior, Givenchy, L’Oréal, RGB, Zoya, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, Scotch Naturals, Tenoverten, Kure Bazaar, Acquarella, NCLA, Mineral Fusion, Suncoat, Piggy Paint, LVX, Jin Soon, Jule.

Find these brands in Honduras: OPI, Essie and Loreal

Source: Style Caster, Ny Times

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