While there’s a lot of beauty buzz surrounding skin and hair care products that are free of parabens and other ingredients, what you put on your nails should be an equally important part of the conversation. The best non-toxic nail polishes are formulated without the three main aggressors commonly found in nail polish formulas: dibutyl phthalate or DBP, toluene, and formaldehyde. And beyond leaving unfavorable ingredients out of the picture, a truly great non-toxic polish will be made of a high-performance formula and come in a wide range of gorgeous colors.
Branka Tomic, Co-Founder of LVX, a high-fashion, seven-free premium nail lacquer, believes that some of the chemicals present in topical beauty products are harmful. “For nail polish specifically," she explains, "it's crucial to not only seek out brands who claim to be 5+ free, but to be aware of their full ingredient list.” So finding a polish that's five-free or 10-free is great, but be sure that you're still reading the label in its entirety if there are specific ingredients you're concerned about.
Not sure where to begin? These seven non-toxic nail polishes are available in tons of colors and finishes, so you can find a polish free of common aggressors that's still loads of fun to apply.