March 20, 2013
Natural is a big buzzword whether it is marketing food or beauty products and nail polish is no exception. But pop your head in a nail salon and the smell can be overwhelming. How can a scent that potent be "natural?"
It can't. "A truly 'natural' nail polish does not exist on the market. The alternative nail polish formulas have been designed to reduce or eliminate the more toxic ingredients," says Jim Hammer, cosmetic chemist at Mix Solutions. Polishes without the toxic trio (Dibutyl phthalate (DBP), Toluene and Formaldehyde), also known as "three-free"; for example, are less toxic.
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