Non-Toxic Nail Polish & Remover
Both nail polish and nail polish remover contain many chemicals that we don't need to be putting onto our skin or breathing in.
Some salons have started to recognize this, and many are now carrying "5-free" or even "10 free" (toxin-free) polish. You can always bring your own, or for a less expensive option, all you need is a few simple products for a lovely, safe, skin-nourishing at home manicure.
For reference, here are the 5 main ingredients we are trying to avoid...
linked to liver damage when put on skin, and seizures when ingested (hello, nail biters)
endocrine disruptor, toxic to the reproductive system
heavily researched carcinogen that causes organ and immune system toxicity
known allergen, can cause skin, eye, and lung irritation
linked to malignant lymphoma and disrupts the development of a fetus
Rethink your nail polish remover.
Nail polish remover is some strong stuff. Think about that smell it produces, the way it quickly dries out your skin, and how effortlessly it strips paint. Acetone, one of the main ingredients in most removers, definitely doesn't belong in your skincare routine.
Try this non-toxic polish remover from Karma Naturals. We've tried a bunch and this one is always the winner. It smells incredible and it leaves your skin feeling amazing!
The Full Treatment
Make a super simple non-toxic salt scrub while you're at it, using coconut oil and your favorite essential oil. Try lavender oil—not only is it soothing and actually great for your skin, but it's also helpful for calming nervous energy. So take a bath, use your salt scrub, paint those nails, and feel fresh AF.