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Most people don’t take the time to think about just what nail polish does to their bodies. Sure it looks pretty, but the side effects can be awful!

Recently studies have shown that most nail polishes contain over 24 toxic chemicals. Things like triphenyl phosphate which shows up less than 10 hours after application. Some of these products don’t even disclose the use of these chemicals as ingredients on their packages! This means at least twenty percent of our nail polish likely contain these chemicals.

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Triphenyl phosphate (TPHP)

This is a known chemical that disrupts our endocrine system, this is awful because that is what controls all of our hormones. This chemical may affect one’s metabolism, reproduction abilities, and hormone regulation. This should be especially alarming considering young girls tend to keep their nails painted. Not to mention the 25% of people who bite their nails, can you imagine how much chemicals you are ingesting?

There are also many other terrible chemicals in nail polish such as:

  • formaldehyde
  • toluene
  • dibutyl phthalate

Learn how to make a safer alternative below