A nice set of freshly manicured nails really puts the finishing touch on any look. A French manicure with a great suit practically screams “hire me” in a job interview. Sexy red nails are a great way to set the tone for date night. Even a nice, clear polish as you run errands on the weekend just looks more pulled together than naked nails.
But there is mounting evidence that the chemicals in nail polish are hazardous to our health. It’s great that we have become much more aware of the harsh chemical compounds that we come into contact with all too often. So many of the beauty products that we use to make ourselves look and feel good come at too high a price when they start to have a negative effect on our health.
Does that mean that you need to start going polish-free? NEVER! If you want to keep yourself safe from the harmful chemicals found in nail polish, there are many non-toxic nail polishes on the market. So many, in fact, that you could spend a lot of time and a lot of money trying them all to get the one that gives you great results, safely, but doesn’t cost a fortune.
We have saved you the trouble and expense of doing your own reviews. Our reviewers have evaluated three non toxic nail polish brands based on their cost and their performance. If you want to keep your glamorous nails and skip the toxins, do it with these safer alternatives to commercial nail polishes!
Dr.’s Remedy Enriched Nail Polish
This nail polish gives beautiful, long-lasting results while vitamin and mineral compounds promote healthy nail growth. It contains garlic bulb extract and tea tree oil that are both anti-fungal and antibacterial agents. Dr.’s Remedy is made without harsh, toxic chemicals. It’s less harmful to your nails than regular polish. In fact, it contains amino acids that actually enhance shine.
Dr.’s Remedy Enriched Nail Polish is perfect to cover up discolored nails. It is safe for those who have discovered allergies or skin sensitivities to the harsh chemical compounds in commercial nail polishes.
It’s called Dr.’s Remedy because it is actually created by doctors. It comes highly recommended by podiatrists and chiropodists who are treating patients struggling with the sometimes embarrassing problem of recurring nail fungus. It’s safe for use during treatment and its coverage is so good that it can be used to completely mask nail discoloration and the telltale symptoms of nail fungus.
Our reviewers liked this brand because the creamy formula gave excellent coverage, and when used with the Dr.’s remedy base coat, the finish lasted for days and sometimes weeks without a single chip! It’s more expensive than some drug store brands, but the long-lasting results more than make up for the added cost.
This product is free of formaldehyde, DBP and toluene- some of the most dangerous chemicals in the commercial nail polish formulas. Even if you are just looking for ways to reduce your overall exposure to harsh chemicals, Dr.’s Remedy is right for you. It’s the only over-the-counter nail polish that is created by doctors, recommended by doctors, and specifically designed to be free from harmful toxins.
Color Club Halographic Hues
Have you ever wondered what nail polish the cool kids are wearing these days? We know the answer, it’s Color Club Halographic Hues nail polish. Color Club is a fan-favorite of celebrity manicurists. These nail colors are seriously cool. They twinkle under different lighting conditions to give a holographic effect, hence the name. But more than that, Color Club polishes are contain no formaldehyde, toluene or DBP. Better still, they are vegan-friendly and never tested on animals.
Color Club is well-known for rich shades in a huge variety of high-performance polishes. Though the company recommends two thin coats of polish for complete coverage, many of our reviewers found that they got their desired results with only one coat. More coats means more of the holographic effect, usually only found in much, much more expensive polishes. Color Club is the least expensive of our recommended polishes. It’s inexpensive, but definitely not cheap.
ManiPure is the vegan, non-toxic nail polish that is all the rage in the due date clubs of pregnancy forums. ManiPure is free of the dreaded “Big 5” harmful toxins that are commonly found in commercial nail polish formulas: DBP, Toluene, Camphor, Formaldehyde, and Formaldehyde Resin. This alone is enough to make it a favorite in polish circles. It’s so safe that many of those expectant mothers continue to use it long after their babies are delivered. They use it on themselves, and on the nails of their little girls.
Easily identified by its eco-friendly bamboo top and array of gorgeous colors, ManiPure nail polish also nourishes nails under the polish. The high-gloss finish can last as long as a week without chipping, even for those who insist on hand washing their dishes. On the expensive side, ManiPure is at a price point in line with most high-end nail polishes.
Nail Polish Remover
All good relationships must come to an end, and when it’s time to remove your ManiPure nail polish, the company has also developed Soy Power nail polish remover. Like ManiPure nail polish, Soy Power is non-toxic and non-carcinogenic. And unlike most commercial polish removers, which just reek of the harmful chemicals they contain, Soy Power has the natural fragrances of lavender, jasmine, and lemon. For these reasons, it’s by far the best non toxic nail polish remover.
Just when you thought trying to go more natural would mean giving up your glorious nails, we went and found you three non toxic polishes to keep you, and your nails, looking great.