4 Benefits of Non-Toxic Nail Care

Posted by Staci Morris on

A new wave of beauty products is coming, emphasizing kindness over cruelty. Show kindness to the planet, animals, and yourself by choosing non-toxic nail care.

Why Choose Non-toxic Nail Care?

The benefits of non-toxic nail care are numerous, but we’ll focus on the four big ones — nail health, mental health, physical health, and environmental health.

Here are Four Benefits of Non-Toxic Nail Care:

1. Your body will thank you

As dermatologists writing for the Harvard Health Blog point out, anything you put on your skin can be absorbed by the body. Nail polish, with its proximity to the delicate skin of your cuticles, is no exception.

The three main culprits concerning toxic nail polish are formaldehyde, toluene, and dibutyl phthalate. Formaldehyde is used as a hardener, toluene acts as a solvent, and DBT is a plasticizer. Instead of these ingredients, which are probable carcinogensnervous system disruptors, and endocrine disruptors, respectively. Non-toxic nail polish provides a healthier alternative.

Liberation Nails chooses ingredients like ethyl acetate (also used to decaffeinate coffee beans) and acetyl tributyl (derived from citric acid). While many nail polish brands avoid the three most harmful ingredients and call themselves 3-free or 5-free, we make a point to avoid more than twenty-one toxic chemicals in our products.

We believe you can be beautiful and respect your body with 21-free nail polish.

2. Your mind will thank you

Most of us try to be good humans, but some days it feels like an impossible task. All day, we hear:

“Be inclusive!”

“Protect the environment!”

“Don’t support sweatshops!”

“Use vegan products!”

“Don’t forget to practice self-care!”

Nail polish has the potential to contribute to all these social and economic problems. Do you know where your nail polish company stands on inclusivity? Do you know who makes the product? Is it tested on animals? Is it toxic to the environment?

At Liberation Nails, we are very clear on where we stand regarding these issues. Our products allow you to relax and practice small self-care rituals without the pressure of wondering if you’re compromising your health or contributing negatively to the environment or society. As founder Staci Morris said in an interview with USA Wire, Liberation Nails is designed for people who demand “sustainable, cruelty-free, and chemical-free products.”

3. Your nails will thank you

One of the most immediate rewards you’ll experience when choosing non-toxic nail polish is noticeably healthier nails. While most nail polishes contain ingredients that result in dry, cracked skin and weak nails, non-toxic nail care has the opposite effect.

Nail polish has been known to cause nail fungus. Gel manicures are notorious for causing brittle, peeling nailsDehydration is a common problem when using acetone nail polish remover.

Again, there are healthier alternatives.

Our nail polish remover uses natural ingredients like frankincense oil and Abyssinian seed oil to nourish your nails and cuticles while gently removing the polish. In an article for Nails Magazine, an industry scientist recommended looking for quick-dry drops that contain a blend of natural oils and silicones to keep nails healthy. As for nail polish, the less chemicals they have, the better.

Choose a non-toxic nail polish that skips allergens, parabens, and harmful chemicals to ensure your nails stay strong and healthy.

4. Your planet will thank you

The Zero Waste Memoirs cites “x-free” nail polishes as some of the best for the environment, and the higher the number, the less harmful impact they will have. The same chemicals that soak into your skin will also leech into the ground and contaminate our water.

Non-toxic nail care practices eliminate this issue, returning natural ingredients to nature rather than introducing new and harmful chemicals. Liberation Nails uses refillable products and compostable materials to ensure the lowest environmental impact.

Don’t forget about the animals! Popular brands like Sally Hansen continue to test on animals in countries like China, where animal testing is required. That’s just not worth it to us. Our products will always be vegan-friendly, cruelty-free, and Leaping Bunny-certified.

There Is No Excuse to Forgo Non-Toxic Nail Care

Committing to non-toxic nail care is one of the best choices you can make for yourself and our planet; it’s also an easy one. Non-toxic nail products are a small investment in your health, including all the ingredients you want and none of the ones you don’t.

Choose healthier nails and a healthier lifestyle by opting for non-toxic nail care.

Our colors are vibrant, our ingredients are natural, and our mission is clear. If you’re interested in learning more about Liberation Nails and our non-toxic products for adults and children, read about us, our FAQ or contact us. 

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