15 Feb '14, 1pm

Polish Up: The Toxic Trio

A couple years ago, the public was outraged to find out that nail polish was made with some potentially harmful ingredients. As a result, most mainstream brands changed up their formulas and now label themselves as “3-Free”. But what exactly does that mean? This might be a refresher for some people, but I think it’s still an important topic to discuss (especially now that there are new nail polish brands emerging left and right): THE TOXIC TRIO Toluene: This is used to help nail polish go on smoothly. Unfortunately, inhaling high levels of toluene is said to be harmful to your nervous system, and can cause light-headedness and nausea. Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP): DBP may have kept your nail polish from chipping, but it’s also been linked to cancer and birth defects. Formaldehyde: Are you ready for this? Formaldehyde is commonly used to preserve and embalm dead animals (and hum...

Full article: http://michellephan.com/polish-up-the-toxic-trio/

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