Say hello to your next guilt-free mani.
Not all nail polishes are created equal. Many formulas on the market are packed with harmful and unnecessary chemicals, which can actually be absorbed into the body.
"The top three ingredients that have been removed are formaldehyde, toluene, and dibutyl phthalate," says Michelle Saunders, celebrity manicurist and founder of Saunders & James. "There’s a big myth around the toxicity of nail polish. You’ll see 3-free, 5-free, 7-free, and so on, but 3-free is just as safe as 7-free. However, next time you see a nail polish that says '7-free,' read the rest of the ingredients listed, and look each one up so you have a better understanding."
For those who prefer fewer chemicals in their manicures just to be safe, try one of these brands that omit the primary three offenders and other unsafe ingredients, while still giving you high-quality color you'll love.