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What Does It Mean When A Nail Polish Is 5-free?

Written by Tara

5-free nail polish brand KB Shimmer doesn’t use toluene, DBP, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, or camphor in its products. Côte’s formulations are 5-free: You won’t find formaldehyde or formaldehyde resin, DBP, toluene, camphor, or triphenyl phosphate (aka, TPHP — a suspected endocrine disruptor).

5-Free polish does not contain dibutyl phthalate, toluene, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin or camphor. 6-Free polish does not contain dibutyl phthalate, toluene, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, camphor or parabens.

Generally Is 5-free nail polish safe? Camphor – This isn’t toxic unless you inhale or drink a huge dose (like, twenty bottles’ worth), but it’s an irritant. It’s found in small amounts near the bottom of the nail polish ingredients list.

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Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

What does 9 free nail polish mean?

9-Free means our nail polishes are formulated without Formaldehyde, Dibutyl Phthalate, Toluene, Formaldehyde Resin, Camphor, Xylene, Lead, Paraben, Ethyl Tosylamide making them safe for all members of your family.

What does 3 free nail polish mean?

So, when nail polishes are listed as 3-Free this means that they are free of those three nasties! 5-Free nail polishes also do not contain those three ingredients, but in addition also tend to not contain Formaldehyde Resin or Camphor either (Camphor can cause your nails to turn yellow and dry out).

Is OPI polish 5 free?

Our 9-free* nail polish formula is free of fillers and chemicals that are commonly used in nail polishes across the beauty industry.

Is Essie 5 free?

Essie Nail Enamel Essie’s Nail Enamel formula has been vegan and eight-free since late 2020, and the brand announced it in the best way: without the fearmongering that often accompanies nontoxic claims.

What is the healthiest nail polish?

Best Nontoxic Nail Polish

  • Best Overall: 10 FREE CHEMISTRY Plant-Based Clean Nail Polish.
  • Best Color Range: Zoya Nail Polish.
  • Glossiest Finish: butter LONDON Patent Shine 10X Nail Lacquer.
  • Best Drugstore Pick: Pacifica 7-Free Nail Polish.
  • Cult-Favorite: Smith & Cult Nail Polish.
  • Best Earth Tones: Tentoverten Nail Polish.

What does free mean in nail polish?

Free is a term used in the beauty community that means a nail polish is free of a certain amount of toxic chemical ingredients. There are a variety of free nail polishes each with their own benefits.

Does OPI nail polish contain formaldehyde?

*Original information: OPI Nail Polish boasts about not having the toxic trio (toluene, formaldehyde, and DPB) but, it has other ingredients that aren’t the greatest: camphor, which can cause nausea and dizziness if inhaled, and Benzophenone 1, which may negatively affect the endocrine system.

Is Orly 5 free?

ORLY Nail Polish Is Non-Toxic As we mentioned, all of our different types of ORLY nail polish are non-toxic and free of any harsh chemicals. All of our nail polishes are 12-free.

Are 10 free nail polishes safe?

This type of formula omits dibutyl phthalate, TPHP, toluene, xylene, ethyl tosylamide, camphor, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, parabens, and gluten. Therefore, this formula of nail polish is considered to be one of the safest types of nail polish due to its substitution of toxic chemicals.

Is OPI nail polish toxic?

To begin, in 2006, OPI reformulated its nail polish to remove dibutyl phthalate (DBP). An endocrine disruptor, DBP has a rating of 10 (the most toxic) in the EWG Skin Deep database. OPI also states that its nail polishes do not contain formaldehyde or toluene.

What does it mean to be 7 free?

In addition to 3 Free and 5 Free, many companies are increasing the number of chemicals they are removing. Our polishes are 7 free. This means that they are free of ethyl tosylamide and xylene. The number of ingredients that nail polishes tend to claim to be free of keeps on climbing.

Does Sally Hansen nail polish have formaldehyde?

Do Sally Hansen Nail Polishes contain Formaldehyde, DBP, and Toluene? A benefit to our nail polishes is that they are free of these added ingredients!

What nail polish is safe for pregnancy?

While some experts think exposure to nail polish could be harmful to your fetus, there’s no clear evidence that the occasional manicure or pedicure is unsafe. The good news is nail polishes by popular brands OPI, Sally Hansen and Essie are 3-free.

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I am Tara, and I am addicted to nail polishes and other beauty related things!:) Join me on my ride to paradise!