Healthy alternatives

Acquarella – Nail Polish

Bkind – Nail Polish

Honeybee Gardens – WaterColors Nail Polish, non-toxic

Hopscotch Kids – WaterColors Non-Toxic Nail Polish

Piggy Paint – Non-Toxic Nail Polish

Pure Anada – Nail Polish

Suncoat – Water-Based Nail Polish


Use water-based nail polish.

Ingredients to avoid

  • Ethyl acetate: irritant to eyes and upper respiratory tract, neurotoxic
  • Benzophenone-1: allergen, endocrine disruptor
  • Coal tar dye: carcinogen, sensitizer, photosensitizer
  • Formaldehyde: carcinogenic, eye and respiratory irritant, respiratory sensitizer
  • Triphenyl phosphate: neurotoxic, gastrointestinal and neuro-muscular symptoms
  • Dibutyl phthalate: irritating to eyes and upper respiratory tract, nephrotoxic, neurotoxic
  • Toluene: irritant to skin and eyes, neurotoxic, may be toxic to development and the respiratory tract

Toluene is sometimes present in large quantities in nail polishes (up to 50% of the composition).