About 7-Free Nail Polish and Why it is Important
All Northern Nail Polish products are 7-Free!
“What’s 7-Free?” you may ask. 7-free is a wonderful thing! It means that all of the nail polishes that I make and sell are not only made without the 3 common chemicals found in nail polishes (Toluene, Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP), Formaldehyde), but also without 4 other very dangerous chemicals (Formaldehyde Resin, Camphor, TPHP and Xylene). Northern Nail Polishes are FREE of these SEVEN chemicals. The same can’t always be said about mass produced nail polishes sold in salons and stores.
Toluene is a liquid that is used as a solvent and has the familiar smell of paint thinner. You can be exposed to toluene by breathing it in or getting it on your skin, causing skin irritation. Unfortunately, inhaling high levels of toluene is said to be harmful to your nervous system and can cause light-headedness and nausea. Toluene is a toxin that may also cause birth defects and developmental problems in children of pregnant women who have had extended exposure.
Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP) is a commonly used plasticizer and has been linked to cancer. DBP has also been connected to birth defects in studies involving lab animals. In fact, this toxin was added to the California Proposition 65 list of suspected teratogens, which are agents that cause malformations of an embryo.
Formaldehyde is a commonly used chemical to preserve and embalm dead animals (and humans). Its vapors are also irritating and can trigger asthma. Formaldehyde is also a known human carcinogen, a factor directly involved in causing cancer.
Formaldehyde Resin is a derivative of Formaldehyde, mainly used in the production of coatings and adhesives. It is not as toxic as Formaldehyde but can be an allergen.
Camphor is a poison that can cause seizures and disorientation if used in large doses. This chemical acts as a cover on your nails, depriving them of nutrients and causing yellow staining on your nails.
Triphenyl Phosphate (TPHP) is a chemical used in plastics to improve flexibility and as a flame retardant. A handful of animal studies and in vitro studies have suggested that it could be an endocrine disrupter which effects your hormones – in particular, it could potentially effect reproductive health and lipid metabolism (that’s where that click-bait “nail polish makes you fat” headline comes from).
Xylene is irritating to the skin, eyes, and respiratory tract. It can cause systemic toxicity by ingestion or inhalation. The most common route of exposure is via inhalation. Symptoms of xylene poisoning include CNS effects (headache, dizziness, ataxia, drowsiness, excitement, tremor, and coma), ventricular arrhythmia, acute pulmonary edema, respiratory depression, nausea, vomiting, and reversible hepatic impairment.
That’s why choosing to use ‘7-Free’ handmade Northern Nail Polish is a great choice not only for local economy, but for your own health too!
Cruelty-free and Vegan!
Nail Polish Ingredients
Butyl Acetate, Ethyl Acetate, Nitrocellulose, Acetyl Tributyl Citrate, Isobutyl Acetate, Isopropyl Alcohol, Adipic Acid / Neopentyl Glycol / Trimellitic Anhydride Copolymer, Silica, Styrene / Acrylates Copolymer, N-Butyl Alcohol, Benzophenone-1. May also contain: D&C Violet #2, Polyester glitters, Mica/titanium dioxide/iron oxide.
Mini Bath Bomb (Mani/Pedi Bomb) Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Epsom Salt, Cornstarch, Kaolin Clay, Potassium Bitartrate, Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate, Colorant, Polysorbate 80, Grapeseed Oil, Virgin Coconut Oil, Essential Oil, With Hazel, Water.
Cuticle Balm Ingredients: Soybean Oil, Bees Wax, Sunflower Oil, Cocoa Butter, Shea Butter, Tocopherol Acetate, Aloe Vera Gel, Fragrance.