The Next Wave of Eco-Friendly Nail Color
Published May 16, 2012
Harmful chemicals can destroy your nails, and while most nail polishes claim to be 3-free, there are some brands focusing on removing even more of the nasty stuff from your beloved bottle of color.Eco-friendly 'green' nail polishes are getting more and more popular, and they aren’t lacking in the color, texture, or quality departments. We rounded up our three favorite earth-friendly lacquers.
These Berlin-based, 5-free nail polishes are available in super-vivid, pop-tastic colors, and don't contain any of the nail nasties: formaldehyde, dibutyl phthalate, toluene, formaldehyde resin and camphor. The formula is thin but extremely pigmented, and provides an opaque wash of color after only two coats.
With some of the best color options we've seen, (everything from neon yellow to cement gray) Nailezee's polishes are completely free of harmful chemicals (in other words, 5-free). Their special effects line certainly doesn’t disappoint, either,—sparkle, shimmer, and metallics—so get painting!
Peacekeeper polishes are, like our other picks, 5-free, cruelty-free and vegan, so they're perfect for earth- (and animal!) conscious nail painters. The silky formula applies smoothly sans streaks, and lasted nearly a week without chipping!