Nicole Abene

California Regulators Find Dangerous Chemicals in Nail Polishes Despite "Nontoxic" Label

by , 04/11/12

nail polishes, toxic chemicals, eco-beauty, eco-friendly beauty, sustainable beauty, natural beauty, green beauty, Department of Toxic Substances Control, toluene, dibutyl phthalate, California, Proposition 65

If you’ve been feeling good about your “three-free” non-toxic polish, we have some bad news for you, your splash of color may not be as safe as you think. According to regulators in California who tested the lacquer, the polishes contained high levels of the chemicals the labels claimed to be free of. Click ahead to learn more about the mis-labeled polishes and why it’s important to steer clear of chemicals like dibutyl phthalate, toluene, and formaldehyde in beauty products.

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