Our 5-free pregnancy safe nail polish formula does not contain toluene, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, dibutyl phthalate or camphor. Our hip, modern hues are long-lasting and chip resistant; and all of our polishes are cruelty free, vegan, gluten-free and made in the USA. We show a little extra lovin' to the preggos with our 5-free nail polish, but Knocked Up Nails is also safe for allergy sufferers, cancer patients & children.
About Toluene, Formaldehyde, Dibutyl Phthalate and Camphor
Our polish is 100% free of toluene, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, DBP and camphor. Formaldehyde has been classified as a human carcinogen (cancer-causing substance) by the International Agency for Research on Cancer and as a probable human carcinogen by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). It is also considered a possible irritant to the eyes, nose and throat, and may lead to skin irritation and an allergic rash called dermatitis. The EPA restricts toluene in drinking water because it affects the central nervous system and can cause headaches, dizziness and fatigue, as well as damage to the liver and kidneys. DBP (dibutyl phthalate) is prohibited for use in cosmetics in the European Union because it is a possible human reproductive or developmental toxin. The data from several peer-reviewed scientific studies indicated that DBP may be an endocrine disruptor, which means that it disrupts the natural balance of hormones in the body. Lastly, camphor can cause irritation to eyes, skin, and nose, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headache, and dizziness. Knocked Up nails does not contain triphenyl phosphate (TPHP).
Butyl Acetate- an organic compound commonly used as a solvent in the production of nail polish. Butyl acetate is found in many types of fruit & has the sweet smell of bananas or apples.
Ethyl Acetate – another organic compound commonly found in perfumes, confectionaries and fruits
Nitrocellulose - a fiber used for viscosity
Acetyl Tributyl Citrate – a biodegradable substance that increases fluidity
Adipic Acid/ Neopentyl Glycol/ Trimellitic Anhydride Copolymer - soluble in water, alcohol, and acetone
Isopropyl Alcohol - dissolves nitrocellulose (a fiber used for viscosity)
Stearalkonium Bentonite – a naturally occurring powder that is produced from the reaction between hectorite clay, a naturally occurring mineral, and stearalkonium chloride
Acrylates Copolymer – a safe adhesive
Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer – an environmentally-conscious film former
Benzophenone-1 – an organic compound used in nail polish
Polyethylene Terephthalate – a safe product that helps create a durable, yet flexible film
Aluminium Powder - obtained from naturally occurring aluminum-containing minerals
Mica – naturally occurring and made from sand