Banned ingredients


• "21 Free":
Our nail polishes are "21 Free" free of components whose effects are harmful to health and the environment, do not contain nano-particles, synthetic fragrances or endocrine disruptors.

Formulated without: Silicone, Toluene*, Benzene*, Formaldehyde*, Dibutyl-phthalate, Formaldehyde Resin, Synthetic Camphor, TPHP, Xylene, Styrene, Benzophenone-1, Benzophenone-3, Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK), Ethylene Glycol, Hydroquinone ( HQ), Methoxyphenol-4 (MEHQ), Ethoxylated nonylphenols, Tert-butyl hydroperoxide, Green Chromium Oxide, Bismuth oxychloride, Mutagenic and reprotoxic carcinogen (CMR), Ethyl tosylamide. (*Prohibited in Europe)

We have removed the following ingredients:
Its primary target is the central nervous system. It is irritating to the skin, eyes and respiratory system.
Mutagenic and reprotoxic carcinogen (CMR)

Gasoline vapors act on the nervous system and cause serious disorders of the blood formula. Benzene is a flammable and toxic solvent.

Formaldehyde and formaldehyde resin:
Very irritating to the skin, nose, throat, eyes, it is an allergen. Its systemic penetration is insignificant. The carcinogenic power of formaldehyde is limited to the nasopharynx (cavum) since 98% of the inhaled dose is retained in the nasal mucosa.

Their harmful effects mainly concern fertility, the development of the fetus and the newborn. These phthalates are also suspected of being endocrine disruptors.
The following phthalates have been classified as carcinogenic, mutagenic, reprotoxic substances (CMR category 1 or 2) by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA)

Synthetic Camphor:
Camphor induces a sensation of warmth and may cause nausea, visual hallucinations, delirium, cerebral edema, status epilepticus, hypotension, tachycardia and respiratory failure

TPHP triphenyl phosphate:
a harmful substance is present in many brands of varnish.
This substance would pass through the pores of the skin and disrupt our system such as "hormone regulation, metabolism, reproduction and development
It is an endocrine disruptor in varnishes, which would become effective in the body between 10 and 14 hours after application.

Burning sensation, eye irritation, cough, fever, pneumonitis, headache, asthenia, dizziness, confusion, nausea, memory impairment, concentration, insomnia, irritation

Headaches, nausea, dizziness, feeling drunk and impaired coordination: linked to inhalation of styrene Irritation of the eyes, nose and throat: linked to contact with styrene

Benzophenone-1, Benzophenone-3:
Both are known to be highly allergenic, especially after sun exposure. They are also strongly suspected of being endocrine disruptors

Methyl ethyl ketone (MEK):
May irritate nose and throat. May affect the nervous system. Symptoms may include headache, nausea, dizziness, drowsiness and confusion. may cause mild skin irritation, moderate to severe eye irritation. Symptoms include red, sore, and watery eyes. The vapor also irritates the eyes.

Ethylene glycol:
The central nervous system is the first to be affected during poisoning by the direct toxic effect of ethylene glycol. In the same way as ethanol, it causes intoxication, followed by drowsiness or coma. Convulsions may occur due to a direct toxic effect of the product.

Hydroquinone (HQ):
Suspected of causing cancer, may cause an allergic skin reaction, causes serious eye damage,
Suspected of inducing genetic abnormalities

4-Methoxyphenol can affect you when it is inhaled and passes through the skin. Contact can cause severe skin and eye irritation and burns resulting in permanent damage. Repeated contact may cause skin and eye discoloration and may damage vision, may affect liver and kidneys.

Ethoxylated nonylphenols:
Endocrine disruptor, Suspected of damaging fertility, Suspected of damaging the unborn child, Causes severe skin burns and serious eye damage

Tert-Butyl Hydroperoxide:
This product is irritating and corrosive to the skin, eyes, respiratory and digestive tracts. Acute vapor toxicity.

Green Chromium Oxide:
In the workplace, inhalation is the main route of exposure to chromium VI. It is considered a definite carcinogen by the IARC (Group 1). The associated cancers are cancer of the lungs, cancer of the nasal cavities, and that of the sinuses.

Bismuth Oxychloride:
Inhalation: Its vapors are toxic and are released at a relatively low temperature. And methyl bismuth is volatile at room temperature. These vapors expose to intoxication acquired by the respiratory tract.
Mutagenic and reprotoxic carcinogen (CMR):
Chemical substances alone or in mixtures can present various harmful effects on human health. Some are called “CMR” because they are carcinogenic, mutagenic, or toxic for reproduction. These terms are defined by the regulations
     • Carcinogens (C): substances and mixtures which, by inhalation, ingestion or skin penetration, can cause cancer or increase its frequency.
     • Mutagens (M): substances and mixtures which, by inhalation, ingestion or skin penetration, can produce hereditary genetic defects or increase their frequency.
     • Toxic for reproduction (R): substances and mixtures which, by inhalation, ingestion or skin penetration, may produce or increase the frequency of non-hereditary harmful effects in the offspring or impair reproductive functions or capacities.

Ethyl tosylamide:
This toluene ingredient is used to allow the polish to spread evenly and prevent it from chipping. It has been banned from cosmetics in Europe because it is considered a subcategory of antibiotics and could cause resistance to them.