Formaldehyde Free Nail Polish (A Revisit)

I am revisiting this topic because I don’t think its right for me to give you bad news about your beauty products without giving some alternatives. The problem with formaldehyde in nail polish is that it can be absorbed through the nails and it is a chemical that causes CANCER. So just now I went online to find nail polish that doesn’t have the harmful chemical formaldehyde in it and I did find some. Now to be honest I can’t be 100% that this is true but I’m hoping I’m not passing down false information. I also hope that they wouldn’t hoodwink us knowing that cancer is a big problem in the world right now but then again it wouldn’t be much of a surprise. So I am hoping that this information is accurate. I do know that there is formaldehyde free nail polish but I’m not quite sure that these big brands don’t but they say they ar so i’m going to give them the benefit of the doubt. This website says that Nicole Nail Lacquer-The Kardashian Kollection, Hard As Nails Extreme Wear Nail Color, Orly and Essie are all (Allegedly) formaldehyde free nail polish brands. I even found information that they recommend Nicole by O.P.I. as the best nail polish for pregnant women who still want to polish their nails.

I’m love polish and I use Hard As Nails Extreme Wear Nail Color so I am hoping that this information is true. It would break my little heart lol! It just sounds too good to be true right? Well if I learn better I will share better information but for now I’m gonna throw some cappuccino on my nails!

heres a link to some formaldehyde fee polish http://search.ulta.com/cosmetics/Formaldehyde%20Free%20Nail%20Polish

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There’s Formaldehyde In My What??

Just the word formaldehyde gives me the creeps. It just sounds like something deadly and ironically it’s a fluid that’s used to embalm bodies for open casket funerals. Believe it or not formaldehyde is in A LOT of things that we use on a daily basis and I am learning about new products almost every month that has this chemical in it. Just in case you do not know and I looked it up just to make sure I was passing along the right info, Formaldehyde is a preservation fluid that replaces the blood so that your loved one looks a little more real for the big send off.  I also found out that it is known to cause cancer and no one wants the big C so let’s be more mindful of the things we put in and on our bodies You can find formaldehyde under different names such as diazolidinyl urea, imidazolidinyl urea, 2-bromo-2-nitropropane-1,3-diol (most commonly known as bronopol), and sodium hydroxylmethylglycinate.

I found that you can get great deal of contact with this chemical from just getting ready for a girls night out. Lotions, nail polish, nail polish removers, hair products (Brazilian Blow Out) and it is even on some fabrics of clothing. So let’s be aware of these things and this is the purpose of this blog to educate on why natural is better for US. I have said it over and over, I am not 100% natural but as I learn better I can do and share better. I have a nice collection of nailpolish so Im not happy about what I have found out but hey I rather know the truth.  We shouldn’t have to suffer the pain of cancer all over the wrong bottle of nail polish and lotion. I know we like to be fab and we like our products but you can still be gorgeous and healthy!

Some of us are more sensitive than others so I found a list of reactions to exposure to formaldehyde so if you feel any of things after using certain products maybe you should check the label.

Breathing formaldehyde may cause:

  • burning stinging or itching sensations
  • a sore throat
  • teary eyes
  • blocked sinuses
  • runny nose
  • Sneezing.

For more info on this visit these websites that I have gathered my information from. I focussed on beauty products just to stay on topic of my blog but this stuff can be found all over your house so check your labels!

http://nomoredirtylooks.com/2011/06/how-to-avoid-formaldehyde-in-your-products-expecially-now-that-the-government-has-admitted-its-a-carcinogen/

http://www.productsafety.gov.au/content/index.phtml/itemId/973697

www.globalhealingcenter.com/natural-health/formaldehyde/