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What is 15-Toxic Free & Why choose 15-Toxic Free ?


Our motto here at Miss Nails is to make our nail enamels using the safest ingredients available. While it is nearly impossible to make completely Natural or Organic nail color, we have done our best to stay away from the 15 most toxic ingredients and therefore ensure a much safer, natural formula. We have been able to achieve this without using any of the 15 toxic ingredients (listed below) which are commonly used in many synthetic products floating in the market.

Always make sure to choose a toxic free nail polish which is, for the very least, labeled >3 Free< because at the end of the day, nothing is more important than your health! All Miss Nails polishes are formulated in France & Proudly Made In INDIA!

Now you can paint your nails without worrying about the 15 most toxic ingredients with Miss Nails:


1. Acetone

Acetone is toxic in nature. However, a small amount of acetone might give you an upset stomach, may cause headache, dizziness, nausea or vomiting. It can even cause loss of consciousness, and may even be fatal. Hence, we don't use Acetone in making our polishes for you.


2. Phthalates (incl. Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP), Diethylhexyl Phthalate (DEHP))

Phthalates can be found in a variety of our cosmetics including nail polish in which they are used as plasticizers or solvents to give nail polish their shiny and plastic-like consistency. Plasticizers have been proven to be carcinogenic and have also been associated with damage to the liver, kidneys and even the reproductive system. This is why we make sure that all Miss Nails polishes are free from Phthalates.

3. Toluene (also Methylbenzene)

Toluene is found naturally in crude oil and in the tolu tree. It is used in a variety of cosmetics including hair dye and nail polish in which it functions as a solvent to suspend the colour in order to form a smooth finish. Toluene has not been classified as a carcinogenic but has been proven to be a powerful neurotoxin when inhaled. Hence, we do not use Toluene in making our polishes for you.

4. Xylene

Xylene is a commonly used solvent in nail polish used to thin the nail polish – or to ensure your nail polish doesn’t get ›lumpy‹. Xylene also often gives nail polish its distinguished odor. Xylene has been proven to be a common allergen whose vapors can cause eye & skin irritation, headaches, dizziness and nausea. Therefore, all Miss Nails products are Xylene free.

5. Camphor

Camphor is found from the wood of the camphor tree but it can also be synthetically produced. This synthetic form is the one most commonly found in nail polishes and it is used as a plasticizer to add more shine and elasticity. Excess exposure to camphor can cause nausea, dizziness and headaches when inhaled. It is said that in small doses camphor does not pose any health risks, but why take the risk and rather not use any! Hence, we don't use Camphor in making our polishes for you.

6. Formaldehyde

Formaldehyde is used as a preservative in nail polish. It is also an ingredient that commonly gives nail polish its strong odor. It is a proven carcinogen and can additionally cause respiratory symptoms, nausea and allergic reactions. Therefore, all Miss Nails polishes are free from Formaldehyde.


7. Formaldehyde Resin

Formaldehyde resin adds depth, gloss and hardness to the film of the nail polish. It is also an ingredient which helps the nail polish better adhere to your nails. It is not classified as a carcinogen like formaldehyde but is a known skin allergen and has been proven to cause dermatitis. This is why we don't use Formaldehyde Resin in making our polishes for you.

8. Ethyl Tosylamide

Ethyl Tosylamide is most commonly used as a plasticizer in nail polish. It can increase the durability and longevity of the nail polish. In Europe, it has been banned from many (but not all) personal care products because of its antibiotic properties and antibiotic resistance. We have followed this great example by banning the use of Ethyl Tosylamide in all Miss Nails polishes.

9. Triphenyl Phosphate (TPHP)

Triphenyl Phosphate is also used as a plasticizer to improve the flexibility and durability of the nail polish. The exposure to TPHP has been associated with endocrine impacts and reproductive and developmental toxicity. Therefore, we do not use any Triphenyl Phosphate in any of our Miss Nails polishes.

10. Colophonium

This is a sticky substance that comes from pine and spruce trees. Its sticky qualities make it a potentially useful ingredient in many cosmetics however it is considered a strong allergen and has been associated with acute allergic contact dermatitis as well as difficulty in breathing. All Miss Nails polishes are free from Colophonium.

11. Organic Halides (AOX)

Organic halides are used as solvents. They are a chemical compound made of bromine, iodine, fluorine and chlorine. They have been associated with nerve damage and some are considered carcinogens. Hence, we don't use Organic Halides in making our polishes for you.

12. Parabens

Parabens are a group of ingredients which act as preservatives. They keep bacteria, mold and fungi from growing in your cosmetic products. Parabens have been associated with the increased risk of breast cancer and skin cancer. No form of Parabens is used in making our polishes for you.

13. Silicone

The most commonly used silicone in nail polish is dimethicone. It is used to speed up the drying process. It is known as an allergen but also a non-biodegradable chemical which is bad for the environment. This is why we do not use Silicone in making our polishes for you.

14. Fragrances

If your cosmetics or nail polish lists fragrance as an ingredient it is good to watch out for this because it is most commonly unknown which ingredients exactly make up this fragrance. Most fragrances have been linked to serious health problems such as cancer, reproductive and developmental toxicity, allergies, and other sensitivities. Nail polish sometimes uses fragrances to hide the odor or to simply give a pleasant smell to the nail polish. All our Miss Nails polishes are free from toxic fragrances.

15. Animal Derived Ingredients

Animal ingredients in nail polish most commonly include guanine and carmine. They have not been proven to cause health problems but we, as a vegan company, have chosen to stay away from them because we do not want to include any ingredients in our products where an animal had to be harmed or killed. Therefore, we are completely against these types of ingredients and do not use any form of Animal Derived Ingredients in making our polishes for you.