WHAT ‘S 17-FREE AND WHY 17-FREE ?
About 17-Free Nail Polish and Why it is Important:
All ella+mila polishes are 17-Free ! “ What ‘s 17-Free ? ” you may ask. 17-free is a fantastic thing ! It means that all ella+mila products are made WITHOUT : acetone, Animal-Derived Ingredients, Bisphenol-A, Camphor, Ethyl Tosylamide, Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, Gluten, Glycol Ether of Series E ( Gycol ethers derived from ethylene oxide ), Nonylphenol Ethoxylate, Parabens, Phthalates ( including DBP ), Styrene, Sulfate, Toluene, Triphenyl Phosphate ( TPHP/TPP ), Xylene
Toluene is a liquid that is used as a solvent and has the familiar spirit of paint thin. You can be exposed to toluene by breathing it in or getting it on your skin, causing skin annoyance. unfortunately, inhaling high levels of toluene is said to be harmful to your anxious system and can cause light-headedness and nausea. Toluene is a toxin that may besides cause give birth defects and developmental problems in children of pregnant women who have had extended exposure .
Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP) is a normally used plasticizer and has been linked to cancer. DBP has besides been connected to birth defects in studies involving lab animals. In fact, this toxin was added to the California Proposition 65 list of suspected teratogens, which are agents that cause malformations of an embryo.
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Formaldehyde is a normally practice chemical to preserve and embalm dead animals ( and humans ). Its vapors are besides irritating and can trigger asthma. Formaldehyde is besides a known human carcinogen, a agent directly involved in causing cancer .
Formaldehyde Resin is a derivative of Formaldehyde, chiefly used in the production of coatings and adhesives. It is not deoxyadenosine monophosphate toxic as Formaldehyde but can be an allergen.
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Camphor is a poison that can cause seizures and disorientation if used in large doses. This chemical acts as a cover on your nails, depriving them of nutrients and causing chicken staining on your nails.
Triphenyl Phosphate (TPHP) is a chemical used in plastics toimprove flexibility and as a flame retardant. A handful ofanimal studies and in vitro studies have suggested that it could be anendocrine disrupter which affects your hormones – in finical, it could potentially affect generative health and lipid metamorphosis ( that ’ s where the “ nail polish makes you fat ” headline comes from ) .
Xylene is irritating to the skin, eyes, and respiratory tract. It can cause systemic perniciousness by consumption or inhalation. The most coarse route of exposure is via inhalant. Symptoms of xylene poisoning include CNS effects ( headache, dizziness, ataxia, sleepiness, exhilaration, tremor, and coma ), ventricular arrythmias, acute pneumonic edema, respiratory natural depression, nausea, vomit, and reversible liverwort impairment .
Our motto here at ella+mila is polish with love® and it is easy to do with polishes that are made without these 17 harmful chemicals. Although nail polish cannot be made entirely with organic ingredients (yet), we have done our best to ensure that ella+mila polishes are safer because safety is of utmost importance to us!