These Are The Chemicals That We Should Avoid In Nail Polishes

These Are The Chemicals That We Should Avoid In Nail Polishes
These Are The Chemicals That We Should Avoid In Nail Polishes
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Fortunately, the production and consumption of beauty products without toxins that affect health is already becoming a trend. This is why we consulted the expert in hand and foot care, and the first Puerto Rican manicurist to create his own line of 7 free enamels, with the same name, Joaquín Manuel.

"It is very important that we are aware of the ingredients of the products we consume, especially those of beauty," began Joaquín Manuel.

"Unfortunately for many years this industry only focused on offering products that look beautiful or that give us some specific results without considering that most of them are made with chemicals that intoxicate us and affect our health," added the also educator of beauty.

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"When I decided to create my own line of enamels, my main reason was to create a line where women's hands look glamorous but without sacrificing their health or that of my fellow manicurists," she emphasized. “Through several years of studies, I identified the main seven chemicals that my enamels should not contain and thus I came to the conclusion of making them free of fragrance and these toxic chemicals:

Dibutyl phthalate (DBP): It is a chemical compound used in the industry as a plasticizer. It is also the ingredient most related to reproductive problems. Long-term exposure to DBP can cause immediate effects such as nausea, dizziness, headaches, and vomiting.

  • Formaldehyde: This is a derivative of formaldehyde that may be slightly less toxic but is still a carcinogen and allergen. This allergen is known to cause dermatitis. This is a conservative that can cause cancer.
  • Toluene: It is a chemical used in nail polishes. Exposure to toluene can cause headaches, fatigue, and dizziness.
  • Formaldehyde resin: It is one of the most widely used ingredients in nail polishes, as well as a known carcinogen. Exposure to this chemical can cause irritation to the throat, eyes and cough.
  • Alcamphor: May cause nausea, dizziness and headaches when inhaled especially in large doses, which may pose a risk to hand and foot care specialists.
  • Xylene: Xylene is one of the 30 most widely produced chemicals in the United States. It is used as a solvent and also has extensive use as a cleaning agent, to dilute paints and in varnishes. Exposure to xylene can occur if you eat xylene-contaminated food (nail bite). Xylene can also enter the body through the skin if there is direct contact.
  • Parabens: Parabens have been used since 1925 in cosmetics such as creams, shampoos, deodorants, shower gels, makeup or nail polishes. In 2004, oncologists at the University of Reading in Edinburgh carried out studies showing that 90% of women with breast cancer, who had biopsies, found traces of parabens or parabens.

"We must be aware that unfortunately the toxicity of cosmetic products is not intended to help nails, skin, or hair, but to improve the appearance of the product itself, which represents putting our health in danger," said Joaquín Manuel.

This Puerto Rican manicurist is currently preparing the launch of his third fall-winter 2019 collection and the colors are fabulous. “About this collection I can tell you that it is seasonal. It is inspired by the glamor of the 60s, with beautiful pearls in mind. In this I have included 4 pearly shades which I am sure will set the tone this season, "concluded the expert.

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