Welcome to ella+mila, a clean beauty brand that offers 17-Free nail polish! We believe that beauty and health go hand in hand, and we are committed to creating high-quality nail polishes that are safe for you and the environment.
Our polishes are made without 17 harmful chemicals, including formaldehyde, toluene, and phthalates, which are commonly found in traditional nail polishes. We believe that everyone deserves to feel beautiful without compromising their health, and that's why we're proud to offer our range of clean and safe nail polishes to all.
Here are 17 ingredients you should look out for when you’re selecting nail polish. Remember, you’ll NEVER find these in any of our polishes :)
Acetone is a strong solvent that is commonly used to remove nail polish. However, it can strip the nails of natural oils, causing them to become dry and brittle.
Animal-derived ingredients such as carmine (a red pigment made from crushed insects) and guanine (a shimmering substance obtained from fish scales) are not only unsuitable for vegans but can also cause allergic reactions in some people.
Bisphenol-A (BPA) is a chemical commonly used in plastics that can disrupt hormones and has been linked to reproductive issues. It is also found in some nail polishes and should be avoided.
Camphor is a poison that can cause seizures and disorientation if used in large doses. It also acts as a cover on your nails, depriving them of nutrients and causing yellow staining on your nails.
Ethyl Tosylamide has been linked to antibiotic resistance and is considered a potential health hazard. It is also a plasticizer that can cause the nail polish to chip and peel easily.
Formaldehyde is a known carcinogen that can cause cancer, respiratory issues, and skin irritation. It is often used as a preservative in nail polish and should be avoided.
Formaldehyde Resin is a derivative of formaldehyde that is mainly used in the production of coatings and adhesives. While it is not as toxic as formaldehyde, it can be an allergen and should be avoided.
Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye that can cause inflammation and irritation in people with celiac disease or gluten sensitivities. It is not a common ingredient in nail polish but may be present in some products.
Glycol Ether of Series E (Gycol ethers derived from ethylene oxide) can cause skin and eye irritation, as well as damage to the nervous system. It is often used as a solvent in nail polish and should be avoided.
Nonylphenol Ethoxylate is a potential endocrine disruptor that can have negative effects on aquatic life. It is commonly used as a surfactant in some nail polishes and should be avoided.
Parabens have been linked to hormonal disruptions and have been found in breast cancer tissue. They are commonly used as preservatives in cosmetics, including some nail polishes.
Phthalates (including DBP) are endocrine disruptors that can affect hormones and have been linked to reproductive issues. They are often used as plasticizers in nail polish and should be avoided.
Styrene is a carcinogen that can cause respiratory issues, skin irritation, and damage to the nervous system. It is often used as a solvent in nail polish and should be avoided.
Sulfate can cause skin irritation and dryness, and can strip hair and nails of natural oils. It is commonly used as a foaming agent in some nail polish removers.
Toluene is a toxin that can cause skin irritation, headaches, and nausea. High levels of exposure can harm the nervous system and cause birth defects. It is often used as a solvent in nail polish and should be avoided.
Triphenyl Phosphate (TPHP/TPP) is a potential endocrine disruptor that can affect hormones and has been linked to reproductive issues. It is often used as a plasticizer in nail polish and should be avoided.
Xylene is a volatile organic compound (VOC) that can cause skin irritation, respiratory issues, and damage to the nervous system. It is often used as a solvent in nail polish and should be avoided.
At ella+mila, we are committed to creating high-quality and safe nail polishes that do not compromise on performance or aesthetics. That's why all of our products are 17-Free and made without any of the harmful chemicals listed above.
We believe that you deserve the best, and our nail polishes are carefully formulated to provide a beautiful and long-lasting finish while keeping your health and safety in mind. So you can enjoy a stunning manicure with confidence, knowing that our nail polishes are free from toxins and safe for you and the environment. Click below to find your new favorite shade of nail polish!