What Is 5-Free Nail Polish & Why should YOU care?

There’re way too many reasons to love manicured glossy nails coated with beautiful shades. Yet, some of those pretty little bottles in your beauty cabinets might have some dirty secrets that they don’t want you to know.

We’re talking about the big ‘dirty 5’ ingredients that are commonly found in conventional nail polish formula.  For those of you who’re new to this 5-free revolution, let us repeat this very important ‘dirty 5’ list as the health concerns they’re potentially linked to are simply beyond shocking:

The big three –

Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP): linked to cancer and connected to birth defects in studies

Formaldehyde: known human carcinogen

Toluene: cause birth defects and linked to developmental problems in children of pregnant women

Plus the other nasty two –

Formaldehyde Resin: possible allergen

Camphor: cause seizures and disorientation if used in large doses


(source: Environmental Working Group)


What Is 5-Free Nail Polish | Julisa.coYikes! Who has time to deal with carcinogens and hormones disruptors when all we want are squeaky clean nails.

Here at Julisa, our certified toxic-free and vegan-friendly nail polish formula has been formulated with care to make nail polish greener for us manicure addicts. #Amen.

Note: Our formula also doesn’t contain Xylene and Parabens, which essentially makes our nail polish ‘7-free’ as referred to by some other brands. 

If you any questions about our ingredients, please feel free to drop us a note at hello (at) julisa.co or over on Instagram at @MermaidJulisa.




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