As a beauty brand, our goal is to provide you with ethically produced products made with organic, health-friendly ingredients. We care about our customers knowing what is and what isn’t in the products that they use. As part of our conscious beauty manifesto, we’ve found alternatives to harmful ingredients that traditional nail polishes are usually formulated with. As a result, all our nail polish products are 18-free, meaning theydo not contain any of these harmful ingredients:
Toluene is a chemical solvent contained in tar and has a strong odor, similar to paint thinners. At larger doses and prolonged exposure, it may have a negative side effect on the nervous system, immune system and lungs
Formaldehyde is a key component of the embalming fluid - a hard preservative. When exposed to this chemical, we may experience burning eyes, an unpleasant sore throat, unexplained cough, or even allergies and asthma.
A substance that is added to normal nail polish for a higher gloss and should protect the paint from cracking. It can cause hormonal disbalance and reproductive problems in the body.
Formaldehyde resin is a synthetic polymer used in molded products, joints, and glue.
Camphor is a sharp-smelling ingredient that we feel in nail polish. It can cause chronic dryness, brittleness and discoloration. Camphor is another chemical that is used in the embalming process. It is highly flammable and toxic even in small doses.
Triphenol phosphate (TPHP) is used in nail varnishes to make the product less flammable and improve nail adhesion. It has been found that nails are likely to absorb it in statistically significant amounts and is referred to as a neurotoxin.This substance is known to interfere with the system of good functioning of the hormone control system in the human body. Every day we have more and more evidence that TPHP can affect hormone regulation, metabolism, reproduction, as well as overall development.
Xylene, another of the most toxic ingredients in nail products, has very fast effects on the body, which may include headaches or nausea. Xylene is an aromatic hydrocarbon used as a solvent in printing, rubber, dye and leather industries. Toxicity occurs through excessive exposure to xylene by inhalation, ingestion and contact with eyes or skin. It can dissolve the natural protective oils we have on our skin, cuticles and nails.
Parabens are an umbrella term for several types of preservatives most commonly used in the cosmetics industry. The harmfulness and toxicity of parabens are discussed very frequently, as their effects appear to be most pronounced. One of the most dangerous side effects of parabens is the ability to mimic the hormone Estrogen naturally found in our body. Estrogen is a hormone that provides information to cells in our body. Cells use this information in their development and behavior. If the impulse is disrupted by a paraben mimicist, the cell may develop incorrectly or behave unnaturally. Prolonged exposure to this substance can cause impairment of normal bodily functions, create imbalances and disbalance.
Animal ingredients are not used as microparticles of red dye dust in ENII 18-TOXICITY products, and of course this line has not been tested on animals.
Chemical fragrances are not used in ENII 18-TOXICITY products.
Sulfates are surfactants that enhance the cleaning and antibacterial properties of products. They may cause chronic skin irritation.
DBP is a plasticizer, a very common additive for adhesives and also an essential oil solubilizer. It is suspected that DBP may disrupt the human endocrine and reproductive system in the same way as the dreaded TPHP. It can also irritate the mucous membranes of the eye and the upper respiratory tract. It belongs to reprotoxic toxins.
Bismuth oxychloride is a naturally occurring mineral used as a colorant. It is used in nail polishes mainly because of shine. Toxicity may occur as skin irritation.
Methylisothiazolinone (MIT) is a paraben-like chemical preservative that is added to cosmetic products to increase shelf life. May cause skin, eye and lung irritation.
Hydroquinone monomethyl ether (MEHQ) prevents the curing of acrylic and gel-based cleaners and can also cause skin irritation.
Ethyl tosylamide is a plasticizer and film-forming agent used in nail polishes. This chemical is being investigated for suspected microbial activity.
Gluten-free ENII 18-TOXICITY does not contain any microparticles of the transitional derivative.
ENII 18-TOXICITY does not contain palm oil derivatives. 18-TOXICITY PROFESSIONAL LINE ENII LUX
We also made sure to have our nail polishes tested to ensure that our formulation ishypoallergenic and 100% safe. After the long and intensive testing phase, Nami Natural has received an excellentDermatest Certification from Germany. We humbly show our dermatest seal to ease our customers’ worries and to establish our company as one of the brands that you can trust when it comes to your health.
More than our customers, we also care about the impact we make on the ecosystem. We want to take a step further into helping protect the animals in the labs and from other cruel situations. Because of our advocacy, we have received thehighest Vegan PETA certification. Nami stands as a 100% cruelty-free and proud animal defender that does not conduct nor commission any animal tests on our ingredients, formulations, or finished products so our customers can put on their nail polish with a clear conscience.