Is your nail polish made with ingredients derived from plants?

Is your nail polish made with ingredients derived from plants?

Introducing a revolutionary nail polish formula from Hanami Cosmetics. Australian owned and operated, woman led by a naturopath, 82% of ingredients in Hanami’s nail polishes are derived from plants such as corn, cotton, sugarcane and potato!

Above Hanami plant polishes in Dancing On My Own, Sherry & Ophelia

Available in 43 stunning colours with a perfect two coat colour coverage and a super impressive drying time – Hanami polishes are probably the “greenest” polishes available in NZ.

The ingredients in Hanami Plant Polishes are not only sustainable but these polishes are free from these 10 big nasties commonly found in nail polishes:

  • Formaldehyde & Formaldehyde Resin - commonly used to harden and preserve nail polish, but its original use is to embalm dead bodies. It is linked to nasal and lung cancers, by the International Agency for Research on Cancer, as well as contributing to problems such as asthma, convulsions, skin reactions, abnormal foetal development and miscarriage.
  • Dibutyl Phthalate - also known as DBP, this is added to nail polish to make it more flexible and less prone to cracks and, chips. It is linked to reproductive issues and banned for use in cosmetics in Europe.

  • Toluene - used to help keep nail polish smooth and even when applied. This chemical has been linked to issues affecting the nervous system with symptoms that include dizziness, headaches, nausea, and eye irritation. It has also been linked to birth defects and developmental problems in children whose mothers were exposed to the chemical during pregnancy

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  • Camphor - used to keep polish looking glossy. When inhaled this chemical can lead to skin irritations, nausea, headaches and dizziness.
  • Ethyl Tosylamide - primarily used in nail polish as a plasticizer and film former. It can cause severe allergic reactions and in extreme cases cause liver damage. 
  • Xylene - used as a solvent to thin the polish (preventing lumps). Vapours from Xylene can cause eye & skin irritation, headaches, dizziness and nausea.
  • Benzophenone-1 - used to prevent ultraviolet (UV) light from damaging colours. It has been linked to breast, ovarian, prostate cancer, and has been found in human placental tissue. Many 5free/7free/10free nail polish brands STILL use this ingredient in their formula!
  • Phthalates - a solvent used to soften PVC plastics. Phthalates can damage the liver, kidneys, lungs, and reproductive system.
  • Parabens - used in many cosmetics to prevent bacterial growth and extend shelf life. However, parabens are considered to be endocrine disruptors, able to mimic the hormone oestrogen - potentially causing reproductive problems.

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