What is Toxic-Free Nail Polish?
There are 9 key chemicals that make up SCA's toxic-free nail polish certification criteria, and acetone for nail polish removers. Known as the "Toxic Trio" there are three main culprits that are commonly found in many nail polishes. These are also referred to as 3-Free Nail Polish:
- Dibutyl phthalate (DBP)
- Formaldehyde Resin TSFR
To help consumers choose healthier nail polishes SCA has adopted the "3-Free Nail Polish, 5-Free Nail Polish, and 9-Free Nail Polish"
terms, and awarded them SCA's certification seals accordingly.
3-Free means that the nail polish is free from DBP, touline, and formaldehyde resin.
5-Free means that the nail polish is free from DBP, touline, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin and camphor.
9-Free means that the nail polish is free from DBP, touline, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, camphor, ethyl tosylamide, xylene, triphenyl phosphate, parabens and acetone.