I first heard this story on NPR on my drive home the other day and I was like “Oooo! a national news story on NPR that I should cover on my site!” Love it. I’m a total dork, but hey, this is serious stuff people. Mislabeling things as being non-toxic when in fact they are is just not cool. We as customers have a right to know what we are putting on our bodies!
A report released this week by California Environmental Protection Agency’s Department of Toxic Substances Control found that several nail polish products that they tested (all only used in professional salons but still) contained the three chemicals commonly referred to as the “toxic trio” – dibutyl phthalate (DBP), toluene, and formaldehyde. Despite several of the products’ claims to be chemical free, in many cases even stating so on the label, they DID contained them. Gross! The labels all sounds pretty foreign to me, I’ve never used “Sation 99 basecoat” I don’t think… but you never really know with those small nail salons, do you?!
While many lacquer brands were found guilty of blurring the line between ‘toxic’ and ‘non-toxic’, industry leader butter LONDON is proud to have been a pioneering force behind the creation of non-toxic nail lacquer in the United States and continues their dedication to the health and well-being of their customers. Please find a quote below from Leslie Freytag, President & CEO of butter LONDON:
“All of our products are formulated without the use of the harmful ingredients Formaldehyde, Toluene and DBP. We feel it is imperative to provide a range of 3 Free products that is not only fashion-forward and unique, but most importantly, safe.” YAY.
Pictured is my newest crush, MacBeth, a bright orangey coral. WANT.