Not all nail polishes are created equal. Here’s the hard truth many
formulas on the market are packed with harmful and unnecessary
chemicals. Take a whiff and you’ll smell—and feel—toxic.
Research has revealed several toxic ingredients found in polish
and lacquers that are dangerous to the environment and your
health, including formaldehyde, toluene & DBP.
That’s why YOLO
guarantee a free nail polish from toxic ingredients like
formaldehyde, toluene and DBP (Dibutyl phthalate).
What does Toluene mean in nail polish?
Toluene is the nail polish ingredient used to create a smooth
application and finish. However, its fumes are highly toxic; studies
have shown that exposure to toluene can cause neurological
damage, decreased brain function, impaired breathing, hearing
loss, and nausea. When inhaled too frequently by pregnant
women, it may result in impaired fetal development. Animal
studies have also shown that toluene is linked to reproductive
impairment, immune system toxicity, and blood cancers like
European Union has restricted the use of toluene in personal
care products, including nail polish, and advises that pregnant
women and children should not be exposed to its fumes. That’s
why we we insist on excluding it from our products.
What Does Formaldehyde mean in nail polish?
Formaldehyde is used to harden and strengthen nail polishes,
also serving as a preservative that protects against bacterial
However, exposure to larger doses of formaldehyde in the air or
on the skin may cause cancer of the throat, nose, and blood.
What Does DBP (Dibutyl phthalate) mean in nail polish?
DBP is used to prevent nail polish from chipping & cracking and
you can also find it in adhesives. And it might cause damage to
Yolo ensure that we are free from DBP in our products.
YOLO omit the primary 3 offenders, formaldehyde, toluene, DBP
and other unsafe ingredients, while still giving you high-quality
color you’ll love.