Please note this post was written 03.30.2012. Many formulations have changed. An updated post will be available in October 2013. Thanks for your patience and tips!
Now that you know what “3 Free” and “5 Free” means, you are primed and ready to get nailed!
So, which major brands are “3 Free” and “5 Free”?
“3 Free” Nail Polishes
No Dibutyl Phthalate, Toluene, and Formaldehyde
American Apparel, Butter London, CND, Deborah Lippmann, Essie, Estee Lauder (+ no formaldehyde resin) Hard Candy, Lancome (+ no formaldehyde resin), Le Metier, M.A.C. (+ no formaldehyde resin), Nars (+ no formaldehyde resin), Nicole, OPI, Priti NYC (+ no camphor), Spa Ritual (+ no formaldehyde resin), Wet ‘n’ Wild
“5 Free” Nail Polishes
No Dibutyl Phthalate, Toluene, Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, and Camphor
Chanel, Dashing Diva, Dior, Givenchy, Hopscotch Kids, L’Oreal, Nubar, Revlon, RGB, Scotch Naturals, Uslu Airlines, Zoya
See a brand that is not listed and should be? Let me know and I’ll add it to the list!
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