It is difficult to produce a 100 percent chemical-free and 100 percent natural nail polish, but there are brands that are committed to doing their absolute best to keep these harmful chemicals to a minimum, ensuring customers can still get their desired slick of colour whilst maintaining strong and healthy nails, toxin-free.
Toluene: Derived from petroleum/coal tar, this is the chemical responsible for keeping your polish smooth. Exposure to this has been linked to liver and kidney damage, anaemia and a decreased blood cell count.
Dibutyl phthalate (DBP): This chemical is responsible for decreasing the brittle nature of nail polish when hardened, essentially what helps you remain ‘chip. However, this ingredient is linked to a variety of reproductive issues.
Formaldehyde Resin: A derivative of Formaldehyde, this variant is used to help keep a polish hard and smooth however it is also a carcinogen and allergen.
Camphor: This lab-created neurotoxin can cause seizures if ingested and is proven to cause liver damage when absorbed into the skin.
Other nasty ingredients to look out for are xylene and triphenyl phosphate, ethyl and parabens. These can cause allergic reactions, including skin irritation and damage to the nervous system. Ethyl tosylamide is also incredibly toxic for our environment because it remains in the ecosystem forever, never breaking down.
Everything in our collection is designed in Australia; our timber is locally sourced from local woodturners, keeping our carbon footprint low, in addition to supporting our local economy. Sienna is very proud to be accredited by a number of independent, internationally recognised auditing bodies who verify we meet the high standards we set for ourselves.