A simple coat of nail polish can brighten a mood, disguise an unsightly break or dress up an outfit. A relaxing manicure or pedicure can be a perfect pick-me-up after a long week. But, hiding inside those pretty little bottles of beautiful color are some not-so-pretty little secrets.
Dubbed the Toxic Trio, many nail polishes claim to be non-toxic, but still contain one or more of three ingredients that have been
linked to problems ranging from skin irritation in people to birth defects in animals.
- Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP) – a member of the phthalate group of chemicals, it is used as a solvent and fixative in nail polish. Presents a high risk to reproductive system through skin absorption and inhalation as well as a possible trigger for asthma attacks.
- Toluene – made from petroleum or coal tar, it is used to give the polish a smooth finish. Long-term exposure is linked to anemia, lowered blood cell count, liver or kidney damage and may be harmful to women who are pregnant.
- Formaldehyde – a known carcinogen, it is used as a hardener and preservative in polish. It is a skin, eye and respiratory irritant and has been associated with leukemia.
We offer our guests a beautiful, pristine spa salon and non-toxic and/or certified organic products, including our nail polish! SpaRitual nail lacquers are vegan and free of DBP, toluene, camphor, formaldehyde and formaldehyde resin. The company is committed to looking for ways to make sure their products are good for people and good for the planet. Our pedicure chairs are pipeless meaning they do not allow for germs to grow inside and they are completely sanitized after each use. All of our instruments are sterilized after each use as well. And, those that cannot be cleaned are discarded so each client receives new tools.
We may not be the cheapest nail salon, but we are certainly safer than the “quicky” options! Come see for yourself why clean and safe matter in the world of nail salons!
SANDWICH at the Dan’l Webster Inn | (508) 833-3211
PLYMOUTH at the John Carver Inn | (508) 591-8213