Have you heard of Knocked Up Nails yet? Well it’s time you did!
This is a fairy new nail polish company that has a 5-free, pregnancy-safe formula. There is no toluene, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, dibutyl phthalate or camphor. They are also cruelty-free, vegan, gluten-free and made in the USA. There are currently around 20 shades in various finishes. Here is a list of the actual ingredients in their products:
Butyl Acetate– an organic compound commonly used as a solvent in the production of nail polish. Butyl acetate is found in many types of fruit & has the sweet smell of bananas or apples.
Ethyl Acetate – another organic compound commonly found in perfumes, confectionaries and fruits
Nitrocellulose – a fiber used for viscosity
Acetyl Tributyl Citrate – a biodegradable substance that increases fluidity
Adipic Acid/ Neopentyl Glycol/ Trimellitic Anhydride Copolymer – soluble in water, alcohol, and acetone
Isopropyl Alcohol – dissolves nitrocellulose (a fiber used for viscosity)
Stearalkonium Bentonite – a naturally occurring powder that is produced from the reaction between hectorite clay, a naturally occurring mineral, and stearalkonium chloride
Acrylates Copolymer – a safe adhesive
Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer – an environmentally-conscious film former
Benzophenone-1 – an organic compound used in nail polish
Polyethylene Terephthalate – a safe product that helps create a durable, yet flexible film
Aluminium Powder – obtained from naturally occurring aluminum-containing minerals
Mica – naturally occurring and made from sand