9 Black and Latina-Owned Non-Toxic Nail Polish Brands To Know

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                                                                                   Photo: www.instagram.com/polishedella

Traditional nail polish can be some of the most toxic beauty products in your stash. These nail polishes often include chemicals: formaldehyde, toulene, and dibutyl phthalate. The term 3-Free suggests that these brands don’t include what has become known as the “Toxic Trio.” Besides these chemicals being on the nails and possibly skin, the fumes can also be especially harmful. After recognizing the possible harmful effects of such chemicals, many nail polishes on the market have already adopted a 3-Free ingredient list.

Then emerge the superstar polish brands that take it a step further and are 5-Free, 7-Free, vegan and/or cruelty free. 5-Free eliminate, additionally, camphor and formaldehyde resin and less commonly, but very much in existence are 7-Free and 9-Free Brands. Below are a list of Black and Latina-Owned non-toxic nail polish brands:

Mischo Beauty - In 2011, while pregnant with her son, Kitiya was determined to find a nail formula that was as chic as it was healthy. But six long months later her search had left her less than impressed: bland colors that chipped and cracked, chunky lacquers that didn't go on smoothly. Luckily, Kitiya has a degree in chemistry and is a licensed Cosmetologist, Manicurist, Esthetician and Makeup Artist. With a smooth, chip-resistant formula, the award-winning nail lacquers offer long-lasting shine in the most current colors.  They're vegan, cruelty-free, and, of course, 8 FREE. This means that the black owned nail polish contains no Formaldehyde,, no Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP), no Toluene, no Formaldehyde Resin, no Camphor, no Ethyl Tosylamide, no Xylene and no parabens - all ingredients that have been known to contribute to cancer, birth defects, reproductive issues, headaches, nausea and more. The brand beautifully combines being fashion forward with being health conscious. https://www.mischobeauty.com/

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                           Photo: www.instagram.com/ireneob318


Lisa Lacquer - Lisa Wilson is a beauty editor who has worked at some of the top national fashion magazines in NYC. After seeing hundreds of beauty products cross her desk everyday, she grew bored with the same old colors. And just like any mom on a budget, she no longer wanted to spend a lot of money on a bottle of polish, only to have it chip the next day. Lisa Nail Lacquer is black owned, 100% vegan, non-toxic, and cruelty free.  Products do not contain the chemicals toluene, DBP, formaldehyde, and camphor. Products have also never been tested on animals or use any animal derived ingredients. http://www.lisalacquer.com/

                    Photo:  www.instagram.com/polishandco

                    Photo: www.instagram.com/polishandco

                                                                                                                                                                              Polish & Co. - Polish & Co. was created by nail expert and cosmetologist Theresa Williamson in 2011 to be the fashion forward option for a consumer base that wanted more. These 3-Free products are completely free of harmful ingredients and chemicals including Formaldehyde, Toluene, DBP and Parabens that are found in typical nail polish brands. The result? A black owned brand that is as beautiful to wear as it is to inhale. http://polishandcompany.com/


Adore’her - Adore'her Nails  was created in 2013 by Devorne Wade. The model turned business owner wanted to create an affordable line for women of all ages. The line is black owned, 5 free, affordable and fast drying with bold and inspiring color choices. https://www.adorehernails.com/

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                            Photo: www.instagram.com/squarehue

SquareHue - SquareHue is a hassle-free, perfectly curated monthly nail polish subscription box or you have the option to simply buy what you like - the choice is yours. Choosing a subscription gives you the opportunity to preview the coming month’s colors, decide the quantity and color combination that suits you and the subscription is all yours. Polishes ship the first week of each month. Even better? SquareHue automatically donates portions of your subscription to organizations committed to helping others. At the time of this post, their focus is Human Trafficking. SquareHue is Latina-owned by four friends, a Cuban, a Brazilian, a Peruvian and an American (Cuban descent) who were inspired as they volunteered to host various cause-based organizations for a charity event in Miami. www.squarehue.com

Ginger + Liz - Ginger + Liz Colour Collection uses the safest ingredients available on the market to create their non-toxic and 5-FREE formulas while ensuring that G+L nail colours are tastefully on trend, rich with pigment, and long lasting. Ginger + Liz Colour Collection nail lacquer formulas are free of harsh chemicals and carcinogens toluene, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, camphor, and DBP. Polishes are also vegan-friendly. The black owned business was created in 2010 by Ginger Johnson and Liz Pickett, friends who bonded over all things beauty with a particular love (or what some might call an obsession) for nail lacquer.  http://www.gingerandliz.com/

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                            Photo: www.instagram.com/jediwife


Bernadette Thompson - Bernadette Thompson’s new and improved nail polishes are now 7-Free and involve no animal testing. Her new and improved formula touts a record 10 day stay. Celebrity clients of Bernadette’s include Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Julia Roberts and Beyonce. http://www.bernadettethompson.com/



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                            Photo: www.instagram.com/pearnova

Pear Nova LLC - Pear Nova is inspired by looks straight off the runway. Black owned and designed in Chicago, Pear Nova polishes are vegan friendly, cruelty free and 5-Free. Rachel James is the woman behind the brand, a graduate of the International Academy of Design & Technology and has surrounded herself with creatives to bring the brand you see today. https://pearnova.com




Polish My Life - Created and owned by Shaneka, Polish My Life boasts vivid colors that are 5-Free and cruelty free. Each batch is hand-mixed and given 100% of her love. She even provides you with the discount codes that give you the best bang for your buck. http://www.polishmylife.com/


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