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Lula’s Top 5 Non-Toxic Nail Polishes

What to Know and Which Ones to Shop

In recent years, there has been a great push towards adopting less toxic and more organic lifestyles. People are buying organic wine and produce, clothes made of natural fibres and clean beauty products. Now, you can even shop non-toxic nail polish.

Nail polish is largely known for its harsh smell, down to the chemical ingredients in the formulas. Research has shown that your body can actually absorb these chemicals from your nail beds. Duke University conducted a study, painting nails to test if a common nail polish chemical triphenyl phosphate (TPHP) would be present in the test subjects’ bodies. They detected the chemical in every person.


The Eames, £14, available at Hannah Jewellery
Saltillo, £14, available at Hannah Jewellery

Lula’s favourite modern nail polishes are the perfect for people who want to avoid any possible harmful impact. The non-toxic label means that they are at least three-free. They do not contain formaldehyde, toluene, and dibutyl phthalate.


Poppy Seed, £14, available at Manucurist

Brands J.Hannah, Nailberry and Manicurist have developed non-toxic nail polishes in gorgeous shades. They also have the important benefit of being cruelty free. We love the mid-century colour palette of jewellery and nailpolish brand J.Hannah, whose polishes are all 9-free. The lovely hues of Nailberry’s L’Oxygéné range are 12-free, vegan and gluten free. Manucurists’ polishes, which come in fresh and pretty colours, are 9-free and kind to the planet, made up of 84% bio-based ingredients.


Kindness, £15, available at NailBerry
Peace, £15, available at NailBerry