Holly Nail Polish by Maggie Anne That Is Vegan and Toxic Free
UK made and award-winning nail polish in Holly that is vegan and Peta cruelty-free and Beauty Without Bunnie's license approved.
Holly -Vibrant emerald green with glorious shimmer tones.
Maggie Anne gel effect nail polishes are ultra-glossy, high shine, with a sensational gel-like finish. NO UV lamp or soaking in toxic acetone needed.
All Maggie Anne shades are toxin-free and made in the UK, cutting down on carbon emissions.
Free of Camphor, Toluene, Formaldehyde, DBP (phthalates), Formaldehyde resin and TPHP a hormone found in many other polishes.
- Made in the UK
- Ultra Glossy
- '6 Toxin free'
- Vegan & Cruelty Free
- Peta and Beauty Without Bunnies Licence approved
- Professional finish
Maggie Anne nail polish has a 2-year shelf life once opened.
Maggie Anne's efforts in making a more sustainable and toxin-free range of nail polishes have been recognised by the Natural Health International Beauty Awards over the past 3 years having been crowned the Winner in 2019 and 2017 and Highly Commended in 2018.
How to apply:
- 1. Prep nail bed. Remove all old polish with one of our acetone free removers.
- 2. File your nails to length shape of choice.
- 3. Apply 2 coats of Holly to your clean nail bed.
- 4. Finish with one coat of Gel effect Top Coat5. Use cuticle cream or oil on your cuticle for nourishment.
Notes: Pull up square top to reveal the brush cap lid...Much easier to grip for the perfect application.
Maggie Anne is working hard to source a bamboo alternative lid instead of their current one but it is taking time to find one that won’t interact with the formula, doesn't have a plastic baseline and is ethically sourced - watch this space!
Toxin Free Details
Maggie Anne Nail Polishes are Toxin-free, so-called because they do not contain 6 of the most toxic and nasty chemicals often found in nail polishes.
It is not yet possible to produce cosmetics and nail polishes that are fully natural or toxin-free but we think it is really important to support brands who are trying hard to change things, especially those who are based here in the UK.
Many people do not realise just how many toxic chemicals are in nail polishes or just how many of these toxins can be absorbed into their bodies, with little research on the long term effects of nail polish use on our health,
These Maggie Anne Nail polishes are made here in the UK and are made without:
- Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP),
- Formaldehyde Resin
Why is it so important that these chemicals are not used in this nail polish? Here is a brief overview of the chemicals often found in other brands and why it is important to buy brands like Maggie Anne who are working hard to develop products without them:
- Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP) is a commonly used plasticizer — it makes products more flexible. According to the EPA, this chemical appears to have relatively low acute (short-term) and chronic (long-term) toxicity. No human studies have been published, so almost all of the information we have on them comes from animal studies. The effects aren’t severe, but short term exposure has been linked to nausea and irritated eyes, skin, nose, mouth, and throat. There were also reports indicating that DBP might have damaging effects on the reproductive system — especially in males.
- Toluene is a paint thinner. It’s a colorless, water-insoluble liquid often used in common glue — it’s the ingredient sniffed as a recreational inhalant in “glue sniffing“. Toluene toxicity has been studied much more than that of DBP and has been associated with dizziness, numbness, dry skin, and irritated nose, eyes, and throat. Liquid toluene is much more dangerous than its vapors, and some people can be more sensitive to it than others. Levels of up to 200 parts per million (ppm) are considered acceptable, and nail polish generally has much lower levels than this. The mechanism by which toluene produces systemic toxicity is not known, but the effects are generally short-termed.
- Formaldehyde The FDA notes that formaldehyde is often used in nail hardeners. This is because formaldehyde bonds with keratin to harden nails. The European Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) reviewed the use of formaldehyde in nail hardeners in 2014 and concluded that formaldehyde can be safely used up to 2.2% to harden or strengthen nails. If you use this chemical too often on your nails, however, it can make nails brittle and may lead to breakage, splitting, and peeling. The International Agency fo Research on Cancer says "If your nails are not as hard and healthy as you’d like and are prone to splitting, peeling, or breaking, you might want to look at your biotin intake and use a tried and tested biotin supplement instead of ‘treating’ them with a chemical that is a known carcinogen"
- Formaldehyde Resin - adds depth, gloss and hardness to the film of the nail polish. It is also an ingredient which helps the nail polish better adhere to your nails. It is not classified as a carcinogen like formaldehyde but is a known skin allergen and has been proven to cause dermatitis.
- Camphor - has long been used as a plasticizer to keep resins flexible and prevent chipping. This white, waxy, crystalline compound is naturally occurring and derived from the wood of the camphor tree, Cinnamomum camphora. It can also be synthesized. Safety tests have confirmed that camphor is not carcinogenic or mutagenic in bacteria, but it is not without health concerns. Acute or chronic exposure to camphor has been linked to nausea, headache, shortness of breath, irritation to skin, nose, lungs, and eyes, central nervous system issues resulting in convulsions and breathing difficulties, and even death if camphor is ingested.
- TPHP - Triphenyl phosphate is primarily used as either a flame retardant or plasticizer and is listed as an ingredient in many nail polishes. It also happens to make polishes more flexible and durable