Seven Free: What You Need to Know

What is Seven Free?

In recent years, nail polishes have come on the market that are 3, 5, or 7 free. What does that mean? When you see a nail polish that says it is seven free, it means that the formula does not include a handful of toxic chemicals. The chemicals in question are toluene, DBP, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, camphor, TPHP and xylene. The good news is the 786 Cosmetics nail polish is seven free. Below, you’ll find more information on the seven dangerous chemicals and why you should avoid them.

Toluene

This chemical is used as a solvent. Toluene is highly toxic and you may be exposed to it by breathing it in or having it on your skin. Inhaling it can lead to nervous system damage. The most common issues associated with being exposed to toluene are light-headedness and nausea. This toxin is also known to cause birth defects and developmental issues in young children who are exposed.

Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP)

DBP is a plasticizer. The most concerning effect of this chemical is that it is suspected to cause damage and malformations in the embryo, along with other teratogens. This toxin has also been linked to cancer and birth defects.

Formaldehyde

You may know formaldehyde as a chemical used to preserve the bodies of dead humans and animals. It might seem strange that it is also common in many cosmetics, but this is the case. Formaldehyde has been confirmed as a carcinogen, which can cause cancer. It also linked to asthma as a trigger.

Formaldehyde Resin

This chemical, while not as harmful as the formaldehyde it is derived from is an allergen for many. It is most commonly used in the production of adhesives.

Camphor

Camphor is known to cause seizures and disorientation when someone is exposed at a high level. Though this toxin is common in nail polish, it is actually damaging to the nail. It blocks nutrients from getting to the nail and causes them to stain.

Triphenyl Phosphate (TPHP)

TPHP is used to add flexibility in plastics and as an ingredient in making things flame retardant. Studies suggest that it is an endocrine disrupter. This has an impact on your hormones and can have effects on reproductive health and metabolism.

Xylene

Xylene is a major irritant to your skin, eyes and respiratory system. It is extremely toxic when inhaled or ingested. Being poised by this chemical can cause a headache, dizziness, drowsiness and even be coma-inducing. In addition, it can cause ventricular arrhythmias, respiratory depression, and tremors.

+ Not tested on animals

In addition to being 7 free, choosing 786 nail polish has other benefits. Our products are vegan and not tested on animals. That means that you can feel good about not harming other living beings as well as yourself. Safety and quality of ingredients are important to us.

Wrapping up

There is no need to expose yourself to these toxic chemicals. As awareness spreads about how these ingredients can damage your body, alternatives are being created. You can have a high-quality cosmetic product without putting yourself out risk. Interested in picking up a seven free nail polish? You can shop our selection at 786 Cosmetics by clicking here.

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