BZ Lady nail polishes are 27-Toxin Free
… but what does it mean exactly?

When creating the BZ Lady formula, we have taken the recipe of traditional polishes we could find in stores, we've identified and removed 27 toxic and harmful ingredients (related to cancer, skin irritation and breathing problems) and we've replaced them by harmless alternatives.

Here is the list of the 27 hazardous ingredients we removed during this process and which are unfortunately still commonly used in traditional nail polishes available in stores:

Formula FREE of Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP)
Being exposed to this toxic ingredient can lead to decreased fertility, reduction of fetal weight, increased kidney mass and embryo malformations in pregnant women.

Formula FREE of Formaldehyde
Breathing vapors of this toxic ingredient can cause breathing problems and trigger asthma attacks, in addition of being carcinogenic.

Formula FREE of Toluene
Exposure to this toxic ingredient can cause irritation to the eyes, skin and respiratory system. In large amount, this ingredient may be harmful to the nervous system and cause dizziness and nausea.

Formula FREE of Formaldehyde Resin
This ingredient is a derivative of Formaldehyde which is an allergen and is often linked to nasopharyngeal cancer (upper part of the pharynx (throat) behind the nose).

Formula FREE of Camphor
When used in large doses, this ingredient can cause seizures and disorientation. In the cosmetic industry, this ingredient is known to dry, yellow and damage nails.

Formula FREE of Triphenyl Phosphate (TPhP)
This ingredient is known to be an endocrine disruptor that affects hormones. Specifically, it can potentially affect reproductive health and lipid metabolism.

Formula FREE of Xylene
Breathing vapors from this ingredient can affect the central nervous system and can cause headaches, dizziness, drowsiness, excitement, tremors, nausea and even vomiting.

Formula FREE of Ethyl Tosylamide
This ingredient is famously known for causing mild to severe allergic reactions and irritations bringing redness and discomfort to the skin.

Formula FREE of Parabens
This ingredient can penetrate the skin and act like weak estrogen in the body, potentially turning on the growth of hormone-receptor-positive leading to development of breast cancer.

Formula FREE of Phthalates
This chemical ingredient is endocrine disruptor (hormones), toxic to reproduction and which can damage the liver, kidneys and lungs.

Formula FREE of Benzene
Being exposed to this ingredient can cause dizziness, headaches, drowsiness and rapid or irregular heartbeat.

Formula FREE of Talc
Inhaling this toxic ingredient can cause wheezing, coughing, chest pain and difficulty breathing.

Formula FREE of Acetone
Breathing this ingredient can cause headaches, confusion, nausea, unconsciousness and racing pulse.

Formula FREE of Cyclic Silicones
Being exposed to this ingredient can lead to reproductive difficulties and endocrine disruption.

Formula FREE of Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK)
Breathing this ingredient can irritate the nose and throat causing coughing and wheezing. Being exposed to this ingredient can cause dizziness, lightheadedness, headache, nausea, blurred vision, and unconsciousness.

Formula FREE of Glycol Ethers of Series E
High level exposure to this ingredient may result in narcosis, pulmonary edema, and severe liver and kidney damage.

Formula FREE of Hydroquinone (HQ)
Being exposed to this ingredient may lead to eye irritation, corneal effects and impaired vision.

Formula FREE of 4-Methoxyphenol (MEHQ)
Contact with this ingredient can cause severe skin and eye irritation and burns leading to permanent damage.

Formula FREE of Nonylphenol Ethoxylates
Exposition to this ingredient may cause hormone disruption, birth defects, skin and eye irritation.

Formula FREE of Tert-Butyl Hydroperoxide (TBHP)
Exposure to this ingredient may cause eye and skin irritation, while its inhalation may lead to lung damage.

Formula FREE of Chromium Oxide Greens
This ingredient can cause irritation of the skin and eyes as well as nausea and respiratory problems.

Formula FREE of Bismuth Oxychloride
To those who are allergic, this ingredient can lead to skin irritation and discomfort.

Formula FREE of Carcinogenic Mutagenic Reprotoxic ingredients (CMR)
This category of ingredients includes components with carcinogenic, mutagenic and reprotoxic effects on the body.

Formula FREE of Bisphenol A
This ingredient is an endocrine disruptor, which means that it affects the hormonal functioning of the body.

Formula FREE of Nonylphenol Ethoxylate
Being exposed to this ingredient may cause skin and eye irritation.

Formula FREE of Sulfate
This ingredient may cause long-term irritation to eyes, skin, mouth and lungs.

Formula FREE of Synthetic Fragrances
To those who are allergic, synthetic fragrances may cause breathing difficulties, irritation, headaches and dizziness.

BZ Lady is proud to offer a nail polish formulation that is 27-Toxin Free because beautiful nails should never damage your health.