February 19, 2014
Clients gather information from a wide range of sources, and it’s likely at some point they’ll want to know the polish you use is “three-free.” Build trust by recognizing — and relieving — their concerns.
May 25, 2012
The term “toxic trio” refers to dibutyl phthalate (DBP), toluene, and formaldehyde.
December 30, 2011
Free of toluene, formaldehyde, and DPBs
February 1, 2011
In October, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors’ Public Safety Committee passed the Healthy Nail Salon Recognition ordinance at the urging of advocacy groups California Healthy Nail Salon Collaborative, Environment California, and Asian Law Caucus.
October 1, 2009
We’ve all heard of them by now. The big three: formaldehyde, toluene, and dibutyl phthalate (aka DBP). But what exactly are these chemicals and why have they been systematically eliminated from cosmetics?
September 1, 1999
The Nail Doctor on allergic reactions to formaldehyde, treating fungal infections, and curing psoriasis.
May 1, 1998
First question is: Is it okay to clean your brush in acetone instead of monomer, or soak it in acetone if build-up is present?
March 1, 1998
May 1, 1995
As you might expect, price was not the determining factor in quality.
January 1, 1993
Several years ago nail technicians expressed concern about the use of formaldehyde in nail polish and nail treatments because it is a know skin irritant and some people are allergic to it. However, I suspect that less than 1/10,000 of human exposure to formaldehyde comes from nail products.
September 1, 1992
Can today’s chemically enriched, specially formulated top coats do more than provide a hard, glossy finish?
May 16, 1992
The nail is an amazing structure, and a healthy nail is too hard and too dry for bacteria to invade.
January 1, 1992
Whatever the season, whatever their mood, there is a polish that will help your clients express it.
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