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Something to Talk About: Three-Free Polishes

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.

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Mama Mia! It’s Maternity-Safe Nail Polish

Advertising itself as “four-free,” Knocked Up Nails contains no toluene, formaldehyde, dibutyl phthalate, or camphor.

San Francisco Passes Healthy Nail Salon Recognition Ordinance

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.

Chemicals Most Wanted: Bad Rap or Due Justice?

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?

Polish College: The Basics

An introduction to common nail polish ingredients.

NMC Influences Proposition 65 Ruling

The Lab Reports Panel Answers Your Technical Questions

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?

Poshe Awarded Patent

Annual Toluene Warning Mailed By NMC In March

Toluene Exposure Warning Signs Mailed to California Technicians

California nail technicians recently receive a letter from a group of professional nail polish manufacturers describing what toluene, a solvent use in nail polish, is and what health effects it can have if user is overexposed.