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Beauty Without Harm

 

All YAPA nail polish and treatment are free of the major toxins often associated with nail polish, by using our products, this means you get all the hassle-free, long lasting shine and high-performance results without sacrificing your health! With the healthier ingredients, you can breathe a non-toxic sigh of relief when you use YAPA nail polishes to glam up your fingers and toes. YAPA nail polishes are cleaner and safer.

 

NO formaldehyde

Classified as carcinogenic to humans, Formaldehyde can cause irritation of the skin, eyes, nose, and throat. High levels of exposure may cause some types of cancers.

 

NO toluene

It has been linked to impaired human reproduction and development, impaired breathing, being harmful to the nervous system. Inhalation of high levels of toluene vapors for a short period may cause drowsiness, headache, nausea, visual changes, muscle spasm, dizziness, and loss of coordination.

 

NO dibutyl phthalate (DBP)

Shown to affect the reproductive system and linked to cancer, DBP has been used as plasticizer and solvent to increase wear.

 

NO formaldehyde resin

A derivative of formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin is often used as a hardener and in large doses can be a skin allergen.

 

NO camphor

Added to some polishes for high-shine, camphor can cause allergic reactions in large doses, cause irritation, dizziness, nausea and headaches.

 

NO triphenyl phosphate (TPHP/TPP)

Research suggests it causes changes in hormone regulation, metabolism and reproductive systems. It has been used in polish as a plasticizer which makes the polish flexible yet durable.

 

NO xylene

Used by some brands to help polish from getting gloppy, xylene is also a known allergen and a possible carcinogen.

 

NO ethyl tosylamide/epoxy resin

This ingredient has antibiotic properties which raises concern over antibiotic resistance. It can be used as a plasticizer to help polishes dry faster. It has been banned in Europe due to its antimicrobial activity but is not considered unsafe for humans.

 

NO lead

Even small amounts of lead can cause serious health problems. Children younger than 6 years are especially vulnerable to lead poisoning, which can severely affect mental and physical development. At very high levels, lead poisoning can be fatal.

 

NO bismuth oxychloride

Bismuth oxychloride is a naturally occurring mineral used a colorant in cosmetics. It provides an iridescent or shiny effect. Some people react badly to this ingredient, often causes allergies, irritations, itchiness and Redness.

 

NO sulfates

Sulfates are surfactants that, when added to cleansing agents, improve their cleaning ability. The major concern with sulfates is that they cause irritations like redness or itching of the skin, which is why they are being removed from many cosmetics & cleansing products.

 

 

NO hydroquinone monomethyl ether (MEHQ/HQ)

May cause some adverse effects on human health. It is harmful if swallowed, causes skin irritation and eye irritation, long term use may damage your pigment cells.

 

NO methylisothiazolinone (MIT)/ methylchloroisothiazolinone (CMIT)

These common preservatives are found in many liquid personal care products, and have been linked to lung toxicity, allergic reactions and possible neuro toxicity. 

 

NO parabens

Used as preservatives, parabens get a bad rep for having estrogen-mimicking effects which may trigger hormonal problems.

 

Gluten-Free

Hydrolyzed wheat protein, while considered nontoxic by some, does pose potentially serious issues for those who are gluten intolerant. used to help moisturize soft, brittle nails, it presents an allergy concern.

 

100% Vegan & Cruelty-Free

No animal derived ingredients.

 

YAPA is proud to be Vegan, Cruelty-Free and Made in the USA.

 

 

YAPA Nail Polish Ingredients:

Butyl Acetate, Ethyl Acetate, Nitrocellulose, Adipic Acid/Neopentyl Glycol/Trimellitic Anhydride Copolymer, Acetyl Tributyl Citrate, Isopropyl Alcohol, Acrylates Copolymer, Stearalkonium Bentonite, n-Butyl Alcohol, Benzophenone-1, Silica, Alumina, Trimethylpentanediyl Dibenzoate, Polyvinyl Butyral

May Contain (+/-) : Aluminum Powder (CI 77000), Iron Oxides (CI 77499 / CI 77491), Red 34 Lake(CI 15880), Red 6 Lake (CI 15850), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Mica (CI 77019), Blue 1 (CI 42090), Yellow 11 (CI 47000), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Violet 2 (CI 60725)