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Beauty Without Harm

“Beauty Without Harm” is YAPA’s Slogan

All YAPA nail polish is free of the toxins that are often associated with conventional nail products. YAPA is a Non-Toxic, Quick-Drying, Hassle-Free, and High-Performance Professional Nail Lacquer. We are 100% Vegan & Cruelty-Free (PETA Certified), Parabens-Free, Gluten-Free, and Made in the USA. With healthier ingredients, you can breathe a non-toxic sigh of relief.

Our diverse range of organic colors will allow you to stand out with impeccable style without compromising your health. The quick-drying YAPA nail lacquer will glam up your fingers and toes with its long-lasting shine. Choose to be bold, daring, beautiful and healthy by using YAPA nail polish.

YAPA’s Mission

YAPA is striving to produce eco-friendly nail polish. The YAPA brand has values rooted in wellness, self-care, and safe-choice. We are here to empower people to live happily and healthily. YAPA believes that what you put on, in and around your body everyday matters.


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.

  • Respiratory problems: Exposure to formaldehyde can irritate the lungs and airways, leading to symptoms like coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath. In severe cases, it can even lead to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
  • Skin allergies: Formaldehyde is a common skin irritant, and long-term exposure can cause eczema, dermatitis, and other skin problems.
  • Cancer: Several studies have linked formaldehyde exposure to an increased risk of certain types of cancer, including nasal cavity and paranasal sinus cancer, leukemia, and nasopharyngeal cancer.


NO toluene

Toluene 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.

  • Central nervous system damage: Toluene can damage the brain and nervous system, leading to headaches, dizziness, fatigue, tremors, and difficulty concentrating.
  • Developmental problems: Exposure to toluene during pregnancy can harm the developing fetus and lead to birth defects.
  • Liver and kidney damage: Long-term exposure to high levels of toluene can damage the liver and kidneys.


NO dibutyl phthalate (DBP)

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

  • Hormone disruption: DBP is a known endocrine disruptor, meaning it can interfere with the body's natural hormone production. This can lead to reproductive problems in both men and women, such as decreased sperm count, early puberty, and endometriosis.
  • Birth defects: Studies have shown that DBP exposure during pregnancy can increase the risk of certain birth defects, such as genital malformations in boys.


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.

  • Skin irritation: Camphor can irritate the skin, causing redness, dryness, and scaling. In some cases, it can even lead to contact dermatitis.
  • Seizures: In rare cases, high levels of camphor exposure can lead to seizures.
  • Liver damage: Long-term exposure to camphor can damage the liver.


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.



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. No animal testing.


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)