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 formaldehydeClassified as a known carcinogen, formaldehyde is often used as a preservative, nail hardener and strengthener in conventional polishes.
NO tolueneIncluded in some polishes as a solvent to smooth application, is has been linked to impaired human reproduction and development, impaired breathing, being harmful to the nervous system and nausea.
NO dibutyl phthalate (DBT)
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.
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)
Also known as 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.
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.
Lead poisoning occurs when lead builds up in the body, often over months or years. 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 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 neurotoxicity.
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.
Vegan & Cruelty-Free
No animal derived ingredients
YAPA is proud to be Vegan, Cruelty-Free and Made in the USA.