Maybe you have, or haven't, but once you read this you will be convinced you need to try our pregnancy-safe nail polish formula.
Unlike other nail polishes on the marktet ours does not contain toluene, formaldehyde, dibutyl phthalate or camphor.
Maybe those substances aren't anything to worru about normally when you're pregnant its best to have something free of harsh chemicals. In our opinion you should avoid those chemicals any chance you get but especially during pregancy.
Safe for allergy sufferers, cancer patients & children.
Our hip, modern hues are long-lasting and chip resistant; and all of our polishes are cruelty free and made in the USA.
About toluene, formaldehyde, dibutyl phthalate and camphor
Like so many matters relating to maternity, use of cosmetics is a personal choice. Knocked Up Nails does not wish to scare you into using our polish (or other “4-free” polishes)! However, we are happy to pass along what we have learned about the chemicals that we have chosen to exclude from our nail polish:
* Formaldehyde has been classified as a human carcinogen (cancer-causing substance) by the International Agency for Research on Cancer and as a probable human carcinogen by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). It is also considered a possible irritant to the eyes, nose and throat, and may lead to skin irritation and an allergic rash called dermatitis.
* The EPA restricts toluene in drinking water because it affects the central nervous system and can cause headaches, dizziness and fatigue, as well as damage to the liver and kidneys.
* DBP (dibutyl phthalate) is prohibited for use in cosmetics in the European Union because it is a possible human reproductive or developmental toxin. The data from several peer-reviewed scientific studies indicated that DBP may be an endocrine disruptor, which means that it disrupts the natural balance of hormones in the body.
* Lastly, camphor can cause irritation to eyes, skin, and nose, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headache, and dizziness.
Posted by Unknown on 20th Mar 2013
i got the prenatal princess color and love it. very vibrant and glad to know it's free of the bad stuff. gotta love the name too, knocked up nails
Posted by Unknown on 23rd Feb 2013
I like the pregger pink color. When applying it, it seems to be a bit thin but once dry, it's fine.
Posted by Caroline on 22nd May 2012
I love that this is safe, so when my toddler wanted some while I was applying, I felt fine doing so. It doesn't have that salon "wet" look to it, but the Little Blue Box is a lovely color and applied easily. I used 3 coats to get the desired effect, and have gotten lots of compliments! I'd buy it in other colors...currently eyeing the Mum in Plum!