About 5-Free Nail Polish and Why it is So Important to Choose Instead 9-FREE:

All JACAVA London polishes are 9-Free not just 5-Free!  “What’s 5-Free?” I hear you ask.  5-free is good, but 9-Free is better!  It means that all JACAVA London polishes are not only made without the 3 most commonly used chemicals in nail polishes (Toluene, Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP), Formaldehyde), it is also without 2 other very toxic ingredients (Formaldehyde Resin and Camphor) and, additionally, JACAVA London is also free of: all Parabens, all Phthalates, Xylene, Ethyl Tosylamide and Lead.  Wow!  So, not only are JACAVA London polishes FIVE FREE, we are in fact NINE FREE of these nasty chemicals.

About the 5-free chemicals:-

Toluene smells like paint thinner and is a liquid used as a solvent.  Exposure to toluene can be by inhaling or finding it on your skin, causing skin irritation.  Breathing in high levels of toluene is said to be a hazard to your nervous system and can make you light-headed and nauseous.  Birth defects and childhood developmental problems can develop in the offspring of women, who may have been exposed to the toxin toluene for extended periods of time while pregnant.

Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP) has been linked to cancer and is a commonly used plasticizer. Case studies have reported that birth defects have occurred in laboratory animals that have been exposed to DBP.  Dibutyl Phthalate has in fact been added to the California Proposition 65 list of suspected teratogens, which are causal in embryo malformations.

Formaldehyde is a chemical recognised as a preservative and is a fluid used to embalm dead animals and humans.  It’s irritating fumes can cause asthma.  Formaldehyde is known as a human carcinogen, a direct cause of cancer.

Formaldehyde Resin, used in the production of adhesives and coatings, this chemical is a derivative of Formaldehyde and, although, not as toxic as Formaldehyde, it can be an allergen.

Camphor, if exposed to in large quantities, Camphor is a poison that can cause seizures and disorientation. Camphor is a toxic chemical that is used to cover your nails, causing yellow staining of the nails and depriving them of nutrients.

JACAVA London are uniquely a 9-Free nail polish formula and we’ll tell you the real reasons why: http://www.jacava.com/about.

Our motto here at JACAVA London is “paint your nails more naturally and more healthily,” and it is easy to do with polishes that are made without these 5 harmful ingredients or indeed, and more importantly, any of these 9 toxic chemicals.  Although nail polish cannot yet be made entirely with organic ingredients, we have done our very best to ensure that JACAVA London nail polishes are free of these 9 nasty chemicals because we care!


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