Water Permeable Nail Polish Keeps Nails Healthier
I can think of 2 toxin-free natural nail colors: organic fresh beets and organic henna. But if pale red wash or burnt orange dye are not your ideal colors, then you’re probably wondering, what’s a Natural Beauty to do?
Far from natural and certainly not organic, nail polish may be a girl’s first make-up or beauty embellishment, in addition to hair clips, scrunchies, and bows. I got hooked on nail polish at age 8 when my creative and high style mom reached far beyond ballerina pink and gave me mustard yellow and avocado green polish.
When I was 16, she worked for a beauty corporate giant and a once-a-month trip to the employee store netted 10 bottles of nail polish for $1. I grew my nails to dramatic disco era lengths painting both the top and underside of each nail and showcased a vast palette of colors.
Inglot O2M Breathable Nail Enamel is oxygen and water permeable, using the same technology as a contact lens. In other words, oxygen and water still reach the nails keeping them healthier. Inglot became an unexpected and huge success in the Muslim community where it’s touted as the halal nail polish.
Muslim women are unable to ritually wash nails prior to prayer if they are covered by polish. Inglot has changed all this as the water permeates to the nails and Muslim women are celebrating with Inglot polish.
Inglot O2M is formulated in a palette of 100 colors that suit every mood and occasion. From pale nude to black, all ranges of reds and pinks, as well as blues and avocado green, Inglot has your nails covered.
In addition to being permeable, Inglot O2M is also free from the toxins toluene, formaldehyde, dibutyl phthalate (DBP), and camphor. The polish smells less harsh than popular mainstream brands and holds chip-free color equally as long.
You can extend the life of the lacquer with O2M Breathable Base and Topcoat. I use the polish on its own preferring to keep my nail product exposure to a minimum. These 3 products are $15 a piece and are available online, at Inglot Flagship stores in New York City, Las Vegas, and Newport Beach as well as at select Macy’s throughout the U.S.A.
Tuesday in Love is another water-permeable nail color. It’s also a peel-able polish, meaning it will peel right off, even when you don’t want it to. I wanted to love Tuesday in Love; it’s a cool small company, the color names are very clever and, though there are only 30 colors, each one is on-trend.
This product line would be a good choice for someone who is not used to wearing nail color (presto in a moment it’s gone) and a great choice for children since it has little or no smell and is easily removed. Tuesday in Love is not tested on animals and is free from formaldehyde, toluene, DBP, camphor, and alcohol. A toxin-free topcoat is also available and will apparently fix the polish for extended wear. Find it online at Tuesday in Love at $12.50 a bottle.
Makeup Expert & Manicurists, Contributing Editor
Jessica is a writer who feels it is a job requirement to own every shade of nail polish. She thinks any bad day can be improved by a trip to Sephora–provided there aren’t 10 people giving themselves makeovers, in front of the new lipsticks.