Zoya Nail Polish Whispers Transitional Collection -April is best described as a light, rosy toned neutral polish that is a modern take on blush with a kiss of warmth that will flatter most skin tones. Free of toluene, camphor, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin and DBP from its polishes, Zoya has quickly become one of the most popular 5-free nail polish brands available.
From: Art of Beauty “Zoya”
Our Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars
Where to Buy: Amazon
Color family:Nude- Warm Beige
Finish – Cream
Intensity – 4 ( 1 = Sheer – 5 = Opaque )
Price: $9.79 ($9.79 / bottle) & FREE Shipping
Zoya Nail Polish Whispers Transitional Collection “April” Review
I’m so excited! It’s our very first nail polish review!! We’ve searched high and low for a nail polish brand that comes even close to our strict requirements, and I’m so happy we’ve found this 5-free from Zoya. While I’m not an everyday nail-polish kinda gal, I do like to glam it up sometimes, and for now my pick is Zoya.
You’ll likely be seeing a lot of Zoya’s Nail Polish on Organic Makeup Reviews from here out, but the first one I want to recommend is this gorgeous shade -April.
This warm beige polish is the perfect transitional color for winter/spring, and we’re seeing it all over the catwalks at the moment. It’s perfect for an everyday, relaxed look, and has that slight 70s feel, which is bang on trend.
The color is obviously beautiful, but the formula is easy to apply, and you definitely won’t have any issues with chipping. Easily lasts 5-7 days.
*The reason we only gave Zoya a 4 star rating was because even though they have come a long way in removing the most deadly toxins out of their polish, (5-free) something most commercial companies have yet to do at all, they still have a way to go to meet our overall organic standard of “good for you good for the earth.”
We typically look for nature-based, cruelty free, gluten free, fragrance free, toxin free, paraben free, phthalate free, and biodegradable. However with that said, they certainly have one of the least toxic nail polishes available.
Application: Apply as you would any nail polish.
Notes* “Created by Zoya and Michael Reyzis of Art of Beauty, Zoya nail polish revolutionized the nail industry when it began making long-lasting, toxin-free polish. Eliminating toluene, camphor, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin and DBP from its polishes, Zoya has quickly become one of the most popular 5-free nail polish brands out there.
Zoya, originally a classical pianist in Russia, earned her Cosmetology license in 1979 when she and her husband Michael immigrated to the United States.
Through Zoya’s hard work, and a demand for quality and healthy, natural ingredients for her clients, it became evident that there was a need for the perfect products.
Responding to his wife’s requests Michael, an advanced chemist, developed and patented unique products such as anti-wrinkle treatments, and shampoo and conditioning treatments for the salon & spa. He also created the first working fast drying topcoat, and the longest wearing toxin free natural nail polish, revolutionizing the nail industry.” ~Zoya and Michael Reyzis of Art of Beauty
Free of toluene, camphor, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin and DBP.
Butyl Acetate, Ethyl Acetate, Nitro cellulose, adipic acid, neopentyl glycoltrimellitic,anhydride copolymer, acetyl tributyl citrate, isopropyl alcohol, steararalkonium bentonite, acrylates copolymer, stryene/acrylates copolymer, trimethylpentanedlyl dibenzoate.
What Does 5-free Mean?
It means that Zoya nail polishes are not made with the 5 most dangerous chemicals found in just about every commercial nail polish on the market today. (Toluene, Dibutyl Phthalate, Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin and Camphor).
Toluene is a liquid that is used as a solvent and has the familiar smell of paint thinner. You can be exposed to toluene by breathing it in or getting it on your skin, causing skin irritation. Unfortunately, inhaling high levels of toluene is said to be harmful to your nervous system and can cause light-headedness and nausea. Toluene is a toxin that may also cause birth defects and developmental problems in children of pregnant women who have had extended exposure.
Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP) is a commonly used plasticizer and has been linked to cancer. DBP has also been connected to birth defects in studies involving lab animals. In fact, this toxin was added to the California Proposition 65 list of suspected teratogens, which are agents that cause malformations of an embryo.
Formaldehyde is a commonly used chemical to preserve and embalm dead animals (and humans). Its vapors are also irritating and can trigger asthma. Formaldehyde is also a known human carcinogen, a factor directly involved in causing cancer.
Formaldehyde Resin is a derivative of Formaldehyde, mainly used in the production of coatings and adhesives. It is not as toxic as Formaldehyde but can be an allergen.
Camphor is a poison that can cause seizures and disorientation if used in large doses. This chemical acts as a cover on your nails, depriving them of nutrients and causing yellow staining on your nails.
“A new study by researchers at EWG and Duke University finds that nail polishes can also contain a suspected endocrine disruptor called triphenyl phopshte, or TPHP.”
“Researchers tested the urine of 26 women volunteers before and after they applied nail polish. They were looking for DPHP, a different chemical created by the body when it metabolizes TPHP. They detected much higher levels of DPHP after the polish was applied.” –Courtesy of EWG.org
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