Natural, repairing and nourishing oils for healthy cuticles & nails
Rich in sweet almond oil and kukui oil, both renowned for their nourishing and repairing virtues, this care oil is ideal to soften your cuticles whilst strengthening and nourishing your nails. The formula is 99% natural. Pair that with bamboo on the outside: bamboo on the inside and you have an all round planet-hugging winner.
Zao nail products are Vegan certified and '10 Free' guaranteed, meaning without many of the toxic ingredients normally found in nail polish, such as toluene, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, synthetic camphor, dibutyl phthalate, paraben, xylene, styrene, benzophenone and rosin (see below for more information on these). 84% of ingredients are bio-sourced (derived from potatoes, corn, wheat and manioc).
Bamboo on the outside: bamboo on the inside! The screw tops are made from bamboo meaning a lot less plastic waste.
How to use: Apply the oil to the nail and its contour, massaging gently so it soaks in well.
Ingredients: Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Adansonia Digitata Seed Oil, Passiflora Edulis Seed Oil, Aleurites Moluccana Seed Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Juglans Regia (Walnut) Seed Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tocopherol, Bambusa Vulgaris Sap Extract, Perfume (Fragrance)
Natural and Organic Cosmetic certified by ECOCERT Greenlife according to ECOCERT Standard. They check:
- the absence of GMO, parabens, phenoxyethanol, nanoparticles, silicon, PEG, synthetic perfumes and dyes, and animal-derived ingredients.
- packaging must be of a biodegradable or recyclable nature.
Typical Harmful Nail Polish Ingredients (Zao is free from these 💚)
Dibutylphthalate: Endocrine disruptor. Irritation of the eyes (lacrimation, conjunctivitis) and upper respiratory tract (nasopharyngitis, bronchitis possible). If ingested or inhaled: headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, hematuria, dizziness, photophobia (sensitivity to light) and nephrotoxicity.
Toluene: Neurotoxic. Its vapours may be irritating to the upper respiratory tract and eyes above 100 ppm. Following repeated or prolonged contact, this product has a degreasing effect on the skin. It can cause redness, peeling and cracking. Inhalation of vapours may cause central nervous system depression.
Formaldehyde: Carcinogen. In 2004, IARC has classified formaldehyde as a carcinogen to humans (Group 1). In Europe, it is classified as "category 3 carcinogen" (possibly carcinogenic to humans), but after a more severe proposal by France, this classification is under review.
Xylene: Irritating and nerve-affecting. This product causes mild eye irritation and moderate skin irritation. Inhalation of vapours may cause central nervous system depression. Exposure to vapours may cause irritation of the eyes and upper respiratory tract. Following repeated or prolonged contact, this product has a degreasing effect on the skin. It can cause redness, scaling and cracking.
Colophony (rosin): Irritating and respiratory disorders. Several cases of skin sensitisation are also reported. The cases are isolated but quite varied: beauticians who applied depilatory waxes containing rosin, as well as artists who reacted to their stage makeup.
Synthetic Camphor: Irritating to eyes, upper respiratory tract if inhaled: decreased frequency of breathing, slow heart rate, worsened symptoms if inhaled in large doses.
Source: CSST - Toxicological directory service (http://www.reptox.csst.qc.ca/)