Our Rating: 3/5 (See: How Leaf Score is calculated)
- Free from the big 10 and a raft of other chemicals of concern
- Seems to last a lot longer than some other water-based polishes
- Received an EWG rating of 1, meaning it is as good as it gets
|Country of Origin:||USA|
|Ingredients:||Aqua (CAS: 7732-18-5), Styrene Acrylates Copolymer, Acrylates Copolymer. May contain: CI 77489 (CAS: 1345-25-1), CI 77492 (CAS: 51274-00-1), Mica (CAS: 12001-26-2), CI 77891 (CAS: 13463-67-7) and/or CI 77499|
Acquarella make water-based nail polish free from the big 10 and a raft of other chemicals of concern (View Price on Amazon). This means no: toluene, DBP, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, camphor, ethyl tosylamide, xylene, parabens, fragrances, or animal by-products. Instead, the ingredients in Acquarella nail polish are simply water, styrene acrylates copolymer, and acrylates copolymer, with a range of possible colorants and mica.
I’m not thrilled about the styrene component, but Acquarella do point out that the polish contains no hazardous components under current OSHA definitions, nor are any of the ingredients listed in the European Union’s list of restricted substances.
Also, the company prides itself on not including any animal products in their formulas, nor are any of the products tested on animals. They have even been recognized by PETA for being vegan-friendly.
Acquarella nail polish has received an EWG rating of 1, meaning it is as good as it gets. The polish also seems to last a lot longer than some other water-based polishes and comes in a range of fun colors. There’s also no need to use a base coat or topcoat with this one. This polish is a bit pricier than some of the other water-based products, coming in at $16 for a 12.5 mL bottle.