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- Free from all of the most common toxic chemicals typically seen in nail polish
- Water-based formula, meaning it can be removed with rubbing alcohol or vodka, rather than acetone
- Vegan and cruelty-free
|Country of Origin:||USA|
|Ingredients:||Basic formula: Water, Acrylates copolymer, Neem oil|
Depending on the shade: Red 7, Red 34, Red 28, Red 17, Iron oxide, Titanium dioxide, Ultramarines, Chrome Green, Mica, Violet 2
SOPHi nail polish (View Price on Walmart) is pretty much the adult version of Piggy Paint and is made by the same company in the USA. It is available in a wide range of (more adult-oriented) colors and is free from all of the most common toxic chemicals typically seen in nail polish. SOPHi polish is non-flammable, and contains no formaldehyde, toluene, phthalates, bisphenol A (BPA), or ethyl acetate.
SOPHi polish is also vegan and cruelty-free, and is a water-based formula, meaning it can be removed with rubbing alcohol or vodka, rather than acetone. For best results, SOPHi offers an acetone-free Nail Polish Stripper gel that stays in place on the nail for easy removal (View Price on Amazon).
The basic formula is as follows: Water, Acrylates copolymer, and Neem Oil.
Yep, that’s it. Plus the following colorants (depending on shade): Red 7, Red 34, Red 28, Red 17, Iron oxide, Titanium dioxide, Ultramarines, Chrome Green, Mica, Violet 2.
So, no sight of most of the chemicals I listed at What to Watch Out for in Nail Polish, and not much else to worry about either, with the exception of Red 34, Red 17, and Violet 2, all of which prompt concerns over organ system toxicity.
There’s also no info on the provenance of the mica, which is a shame. Still, it’s nice to have the same care applied to adult nail polish as to kids’ polish!
SOPHi recommend using their PRIME + SHINE + SEAL System for better chip resistance and longevity (View Price on Walmart). This polish won a Beauty & Body award for 2016 from deliciousliving, Most Innovative Product award 2016 from ECRM, and has been featured in American spa magazine and Pregnancy & Newborn magazine. So, if I get the urge to paint my nails while pregnant, SOPHi will very likely be my polish of choice.