How Toxic Is Your Nail Polish?

Faith Xue

Ever since recent studies revealed the high levels of toxic metals in lipstick and the harmful effects of parabens in makeup, we’re starting to realize just how important it is to stay educated on exactly what we’re putting on our bodies.

First on our list? Nail polish. You may have noticed your favorite brands touting the fact that they’re “3-Free” or “5-Free” on their labels, but other than being a vaguely positive thing, what exactly does it mean? Today, we’re going back to basics and schooling you on everything you need to know about toxicity and polish—and a recent study you should definitely be aware of.

Keep reading to learn how toxic your nail polish really is, and shop our favorite 5-free polishes!

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