The ingredients, many of which have known health risks. “Lots of nail gels are formulated with formaldehyde, camphor, formaldehyde resin, BPA, toluene, and other hardeners we just don’t find necessary,”
Most regular nail lacquer brands would agree as polishes free of these controversial ingredients are now standard. But gels have lagged way behind.
The other issue with gels is the application and removal process, which can be really harsh on your nail beds. “Some gel products require a ‘rough-up’ of the natural nails with an electric drill or nail file so the product can adhere better,”
Now you don’t have to sacrifice effectiveness when it comes to protecting your health through your beauty routine. “We’re in an era where we are really out to prove that leaving out toxic ingredients doesn’t change performance.
Bio Seaweed Gel’s 5-free polishes also don’t contain any ingredients on the Dirty Dozen list.
Avoid having old or chipped nail polish is not good for the health of your nails,” BootieButtah says. “Once you remove it, it is recommended to hydrate your nails with BootieButtah or our temple oil that can be use as an nail/cuticle oil. Keep them continuously hydrated.”