essie takes a stance for transparency in nail polish ingredients
essie is proud to say that by the end of 2020, we have formulated and begun to distribute our full portfolio as 100% vegan – no animal derived ingredients - and 8-free, formulated without the following ingredients:
• dibutyl phthalate
• formaldehyde resin
• ethyl tosylamide
• triphenyl phosphate
we feel we owe it to essie lovers everywhere to keep our “free of” lists straightforward and simple. and, like a good essie top coat we like clarity, so we are setting out to clear a few things up:
• the list of irrelevant nail polish ingredients goes on: styrene, bisphenol a, glycol ether of series e, or nonylphenol ethoxylate. again, essie will not take credit for being “free of” ingredients that don’t have any business being in nail polish.
• certain ingredients have existed in some nail polishes, but never existed in essie nail polishes: formaldehyde, toluene and dibutyl phthalate.
• at essie, we made a conscious decision to remove certain ingredients over the past few years: ethyl tosylamide, formaldehyde resin, camphor, xylene and triphenyl phosphate.
we hope you agree, that’s the true meaning of #essielove.