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Zao Nail Polish

£11.50
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Choose from the elegance and glamour of the French manicure, a classic look or trend-setting colours; our nail polishes will meet all your desires!

Without any toxic ingredients and enriched in silica from bamboo oil, you can use them without limitation.

Our nail polishes are now 10 free, with the exception of references 663-665, which are due for reformulation shortly. The new formula contains 76-80% of ingredients from natural origin by the replacement of petrochemical solvents with agro-solvents from potatoes, manioc, corn and wheat.

**PLEASE NOTE THAT WE CANNOT SHIP NAIL POLISHES TO REPUBLIC OF IRELAND DUE TO AIR FREIGHT TRANSPORTATION REGULATIONS**

The composition is free of 10 harmful ingredients: toluene*, formaldehyde*, dibutyl phthalate*, formaldehyde resin, paraben, xylene*, camphor, rosin*, styrene and benzophenone. Therefore, with the new 10 free formula, we have now removed 2 new harmful ingredients: styrene and benzophenone.

Non toxic product: Organic water-based nail polishes chip and flake very easily, so Zao has devised a nail polish that enjoys the quality of traditional nail polishes but without the toxic chemicals, resulting in an effective and long-lasting nail polish that does not compromise your health. 

Make-Up Advice: Apply one or two coats of nail polish, depending on the desired effect. Use 636 Top & Base Coat to extend the life of your nail polish and to create a glossy finish. .

Testing on animals: No testing on animals, neither on the finished product nor on ingredients

Ingredients from animal origin: None

Palm oil free: Yes

Size: 8ml

Refillable: No

Free from:

  • Dibutylphthalate (Endocrine disruptor. Irritation of the eyes (lacrimation, conjunctivitis) and upperrespiratory tract (nasopharyngitis, bronchitis possible), if ingested or inhaled: headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, hematuria, dizziness, photophobia (sensitivity to light) and nephrotoxicity)
  • Toluene (Neurotoxic. Its vapors may be irritating to the upper respiratory tract and eyes above 100 ppm. Following repeated or prolonged contact, this product has a degreasing effect on the skin. It can cause redness, peeling and cracking. Inhalation of vapors may cause central nervous system depression.)
  • Formaldehyde (Carcinogen. In 2004, IARC has classified formaldehyde as a carcinogen to humans (Group 1). In Europe, it is classified as "category 3 carcinogen" (possibly carcinogenic to humans), but after a more severe proposal of France, this classification is under review.)
  • Xylene (Irritating and nerve: This product causes mild eye irritation and moderate skin irritation. Inhalation of vapors may cause central nervous system depression. Exposure to vapors may cause irritation of the eyes and upper respiratory tract. Following repeated or prolonged contact, this product has a degreasing effect on the skin. It can cause redness, scaling and cracking.)
  • Colophony (rosin) (Irritating / respiratory disorders: Several cases of skin sensitization are also reported. The cases are isolated but quite varied: beauticians who applied depilatory waxes containing rosin, as well as artists who reacted to their stage makeup.)
  • Synthetic Camphor (Irritation: eyes, upper respiratory tract if inhaled: decreased frequency of breathing, slow heart rate, worsened symptoms if inhaled in large doses.)

Source: CSST - Toxicological directory service (http://www.reptox.csst.qc.ca/)

Ingredients Highlight: bamboo rhizome macerate: thanks to its high content of organic silica, the bamboo macerate helps to give strength to the nails and to make them more resistant to wear and tear.

Ingredients List (INCI):

"8 FREE" NAIL POLISHES (references 663-665) (F1): BUTYL ACETATE, ETHYL ACETATE, NITROCELLULOSE ANHYDRIDE / TRIMELLITIC ANHYDRIDE / GLYCOLS COPOLYMER, ACETYL TRIBUTYL CITRATE, ISOPROPYL  STEARALKONIUM HECTORITE, PHYLLOSTACHIS BAMBUSOIDES RHIZOME EXTRACT / HELIANTHUS ANNUUS CITRIC ACID, CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE, MICA, SILICA, TIN OXIDE. MAY CONTAIN (+/-): CI 15850
CI 19140, CI 42090, CI 77000, CI 77007, CI 77266, CI 77491,CI 77499, CI 77510,CI 77742, CI 77891, CI77163.

INGREDIENTS NAIL POLISH (EXCEPT 659): BUTYL ACETATE, ETHYL ACETATE, NITROCELLULOSE, ISOSORBIDE DICAPRYLATE/CAPRATE, ADIPIC ACID/NEOPENTYL GLYCOL/TRIMELLITIC ANHYDRIDE COPOLYMER, ALCOHOL, STEARALKONIUM BENTONITE, ACETYL TRIBUTYL CITRATE, N-BUTYL ALCOHOL, ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL, PHOSPHORIC ACID, DIACETONE ALCOHOL, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL, BAMBUSA VULGARIS SAP EXTRACT, TOCOPHEROL, SILICA, ETOCRYLENE. MAY CONTAIN +/-: CI 77000 (ALUMINUM POWDER), CI 77266 (BLACK 2), CI 77491 (IRON OXIDES), CI 77492 (IRON OXIDES), CI 77499 (IRON OXIDES), CI 77510 (FERRIC AMMONIUM FERROCYANIDE), CI 77742 (MANGANESE VIOLET), CI 77019 (MICA), CI 74160 (PIGMENT BLUE 15), CI 74260 (PIGMENT GREEN 7), CI 15850 (RED 6 LAKE), CI 15850 (RED 7 LAKE), CI 73360 (RED 30), CI 15880 (RED 34 LAKE), CI 12085 (RED 36), CI 77861 (TIN OXIDE), CI 77891 (TITANIUM DIOXIDE), CI 19140 (YELLOW 5 LAKE).

INGREDIENTS NAIL POLISH 659: BUTYL ACETATE, ETHYL ACETATE, NITROCELLULOSE, ISOSORBIDE DICAPRYLATE/CAPRATE, ADIPIC ACID/NEOPENTYL GLYCOL/TRIMELLITIC ANHYDRIDE COPOLYMER, ALCOHOL, ACETYL TRIBUTYL CITRATE, ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL, STEARALKONIUM BENTONITE, N-BUTYL ALCOHOL, PHOSPHORIC ACID, DIACETONE ALCOHOL, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL, BAMBUSA VULGARIS SAP EXTRACT, SILICA, TOCOPHEROL, CI 77266 (BLACK 2), CI 74160 (PIGMENT BLUE 15), CI 15850 (RED 7 LAKE), CI 15880 (RED 34 LAKE), CI 77891 (TITANIUM DIOXIDE), CI 19140 (YELLOW 5 LAKE).

 

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  • 5
    Love this varnish

    Posted by Sasha on 14th Aug 2020

    I love this nail varnish range, colours are true to images, love that they are non toxic. I find you need two coats (as with most varnishes) to get a strong clear colour, I painted my toes the day before I went away, have been away for a week swimming twice a day and the colour has stayed in tact ) I used the nail protecting undercoat underneath which I imagined has helped. Have used plenty of nail varnish brands in the past and I'd say this is among my top favs!

  • 4
    It’s good!

    Posted by Grace on 29th Jul 2020

    I had a green colour and a pink one. They’re very good. Only comment is the green chipped quickly within a day or two. Like that they’re free from nasties and also the caps are bamboo. But the pink is holding up well! Overall happy! ZAO note: Thank you for your lovely feedback. The Duo Top & Base Coat helps protect your nail polish and makes it last longer.

  • 3
    Nail varnish

    Posted by Unknown on 22nd Jun 2020

    Nice colour! I was disappointed to see inside the wooden varnish cap was a plastic lid anyway, not better than any normal product if you are trying to be sustainable. It would be good to see nail varnish ‘refills’ that you could put into a reusable container and reusable brush. ZAO note: Thank you for your comments. We use wood to reduce plastic usage but sadly we need a secure screw mechanism and wood is not sufficient here. Refills are not yet possible with nail polishes but if there is a way, we will find it!

  • 5
    Tres beau vernis

    Posted by Géraldine on 1st Jan 2020

    Tres bon produit.

  • 4
    Nice

    Posted by Amelia on 14th Dec 2019

    I bought the nail varnish in coral. It looks good with the bamboo lid and is easy to apply. It was slightly pinker than I expected but I got several compliments when wearing it! I wore just one coat and it started to chip after about three days which is fairly standard for nail polish. However, I liked the fact that when I removed it it didn't make my nails feel stripped. Will definitely try other shades. V quick delivery.

  • 5
    Pink Champagne nail polish

    Posted by Kas on 14th Nov 2019

    Amazing nail polish, quick drying. The metallic/ shimmery look is really nice. Will be buying more colours in the future.

  • 4
    nail polish

    Posted by Winifred on 5th Jul 2019

    Very nice colour,suitable for autumn. Nice texture, I will order another one.