You believe in inner and outer beauty. You make enlightened decisions about your body and the world around you. That is why we vow to be honest with you about what we do and do not include in our Silky Polish. You deserve the pure ingredients and honesty right off the bat. The ingredients below are common in traditional nail polish! It is important to read ingredient lists and make informed decisions. Silky Polish aims to protect your inner and outer beauty - Silky Polish is 5-FREE, NON-TOXIC, HYPO-ALLERGENIC, PREGNANCY-SAFE, CHILDREN-SAFE and overall healthier. What's 5-free? It's polish that excludes the following harmful ingredients:


  Toluene Formaldehyde Parabens DBP Camphor
This abrasive chemical is used as a polish thinner, but trust us – the smell itself would make you dizzy. Derived from petroleum, toluene may cause liver damage, fetal development damage, and skin irritation. Our vegan alternative is ethyl acetate which won't have the adverse health effects that toluene creates.
This is the same stuff used to preserve those frogs you had to dissect in junior high biology! Gross. Formaldehyde vapors are intensely irritating and can trigger asthma, skin issues and carcinogenic effects. Luckily, our Silky Polish is safe because we keep out this harmful chemical.
Want harsh plastics sitting on your nails for days, depriving them of nutrients and staining them yellow? We didn’t think so! Studies show DBP to be a mutagenic and cancer-causing, yet companies use it in cosmetics, plastics, packages and plant pesticides. All Silky Polish omits DBP, opting for a healthier solution.
Camphor is used as a plasticizer, rust repellent and to prevent decay of dead insects in bug collections! It is poisonous and can cause seizures, irritability and bodily toxicity. Considering your nails are very much alive, camphor is NOT something you want tainting your beautiful hands.
Parabens are a preservative and widely used in cosmetics. Essentially, these prevent your nail bed from receiving natural vitamins from sunlight and oxygen, both needed for healthy, strong nails. Sadly, studies found that parabens may be linked to breast cancer. We DEFINITELY got rid of this ingredient.

While nail polish cannot be made completely with organic and natural ingredients (soon though!), we've done our best to ensure the ingredients we do use are as safe as available with today's technologies. Here are the main ingredients we use:

    • Ethyl Acetate - this is an organic compound with a sweet smell similar to that of pears. We use it as a solvent to make sure the rest of the ingredients mix and blend well.
    • Butyl Acetate - this is also an organic compound that is used as a solvent. Butyl acetate has a sweet smell of bananas and is actually found in many types of fruit. It is used as a synthetic fruit flavoring in foods such as candy, ice cream, cheeses, and baked goods.
    • Isopropyl Alcohol - you might be more familiar with this ingredient's home-name: rubbing alcohol! This is used as a solvent in our polish.
    • Nitrocellulose - this is a durable film-forming ingredient to ensure the polish stays on your nails as long as possible! It is derived from cellulose which is an organic compound found in almost every green plant. 
    • Adipic Acid - this is an organic compound that is sometimes used in foods for flavor and gelling. In nature, it is found in mushrooms.
    • Trimethyl Pentanyl Diisobutyrate - this biodegradable compound ensures the polish stays on your nails as long as possible and is often also used as an indirect food additive. 
    • Triphenyl Phosphate - helps the polish harden and stay durable. It's also used as an indirect food additive. 
    • Stearalkonium Hectorite - helps the polish stay thick. You'll also find this in lipstick and eye makeup because it is safe to use.
    • Diacetone Alcohol - produces a brilliant gloss and hard film. It is very safe to use an non-toxic.
    • Citric Acid - an organic acid that is obtained from citrus fruits! Helps Silky Polishes stay strong!
Furthermore, all our coloring agents have been FDA approved: Aluminum Powder (CI 77000), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Oxides (CI 77499 / CI 77491), Red 34 Lake(CI 15880), Red 6 Lake (CI 15850), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Violet 2 (CI 60725).

Questions? We're more than excited to hear from you and help at!