NO HARSH CHEMICALS - ONLY THE GOOD STUFF!
At Varnish, we promise to deliver a consistently great experience, using only non-toxic products, in a clean and inviting space. Our selection of non-toxic, long-wearing varnishes were thoughtfully chosen just for you. We offer a wide range of current and classic colors from the safest brands.
We're able to achieve a flawless finish, without ever exposing you, our technicians, or the environment to harmful chemicals like dibutyl phthalate (DBP), toluene, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, or camphor, which are commonly used in traditional nail salons. Our polish remover is gentle to ensure your skin doesn't dry out, and our scrubs, creams, and lotions are free of sulfates and parabens.
We think you deserve only the good stuff!
Classified as a known carcinogen, formaldehyde is often used as a preservative, nail hardener, and strengthener in conventional polishes.
Included in some polishes as a solvent to smooth application, it has been linked to impaired human reproduction and development, impaired breathing, being harmful to the nervous system, and nausea.
NO DIBUTYL PHTHALATE (DBT)
Shown to affect the reproductive system and linked to cancer, DBP has been used as plasticizer and solvent to increase wear.
NO FORMALDEHYDE RESIN
A derivative of formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin is often used as a hardener and in large doses can be a skin allergen.
Added to some polishes for high-shine, camphor can cause allergic reactions in large doses, irritation, dizziness, nausea, and headaches.
NO TRIPHENYL PHOSPHATE (TPHP)
Also known as TPHP, research suggests it causes changes in hormone regulation, metabolism and reproductive systems. It has been used in polish as a plasticizer which makes the polish flexible yet durable.
Used by some brands to help polish from getting gloppy, xylene is also a know allergen an a possible carcinogen.
NO ETHYL TOSYLAMIDE / EPOXY RESIN
This ingredient has antibiotic properties which raises concern over antibiotic resistance, it can be used as a plasticizer to help polishes dry faster.
Used as a preservative, parabens get a bad rep for having estrogen-mimicking effects which may trigger hormonal problems.
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*FOR A CLEANER AND SAFER EXPERIENCE, WE DO NOT OFFER ACRYLIC NAILS.