Just as porous as your skin: Nails + RGB Cosmetics
The skin’s cousins – nails and hair – are oft-overlooked in world of toxic-free products. Despite the difference in texture, our nails serve the same function as our skin – they protect, filter, and repulse harmful bacteria from entering our bodies.
So, what’s the skinny here? Examine your nail polish. Not all nail polishes are created equal.
That is until we recently found RGB Cosmetics (NEW AT IO for $16 each), a modern, green, cruelty-free, vegan and sophisticated nail polish collection FREE of the 5 known carcinogenic ingredients commonly found in your average nail polishes: formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, toluene, DBP, and camphor.
Let us count thy ways in which RGB nail polishes are the way forward. Formaldehyde, the very same ingredient used to keep dead corpses looking “alive”, is used in your average nail polish simply to ensure a long shelf life and also to retain its color. Personally, I think this is enough reason to simply stop applying the others.
However, if you’re looking for more reasons why RGB reigns supreme in our skin and nail care world, the product is vegan, cruelty-free and made in the USA. Unlike the other “green” water-based nail polishes currently on the market, RGB outlasts the competition in what I call the “chip factor.” With a drying time of under 3 minutes, RGB polishes, with 2 applications, are just as long lasting as your average joe nail polish.
RGB Cosmetics (which stands for “red, green, blue” – the 3 elements used in graphics) believes in sophisticated nail color, so you’ll never find crazy colors in the line, and is a cult-favorite among celebrities and the red carpet awards.
Perfect for everyone, I especially think RGB is a must for expecting mothers who should be watching what they are putting in and on their bodies.
The following 6 colors are available for purchase at IO: Pink, Doll, Haze, Toast, Coral, and Dew (from left to right).
Now that we’ve covered the whys, stop by the SHOP at IO before your next mani ped and rest assured you’ve thought your nail care through.
Think about your nails too,