8 Non-Toxic Nail Polish Brands Safe For Kids, That Moms Can Rock, Too


Most kids enjoy getting a colorful mani-pedi with mom, but some polishes can seem a bit intense for those little hands. That's why the non-toxic nail polish brands safe for kids are so great. Both you and your kiddo can enjoy playing around with these bright and safe colors.

As recent studies have shown, some traditional nail polish formulas contain ingredients that may be harmful for your health. The "toxic trio," AKA formaldehyde, toluene, and dibutyl phthalate, are known to negatively affect reproductive health, contribute to endocrine disruption, and even cause cancer, as explained by Dr. Thu Quach, research scientist at the Cancer Prevention Institute of California. It's concerning news for anyone who likes a fresh coat of polish now and then.

Thankfully, plenty of polish companies responded by leaving out the potentially troublesome ingredients. The 3-free nail polishes, which do not contain formaldehyde, toluene, or dibutyl phthalate, used to be standard, as noted by Allure. But those definitions have since been expanded. 5-free nail polishes don't contain the above ingredients, and they are also manufactured without formaldehyde resin, and camphor, whereas the 7-free don't contain ethyl tosylamide or xylene, either, as further explained in Allure. Basically, it's easier than ever to find nail polish that's totally safe for you and your family. Read on to find the best bets for your next mani-pedi session with your kiddo.