Prior to discovering Treat Collection, I hadn’t worn nail polish for a very long time. It seemed like an unnecessary indulgence to me considering the health hazards associated with chemicals in polish. Now that there are safer brands such as this one, I’m really looking forward to wearing polish again, especially this coming spring as a compliment to pretty dresses and natural/organic makeup.
The first thing I liked about this polish is that it does not have as strong of a toxic scent. So if you’re like me and have a low tolerance for headache-inducing nail polish fumes, then this is a more bearable choice. It has the same consistency and applies just as a regular polish does and takes about half an hour to properly dry.
It usually starts to chip about the third day after application, but that is probably because I do not have a clear top coat. I think this is about the same amount of time with a regular nail polish as well.
A bottle from Treat collection costs $20 and can be purchased online here. This may seem steep for some, but I am about quality over quantity. Since I really don’t do my nails often, I’d rather have just a few luxury polishes rather than many with poisonous ingredients.
About toxins in nail polish
Treat Collection is from Berlin. The EU has much stricter laws and higher standards for ingredients in cosmetics than in North America, and have safer formulations. Treat avoids using toxic chemicals commonly found in mainstream polish namely, formaldehyde, dibutyl phthalate, toluoENE, and camphor.
Formaldehyde is a known human carcinogen, can cause irritation to the respiratory system and cause dermatitis, a skin rash.
Dibutyl phthalate causes harm to the reproductive and developmental system. Phthalates are known to cause sexual deformation in male babies. Pregnant women especially should avoid products with phthalates such as hairspray and perfume.