What does no-Nasties even mean?


Lets face it, unless you live in a bungalow made of palm tree leaves, in a remote village with pristine air and buy your clothes from the grandma down the road that sews her own clothes – from which she barters her materials from her distant neighbour that’s a farmer who shears his sheep facing the sun and a donkey is his only form of transport… then we just have to accept that we are surrounded by chemical and non-natural products – which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. The whole goal here is to minimise toxins where we can 🙂

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It’s impossible to be 100% chemical-free and 100% organic when developing nail polish.

However we do believe there are choices that can made to upgrade your beauty products / regime to be as healthy and safe as possible.

And that’s what were all about here at Piggy Paint, ‘choices’.  Providing you with the information you need, so that you can make an informed choice that is right for your family!


say 'no thanks' to nasties

When we say ‘no nasties’  – we refer to all the toxic chemicals that we don’t use in our products, and we have listed and explained the main ones below;

Dibutyl phthalate
Suspected endocrine disruptor (that means it can interfere with normal hormone function). Considered toxic, mild irritation of the skin and eyes after exposure and potential impact on developmental growth and the reproductive system, fertility and cause liver and kidney failure in young children!

Harsh fungicide, disinfectant and preservative used on corpses. When exposed to it, you can experience watery, burning or itchy eyes and discomfort of the throat leading to coughing/ wheezing. Long term exposure can lead to asthma and damage to the inner nose and throat lining. It is also incompatible with many chemicals and can react violently.

Is a chemical solvent found in paints, varnishes, glues, tar and has a strong odour similar to paint thinners. In moderate to large doses, negative side effects can impact the nervous system, immune system, lungs and organs.

Formaldehyde resin
Used to make nail polished tough, resilient and long lasting. The resin has shown strong evidence as a human allergen and low evidence of immune system disruptor.

Responsible for the sharp, bitter odour of nail polish, but it can also cause nails to become dry, brittle and discoloured. Acts as a plasticiser and in small doses can cause reaction such as really fast heartbeat and flushed skin.

Is the umbrella term for several types of preservatives in hair and cosmetics. Are a preservative and suspected of having carcinogenic properties. They have also been found to mimic oestrogen in the body. We don’t need that more than we deal with already! May not sound so serious initially, it can disrupt normal bodily functions, create harmful imbalances and ultimately lead cancerous cells.

Can have an immediate impact on the body, with side effects including headache, dizziness, nausea.

A family of industrial chemicals used to soften PVC plastics that can damage the liver, kidneys, lungs and reproductive system

Benzophenone -1
This chemical is used in cosmetics to stop discolouration of products. It has been linked to certain types of cancers, so best to steer clear when possible.

Animal Ingredients
We are both Cruelty free AND Vegan

Fun Colours
To achieve the fun colors, Piggy Paint uses approved pigments that are safe, non-toxic, and cruelty-free. Every ingredient in Piggy Paint nail polish, including the colorants, has passed Toxicological Risk Assessments by third party laboratories that classify the polishes as non-toxic.