The Dr. Dana No Way, Not In Our Products List


Used as a preservative in cosmetics.  A known carcinogen that is also linked to asthma, neurotoxicity, and developmental toxicity.

Phthalates (DBP, DEHP, DEP and others)

A class of plasticizing chemicals used to make products more pliable.  Phthalates disrupt the endocrine system and may cause birth defects.


A volatile petrochemical solvent that is toxic to the respiratory system, can cause birth defects and possibly carcinogenic. 

Formaldehyde Resin

Helps polish adhere. Allergen. Environmental toxin.


Is used as a plasticizer in nail polish.  Inhalation can lead to headaches, dizziness, nausea, and seizures.

Triphenyl Phosphate

A plasticizer used to make polish flexible and durable but it is also an endocrine disruptor and possible marine pollutant.


A solvent that keeps your nail polish from getting gloppy; it’s also a known allergen and possible carcinogen.  Known human nervous system and respiratory toxicant, irritating to skin, eyes and lungs.

Ethyl Tosylamide

A film forming plasticizer.  In Europe, ET is considered to be a sulfonamide, and based on the prohibition of sulfonamides in cosmetics it may not be used in cosmetics and personal care products marketed in Europe.

Parabens (methyl-, isobutyl-, propyl- and others)

A class of preservatives commonly used to prevent the growth of bacteria and mold. Parabens are endocrine (or hormone) disruptors, which may alter important hormone mechanisms in our bodies.

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