Like most other beauty products you see on the market, nail polish has its pros and cons, especially when it comes to formulations from your big-name brands. Pros: long-lasting, chip-free color in a range of shades to match your personality. Cons: questionable chemicals and ingredients to achieve deep color saturation, quick-dry results, and extended wearability. But a number of brands are setting out to prove that you don’t have to sacrifice performance when transitioning to a natural nail polish, like the ones from Terra Beauty bars.
Terra Beauty Bars seeks to take the bad stuff out of the equation by bringing you lacquer that lacks nothing — except the ingredients the brand intentionally omits. This brand is 10-free, meaning it takes the guesswork out of the equation by automatically removing the 10 nastiest culprits found in most nail polishes. You won’t find things like formaldehyde, parabens, xylene, or acetone here (just to name a few).
Since I want to lead a healthier life and avoid harsh ingredients — especially those big 10 found in conventional polishes — I was intrigued by Terra Beauty Bars' natural alternative. But I was also worried that those ingredients found in big-name nail polishes were the ones that make traditional polish work so well. So has Terra Beauty Bars done the impossible, and created a nail lacquer that delivers the same pigmentation and wearability without all the icky stuff? Intrigued by this premise, I was excited to find out what a healthier hue could really do.