The Indian nail polish market stood at Rs. 636 crores in 2018 and is projected to grow at a CAGR of over 10%, to reach Rs. 1,075 crores by 2024. While the nail polish market is expanding, penetrating deep into remote rural areas on the one hand and evolving Nail-Art clinics in cosmopolitan cities on the other hand, do you have some idea about what goes into the making of nail polish? Can you imagine, your small bottle of nail-polish has ingredients like resin, solvent, dispersants, Plasticizers, Dyes and pigments, Micas etc. The so-called toxic trio of nail polish consists of dibutyl phthalate (a plasticizer), toluene (to evenly suspend colour), and formaldehyde (a known carcinogen) that is used as a hardening agent!
A study reveals that majority of respondents (89%) do not read the ingredients before buying nail products. Most of the respondents (77-87%) have no idea about the presence of harmful chemicals like colophonium, Dibutyl phthalate (DBP) etc in nail polish. 65% do not know that toxic chemicals can enter our body through tiny holes in skin or by inhaling or even through nails.
(Source: Consumers India) more  

My dear departed mother also used nail polish and when she removed the paint to put on a new coat of polish I noticed her finger nails had turned yellow. So she used to keep her nails unpolished for some days. Seeing this I refused to use nail polish to this day and use very little make up too. Pure Aloe which I personally grow, I use for my face and use only natural products like haldi, besan and lime. more  
Well Beauty comes at a Price.When a woman cries, each drop of tear could have Rs.350/- Mascara, Rs.500/- Rouge, Rs.800/- face pack and many other ingredients. I came upon a story of a Collector of Jharkhand who became a Mayor of a town and was called at an Educational Institute to give a speech. Some students asked her why she did not use any cosmetics. With tears in her eyes, the Mayor Lady gave a testimony. She was the third child and her parents were miners in silica mines in Jharkhand. Due to poverty both parents worked and when mother became ill, the children were pushed. Silica fumes would destroy the body...lungs and other organs. Have seen and experienced it and knowing that the silica from the mines goes into making of the Beauty Cream, that lady took a vow never to use cosmetics. Focus and dedication got her the mayors post not the beauty cream. more  
In fact, a large number of cosmetics have harmful ingredients more  
Lipsticks may also be similarly harmful. Can anybody share knowledge of ingredients of lipstick and their harmful effects ? more  
Frankly i also did not know it.. more  
Post a Comment

Related Posts

    • Bank Responsible for Theft in Locker

      In an important decision, the learned National Consumer Commission held that the bank is responsible for the bank locker theft and the bank shall pay compensation for loss on account of being stole...

    • Can not contact Paytm on their platform.

      It is observed I tried to contact Paytm on their platform via app also but could not post my general grievance or post a message not to send me any message regarding Hindustan Times News paper subs...

      By Anonymous Circle member
    • Consumers can now get un-hallmarked jewellery tested at Hallmarking Centres

      Testing of Gold jewellery up to 4 articles to cost Rs 200, for 5 or more articles, the cost is Rs 45 per article. Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) has now made provision to allow a common cons...

    • Digital platforms sending unnecessary messages.

      It is observed most of the Digital platforms are purchased by Banks and they are sending their messages to members to promote the business of Banks i.e. take loans & credit cards etc. As the ut...

      By Anonymous Circle member
    • Hand Sanitizers

      Hand sanitizer brand has ‘unacceptable levels’ of cancer-causing chemicals, FDA warns U.S. Food and Drug Administration tests have found “unacceptable levels” of ...

    • Poor Service by Eurka forbes service team

      We have been customers of eureka forbes water purifier since last two + decades. We took a AMC and due to pandemic AMC was not carried out as no service technician reported for service due to lockd...

      By Nandkumar V
    • Stop Harassing Consumers who Complain

      TOI of 8 September carries a headline "Railways can't be slowcoach: SC" The Consumer Complaint redressal system needs to be amended. A consumer has to go through: 1. District Consum...

    • Buy 2 Get 2 or 3

      These days most of the apparel stores display such messages boldly on their shopping windows as if the whole store is at the disposal of the consumer. One may even get SMSs regarding this. But when...

      By A Malhotra
    • Consumers are to be Protected

      Consumer Protection Act 2019 imposed stringent Punishments including 7 Years imprisonment and 10 Lakhs Penalty on Fake and Spurious goods and came into force from July 2020. No State, Dept of...

      By Csn Sarma
    • Confusing Ads hiding facts.

      It is seen in the advertisements (ads) given in social medias as well as in the Online webpage are hiding important facts about the products. Many ads are Misleading ads.The ads must contain cost, ...

      By Karur Radhakrishnan Chandrasekaran.
Enter your email and mobile number and we will send you the instructions

Note - The email can sometime gets delivered to the spam folder, so the instruction will be send to your mobile as well

All My Circles
Invite to
(Maximum 500 email ids allowed.)