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BRIEF STORY OF RAW NAILS

RAW Nails was established in 2019 when Founder Melissa Melo, became highly conscious about the toxicity of the majority of beauty products on the market. “After changing all of my body and hair products, I knew the only thing left I needed to change was my nail polish.” Being a nail polish fanatic, Melissa was on the hunt for a non-toxic, less harsh nail polish. After endless searching and scouring store shelves for the right all-natural textures and colours, a thought came to Melissa, “I should start a vegan nail line.” In 2005, Melo attended a prestige beauty school where she graduated with an advances aesthetics diploma. At the time, she wasn’t sure about what she wanted to do. However, she was confident it was within the beauty industry. After working in several salons and spas, Melissa discovered where her passion was; Nail polish. She quickly became obsessed with developing beautiful, striking, and trendy vegan and cruelty-free products for herself and consumers. Her goal is to highlight the benefits of vegan and cruelty-free nail polishes to educate others on the harmful chemicals found in their beauty routine products and encourage them to switch to natural alternatives. Today, all RAW Nails polishes are non-toxic, vegan and cruelty-free, advocating for health while allowing you to express your unique style.

FORMALDEHYDE

keeps polish from becoming brittle. Has been linked to reproductive problems.

TOLUENE

used to evenly suspend colour. Linked to sleepiness, stumbling, irregular heartbeat, fainting, or even death

DBP

also known as dibutyl phthalate, which acts as a binder to improve lasting colour but is also linked to cancer in lab when tested on animals and underdeveloped genitals and other long-term fertility problem in new born boys.

CAMPHOR

keeps polish glossy / shiny / prevents chipping. It has been linked to seizures and irritability.

FORMALDEHYDE RESIN

keeps polish glossy and shiny, also a hardening agent. Causes allergies and respiratory issues with inhaled.

XYLENE

compound also found in paint thinners and petroleum products. Short-term, low level exposure to this contaminant can cause headaches and dizziness, while long term level exposure can lead to respiratory, kidney, and gastrointestinal toxicity. Also used in gasoline.

PARABENS

used to preserve polish. Causes nails to become brittle, cracked, and unhealthy. Also, have been linked to exert estrogenic effects.

ETHYL TOSYLAMIDE

Ethyl Tosylamide is a highly viscous, amber liquid used primarily as plasticizer and film former in coatings like nail polish.

TRIPHENYL PHOSPHATE

used to improve flexibility. When tested on animals has shown to cause reproductive and developmental irregularities in animals.

FRAGRANCE

additional fragrances are added to cover up the toxic ingredients but are also toxic when inhaled. *RAW Nails products are not and will never be tested on ANY animals*

FORMALDEHYDE

keeps polish from becoming brittle. Has been linked to reproductive problems.

TOLUENE

used to evenly suspend colour. Linked to sleepiness, stumbling, irregular heartbeat, fainting, or even death

DBP

also known as dibutyl phthalate, which acts as a binder to improve lasting colour but is also linked to cancer in lab when tested on animals and underdeveloped genitals and other long-term fertility problem in new born boys.

CAMPHOR

keeps polish glossy / shiny / prevents chipping. It has been linked to seizures and irritability.

FORMALDEHYDE RESIN

keeps polish glossy and shiny, also a hardening agent. Causes allergies and respiratory issues with inhaled.

XYLENE

compound also found in paint thinners and petroleum products. Short-term, low level exposure to this contaminant can cause headaches and dizziness, while long term level exposure can lead to respiratory, kidney, and gastrointestinal toxicity. Also used in gasoline.

PARABENS

used to preserve polish. Causes nails to become brittle, cracked, and unhealthy. Also, have been linked to exert estrogenic effects.

ETHYL TOSYLAMIDE

Ethyl Tosylamide is a highly viscous, amber liquid used primarily as plasticizer and film former in coatings like nail polish.

TRIPHENYL PHOSPHATE

used to improve flexibility. When tested on animals has shown to cause reproductive and developmental irregularities in animals.

FRAGRANCE

additional fragrances are added to cover up the toxic ingredients but are also toxic when inhaled. *RAW Nails products are not and will never be tested on ANY animals*

RAW NAILS PROVIDES A WIDE SELECTION OF COLOURS!

Clean, Vegan, and Cruelty-Free nail polishes allow you to enjoy the colours and textures that you love.

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