A Safe Alternative, Non-toxic Nail Polish For Kids

November 8, 2008 | 7 Comments

Finding a safe, non-toxic nail polish is important if you are going to introduce this cosmetic to your child.

Most nail polishes contain harmful ingredients such as: formaldehyde, toluene, phthalates, biphenyl A, ethyl acetate and acetone. So finding a safer alternative is a smart choice!

Now that my daughter has gotten her piggy’s painted, she is a little addicted to it. She even wants to paint daddy’s toenails! It hasn’t gone that far yet, but for our toddler, “pink fingernails” and “pink piggies” are becoming a common color scheme around our here.

Thank goodness for Piggy Paint™, my little one can enjoy her colorful nails and I keep peace of mind that we are making a safe alternative nail polish choice.

What Makes Piggy Paint™ A Safe Alternative

Piggy Paint™ is a water-based nail polish. There are no toxic chemicals. The resins are polyacrylic and polyurethane latexes with residual monomers well below 100 parts per million.

The acrylic and polyurethane resins are present in the polish in the form of latexes-emulsions in water-very similar in form and function to milk. The term “resin” is quite generic and refers to any polymer which can form a film as it dries. In this sense, proteins, celluloses, sugars, and DNA, to name a few “natural” polymers, are resins and none of these are any less harmful than the resins we use in our polish.

The only co-solvent is a diglycol ether. All colorants are FDA-certified for cosmetic use. Not only is it manufactured in the United States, but all of the raw materials come from United States suppliers as well.

Having Fun With Colorful Piggies

Honestly, I didn’t think it would be so enjoyable to paint our nails together. I also thought that blow drying her nails dry would be a big hassle. But, she really really likes it! (Without the additional chemicals added to this polish, it is recommended to blow dry nails for 1 minute on low heat.)

The color choices are bright and vivid which sets the mood for fun.

“This little blue piggy went to the beach, this little red piggy went to the market…..” has also been quite the playful snuggle hit since we found Piggy Paint™.

Last but not least, when we paint our nails we talk about the colors and it becomes another creative way to learn those too.

Q&A With Piggy Paint™

We still had a few more questions for piggy paints, and are happy to share their answers.

Can you give us a detailed description of each ingredient?

Ingredients: Water, water-miscible acrylic and polyurethane film formers and thickeners, glycol ethers. May contain mica, D&C red lake, ultramarine blue and chromium, iron and titanium oxide pigments.

How is Piggy Paint™ as “Natural as Mud”?

Piggy Paint is as “Natural as Mud” in the sense that every ingredient in the polish is biodegradable with no traces or residues left behind, thus it would make an excellent addition to your mulch pile or as a feed for farm animals.

Our water-based nail polish is non-toxic, environmentally safe, hypoallergenic, with an odor that is extremely low, nearly nonexistent. It has the same look and durability performance as traditional kid polishes, but without the drawbacks of foul odors, toxicity, and damage to our environment and to your little ones’ nails.

Getting Festive With Piggy Paint™

Piggy Paint™ come in many individual colors, and they also come in some really cool gift packs too. Each gift pack is bagged sweetly in threes.

How cute is this Holiday one? Add some holiday cheer with the “Mistle Toes” gift pack. A festive Red pouch unveils the fanciest gift a little girl’s piggies could ever ask Santa for… a set of three Piggy Paint™ Nail Polishes in Red, Green, and Clear Sparkle Topcoat. Who needs mistletoe when you have “Mistle Toes”?

Piggy Paint™ Natural as Mud polish is available in a wide array of fun, vibrant colors.

Piggy Paint Nail Polish -$8.99
Piggy Paint Remover -$8.99
3 Polish Gift Packs – $24.99
2 Polish/1 Remover Gift Packs – $24.99

Coupon Code for Piggy Paint

Our exclusive SAFbaby coupon code:  Safbaby good for 10% off your entire order on our site, including sale items, will be good until December 31, 2011!

Spend $35 and shipping is FREE!

Oh the places your colorful piggies will go! Visit Piggy Paint’s online store here.

Oh yeah, if you don’t have a hair dryer, you can always have grandpa blow the piggies dry:

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Category: 1-3 yrs, 3-5 yrs, 5+ yrs, Product Reviews

  • MOM

    How safe is the polish remover?

  • http://www.safbaby.com samantha

    We took this right from Piggy Paint’s site:
    Piggy Paint™ Nail Polish Remover

    Why is Piggy Paint™ Nail Polish Remover the best choice for your little girl?

    * Non-toxic
    * Odorless
    * Made from natural ingredients
    * No Acetone
    * Hypoallergenic
    * Biodegradable

    Put harmful, smelly polish removers behind you with Piggy Paint™ Nail Polish Remover, a remover that works quickly on all polishes, especially Piggy Paint™ Nail Polish. Our remover is non-toxic, safe to use, and contains none of the solvents that could offend your nose or harm our atmosphere. Aloe Vera and Vitamin E are added to supplement the natural oils that protect little one’s nails and cuticles.

    Ingredients – Methyl alcohol, butyl diglycol, aloe vera extract, Vitamin E, embittering agent.

    Warning: Because Piggy Paint™ Nail Polish Remover is flammable when heated, do not use or store near heat or an ignition source. Keep out of reach of children, and always have an adult supervising while using this product.

  • Kathy

    Thank you so much for the info!!! I’ve been searching and I really appreciate your advise!!!

  • Lita

    My little girl sucks on her toes would it be safe to paint her nails with your product?

  • Daisy

    Not to be a party pooper but it doesn’t even seem appropriate to me to see little girls wearing nail polish. Call me old fashioned, but that’s just how I feel. However, I am glad that there are less toxic alternatives out there.

  • Gilbert

    Is it safe for a 6 month baby girl? I’m afraid of her scraping the paint off with her teeth and accidentally eating it. She puts her feet in her mouth a lot.

  • Melanie, Founder of Piggy Paint

    Hi Gilbert,

    Yes, our nail polish is non-toxic and safe to use on all lil’ piggies, including your 6 month old. Have a great day!

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