Nontoxic nail polish for teen

My teenager likes nail polish, and I'd like to get her some that is water-based.  There are a lot of brands out there, so I'd like to know if any are particularly good (or bad), in terms of colors, application, holding up versus chipping, etc.  Thanks!

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RE: Nontoxic nail polish for teen ()

Try Ella - they have fun colors and you don't need Acetone to remove it. I use this myself (I'm a 47 yr.old gal!). The acetone was destroying my nails. This is a great alternative and chips just as much or little as anything else I've used. 

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My teenager is also a fan of nail polish. I've purchased many different non-toxic and lower-toxicity brands for her over the years, only to have her cast them aside for others she buys whose fumes trigger migraines for me. Not good.

For her birthday, I recently purchased a nail care kit including polish from Olivia and June (https://oliveandjune.com). She loves the kit and the colors. The polishes are free of the major nasty chemicals, and last a long time without chipping. I can tolerate the smell, even when she applies the polish in the house. You might give them a try.

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I don't think it's water-based, but I really like Mineral Fusion's nail polish line (https://www.mineralfusion.com/collections/nails) as a healthier option than traditional polish - they are free of paraben, ethyl tosylamide, xylene Free, formaldehyde, toluene, DBP, triphenyl phosphate and camphor. The colors are fun and they last a while. Another option I've used without a lot of toxic ingredients is Beauty Without Cruelty (https://www.bwcv.com/en/nails).

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I have a 7-month old baby and was looking for non-toxic nail polish for myself. After some research, I learned that there are nail polishes that are "ten-free," meaning they are free of the ten most common & toxic ingredients in nail polishes, and I ended up purchasing the Terra brand from my Grove Collaborative subscription (which I also highly recommend for purchasing household supplies). A week in, my nail polish is intact, my nails don't smell like chemicals, my baby hasn't been affected by my polish, and I feel great about my purchase!