It’s no secret the beauty industry is overrun with toxic, chemically constructed, and potentially cancerous products today. Some companies will try and label their products as “natural,” when in reality, we know that term can mean a lot of things.
At the end of the day, we are all given one body – we need to treat it with respect and avoid chemicals that can directly cause cancer, pregnancy complications, and nervous system irritation.
That’s why we think it’s so important to look in-depth at Leafgel Premium’s 10-free potted gel nail system, as well as the definition of 10-free and why you should care about it when it comes to your beauty routine.
Let’s get started.
What is a 10-Free Gel?
The 10 in 10-free stands for 10 different chemicals that we proudly do not include in our toxic chemical free gels today. These 10 chemicals and their implications include:
Camphor: Although it smells nice, this chemical can cause headaches, nausea, and dizziness if consumed/smelled in high amounts.
Dibutyl Phthalate: Known as a respiratory irritant, this chemical is largely dangerous to all nail technicians that inhale it as they provide gel nail services. When inhaled in large volumes, it can be linked to the development of cancerous cells, tumors, and a variety of other complications.
Ethyl Tosylamide: Already banned by the European Commission, unfortunately, this chemical is still used in the U.S. It has been suspected of causing reproductive health complications.
Formaldehyde: Famous for respiratory and skin irritation, long-term exposure to formaldehyde can be linked to cancerous development. This same chemical is used for embalming fluid on corpses, which should put it into perspective for you.
Formaldehyde Resin: This is the base chemical that releases the formaldehyde we consume.
Parabens: As more companies work to ban these chemical blocks, some nail gels still include them. Parabens have been suspected endocrine disruptors, causing damage to your hormonal system. Other studies have confirmed that parabens can mimic the hormone estrogen in the body, which can disrupt normal bodily functions, as well as lead to tumors and cancerous cells.
TPHP: Commonly referred to as a plasticizer, as well as a fire retardant, TPHP has been proven to alter hormonal health and functionality in the body. In essence, this chemical can completely change your health, regulatory functions, and even reproductive health due to its chemical composition.
Tert-Butyl Hydroperoxide: Lastly, this chemical may be toxic to blood, lungs, liver, and respiratory systems, as well as your nervous system. Yikes.
Toluene: Although this solvent helps polish dry quickly, studies have implicated that this chemical can cause nervous system impairment and immune, kidney, liver, and reproductive damage.
Xylene: This toxin has been known to cause headaches and migraines, as well as nervous system depression.
As you can see, these 10 toxic chemicals can cause cancer, reproductive complications, lung irritations, headaches, nausea, skin irritations, and hormonal imbalances that have dire complications. Some studies have even found that the amount of chemicals floating in the air at many nail salons exceeds the amount of chemicals found in notoriously chemically-filled places, like auto garages. Other studies have proven that these chemicals can be a threat to pregnancy health and hormonal regulation in women carrying children.
Therefore, in the creation of our 10-free potted gel nail system, we set out to replicate the highest performing gel, without all of these toxic chemicals. That’s why we’re so proud to display our 10-free gel accomplishment.
Our 10-Free Gel Commitment
We all want to have nails that are fresh, glossy, gorgeous, and new. Everyone deserves to treat themselves to a gel manicure-pedicure, especially if you’re a hard-working woman who deserves some me-time. That’s why we believe this kind of beauty process doesn’t have to be filled with toxic chemicals.
In order to create potted gels that are 10-free, Leafgel Premium team worked for years to arrive at a perfect formula that is 100% without all 10 of those dangerous and cancerous chemicals we just included above. We have even discontinued some of our most popular products that were unable to meet the 10-free standard. It’s not all about profit to us – it’s about your health and your clients’ health!
One customer testimonial to highlight includes (@numberoneallie): “I transitioned from dip powders to Leafgel and it has kept my nails so healthy underneath. Also – I’m allergic to formaldehyde releasing preservatives, so it was amazing to find such a high quality gel that I wasn’t allergic to.”
Many individuals have natural allergies to such toxic chemicals that were not intended to come into contact with our skin, which is why our toxic chemical-free gel formula is also hypoallergenic and a vegan option for everyone out there considering the prominence and natural effortless of gel nails.
Leafgel Premium - Best Potted Gel Nail System
We invite you, consumers and nail technicians alike, to try our nail gel products, available toxic-free and directly to you from our site or at your favorite salon. Don’t forget to ask your nail salon if the products they use are 10-free, and if not 10-free which harmful chemicals they contain. You have that right.
Please let us know if you have any questions, and help us spread the word. We need to inform people of the hormonal and cancerous potential of their everyday nail products.