Are LÓA NAILS press-on nails 10 FREE? What does 10 FREE means?

When 10 free label is applied to our products that means those products are free of a certain toxic chemical ingredients.

Here’s a breakdown of each toxic ingredient that don't belong in our nail care & press-on nails:

Dibutyl phthalate is a respiratory irritant, which poses the most hazard to nail technicians who may become exposed to large amounts.

TPHP (Triphenyl phosphate) is a plasticizer, as well as a fire retardant, and studies have linked it to changes in normal hormone function.

Toluene is a solvent used in polish to help it dry quickly; the health concerns associated with excessive exposure to this ingredient may include nervous system impairment and immune, kidney, liver, and reproductive effects.

Xylene, when exposed to high concentrations in the air, can cause central nervous system depression and headaches.

Ethyl tosylamide is banned from use in cosmetics by the European Commission but is still used in the United States. This ingredient is suspected of causing developmental and reproductive toxicity.

Camphor is a fragrant resin still included in many nail products, but it can cause headaches, nausea and dizziness in high amounts.

Formaldehyde resin can release formaldehyde; the short-term effects of formaldehyde exposure include respiratory and skin irritation. Long-term exposure is suspected to cause cancer.

Parabens are a common preservative but are a suspected endocrine disruptor.

Tert-butyl hydroperoxide may be toxic to blood, lungs, liver, the respiratory system and the central nervous system.

We are also compliant with EU Regulation that bans 1,300+ ingredients for use in cosmetics.

We are transparent about the materials & ingredients we use in our press-on nails. Here is a detailed list of what are our press-on nails made from:

Do you test on animals?
We love our furry friends and we are PETA certified cruelty free & vegan. Read the full brand statement here.

Press-on nails made from 94% re-cycled reisin

What material are the nails made from? Is it toxic?
Our Press-on nails are made from ABS. To be precise from 2021 Q4 onwards all press-on nails are made from 94%+ recycled PCR ABS, (PCR; post-consumer-resin, aka recycled plastic!) ABS is a thermoplastic polymer non-toxic, safe to use in beauty applications. ABS has a strong resistance to corrosive chemicals and physical impacts to withstand everyday wear and tear and for you to enjoy long lasting manicures. ABS is easily sanded, glued and painted. FUN FACT: LÓA Nails are made from same material as LEGO bricks.

Tell me more about glue ingredients. Are they toxic?

The glue ingredients are not toxic to your nails and are suitable for manicure usage.

Cyanoacrylate: A medical-grade adhesive – our superglue that makes your manicure last.​

Polymethyl Methacylate: Acrylic Glass – often used in medical devices and dentist applications known for quick bonding at room temperature.​

BHA: Used widely in cosmetic industry due to its anti-inflammatory properties.

Please note that the glue when not used as intended is dangerous, please follow carefully the instructions;  CAUTION: CYANOACRYLATE. DANGER. BONDS SKIN AND EYES IN SECONDS. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. Not suitable for children under 12 years old. Avoid contact with skin, eyes and fabric. Causes skin and eyes irritation. Glue spilled on clothing may cause burns. May cause respiratory irritation. IN USE: Do not use if nail or surrounding skin is damaged or inflamed. Keep away from fabrics. Contact with clothes will cause damage and could generate sufficient heat to burn the underlying skin. Use on a suitable flat and stable surface. Avoid breathing fumes. Use only in a well-ventilated area. Store in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight. IF IN EYES: Rinse immediately with warm water and do not force eye open. Cover the eye with a wet pad and keep covered until debonding is complete. IF ON SKIN: Do not pull apart but wash with plenty of soapy water and gently peel apart. IF ON CLOTHING: In case of spillage on clothing, gently remove the affected clothing.