tenoverten: Clean Nail Polish?

Non-Toxic Nail Care (Seriously)

I never thought I would hear words “non-toxic” and “nail polish” in the same sentence, unless that sentence was, “nail polish can never be non-toxic”. Now that consumers are finally waking up to the realities and importance of ingredients, many brands are gaining popularity due to their transparency and clean initiatives. Though there are many brands, I will be spotlighting one in particular; tenoverten.

Tenoverten started ten years ago when founders Nadine Abramcyk and Adair Ilyinsky decided to create salons and a nailcare line focused on the health and well-being of their employees and customers, and being 8-free (more on this later). Tenoverten is women owned, and products are available in a number of places. I personally purchase mine from Target!

Shade: Church

While I own many shades from this line, my absolute favorite is the shade Chruch. This blackened burgundy is super shiny and perfect for all your vampy needs. All polishes from this brand are named after various streets in New York! So what is this about 8-free? 8-free refers to a formula omitting 8 of the most toxic chemicals commonly used in most nail polishes on the market.

These ingredients include:

  • Formaldehyde
  • Formaldehyde Resin
  • Toluene
  • Dibutyl Phthalate (DBT)
  • Camphor
  • Parabens
  • Triphenol Phosphate (TPHP)
  • Sulfates

On their website, tenoverten offers a whopping 38 shades, as well as gift sets and nail care items. If you would rather see these products in person, Target offers two different scents of cuticle oil, a quick-dry top coat, the rose remover pictured above, base and top coat, and 16 of the 38 shades.

Overall, I give this brand a 9/10. The only reason they are not receiving full marks is simply because I do find the longevity of the polish to not be the greatest. However, the opacity and overall color payoff is amazing, as is the high-shine finish. I also give the polish remover a 10/10 because of the minimal harsh smell and the quickness of removal! I seriously only have to wipe my nail a total of two times before all polish is removed. I highly suggest you try this brand out!