Myth: Acrylic is bad for your health:

As with anything on this Earth, over-exposure can be a concern. You can literally kill yourself by drinking too much water in too short a period of time. Overexposure to Ethyl Methacrylate can cause skin irritations, lung problems and headaches, but this would require an excessively concentrated or prolonged exposure. When used properly, there should be no concern.

There is however a big difference between Ethyl Methacrylate (professional acrylic liquid designed for use on nails) and Methyl Methacrylate (a dental monomer not intended for use on nails, and associated with many risks) Make sure that your nail technician  is using the proper materials. (Price is often a good indicator- Methyl Methacrylate costs a very small fraction of Ethyl Methacrylate and so services prices can be a lot less expensive! Chances are if you’re getting a really low “discount” price, you’re probably getting low quality “discount” products.)

Is acrylic safe for pregnant women?

Yes. Research has been done and no links have been found to acrylic causing any increased risk of birth defects for woman working in the salon industry while pregnant versus professionals in any other field.

There are however three common ingredients in mainstream nail polishes that are known to cause birth defects and cancer. Rest assured that our polishes do not include those ingredients!

Myth: Acrylic destroys your natural nail:

Acrylic does not destroy natural nails. It’s a bad nail technician that destroys the natural nail. The acrylic itself is non-abrasive and has no affect on the health of the natural nail. However, improper filing on the part of the service provider can cause damage, especially if the product is applied poorly and the acrylic tears off, often taking small layers of the natural nail with it.

Just make sure you choose a qualified professional that uses quality products and has the skill to use them properly.

Why Choose Zoya?

At Painted Red Nails we are committed to using the finest quality products possible to deliver stunning, long-lasting results without the use of potentially dangerous chemicals or unnecessary preservatives so you can enjoy stunning, long-lasting results without compromise.

Zoya nail polishes do not contain formaldehyde, toluene or dibutyl phthalate (DBP), which have been linked to causing cancer and birth defects, making Zoya safe for pregnant woman and a wise choice for the health conscience.

Even better, because Zoya is formaldehyde-free it is less drying and gentler on dry, brittle nails and wont discolor as it oxidizes, preventing that dulled, grayish look of an older polish application.

Plus, Zoya polishes have quality staying power and come in great shades that honor the classic beauties while staying fashion forward with hot new colors for each season.

Don’t forget that we keep the full line of Zoya polishes in stock so you can purchase your favorite shades for use between services.