All of our polishes (both Jesse’s Girl and JulieG) are Big 3 Free. Our nail polishes are free of DBP, Toluene, and Formaldehyde – commonly referred to as the “Big 3”. Our polishes do contain formaldehyde resin, which is not the same as formaldehyde and is not considered one of the “Big 3”. It's a common misconception that Formaldehyde Resin (actually listed as "Tosylamide/Formaldehyde Resin") is the same thing as Formaldehyde, but it is not. While formaldehyde is an ingredient you may see used in some nail hardeners and nail treatments (which are products that we do not produce), tosylamide/formaldehyde resin is an ingredient that makes the polish tough and resilient (to help it keep from chipping easily). While the resin is manufactured from formaldehyde, once it becomes a resin the formaldehyde is chemically changed and is essentially no longer present. This ingredient shouldn't be an issue unless you are someone who has a reaction to formaldehyde resin.
The definition of hypoallergenic is "having a decreased tendency to provoke an allergic reaction." Based on this definition, our products are definitely hypoallergenic. The definition of non-allergenic is "having no tendency to provoke an allergic reaction." Therefore, it cannot be said in truth any product is really non-allergenic. Somebody, somewhere will have a reaction.
Some items are vegan friendly, but most are not. Please see individual product ingredients on the product pages to confirm. We are working on a comprehensive listing of our products that are vegan friendly.
We are proud to be cruelty free! You can find us on PETA’s list of cruelty-free companies. We do not test ANY of our products on animals. We do not test ingredients or products on animals through a 3rd party. We are not owned or affiliated with any companies that test products or ingredients on animals. We are a privately owned company that markets and distributes cosmetics and cosmetic accessories. We do not market or sell products in the Chinese market.