The Kure For The Common Nail Polish
“Three-free” nail polishes are pretty much standard these days as more and more brands seek to define themselves as companies that won’t tolerate the use of harmful chemicals like formaldehyde, toluene, and DBP (dibutyl phthalate) in their formulas. But Kure Bazaar has done them all one better. The new-to-market French line of lacquers recently debuted at Le Bon Marché, with a philosophy that not only prohibits the use of any/all petrochemicals but also mandates a stable of ingredients that are 85 percent of natural origin. Wood pulp, wheat, cotton, potato, and corn extracts ensure that nails are strong, healthy, and able to breathe under two coats of incredibly on-trend varnish: the medium blue Hipster is inspired by that quintessential pair of old, faded jeans, while Kure’s collection of pretty pastels was derived from Japanese designer’s Yoshiki Hishinuma’s Spring 2012 show in Paris. And it’s the colors that are the big selling point here; deep aubergine and sanguine red nail polishes come and go, but good-for-you versions of similarly supersaturated shades are hard to find.
$16 each, available at www.thedetoxmarket.com.
Photo: Courtesy of Kure Bazaar