Sustainable polish? Nailed it

Million-dollar nails that don’t cost the Earth… or your health

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Yes, great nails are attainable without harsh chemical ingredients. In fact, there are some really exciting brands out there creating non-toxic nail polishes with vibrant, long-lasting colours that are vegan and less damaging for the environment.

At Medi Nails, we believe beauty starts with care: for our own health and the world around us. That’s why we’ve partnered with two leading sustainable nail polish brands to ensure you can enjoy non-damaging manicures and pedicures.

We combine our podiatrist-approved techniques with these responsible polishes for the perfect, healthy finish.

No formaldehyde, no sulphates or parabens, and no animal derivatives.

Aila: gorgeous colour without damaging ingredients

We’re proud to use Aila non-toxic nail polishes that are vegan, cruelty-free and gluten-free. They’re also enriched with nourishing natural ingredients and come in a dazzling variety of colours.

Aila gives your nails a healthy base coat thanks to garlic strengtheners. Garlic contains the organic compound selenium, which helps promote healthy nail growth.

Traditional ingredients used in nail polishes can often be drying and damaging, but Aila has developed polishes that are long-lasting and chip-resistant without having to rely on sulphates, formaldehyde, parabens and camphor.

Dr Cary Gannon, the fellow podiatrist behind the brand, has also stripped out many other harmful ingredients that can cause irritation and even damage cells and tissue.

Our clients love our Aila products, because they know they are taking care of their nails while also enjoying amazing colour.

Nail remover that comes from the earth

When it comes to removing you nail polish, we use Aila’s 3-in-1 soy polish remover that contains pure argan oil. The benefits of this plant-based remover are that it won’t dry out your nails like other products on the market.

An organic solution like soy oil works as effectively as acetone to remove nail polish, but it does so without chemical solvents, promoting your overall nail health. Most importantly the oils in soy plants are light and leave the natural oils of your fingernails intact.

Another ingredient in our remover comes from the argan, a tree native to Morocco. Health experts have long championed the virtues of the oil found in the kernels of this tree. Beyond nutrients and antioxidants, argan oil possesses anti-fungal properties that also make it healthy for your nails.

Gloss & Co: the vegan solution to harsh chemicals

All the products we use are healthy, cruelty-free, and vegan. This includes another of our nail polishes: Australian-made Gloss & Co.

You’ll see Gloss & Co’s nail varnishes referred to as 5-free or 8-free, that’s because they exclude common toxins and carcinogens that are found in many nail polishes, such as:

  • Formaldehyde
  • Formaldehyde resin
  • Toluene
  • Camphor
  • Dibutyl phthalate (DBP)
  • Ethyl Tosylamide
  • Triphenyl phosphate
  • Xylene

Taken together, these chemicals can irritate or damage the skin, lungs, and eyes, as well as the liver and endocrine system.There is another advantage to choosing one of the amazing Gloss & Co colours for your Medi Nails manicure or pedicure. With a vegan nail polish base, you’re choosing kindness over cruelty.

Not only does that mean these products are not tested on animals, but they also don’t include animal byproducts like fish scales, oyster shells and bug resin.

Treat your nails to the best

At Medi Nails, we’ve carefully researched nail polish brands to find fantastic colours that combine health, beauty and care.

So when you book one of our podiatrist-approved manicures or pedicures, you know you are treating your nails to the best. A health-first treatment finished off with vegan and non-toxic nail polish. Nailed it.

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