Our Clean Nail Polish Ingredients

Our Clean Nail Polish Ingredients

Have you ever thought about what’s in your nail polish? 10+ Free Life, a nontoxic line made in the USA, wants you to know exactly what’s in your vegan nail polish. By taking out the guesswork and listing our product ingredients, you can enjoy a guilt free beauty routine.

Nail-NRGY Bio-Peptide Complex™
Our proprietary blend of plant extracts, vegetable derived actives and blends, peptides, ceramides, sodium hyaluronic filling spheres, biotin, panthenol, niacinamide, tocopherol, minerals, humectants and moisturizing ingredients. 
Plant Extracts & Vegetable Derived Actives & Emollients
Apium Graveolens Seed Extract (Celery) is an eco-friendly sustainable a high purity extract. Celery Seed Extract may help normalize nail cell formation and promote the production of ceramides and keratins for a healthier nail appearance. Clinical testing has shown a visible reduction in ridges creating a smooth nail, reduction in moisture loss, and promotes the nail cohesion.
Soy Amino Acids are ingredients obtained from the soybean plant, glycine soja. Amino acids are the building blocks of the nail which are effective at providing hydration and binding moisture. The nail is composed of similar types of amino acids.
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride is a natural based (derived from coconut) and most valued emollient used in skincare. It is an emollient made from combining coconut oil derivatives with glycerin. Emollients work by reducing moisture loss.
Ethylhexyl Palmitate is a vegetable derived clear, colorless, practically odorless emollient.
Myristoyl Pentapeptide-17 is a synthetic peptide that has been shown in vitro to stimulate keratin production. Eyelashes, hair, and nails are comprised of keratin. In clinically studies the peptide demonstrated a significant improvement in the look of eyelashes making them appear longer and thicker.  
Hydroxypropyl Bispalmitamide MEA is a ceramide mimic.  Ceramides are the key components of skin barrier lipids which help prevent moisture loss. They are claimed to improve nail shine and smooth the nail surface. 
Hyaluronic Filling Spheres
Sodium Hyaluronatespheres swell with water to promote hydration. 
Vitamins & Minerals
Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) stimulates the production of epidermal lipids to improve the skin barrier function and is essential to help produce cell energy (the fuel of life). It also provides skin soothing benefits, moisturization, reduces fine lines, boosts activity of other actives, and improves the appearance/texture. 
Panthenol is a Pro Vitamin B5 form of Pantothenic Acid found in all living cells and tissues. Pantothenic acid is needed to create coenzyme A, which is necessary for cellular energy creation AKA “the fuel of life”.  Studies have shown that Panthenol works synergistically with Keratin, a major structural component of skin, hair, and nails. It has the ability to penetrate through the nail to provide moisture to help protect against dry, damaged and fragile nails. 
Biotin is a water-soluble vitamin (B₇) which has moisturizing, smoothing properties, and can also help improve brittle nails. 
Tocopherol (Vitamin E) is a natural antioxidant found in many sources, such as oils, nuts, and vegetables. Antioxidants prevent free radical formation which can contribute to accelerated skin aging. 
Silica Dimethyl Silylate (Aerogel) is a mineral derived thickener and stabilizer. Silica Dimethyl Silylate is derived from silica (sand).
Humectant & Moisturizers
Water is nature’s best moisturizer. The definition of moisturizer is an ingredient that can bind or adsorb water. 
Glycerin is a polyol derived from vegetable oil and is the gold standard for moisturization. 
Our unique tri-blend of polymers (film formers) minimize color chipping, increase wear and provide rich luxurious color. This exceptional blend produces strong adhesion to the nail to increase wear and provides shine.
Nitrocellulose is derived from wood and cotton. It originates from cellulose, a natural part of green plants that provides structure, strength and integrity. This provides a durable, semi-occlusive tough coating that protects the nail and allows the nail to breathe while having strong adhesion. 
Adipic Acid/Neopentyl Glycol/Trimellitic Anhydride Copolymer is a formaldehyde- and phthalate-free ingredient which improves adhesion, gloss and hardness. 
Adipic Acid/Fumaric Acid/Tricyclodecane Dimethanol Copolymer optimizes the adhesion and flow properties of the nail coating. 
Our technically advanced natural based blend reduces brittleness, chipping, cracking to provide greater flexibility and durability. 
Acetyl Tributyl Citrate (ATBC) is a naturally derived citric acid ester which provides a strong, durable, flexible film. 
Sucrose Acetate Isobutyrate (SAIB) is a natural sugar derived ingredient that increase film flexibility and durability. 
Interesting Fact: SAIB is categorized as GRAS (generally recognized as safe) as a food additive in cocktail mixers, beer, malt beverages, or wine coolers. 
Trimethyl Pentanyl Diisobutyrate is a biodegradable organic compound that delivers a tough and resilient coating.

Our innovative blend of solvents dissolve and unify all the ingredients into a harmonious isotropic formulation to maximize nail polish wear and performance.

Pentylene Glycol is used to help preservation. 
Butylene Glycol is typically used in cosmetics as a humectant.
Ethyl Acetate and Butyl Acetate are the principal solvents which optimize fast uniform drying. Both are found in many types of fruit and naturally derived from grain alcohol (ethanol) and vinegar (acetic acid).
» Interesting Fact: Ethyl acetate is the most common ester in wine. The aroma of ethyl acetate is most vivid in younger wines and contributes towards the general perception of "fruitiness" in the wine. Butyl Acetate is commonly as a fruit flavoring in such foods such as candy, ice cream, cheeses, and baked goods. 
Diacetone Alcohol is a naturally occurring ingredient that helps produce a durable film with brilliant and glossy. 
Isopropyl Alcohol (coming known as rubbing alcohol) it is used to optimize fast uniform drying. 

We use only a combination of FDA approved vegan inorganic and organic pigments to create our 10 Free Life clean nail color. We never use Carmine, Guanine (Pearl Essence) or toxic colorants.

Mica Red 34 Lake (CI 15880)
Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891) Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140)
Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 77492, 77499) Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090)
Tin Oxide (CI 77861) Aluminum Powder (CI 77000)
Red 6 Lake (CI 15850) Ultramarines (CI 77007)
Red 7 Lake (CI 15850) Violet 2 (CI 60730)
Red 30 Lake (CI 73360 Yellow 11 (CI 47000)
Red 33 Lake (CI 17200) Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (CI 77510)

We use the best natural ingredients to suspend our organic and vegan inorganic pigments and create a gel-like consistency for an ultimate smooth application experience. This exceptional blend delivers optimal flow properties for an easy, uniform coating.

Stearalkonium Bentonite and Stearalkonium Hectorite are natural based suspending agents that promote uniform pigment dispersion in the nail polish. It provides a gel-like consistency that controls flow during application and that helps prevent rapid settling of pigments. 
» Interesting Fact: Stearalkonium Hectorite is used in a wide variety of products including lipstick, foundations and eye makeup
Citric Acid occurs naturally in fruits and is made by fermentation of sugar and is used to control viscosity.

Significantly Improves Overall Nail Appearance
Nails are Thicker, Stronger, & More Flexible 
Chip Resistant, High Gloss & Long Wear

Nontoxic • Vegan • Cruelty Free