The last link love question of the month comes to us from My Lucid Bubble .
KrisInPhilly asks…Can nail polish, like from Remedy Nails , be “healthy”? Is their claim that they have the most unique polish on the market true?
The Right Brain responds:
Kristin, thanks for helping us finish the month with such a great question. I just wish I had a definitive answer about Remedy Nails.
I had trouble finding much information about how Remedy Nails claims to be so healthy and unique so I wrote to the company asking for an explanation. Unfortunately they have not responded. So, I can’t really tell for sure how they support their claims. In my humble opinion, it all depends on how you define “healthy.” Having worked in the beauty industry for many years, I can speculate how a company might respond when asked “what does healthy mean?”
Example: Healthy looking nails.
Comment: Claims related to appearance are almost always easily substantiated.
Example: Fights nail fungus.
Comment: This would be a drug claim so I doubt Remedy Nails would use such as approach unless, of course, they are selling a drug product.
Example: Stronger nails, longer lasting color, etc.
Comment: We’ve written about the dangers of breathing nail polish and there is certainly reason for concern about neurotoxicity. Water-based polishes could “healthier” in this regard. Perhaps this is Remedy’s approach? If so, do they provide the same quality polish as solvent-based systems? If not, you have to ask yourself: how much are you willing to give up to get a “healthier” product?
As you can see from these examples, “healthy” is a very subjective claim that is open to interpretation. It would be interesting to see how Remedy Nails defines “healthy” for their products.