Zao organic and vegan nail hardener - free from chemicals
ORGANIC NAIL HARDENER FREE FROM CHEMICALS AND MINIMAL PLASTIC
Especially designed for fragile nails, Zao's Nail Hardener takes care of your nails by forming a protective barrier. Enriched with bamboo rhizome macerate your nails become stronger and do not split anymore. It can be used in cure for brittle nails needing to be reinforced. It is ideally applied as an undercoat before nail polish.
Zao nail products are Vegan certified and '10 Free' guaranteed, meaning without many of the toxic ingredients normally found in nail polish, such as toluene, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, synthetic camphor, dibutyl phthalate, paraben, xylene, styrene, benzophenone and rosin (see below for more information on these). 84% of ingredients are bio-sourced (derived from potatoes, corn, wheat and manioc).
Bamboo on the outside: bamboo on the inside! The screw tops are made from bamboo meaning a lot less plastic waste, plus the nail hardener is enriched with bamboo rhizome macerate. This is rich in organic silica which helps to fortify the nail.
Ingredients: BUTYL ACETATE , ETHYL ACETATE, NITROCELLULOSE, ACETYL TRIBUTYL CITRATE, PHTALIC ANHYDRIDE/ TRIMELLITIC ANHYDRIDE/ GLYCOLS COPOLYMER, ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL , STEARALKONIUM HECTORITE, ADIPIC ACID/ FUMARIC ACID/ PHTALIC ACID/ TRICYCLODECANE DIMETHANOL COPOLYMER, ACRYLATES COPOLYMER, PROPYLENE GLYCOL DICAPRYLATE/DICAPRATE, DIMETHICONOL , PHYLLOSTACHIS BAMBUSOIDES RHIZOME EXTRACT/HELIANTHUS ANNUUS SEED OIL, CAMELIA OLEIFERA, CI 77891, COMMIPHORA ABYSSINICA, BENZOPHENONE, CITRIC ACID , POLYSILICONE 6, CI 19140, CI 77491, METHIONINE, STYRENE/ACRYLATES COPOLYMER.
Natural and Organic Cosmetic certified by ECOCERT Greenlife according to ECOCERT Standard. They check:
- the absence of GMO, parabens, phenoxyethanol, nanoparticles, silicon, PEG, synthetic perfumes and dyes, and animal-derived ingredients.
- packaging must be of a biodegradable or recyclable nature.
Typical Harmful Nail Polish Ingredients (Zao is free from these 💚)
Dibutylphthalate: Endocrine disruptor. Irritation of the eyes (lacrimation, conjunctivitis) and upperrespiratory tract (nasopharyngitis, bronchitis possible). If ingested or inhaled: headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, hematuria, dizziness, photophobia (sensitivity to light) and nephrotoxicity.
Toluene: Neurotoxic. Its vapors may be irritating to the upper respiratory tract and eyes above 100 ppm. Following repeated or prolonged contact, this product has a degreasing effect on the skin. It can cause redness, peeling and cracking. Inhalation of vapours may cause central nervous system depression.
Formaldehyde: Carcinogen. In 2004, IARC has classified formaldehyde as a carcinogen to humans (Group 1). In Europe, it is classified as "category 3 carcinogen" (possibly carcinogenic to humans), but after a more severe proposal by France, this classification is under review.
Xylene: Irritating and nerve-affecting. This product causes mild eye irritation and moderate skin irritation. Inhalation of vapours may cause central nervous system depression. Exposure to vapors may cause irritation of the eyes and upper respiratory tract. Following repeated or prolonged contact, this product has a degreasing effect on the skin. It can cause redness, scaling and cracking.
Colophony (rosin): Irritating and respiratory disorders. Several cases of skin sensitisation are also reported. The cases are isolated but quite varied: beauticians who applied depilatory waxes containing rosin, as well as artists who reacted to their stage makeup.
Synthetic Camphor: Irritating to eyes, upper respiratory tract if inhaled: decreased frequency of breathing, slow heart rate, worsened symptoms if inhaled in large doses.
Source: CSST - Toxicological directory service (http://www.reptox.csst.qc.ca/)
IMPORTANT INFORMATION - POSSIBLE DELAYS
We are confident we will deliver your order however due to the unprecedented and extraordinary circumstances we are living in, it is possible that deliveries might experience delays in some countries. Please note this is beyond our control and we kindly ask you to be patient and appreciate the work of those who risk their lives delivering parcels everyday during this difficult time.
SHIPPING – UK
At the moment we offer 1st Class delivery options. 1st Class will usually be delivered next working day, although this can depend on the time the order is dispatched. It will be free of charge for orders valued £50 or above:
1st Class: up to 1kg - £3.70
1st Class: up to 2kg - £5.50
1st Class: £50 or above - FREE
ZONE 1 & 2
We now ship worldwide via ROYAL MAIL TRACKED & SIGNED! Below are estimates countries and your tracking link will be sent to you when your order is dispatched. The estimated to USA, Australia and Canada is 7-10 days. Email us at [email protected] to arrange orders over 2kg
0–1kg - £23.13
1–2kg - £25.22
SHIPPING – EUROPE
We now offer delivery to European countries with ROYAL MAIL TRACKED & SIGNED. Under normal circumstances deliveries to European countries will take between 4 to 6 working days from dispatch. Delivery cost is calculated based on the weight of your order. Email us at [email protected] to arrange orders over 2kg. The following tables show the delivery rates:
0–1kg - £13.21
1–2kg - £16.43
You will receive a confirmation email once your order has shipped. From this point you will not be able to make any change to your order or delivery address.
Orders are processed daily from Monday to Friday and no orders are processed or dispatched during weekends or holidays. We always aim to dispatch orders within 24 hours, and maximum within 48 hours. However, please note we might experience delays depending on the volume of sales. In this case, we ask you kindly to allow a few more days for dispatch and delivery.
Please make sure the delivery address is correct. It is the customer’s responsibility to check all delivery address details are correct before completing the purchase. We might contact you to confirm your address if we consider the address might be wrong or incomplete. Orders that go missing or are delivered to an incorrect address can not be retrieved or replaced by us, if the delivery details were incorrect.
If you aren't satisfied with your product then please email so we can help!
Decide you don't want something when it arrives? We're able to accept returns, as long as:
- We’re notified within 14 days of you receiving your order; and, the goods that you wish to return have not been used and are in their original packaging.
- You will need to email us at [email protected] with your name and contact details, the name of the item(s) you wish to return, your order number and your reason for returning the item. When your return has been received, it will be inspected, and you will be informed of whether the return/exchange has been approved.
-The costs of sending & returning the item(s) are non-refundable. When returning your item(s), we recommend that you obtain proof of posting from the Post Office or use a signed for service. Please send items tracked and keep proof of receipt until a full refund has been issued. Please note we do not take responsibility for lost items.
- As soon as your items arrive and approved, we will issue a refund (excluding shipping costs) and send you an email to confirm.
Our returning address:
12 Woodley Drive
OX18 2FL - UK
As soon as your items arrive, we will issue a refund (excluding shipping costs) and send you an email to confirm. Please send items tracked and keep proof of receipt until a full refund has been issued as we can not take any responsibility for lost items.
- We are unable to change the delivery address for an order once it has been placed.
- We are unable to add items to or remove items from an order once it has been placed.
- We are unable to deliver to PO Box addresses.
- We are currently delivering worldwide, please check if your country is on the list at checkout box.
- Deliveries to the Scottish Highlands & Islands, the Isle of Wight, the Isle of Man, the Channel Islands and Northern Ireland may take a little longer
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