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 Ingredients Sourced With Awareness

SpaRitual is dedicated to formulating safe and effective products for the salon and spa professional and consumer. Below, we've answered some of frequently asked questions regarding ingredients so you can better understand how the nail care products you are using benefit your business.

 

Q: What is DBP?
A:
“DBP” Stands for dibutyl phthalate. It has been identified as a potential developmental and reproductive toxin that may cuase a broad range of birth defects.

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Q: Do SpaRitual Products contain DBP?
A:
No. SpaRitual is the first professional vegan nail care line that is 100% DBP-free.
 
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Q: Does the absence of DBP affect the performance of SpaRitual products?
A:
No. After the extensive testing, SpaRitual formulated a superior line of DBP-free lacquers and treatments. The ingredient we use to replace the DBP is a safe and effective plasticizing agent. SpaRitual nail care products offer dazzling shine, lasting wearability and efficient dry time.

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Q: What is formaldehyde and does it exist in SpaRitual products?
A:
Formaldehyde is a form preservative that allows lacquer to properly adhere to the nail. Formaldehyde is also prevalent, often at much larger levels, in soft drinks, carpeting, paints and permanent press fabrics. SpaRitual does not use formaldehyde in our nail lacquers and treatments, but instead uses tosylamide/formaldehyde resin which is synthesized with 0.3% formaldehyde. This finished resin is washed thoroughly to eliminate any residual formaldehyde, and technically carries only trace amounts of formaldehyde.


Q: Should I be worried about toluene?
A:
Toluene is a solvent that has been used in nail lacquers for many decades. After toluene interacts with the polish resins, it evaporates, leaving a uniquely smooth and durable nail lacquer coat. Toluene is considered a safe ingredient. As a matter of fact, a recent study of toluene levels in the air in nail spas and salon conducted by an independent lab, (not by the beauty industry) showed that the toluene exposure was only 1/100th of the federal (OSHA) safe exposure level. In other words, the nail technician in the salon, applying nail care products all day, is only getting 0.5% of the amount of toluene that is considered a dangerous level. And the exposure for salon or spa consumer is significantly less. 

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Q: Do SpaRitual Products contain toluene?
A:
SpaRitual continually strives to provide the safest and most effective nail care products in the industry. After significant research and weighing the facts we decided that the elimination of toluene from SpaRitual Nail Lacquers would not improve the safety of our products, and would be adversely affect the performance of the line. We did, however, locate a safe, effective alternative for toluene when we developed the line of SpaRitual Nail Elixirs and therefore, do not use toluene in our nail treatment products.

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SpaRiual is constantly monitoring these issues and strives to be on the cutting edge of technology in the nail care industry.