Nail polish and Podiatry.. What do we think?

December 5, 2018

Who doesn’t like to put on a nice polish to match their outfit, especially as the weather warms up, but is that pretty colour doing pretty things to you’re body and your toes?

Did you know that your nails are porous and they absorb what you put onto them?

Many nail polishes contain ingredients that are listed as POISONOUS. Some are listed as carcinogens and others have been linked to birth defects and breathing issues!

In small doses there is no evidence that these are hazardous, however in salons we would think differently and personally we would prefer to steer away from anything with too many unknown ingredients.

For that reason we advise if using polish don’t leave it there for months and months and continually re-coat.  Not only does it mean your nails absorb the chemicals within the polish but it also can potentially hide fungal infections and prevent you from treating them before they spread it also encourages fungi to form as the nail polish traps water and dirt which bugs love!

If you notice your nails turn yellow after wearing polish try and find one that doesn’t contain  FORMALDYDE and again giving your nails some breathing time between coats will help resolve this issue.

In terms of shellac, we know it looks nice. But getting it off can be very tough on your nails- it generally requires some heavy acetone and it strips your nails of there natural oils leaving them often, thin, brittle and sometimes chipped!

The solution…?

Welcome FRANKIE4’s Safe 7 – a nail polish developed at Salon Standard without those scary ingredients… There are 14 colours and we think they are a perfect stocking filler or KK present for the coming festive season!

For more info check out

We are stocking Frankie4’s Nail polish at our Geelong clinic!

Feel free to get in touch if you would like us to pop some aside unfortunately we aren’t offering gift wrapping quite yet ;)

– Berni