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Introducing Our New Nail Line

The Spa at Fearrington is happy to introduce our newest nail care line called Côte. Côte prides itself on being a cleaner, safer beauty product. What this means is that all of Côte’s polishes are created free of the major toxins and allergens that are often associated with nail polish: formaldehyde, dibutyl phthalate (DBP), toluene, camphor, formaldehyde resin, TPHP, xylene, ethyl tosylamide, parabens, and gluten. This is a vegan, cruelty free, hand poured in the USA product. Let’s break down what those ingredients mean in your nail polish to better understand.

Formaldehyde: Classified as a known carcinogen, formaldehyde is often used as a preservative, nail hardener and strengthener in convention polishes.

Toluene: Included in some polishes as a solvent to smooth application, it has been linked to impaired human reproduction and development, impaired breathing, and being harmful to the nervous system and nausea.

Dibutyl phthalate (DBT): Shown to affect the reproductive system and linked to cancer, DBP has been used as plasticizer and solvent to increase wear.

Formaldehyde resin: A derivative of formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin is often used as a hardener and in large doses can be a skin allergen.

Camphor: Added to some polishes for high-shine, camphor can cause allergic reactions in large doses, cause irritation, dizziness, nausea, and headaches.

Triphenyl phosphate (TPHP): Also known as TPP, research suggests it causes changes in hormone regulation, metabolism, and reproductive systems. It has been used in polish as a plasticizer which makes the polish flexible yet durable.

Xylene: Used by some brands to help polish from getting gloppy, xylene is also a known allergen and a possible carcinogen.

Ethyl tosylamide/epoxy resin: This ingredient has antibiotic properties which raises concern over antibiotic resistance. It can be used as a plasticizer to help polishes dry faster.

Parabens: Used as preservatives, parabens get a bad rep for having estrogen-mimicking effects which may trigger hormonal problems.

Gluten: Hydrolyzed wheat protein, while considered nontoxic by some, does pose potentially serious issues for those who are gluten intolerant. used to help moisturize soft, brittle nails, it presents an allergy concern.

What this means for our new line is that there are NONE of these harmful chemicals inside our new nail products which means that you are receiving a very healthy manicure and pedicure. Maintaining a healthy nail bed is key to taking care of your nails in the best possible way. Call The Spa at Fearrington to book your nail treatment for the holidays with our newest line Côte . Also try our seasonal manicure and pedicure which is an all organic treatment. Our seasonal fragrance is Geranium Mint and will be offered until February.