After rigirous and careful testing, MAYA has been approved as “9-FREE”, several steps above the base standard “5-FREE” label, and as of 2017, the highest “official” accepted standard in the cosmetics industry.
In addition to the 5 listed ingredients below, MAYA is proudly free of xylene, ethyl tosylamide, parabens, and acetone.
5FREE

 

We are pleased to announce MAYATM is 5-FREE
What and Why?
5-FREE means MAYA not only is free of the common 3 harmful chemicals found in nail polishes (Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP), Formaldehyde, and Toluene), but also free of 2 other very dangerous chemicals (Camphor and Formaldehyde Resin). Whereas other cosmetics brands may employ these five chemicals in their products, MAYA is proud to be 5-FREE.
Here’s what these disreputable chemicals do:
    • DIBUTYL PHTHALATE (DBP)
      DBP is a commonly used plasticizer and has been linked to cancer. DBP has also been connected to birth defects in studies involving lab animals. In fact, this toxin was added to the California Proposition 65 list of suspected teratogens, which are agents that cause malformations of an embryo.
    • TOLUENE
      Toluene is a liquid that is used as a solvent and has the familiar smell of paint thinner. You can be exposed to toluene by breathing it in or getting it on your skin, causing skin irritation. Unfortunately, inhaling high levels of toluene is said to be harmful to your nervous system and can cause light-headedness and nausea. Toluene is a toxin that may also cause birth defects and developmental problems in children of pregnant women who have had extended exposure.
    • FORMALDEHYDE
      Formaldehyde is a big time, major carcinogen, a factor directly involved in causing cancer. Enough said.
    • FORMALDEHYDE RESIN
      Formaldehyde Resin is a derivative of Formaldehyde, mainly used in the production of coatings and adhesives. It is not as toxic as Formaldehyde but can be an allergen.
    • CAMPHOR
      Camphor can cause liver damage in rare cases when applied to skin. Linked to seizures when ingested. Nail biters be warned.(Source: www.b4bc.org).

 

Now that you have this important piece of information, please do your part to better protect yourself, your nails, and your body. Live 5-Free.