{"id":605042082098,"title":"Nailboo Review: Does Polish Have Toxic Ingredients?","created_at":"2023-03-10T04:04:43-05:00","body_html":"\u003cscript type=\"application\/ld+json\"\u003e\/\/ \u003c![CDATA[\n{\n \"@context\": \"https:\/\/schema.org\",\n \"@type\": \"Article\",\n \"headline\": \"Nailboo Review: Does Polish Have Toxic Ingredients?\",\n \"keywords\": \"nailboo, nailboo review, nailboo reviews, nailboo instructions, nailboo dip kit, nailboo tutorial, nailboo tutorials\",\n \"description\": \"Our research team reviews the ingredients in Nailboo to give our take on whether the brand is toxic or not. 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Using Nailboo is much cheaper than getting nails done professionally.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eBut does Nailboo contain any ingredients that may be toxic or unhealthy? Is it easy to use? And how do real Nailboo users rate and describe the experience and look?\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eIn this article we’ll answer all of these questions and more as we analyze the ingredients in Nailboo based on medical research to give our take on whether the brand contains unhealthy ingredients or if it’s a good choice.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe’ll also share real, unsponsored Nailboo user reviews that explain if it’s easy to use and whether it makes nails look good.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eIngredient Analysis – Is Nailboo Toxic?\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/Nailboo_Ingredients_Optimized.png?v=1678438941\" alt=\"Nailboo ingredients\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe ingredients in Nailboo powder are shown above. There are a number of artificial food colors that may have negative health effects.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eBlack 2\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e, also known as carbon black, has been \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pmc\/articles\/PMC6759205\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eclinically shown\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e to be associated with increased lung cancer risk, although most of the studies on this compound involve workers exposed to the chemical.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eYellow 6\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e is contaminated with a carcinogen (compound that causes cancer) called benzidine according to a \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/23026007\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003emedical review\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e published in the \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eInternational Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eBlue 1\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e was analyzed in a \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pmc\/articles\/PMC8634323\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003emedical review\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e published in the \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eAdvances in Nutrition\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e journal, and the study authors concluded that this ingredient “may be toxic” after reviewing results from clinical studies.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eYellow 5\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e may be damaging to DNA as we documented in our \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/blogs\/health\/tula-skincare-review\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eTula reviews\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e article on another cosmetic brand that uses this ingredient.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eIn our opinion, the ingredients in the coatings are less concerning than these ingredients in the powder.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eNailboo is not unique in this regard; many nail polish companies use artificial food colorants, but it seems logical to avoid these ingredients in our opinion.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eBut is Nailboo's dip kit easy to use and how does it look? We’ll review in the next section.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eHow to Use Nailboo\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eA Nailboo tutorial on the brand’s official YouTube channel is under 2 minutes long and shows how to properly use their nail polish:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ciframe width=\"560\" height=\"315\" src=\"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/embed\/RsHS47qqZWQ\" title=\"YouTube video player\" frameborder=\"0\" allow=\"accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture; web-share\" allowfullscreen=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/iframe\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eReal, Unsponsored Nailboo User Reviews\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eA YouTube creator named “SipAndDip” reviews Nailboo has a Nailboo review that includes an unboxing, a price comparison and instructions on how to apply the different coatings and extras like glitter:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ciframe width=\"560\" height=\"315\" src=\"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/embed\/QTWZ6HiFJcA\" title=\"YouTube video player\" frameborder=\"0\" allow=\"accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture; web-share\" allowfullscreen=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/iframe\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eAnother YouTube creator named “JauntyJuli” shares how to create a “clean” nail look using Nailboo:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ciframe width=\"560\" height=\"315\" src=\"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/embed\/TupAduJTnlE\" title=\"YouTube video player\" frameborder=\"0\" allow=\"accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture; web-share\" allowfullscreen=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/iframe\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eWhere to Buy Nailboo for the Best Price\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eNailboo is sold on the brand’s website and on Amazon. Here’s a price comparison for the starter kit:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eBrand website: $68 (\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/nailboo.com\/products\/dip-powder-kit\"\u003elink\u003c\/a\u003e)\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eAmazon: \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003e$29.99\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e (\u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca rel=\"sponsored\" href=\"https:\/\/amzn.to\/41ZFkfO\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003elink to official Amazon listing\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e)\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eNailboo is currently 56% cheaper on Amazon than on the brand’s website.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eIs Nail Polish Toxic?\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eA YouTube health influencer and doctor named Eric Berg has a video on five women’s products that he recommends people stop using immediately. We’ve timestamped the below video to start at the nail polish section:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ciframe width=\"560\" height=\"315\" src=\"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/embed\/N0OLVZDKGcE?start=80\" title=\"YouTube video player\" frameborder=\"0\" allow=\"accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture; web-share\" allowfullscreen=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/iframe\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eReal Customers Review Nailboo\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eAmazon is a better resource for honest customer reviews than a brand’s website in our opinion. Nailboo’s most-reviewed product on Amazon is their Starter Kit linked in the previous section.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eIt’s been reviewed over 400 times with an average review rating of 3.8 out of 5 stars.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe top positive review from a verified purchaser comes from a user named “Megan Derry” who claims the product is convenient:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003e“The process was really quite simple. Once my nails and cuticles were prepped, the process (including the drying times between steps and at the end) took about 30 minutes to complete. I loved that I only had to wait 5 minutes after I was finished, and my nails were completely dry.”\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe top negative review from a verified purchaser is written by a user named “Wisdom Amegashie” who claims the products caused side effects:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003e“From the moment I opened it, I was itching and scratching my face. I’m allergic to it’s products I’ve come to find out. But, I said okay I’ll still use it to see if it’s worthy! Ha! Should have stopped while I was ahead. Instead of product building into a gel like polish. This became a mess on my hands.\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e It literally felt like I had hard dried flour on my fingers. It never settled or smoothed out even after buffing and filing. I finally got tired of buffing my life away and ordered gel remover to get it off. It’s still some remaining around my cuticles.”\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eNailboo has an average review rating of 1.26 out of 5 stars on the Better Business Bureau (BBB) \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.bbb.org\/us\/ca\/san-francisco\/profile\/online-retailer\/nailboo-1116-920230\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003ewebsite\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e, with many users like “Laura M” claiming they paid but never received the product:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e“ZERO STARS. ABSOLUTELY TERRIBLE COMPANY.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003e My husband ordered the dipkit for me for Christmas. order placed 12\/18\/22.... Apparently the product has been shipped 3 times - we've YET to receive it. The customer service is terrible.\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e I tried calling the phone number online - some random voicemail”\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWhat’s more concerning than the negative BBB reviews is the fact that the company does not respond to the reviews to try to resolve the situation in most cases, which is a sign of a low-quality brand in our opinion.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eWhy Was Nailboo Sued?\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eIn 2021, Nailboo was sued in a class-action lawsuit \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.classaction.org\/news\/nailboo-hit-with-class-action-over-alleged-text-message-ads\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eaccording to\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e ClassAction.org.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe plaintiff alleges that Nailboo was sending automated text message ads marketing their products to consumers who did not consent to receiving such ads.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eAt the time of publishing this article, it’s unclear whether this lawsuit is still ongoing. This information suggests that consumers interested in Nailboo may wish to purchase their products on Amazon rather than on the brand’s website.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eOur Clean Nail Polish Pick\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/Nail_Polish_Image.png?v=1678439415\" alt=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eOur top nail polish pick is a brand called \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca rel=\"sponsored\" href=\"https:\/\/amzn.to\/3Jtki1X\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eBONTIME\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e that’s sold on Amazon. It’s free of artificial colorants and uses iron oxides instead which are natural colorants.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eAs we documented in our review of \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/blogs\/health\/il-makiage-foundation-review\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eIl Makiage Foundation\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e, iron oxides are not only non-toxic but also can protect from UV damage.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eBONTIME’s nail polish kit costs \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003e$22.99\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e, while Nailboo’s costs around $30 as we documented in the pricing breakdown above.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eInterested consumers can check out BONTIME nail polish \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca rel=\"sponsored\" href=\"https:\/\/amzn.to\/3Jtki1X\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eat this link\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e to the product’s official Amazon listing.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eConclusion\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe do not recommend using Nailboo nail polish. While it contains similar ingredients to many commercial nail polishes, some of these ingredients are questionable from a health perspective. Many artificial colorants like Yellow 5 may be toxic according to clinical studies, and it seems logical to avoid them.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eMost Nailboo user reviews that focus on the aesthetic effects of the polish are favorable, although the brand’s Amazon rating is only mediocre.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eNailboo was sued in 2021 over allegations of text marketing overreach, and the brand has many complaints on the BBB website about products not being shipped, so it may be beneficial for consumers planning to purchase Nailboo products to use Amazon rather than the brand’s website.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eNailboo products are also considerably cheaper on Amazon than on the brand’s website at the time of publishing this article.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e","blog_id":49281925193,"author":"Calloway Cook","user_id":26601750601,"published_at":"2023-03-10T04:17:22-05:00","updated_at":"2023-09-25T15:23:07-04:00","summary_html":"We review the ingredients in Nailboo to give our take on whether the brand is toxic or not. We highlight some questionable additive ingredients, explain why Nailboo was sued, and document where to buy Nailboo for the best price.","template_suffix":"","handle":"nailboo-review","tags":"_related:cosmetics"}

Nailboo Review: Does Polish Have Toxic Ingredients?

Nailboo Review: Does Polish Have Toxic Ingredients?


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Nailboo is a popular cosmetics brand that claims its customers can get “salon quality nails” from the comfort of their home. Using Nailboo is much cheaper than getting nails done professionally.

But does Nailboo contain any ingredients that may be toxic or unhealthy? Is it easy to use? And how do real Nailboo users rate and describe the experience and look?

In this article we’ll answer all of these questions and more as we analyze the ingredients in Nailboo based on medical research to give our take on whether the brand contains unhealthy ingredients or if it’s a good choice.

We’ll also share real, unsponsored Nailboo user reviews that explain if it’s easy to use and whether it makes nails look good.

Ingredient Analysis – Is Nailboo Toxic?

Nailboo ingredients

The ingredients in Nailboo powder are shown above. There are a number of artificial food colors that may have negative health effects.

Black 2, also known as carbon black, has been clinically shown to be associated with increased lung cancer risk, although most of the studies on this compound involve workers exposed to the chemical.

Yellow 6 is contaminated with a carcinogen (compound that causes cancer) called benzidine according to a medical review published in the International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health.

Blue 1 was analyzed in a medical review published in the Advances in Nutrition journal, and the study authors concluded that this ingredient “may be toxic” after reviewing results from clinical studies.

Yellow 5 may be damaging to DNA as we documented in our Tula reviews article on another cosmetic brand that uses this ingredient.

In our opinion, the ingredients in the coatings are less concerning than these ingredients in the powder.

Nailboo is not unique in this regard; many nail polish companies use artificial food colorants, but it seems logical to avoid these ingredients in our opinion.

But is Nailboo's dip kit easy to use and how does it look? We’ll review in the next section.

How to Use Nailboo

A Nailboo tutorial on the brand’s official YouTube channel is under 2 minutes long and shows how to properly use their nail polish:

Real, Unsponsored Nailboo User Reviews

A YouTube creator named “SipAndDip” reviews Nailboo has a Nailboo review that includes an unboxing, a price comparison and instructions on how to apply the different coatings and extras like glitter:

Another YouTube creator named “JauntyJuli” shares how to create a “clean” nail look using Nailboo:

Where to Buy Nailboo for the Best Price

Nailboo is sold on the brand’s website and on Amazon. Here’s a price comparison for the starter kit:

Brand website: $68 (link)

Amazon: $29.99 (link to official Amazon listing)

Nailboo is currently 56% cheaper on Amazon than on the brand’s website.

Is Nail Polish Toxic?

A YouTube health influencer and doctor named Eric Berg has a video on five women’s products that he recommends people stop using immediately. We’ve timestamped the below video to start at the nail polish section:

Real Customers Review Nailboo

Amazon is a better resource for honest customer reviews than a brand’s website in our opinion. Nailboo’s most-reviewed product on Amazon is their Starter Kit linked in the previous section.

It’s been reviewed over 400 times with an average review rating of 3.8 out of 5 stars.

The top positive review from a verified purchaser comes from a user named “Megan Derry” who claims the product is convenient:

“The process was really quite simple. Once my nails and cuticles were prepped, the process (including the drying times between steps and at the end) took about 30 minutes to complete. I loved that I only had to wait 5 minutes after I was finished, and my nails were completely dry.”

The top negative review from a verified purchaser is written by a user named “Wisdom Amegashie” who claims the products caused side effects:

“From the moment I opened it, I was itching and scratching my face. I’m allergic to it’s products I’ve come to find out. But, I said okay I’ll still use it to see if it’s worthy! Ha! Should have stopped while I was ahead. Instead of product building into a gel like polish. This became a mess on my hands. It literally felt like I had hard dried flour on my fingers. It never settled or smoothed out even after buffing and filing. I finally got tired of buffing my life away and ordered gel remover to get it off. It’s still some remaining around my cuticles.”

Nailboo has an average review rating of 1.26 out of 5 stars on the Better Business Bureau (BBB) website, with many users like “Laura M” claiming they paid but never received the product:

“ZERO STARS. ABSOLUTELY TERRIBLE COMPANY. My husband ordered the dipkit for me for Christmas. order placed 12/18/22.... Apparently the product has been shipped 3 times - we've YET to receive it. The customer service is terrible. I tried calling the phone number online - some random voicemail”

What’s more concerning than the negative BBB reviews is the fact that the company does not respond to the reviews to try to resolve the situation in most cases, which is a sign of a low-quality brand in our opinion.

Why Was Nailboo Sued?

In 2021, Nailboo was sued in a class-action lawsuit according to ClassAction.org.

The plaintiff alleges that Nailboo was sending automated text message ads marketing their products to consumers who did not consent to receiving such ads.

At the time of publishing this article, it’s unclear whether this lawsuit is still ongoing. This information suggests that consumers interested in Nailboo may wish to purchase their products on Amazon rather than on the brand’s website.

Our Clean Nail Polish Pick

Our top nail polish pick is a brand called BONTIME that’s sold on Amazon. It’s free of artificial colorants and uses iron oxides instead which are natural colorants.

As we documented in our review of Il Makiage Foundation, iron oxides are not only non-toxic but also can protect from UV damage.

BONTIME’s nail polish kit costs $22.99, while Nailboo’s costs around $30 as we documented in the pricing breakdown above.

Interested consumers can check out BONTIME nail polish at this link to the product’s official Amazon listing.

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Conclusion

We do not recommend using Nailboo nail polish. While it contains similar ingredients to many commercial nail polishes, some of these ingredients are questionable from a health perspective. Many artificial colorants like Yellow 5 may be toxic according to clinical studies, and it seems logical to avoid them.

Most Nailboo user reviews that focus on the aesthetic effects of the polish are favorable, although the brand’s Amazon rating is only mediocre.

Nailboo was sued in 2021 over allegations of text marketing overreach, and the brand has many complaints on the BBB website about products not being shipped, so it may be beneficial for consumers planning to purchase Nailboo products to use Amazon rather than the brand’s website.

Nailboo products are also considerably cheaper on Amazon than on the brand’s website at the time of publishing this article.