How to use Kester Black Nail Polish –
Coat a cotton pad in nail cleanser and swipe over each nail to remove any oil residue. For the perfect mani, glide the nail polish brush over each fingernail, coating the surface from base to tip. Allow to dry (five minutes should do it), and for best results, apply a second coat. Once dry, seal the colour in with Top Coat to prolong wear.
Why 10-Free™ you ask? The answer is simple. We strip out a lot of bad stuff. While no nail polish can ever be fully free of chemicals, our 10-Free™ formula does not contain formaldehyde, toluene, DBP, camphor, formaldehyde resin, xylene, parabens, fragrances, phthalates and animal derived or tested ingredients. Kester Black has also never used ingredients like ethyl tosylamide, triphenyl phosphate or xylene.
Butyl Acetate, Ethyl Acetate, Nitrocellulose, Adipic Acid/Neopentyl Glycol/Trimellitic Anhydride Copolymer, Acetyl Tributyl Citrate, Isopropyl Alcohol, Stearalkonium Bentonite, Acrylates Copolymer, Sucrose Acetate Isobutyrate, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Silica, Benzophenone-1, N-Butyl Alcohol, Diacetone Alcohol, Trimethylpentanediyl Dibenzoate, Phosphoric Acid, Dimethicone, Trimethylsiloxysilicate.
May Contain /-:
CI 15850 Red 7 Lake, CI 15850 RED 6 Lake, CI 77499 Black Iron Oxide, CI 77891 Titanium Dioxide, CI 15880 Red 34 Lake, CI 77163 Bismuth Oxychloride, CI 77491 Iron Oxide, CI 77510 Ferric Ferrocyanide, CI 19140 Yellow 5 Lake, CI 77000 Aluminium Powder, CI 60725 Violet 2, CI 47005 Yellow 10, CI 47000 Yellow 11, CI 42090 Bleu 1, CI 77007 Ultramarine Blue, CI 60730 Violet 2 EXT, CI 45410 Red 28, CI 45380 Red 22, Mica.
Noone says it better then the brands themselves so here is a bit more about Kester Black in their own words:
We do everything we can to source and use only the highest quality ingredients. We source the majority of our raw ingredients from Europe, and use organic ingredients wherever possible. We’re also very particular when it comes to our formulations: we never use ingredients that we wouldn’t use on our mums or our daughters.
Creating is fun, but innovating is even funner! Kester Black was one of the first nail polish companies in the world to create a water-based nail polish remover. We’ve also switched our entire range of polishes over to a new water permeable, breathable formula. Why? Because we wanted to be a completely inclusive beauty company, and with our new water permeable polishes, it means our Muslim sisters can now wear our polish too. We’re always moving forward, always improving. And that’s innovation!
All of our nail polishes are 10-Free™ which means we strip out ten of the nastiest nasties that are commonly found in standard polishes. While no nail polish can ever be fully free of chemicals, Kester Black polish contains zero formaldehyde, toluene, DBP, camphor, formaldehyde resin, xylene, parabens, fragrances, phthalates, ethyl tosylamide, triphenyl phosphate or animal derived or animal tested ingredients. Trust us when we say you’re far better off without any of this junk on your hands or in your bathroom cabinet.
Water permeable polishes
Our water permeable formulation is a major improvement on any existing breathable nail polish products already on the market. Once applied to nails, our water permeable formula allows water penetration on a molecular level. And because of the breathability and water permeability of our nail polishes, our Muslim sisters can proudly wear our nail polish too.
Our new water permeable formula has in no way compromised our professional standards, ethics and company values. It’s just made our range more awesome.
The smell of those toxic polish removers has us gagged, and not in a good way. Our water based nail polish remover is scented with white peach, and is packed full of aloe vera and Vitamin E, making this little remover positively Powerade for your nails. Both acetone and acetate free, this product is non-flammable and has a lengthened evaporation period (for those of us who forget to put lids on things).
Kester Black Nail Polish Buttercream
KESTER BLACK A name that hails from designer Anna Ross’ favourite place, St Kester Bay in New Zealand. Proudly striving to be the most ethical brand in beauty.
It’s simple – Kester Black make nail polish that’s kind on you and kind on the planet.
Kester Black blends ethics and beauty in a way that redefines the industry standard. Their products are cruelty free, palm oil free and vegan – always have been, and always will be!
When it comes to sustainability, Kester Balc 100% walk the talk. From our their ingredients to their packaging to the way they run their office – They take responsibility.
We worked damn hard to get these accreditations, and we continue to work hard to maintain them!
The first beauty brand in the world to be B Corp certified. If that’s not a big deal then we don’t know what is! Certification is a rigorous assessment that explored our governance, transparency, environmental and social impact. Together, B Corps redefine success in business by competing not to be the best in the world, but to be the best for the world.
Choose Cruelty Free
This means Kester Black products haven’t been tested on animals, don’t include any ingredients that have been tested on animals and don’t include any ingredients derived from animals. The nail polish is for us after all, not our pets!
Vegan products are those which have not been tested on animals, and those which don’t contain ingredients derived from, or tested on animals.
International Cruelty Free
All products are approved under the Cruelty Free International Humane Cosmetics Standard, symbolised by the cute Leaping Bunny logo.
Any of our products with the Australian Made logo are manufactured here in Australia (not just packaged or assembled here) and attribute 50% or more of the cost of making to Australian materials and/or production processes.
Kester Black is a carbon neutral company which means our carbon footprint is ZERO!
We are so excited to have Kester Black available through Natural Things
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