FAQs

If you have a question we haven’t answered below, please get in touch! We’d love to chat.

If you need information on shipping, you’ll find that here.

What does 14-free mean?

Nail polish has traditionally been made with quite a few nasty ingredients and, now that we’re more aware of what these ingredients can do to our health, we’re able to remove them and enjoy a safer alternative (phew!). 

In our products, you won’t find any

Formaldehyde
Formaldehyde Resin
Ethyl tosylamide
Toluene
Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP)
Xylene
Triphenyl Phosphate
Camphor
Animal derived ingredients or by-products
Benzophenones (such as Benzophenone-1)
Styrene acrylates
Phthalates
Parabens
Fragrance

What’s the full list of ingredients?

Our nail polish: Butyl Acetate, Ethyl Acetate, Nitrocellulose, Adipic Acid/Neopentyl Glycol/Trimellitic Anhydride Copolymer, Acetyl Tributyl Citrate, Alcohol, Stearalkonium Bentonite, Etocrylene, Diacetone Alcohol, Hexanal, Phosphoric Acid, Isopropyl Alcohol, N-Butyl Alcohol, Tocopherol, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Calcium Aluminium Borosilicate, Mica

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 77491 Iron Oxide, CI 77510 Ferric Ferrocyanide, CI 19140 Yellow 5 Lake, CI 45410 Red 28, CI 45380 Red 22, CI 77000 Aluminium Powder, CI 60725 Violet 2, CI 47005 Yellow 10 (FDA Approved D&C Yellow 10), CI 47000 Yellow 11, CI 77163 Bismuth Oxychloride, CI 60730 Violet 2 Ext, CI 42090 Blue 1, CI 77007 Ultramarine Blue

Our water based, unscented remover wipes: Water, Propylene Carbonate, Propylene Glycol, Dimethyl Glutarate, Polysorbate-20, Ethanol, Dimethyl Succinate, Dimethyl Adipate, Phenoxyethanol, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Castor (Ricinus communis) Seed Oil, Glycerin, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Gel.

Are your products tested on animals?

Absolutely not! We are proudly cruelty free which means we don’t test on animals (just ourselves!). We’re also vegan, which means there are no animal products or by-products in any of our products. 

Why does it take longer to dry?

Plant based and non toxic nail polish takes a bit longer to dry than traditional nail polish as it has less, or none, of the ‘fast drying’ ingredients that can be harmful to our health. It won’t take long to be dry to the touch, and then it can take approx 12 hours for it to fully ‘cure’ (harden), so please be mindful to avoid smudging.

Where should I store my nail polish?

Store your Poet Polish products in a cool, dry place. No bathrooms, direct sunlight, or fridges please! 

What charity does Poet Polish support? 

We proudly donate $1 from every order to Look Good, Feel Better, an organisation that helps improve wellbeing and confidence for people undergoing cancer treatment. This is a cause so close to our hearts, and you can read more about them here

Do you have any stockists? 

Not yet! We have big plans though, so we’ll keep you updated. 

Where are you located?

We are based in Sydney! 

How can I get in touch with you?

You can email us at hello@poetpolish.com or visit us on Instagram or TikTok.

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