Body Shop's "5-free" Colour Crush Nails collection leaves out 5 nasty chemicals.
Body Shop’s “5-free” Colour Crush Nails collection leaves out 5 nasty chemicals.

You did read our How Green is Your Mani-Pedi? post, right?  Now that you are more informed about the toxins not in your nail polish, it’s time to give eco-friendly nail products a try and The Body Shop is here to help.  With the company’s tagline, “Beauty with Heart,” the Body Shop is known for keeping people, animals and the planet in mind when developing personal care products.

Leave a comment below to enter the Baltimore Fishbowl Body Shop Colour Crush Nails Collection Giveaway. Three winners will be chosen on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.  Each kit will be mailed to the winner and will include eight Colour Crush nail varnishes, a Body Shop Gentle Nail Filer, a Body Shop Nail Art Pen and the much gentler and new Sweet Almond Oil Nail Varnish Remover. The gift basket is worth $90 at Body Shop stores.

Recently launched, Body Shop’s “5-free” Colour Crush Nails collection leaves out the chemicals: formaldehyde resin, camphor, toluene, DBP dibutyl phthalate and Bisphenol A (BPA.)

Until 2006, most nail polish formulas included the “toxic three,” three known carcinogens: formaldehyde, toleune and DBP (dibutyl phthalate.)   After the non-profits Environmental Working Group and the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics beat up nail polish manufacturers to stop including these toxins, the firms responded and most nail polish manufacturers have eliminated the three chemicals. Companies like The Body Shop have gone further and developed a “5-free” formula by also eliminating camphor and Bisphenol A.


Body Shop's Colour Crush Nail Polish line has 24 colors and is "5-free" formula excluding some nasty chemicals.
Body Shop’s Colour Crush Nail Polish line has 24 colors and is “5-free” formula excluding some nasty chemicals.

Laurel Peltier writes the environment GreenLaurel column every Thursday in the Baltimore Fishbowl.

33 replies on “Giveaway! Body Shop’s Colour Crush Nails Collection”

  1. This is so cool! I had no idea there was so much in Nailpolish! So glad there are companies that sell 3-free and 5-free nail polishes! The colors are so pretty also! I love body shop, so glad they are participating!

  2. That all looks absolutely amazing! I really love the colors and the care that is given to making the polishes safe all around.

  3. So many polishes are still just “3 free”, it’s so great to see 5 free now! I have 2-3 new manis weekly, so it’s super important to not be putting those toxins constantly into my body! Thanks for the opportunity, you rock and so does Body Shop!

  4. These colors are absolutely beautiful, and I know they will match up to The Body Shop’s amazing quality. Thank you for the chance!!

  5. Thank you so much foe the chance to win these! I am sure the quality of the polishes matches all of The Body Shop’s other products…I would love to try them!

  6. I have heard so many friends rave about the body shop, I would love the opportunity to try their polishes! Peach Babe, Meet Me at Dusk, and Crimson Kiss look amazing! (Although they all do hah!)

  7. Nice to know that companies are sitting up and taking notice.People like me who try to avoid carcinogens but don’t want to compromise on getting our nail polish on really appreciate this.

  8. Just two more hours for the giveaway! I will pull the winners today, Tuesday, at 5:00 p.m. Thank you to the Body Shop for the gift baskets.

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