Hello Tomato

Just launched in April 2021, TOMATO is a zero irritant water-based nail polish with brilliant high-gloss colors that lasts chip proof for up to 3 days. It truly is the cleanest high-performance nail polish that has all the features of a non-toxic nail polish.

Beauty Hub spoke with founder Sylvia Santosa to get the background of how TOMATO was born:

“Having been hypersensitive to toxins all my life, I’ve made a conscious change to using natural household cleaning goods, avoiding hair bleaches, synthetic dyes, lash glue, and other products that contain chemicals.

For me, regular nail polish caused adverse reactions; onycholysis (nail lifting), eye dermatitis (swelling, itchiness, rashes), and onychomycosis (nail fungus). So I almost gave up wearing nail polish altogether. I tested countless supposedly non toxic nail polish, but even claims of 10 free still contained Ethyl and Butyl Acetate, which still irritated my nails, skin, and eyes. As I looked deeper, I realized that I wasn’t the only one having a hard time finding an alternative that is both zero irritant yet performs like regular polish. 

Unhappy with what was out there, I decided to create my own. I worked with chemists to craft a formula that has vibrant color saturation, consistency, and durability. The result; an odorless water-based nail polish, with colors derived only from nontoxic pigments. We finally created a formula that works for people like me.”

“Here’s to tiny joy at the tip of our fingers.”




Why saying ‘NO’ Matters

Did you know that certain color pigments in cosmetics come from animals? Guanine, a shimmery pigment, comes from fish scales, and Carmine, a red pigment, is made from beetles. TOMATO polish is never derived from any animal product or by-product. It is vegan and never tested on animals.  While it’s not yet possible to create a completely all natural nail polish, we have excluded toxic ingredients as we continually refine our formula.