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.”
FREE OF – THE BAD STUFF
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.