- Light Mint
Vegan and up to 87% natural nail polish with a 100% vegetable solvent base. Our nail polishes are free from styrene/acrylates copolymer (liquid form of micrroplastic*). Our bottles have an optimal size of 5ml for less waste. Empathy is a refreshing light mint green vegan nail polish with an opaque finish.
- certified veganmade in germanyup to 87% naturalwe love animals
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Empathy is a refreshing light mint green vegan nail polish with an opaque finish. With a base coat, two coats of nail polish & a top coat this nail polish lasts approx. 4-7 days on your nails without chipping.
Eco-Friendly Nail Polish
Whilst a nail polish can never be 100% natural, recyclable, and/or biodegradable, we have done our best to create the most eco-friendly version of a nail polish that we could. We did this by creating a nail polish which is:
- Certified by "PETA" & "The Vegan Society"
- Made with 100% plant derived solvents (free from petrochemically derived solvents)
- Microplastic* free formula (incl. styrene/acrylates copolymer)
- Made with up to 87% natural ingredients
- Filled in 5ml bottles in order to create less nail polish waste
*according BUND e.V. & Verbraucherzentrale
For Best Results:
We recommend two thin coats of nail polish to get the best opaque result. For an extra long-lasting manicure, we recommend applying a base coat before the nail polish and a top coat afterwards.
See the swatch video here:
ETHYL ACETATE, BUTYL ACETATE, NITROCELLULOSE, ADIPIC ACID/NEOPENTYL GLYCOL/TRIMELLITIC ANHYDRIDE COPOLYMER, TRIETHYL CITRATE, ALCOHOL, STEARALKONIUM BENTONITE, DIACETONE ALCOHOL, MALTOL, PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRAISOSTEARATE, PHOSPHORIC ACID, CI 77891, CI 15985, CI 77510, CI 19140
What’s in our nail polish and why?
ETHYL ACETATE – A solvent which helps keep the nail polish liquid in the bottle but evaporates when on your nails so that the nail polish is able to harden. Ethyl acetate has a fruity smell but in nail polish it smells slightly stingy and potent. The solvents in nail polish are what give nail polish it’s typical smell. Ethyl acetate can be petrochemically derived or plant derived. In Kia-Charlotta nail polish shades it is 100% plant derived.
BUTYL ACETATE – Another solvent which helps keep the nail polish liquid in the bottle but evaporates when on your nails so that the nail polish is able to harden. Butyl acetate also has a fruity smell but in nail polish it smells slightly stingy and potent and also gives nail polish it’s typical nail polish ”smell”. Butyl acetate can be petrochemically derived or plant derived. In Kia-Charlotta nail polish shades it is 100% plant derived.
NITROCELLULOSE – A film forming polymer which, once the solvents have evaporated, hardens on your nails and forms a hard film on top of your nails. In order for nail polish to solidify as well as last long on your nails, it needs a film forming polymer and nitrocellulose is one of the safest as well as best quality film forming polymers.
ADIPIC ACID/NEOPENTYL GLYCOL/TRIMELLITIC ANHYDRIDE COPOLYMER – Film forming polymer. With nitrocellulose, this ingredient helps keep the nail polish hard and smooth on your nails as well as helps with longevity.
TRIETHYL CITRATE ALCOHOL – In nail polish this ingredient is used as a plasticizer. Plasticizers make nail polish more flexible and increase their durability. They help make the nail polish less prone to cracking or chipping.
STEARALKONIUM BENTONITE – A thickening agent which helps keep the pigments suspended and helps maintain the smooth and thick consistency of the nail polish.
DIACETONE ALCOHOL – A solvent which also helps give a glossy finish for the nail polish.
MALTOL - Maltol is a naturally occurring organic compound which is often used as a flavoring agent. In our nail polish however, we don’t include maltol for the flavor, but for something quite different. Maltol has proven to significantly minimize the formation of nitrosamines which can be formed in very small amounts from nitrocellulose. This is a great impact which makes our nail polish even better than before.
PENTAERYTHRIL TETRAISOSTEARATE – A liquid emollient which increases viscosity and gives the nail polish its shine and gloss.
PHOSPHORIC ACID - A mineral acid which is used to control the pH of the nail polish
PIGMENTS - These are what give the nail polish their colour, shine, shimmer and/or metallic tone. Pigments are denoted with their CI numbers. Metallic, glitter or shimmer shades may also contain mica.
Up to 87% natural
We have done our best to create the a nail polish that is as natural as possible and our nail polishes are up to 87% natural (depending on the pigments used) and we don't include many ingredients commonly used in nail polishes.
All Kia-Charlotta products are vegan meaning we do not include any animal derived ingredients in our products. Vegan nail polish does not contain any carmine, which is used as a red pigment and is derived from cochineal bugs, or guanine, which is derived from fish scales and is used in glitter and metallic shades.
Kia-Charlotta is a vegan beauty company and we are proudly registered by "PETA" & "The Vegan Society"
Whilst a nail polish can never be 100% natural, recyclable and/or biodegradable, we have done our best to create the most eco-friendly version of a nail polish that we could. Not only are the solvents in our nail polish shades 100% derived from plants (instead of petrochemically derived) but we also do not contain any styrene/acrylates copolymer (often referred to as a liquid microplastic) which you will find in almost all other nail polishes whether conventional or more natural. Additionally, we have made the conscious choice to use 5ml bottles so that we can minimize any unnecessary nail polish waste. Finally, we do not use any plastic in our secondary or delivery packaging and only use FSC certified and/or recycled paper.
We believe that when it comes to nail polish, Kia-Charlotta nail polishes are pretty much on of the most eco-friendly options you can find.
At Kia-Charlotta our mission is to create 100% vegan make-up and nail polish products in premium quality meaning we do not compromise and try to find the perfect balance between quality and safe/natural as well as vegan ingredients. Although we stay away from the most harmful ingredients and animal derived ingredients, we promise there is no compromise when it comes to quality. Our nail polish last in average between 4-7 days and they have a beautiful opaque glossy finish.