Cleaner Safer Beauty™


All of côte’s polishes and treatments are free of the major toxins often associated with nail polish. This means you get all the chip-resistant, long lasting shine without sacrificing your health! At côte, cleaner safer beauty™ means…

NO formaldehyde

Classified as a known carcinogen, formaldehyde is often used as a preservative, nail hardener and strengthener in conventional polishes.

NO toluene

Included in some polishes as a solvent to smooth application, is has been linked to impaired human reproduction and development, impaired breathing, being harmful to the nervous system and nausea.

NO dibutyl phthalate (DBT)

Shown to affect the reproductive system and linked to cancer, DBP has been used as plasticizer and solvent to increase wear.

NO formaldehyde resin

A derivative of formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin is often used as a hardener and in large doses can be a skin allergen.

NO camphor

Added to some polishes for high-shine, camphor can cause allergic reactions in large doses, cause irritation, dizziness, nausea, and headaches.

NO triphenyl phosphate (TPHP)

Also known as TPP, research suggests it causes changes in hormone regulation, metabolism, and reproductive systems. It has been used in polish as a plasticizer which makes the polish flexible yet durable.

NO xylene

Used by some brands to help polish from getting gloppy, xylene is also a known allergen and a possible carcinogen.

NO ethyl tosylamide/epoxy resin

This ingredient has antibiotic properties which raises concern over antibiotic resistance. It can be used as a plasticizer to help polishes dry faster.

NO parabens

Used as preservatives, parabens get a bad rep for having estrogen-mimicking effects which may trigger hormonal problems.

NO gluten

Hydrolyzed wheat protein, while considered nontoxic by some, does pose potentially serious issues for those who are gluten intolerant. Used to help moisturize soft, brittle nails, it presents an allergy concern.

NO drama!

Just hassle-free, gorgeous colors that let you worry about what to wear with your polish, not what’s in it. côte has an extensive line of over 100 vibrant, richly hued polishes which boast easy, smooth application, long-lasting shine and chip resistant finishes.

In addition to this, côte is proud to be vegan, cruelty-free and hand poured in the USA.