Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Gluten-free Nail Polish

Monika Pis, PhD, CPNP
If you have gluten sensitivity or Celiac disease, you should think twice before grabbing a bottle of a nail polish.
Most people are not aware that in most nail polishes, a hydrolyzed wheat protein is used as a binder. So, if you like to eat with hands or bite your nails, there is a big chance that you ingest chipped nail polish, thus gluten.
You can relax though, because there is a gluten-free option: Keeki Pure and Simple, a line of safe and organic nail care products created by two Michigan moms, Natalie Bauss and Katy Scheffler.
Keeki nail polish is water-based, contains no harsh chemicals, and is 100% biodegradable. Our testers determined that the nail polish is easy to apply and remove, and it is extremely durable if applied as directed by the manufacturer. It is important to blow dry the nails after the application of the top coat to help the nail polish adhere to the nails. If this step is skipped, the nail polish scratches and chips easily.
I highly recommend Keeki nail polish to all parents as many kids who wear nail polish might bite their nails and potentially expose themselves to harmful chemicals found in mainstream nail polishes. In addition, Keeki products contain no fumes and are safe for those with respiratory problems, such as asthma. Also, they are gluten-free what makes them very suitable for those with gluten sensitivity or Celiac disease.

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