Neon Nail Polish
Neon Nail Polish

So, it might surprise some of you to know that neon nail polish is illegal to manufacture in the US.. not really because it is known be harmful but because the colours are not FDA approved. However, there is controversy around the safety of true neon shades.

There are new Cosmetic Regulations coming into play  this year which is highly likely to make true neon polish a thing of the past. But it’s not just neons that may disappear – several shades might disappear completely from the nail colour repertoire. Believe it or not, it’s not uncommon for non-tested and banned substances to appear in polish. The regulations will make sure that all products and raw materials will have to be disclosed (it’s a surprise to me that this isn’t the case already).

So, if you have some favourite neons out there, you might want to stock up before they go. It’s interesting to hear that OPI have already worked out a legal and FDA approved way to work with neons in their Outrageous Neons collection (last year I think), but it’s only the really big brands with plenty of cash for product development that are going to be able to get around the new rules.

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