SCOUT is the clean-healthy beauty choice – it’s a core value not a marketing claim

SCOUT is the clean-healthy beauty choice – it’s a core value not a marketing claim

We are sometimes asked about nail polish brands that claim to be ‘free from’ nasty ingredients.

At SCOUT, we do not play the ‘5, 10, 13 or 100 Free from’ game given our core value of being a clean-healthy choice in beauty and prefer instead to focus on the benefits of our beautiful products.

SCOUT is ‘free from’ the same chemicals quoted below by other brands (about 10 - 20), some of which are not used in any nail polish.

We are cruelty free, vegan and GMO free.

SCOUT Breathable Nail Polishes with Super Foods do not and have never contained the following ingredients:

  1. Formaldehyde
  2. Toluene
  3. Phthalate (DBP)
  4. Formaldehyde Resin Tosylamide
  5. No Camphor
  6. Xylene
  7. Paraben
  8. Rosin
  9. Nickel
  10. Triphenyl Phosphate
  11. Acetone
  12. Heptane
  13. Ethyl Tosylamide
  14. Styrene
  15. Fragrance free (except essential oils)
  16. Benzophenone

What is unique about SCOUT Breathable Nail Polish?

SCOUT’s eco-luxe breathable nail polish is the clean-healthy choice ‘without the nasties’.

Thanks to a unique polymer, the innovative formulation permits nails to breathe by allowing oxygen and moisture molecules to freely pass through the nail polish layer even after multiple coats are applied.

All without compromising on vibrancy, chip resistance, richness of colour and shine.

With innovative SCOUT polish, you experience;

  • On-trend, show stopping colours
  • A super-boosted active formulation with antioxidants to help stimulate growth, repair damage, improve hydration and nourish nails, enriched with:

- Camellia Oil
- Broccoli Seed
- Bamboo Isoflavones
- Acai sterols
- Vitamins A, B5, C, E & F
- Aloe Vera
- Lemon, Ginseng
- Pomegranate, and
- Grape Seed

  • Vegan
  • Our brand new Dual Base & Top Coat with Celery Seed Extract as well as Super Foods to strengthen and smooth out the nail ridges, eliminate discolouration and make your nails chip free for longer.

The active has been extensively tested to demonstrate improvements in hydration and nail plate thickness by encouraging the production of essential nail elements, keratins and ceramides, that deliver an improved nail structure to reduce visible ridges and encourage improved nail thickness, hydration and hardness.

What is the difference between so-called 5, 7, 10, 13 or 100 free nail polish?
Very little or none.

There are little if any discernible differences between nail polishes claiming to be ‘5, 7, 10, 13  or more Free’ when looking at the formulations and considering the exclusion of ingredients that may be thought of as potentially harmful based on substantive clinical studies on human subjects, such as Formaldehyde, DBP, Toulene, Formaldehyde Resin and Camphor.

The names 7, 10 or 13 Free are not an indicator of how many chemicals have been removed from a nail polish formulation to make them healthier. In fact, if a brand has removed some of the ingredients in the above list, we would question why they were used in the first place.

For example, it has been claimed that 7 Free is better than 5 Free because 7 Free excludes Ethyl Tosylamide and Xylene. This is incorrect.

Many other leading nail polish brands do not contain such ingredients (xylene or ethyl tosylamide or Rosin or Nickle) and either never have or have not for many years due to their potential adverse effects on health.

Similarly, claims of a nail polish being 10 Free and this is better than 5 Free or 7 Free are also incorrect.

10-Free nail polishes typically make general claims that they do not contain or have removed preservatives such as parabens or  fragrances and animal ingredients.

These claims are also incorrect. For example, there are no preservative in nail polish. It does not contain water and so does not and never has needed a preservative.

SCOUT Nail Polish also does not contain artificial fragrances and the only fragrance is some beautiful natural super foods and essential oils.

Similarly, our formulations are vegan, cruelty free  and do not contain animal ingredients (like all other brands).