What is 5 Free?

We want your experience at Poppy & Monroe to be safe and hygienic and part of that means we have chosen to use products that are 5-Free and that do not contain any of the following harmful chemicals:

Toluene - A clear liquid, toluene is used as a solvent (think paint thinners!) and can also be found in fuel. Inhaling toluene can cause neurological harm and that's not something we want anywhere in our shop.

Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP) - DBP is used to make plastics flexible and as an additive to adhesives. DBP has been banned in the EU, and permanently banned in the production of children's toys.

Formaldehyde - Found in embalming fluid, paint and paint thinners, it is also listed as a known carcinogen.

Formaldehyde Resin - A skin allergen known to cause dermatitis. Your skin shouldn't ever feel anything except soft and refreshed after you've spent time with us!

Camphor - Inhaling camphor can cause dizziness, nausea and headaches. Not only do we want you to feel safe here, we also want to take care of our nail artists who work with these lacquers and polishes all day!

You can also visit our friends at AILA Cosmetics and Treat to see what they have to say about 5-Free!

- Sherri & Karen