NAIL EDUCATION

We at copo NEW YORK have asked the experts for a deeper look into nail health. We removed the toxins without sacrificing quality and are proud to be dermatologist recommended.

WHAT ARE ’10 FREE’ PRODUCTS? WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?

“10 FREE" refers to the 10 most commonly used toxic ingredients in nail polish that are excluded in our formula. 

 

copo polishes are free of the following:

 

  • Formaldehyde
  • Toluene
  • DBP (Dibutyl Phthalate)
  • Formaldehyde resin
  • Camphor
  • Phthalates
  • Xylene
  • Parabens
  • Fragrances
  • Animal ingredients

What are these toxins?

Formaldehyde
Phthalates
Toluene
Xylene
Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP)
Parabens
Formaldehyde Resin
Fragrances
Camphor
Animal Ingredients
Formaldehyde
Toluene
Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP)
Formaldehyde Resin
Camphor
Phthalates
Xylene
Parabens
Fragrances
Animal Ingredients

ARE YOUR NAILS TRYING TO TELL YOU SOMETHING?

The COLOR and TEXTURE of your nails could be telling you more about your health than you think...

Yellow Nails

Yellow, Green or sometimes crumbly if worsening

Indication of a fungal infection. If not treated, this can worsen *

*https://www.healthline.com/health/yellow-nails#possible-causes

Dark Red Nails

  • Dark red coloring

Could be signs of possible brain hemorrhage, lung disease, high blood pressure, carbon dioxide poisoning. Another indication of heart disease. If the redness extends to the sides of your nails and cuticles, you may have an autoimmune disease called lupus.*

*https://www.disabled-world.com/health/dermatology/nails/nail-color.php

Dark, Vertical Lines

Dark (almost black), vertical lines from the cuticle to the tip of the nail

  • May be a sign of damaged blood vessels or more serious indication of melanoma*, a type of skin cancer.

*https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/320687.php

White Stripes

Medically known as “Mees’ lines,” white discolorations

  • Usually indicate an imbalanced diet lacking in protein* or acute systemic stress, such as acute renal failure, heart failure, ulcerative colitis, breast cancer.

*https://www.mdedge.com/ccjm/article/108394/dermatology/evaluation-nail-lines-color-and-shape-hold-clues

“Terry’s Nails”

Condition of a person’s finger or toe nails appear white with a characteristic ‘ground glass’*, appearance without any lunula

  • Could be a sign of congestive heart failure, kidney failure, diabetes, or liver problems like hepatitis or cirrhosis.

*https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/adult-health/multimedia/nails/sls-20076131?s=4

Split/Cracked Nails

Exactly as it’s described! Split/Cracked nails, not the more appealing to look at but can also cause major discomfort and some health issues

  • Brittle and split nails could be linked to hypothyroidism or Thyroid disease*.
  • A combo of this can be due to a fungal infection

*https://share.upmc.com/2018/03/brittle-nails-causes-treatments/

Vertical Ridges

Extend from the cuticles to the tip of your nail

  • These are common and typically just a normal sign of aging* (with both the amount and prominence correlating with age). Some say it stems from variations in cell turnover within the nail. If prominent at a young age, could imply a vitamin B12 or magnesium deficiency.

*https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/adult-health/expert-answers/nails/faq-20058541

Spoon Nails

Medically known as ‘koilonychia’*

A soft nail that looks scooped out. The depression is large enough to hold a drop of liquid.

  • Often a sign of hemochromatosis or faulty iron metabolism

*https://www.healthline.com/health/spoon-nails-koilonychia#symptoms

Nail Clubbing

An abnormally rounded shape of the nail bed and fingertip enlargement

  • Sign of low oxygen in your blood, often caused by lung disease*

*https://www.verywellhealth.com/what-is-clubbing-2249079

Nail Pitting

Little depressions (shallow or deep) in your nails. Can also be referred to as

‘Onycholysis’ and is found to be more common in people over 40 years of age

  • May be a sign of nail psoriasis*, or even eczema and dermatitis. Can also signal an early sign of connective tissue disorders like as inflammatory arthritis, a disease that affects your joints.**

*https://www.aad.org/public/diseases/scaly-skin/psoriasis/diagnosis-and-treatment-of-psoriasis/what-is-nail-psoriasis-and-how-can-i-treat-it

**https://www.healthline.com/health/onycholysis#treatment

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    Approved by ANA CRISTINA LAUREANO MD, Board Certified Dermatologist