When you’re an eczema sufferer, wearing nail varnish can be problematic. Lots of nail varnishes contain various chemicals, often including formaldehyde, that can be triggers for eczema. It was one of the first things I cut out when trying to tackle my eczema, and despite my eczema being far more under control these days, I still like to be careful about what I put on my nails. So I was thrilled to discover Smith & Cult – a luxury nail varnish brand, whose formula doesn’t contain any of the usual chemicals: Dibutyl, Phthalate, Toluene, Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin and Camphor. A perfect nail varnish for eczema sufferers!
The formulation is really highly pigmented, and even for really bold colours I’ve not needed to apply more than 2 coats. I’m lazy and I don’t use a top coat and I find that this lasts a good week on me before I need to remove it.
I’ve used three shades so far – Dark Like Me (the perfect autumnal deep deep berry), City of Compton (a bubblegum pink), and Porn-a-thon (a muted peach), and all of the colours have been true to the bottle.
At £19 a pop, they’re not cheap, but not the most expensive nail varnish I’ve ever come across. And if you’re an eczema sufferer that’s probably a small price to pay to avoid a flare up.