Wednesday 30 November 2011

OPI Nail Envy - Problem!

opi nail envy

I've been using Nail Envy because of my nail peeling problem that I've been having. Today I found out that it's got wheat in it. All Nail Envy products contain wheat. Just waiting on the official OPI Titter account to get back to me on whether the polishes are safe. I currently have bare nails, I don't do bare nails! But I do not want to be glutened.

I now need to contact Leighton Denny, Nails Inc and Zoya to see if their products are gluten free because these are the only brands I use. Twitter calls!


Zoya are the first to respond saying that their nail treatments and polishes are all gluten free. Yay! I was seriously thinking that I may never be able to wear nail polish again. Wouldn't have been the end of the world of course, but I do love having sexy nails. Phew.

1/12/11 Update

Nails Inc replied to my email (couldn't find them on Twitter), while I do appreciate the response, I'm none the wiser about their nail polishes containing gluten or not. This is the list of ingredients they sent me:

Ethyl acetate
Butyl acetate
Propyl acetate
Tosylamide /formaldehyde resin
Isopropyl alcohol
Trimethyl pentanyl diisobutyrate
Triphenyl phosphate
Diacetone alcohol
Ethyl Tosylamide
Stearalkonium hectorite
Benzophenone -1
May contain
CI 77891
CI 60725
CI 15880
CI 73360
CI 77510
CI 77499
CI 77491
CI 77000
CI 77163
Polyethylene Terephthalate
Calcium Aluminium Borosilicate
Calcium Sodium Borosilicate
Silicon Dioxide
Synthetic Fluorphlogopite
Aluminium (III) Oxide
Tin(IV) Oxide

Leighton Denny and OPI have yet to respond.


2nd tweets sent to those who haven't responded. Customer service questionable from both. 


This is a great article that lists other names for gluten ingredients in beauty products. A reference piece for sure. Still no word from OPI or Leighton Denny.

Update: 3rd tweets have been sent to OPI and Leighton Denny. Crapola customer service. 


  1. I think you'd probably be okay with nail polish, but totally understand the desire to eliminate any form of wheat and/or gluten on or around your body. I recently wrote about the issue of wheat, gluten and cosmetics here:

    You might find it useful.

    All the best, Alex Gazzola

  2. Thanks Alex, I'll have a read.

    Not sure that nail polish would be ok, eating with hands, prepping food etc, I wouldn't want to take that risk.


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