Thursday, September 18, 2014

Review: Benecos Nail Polish

Vintage Red
I have a love-hate relationship with nail polish. It seems like every time I decide to start wearing it, I take up a new hobby like playing the ukulele--which just happens to destroy polish. Most nail polishes chip off after a couple of days on my hands, and only a few have ever risen to the challenge of daily wear and tear. One of these special contenders is Benecos Nail Polish, which claims to be long-lasting and chip resistant.

  • Long-lasting
  • Chip resistant
  • Smooth, silky finish
  • 5-free: No formaldehyde, toluene, camphor, phthalates or colophony
  • Large variety of colors
  • Vegan and gluten-free
  • May need to order online
I painted my nails on Sunday, and by Thursday, they are still practically perfect. This is nothing short of a miracle on my hands, as they've had to put up with dish washing, ukulele playing, running errands, countless hours of typing, and other all-out assaults. There are a couple of nicks here and there, but overall, this polish stays put.

When applying this polish, it seems to stay in the "tacky" phase a little longer than others, but when it sets--it's set. So try painting them while watching TV or doing something where you won't have to move too much while they dry. I used just two coats and no topcoat, and it still has lasted a long time.

This polish is pretty gentle, rating a low 2 EWG Skin Deep database. The main ingredients that stick out are FD&C colors such as yellow 5 and red 34. I had a little bit of a hard time locating the ingredients, as they weren't listed on the bottle, but they are on the website. I would love to see a label or something on the bottle that includes the ingredients as well.

Another great aspect of this line is the color selection. Even the reds are vegan, such as the beautiful classic red I tried. The finish was smooth and glossy, but I suspect it might be a little different if you select one of the shimmery colors. If you're looking for a long-lasting vegan polish, Benecos offers a great option.

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Product Ratings (out of 5)


Disclosure notice: This product was sent to me free of charge by the manufacturer for review. No additional compensation was accepted and the opinions are my own. Please verify any claims with the manufacturer, especially if you have any allergies or concerns.

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