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FAQ

Frequently asked questions:

WHAT IS DIFFERENT ABOUT ZAHARA’S OXYGEN NAIL POLISH?

Zahara breathable nail polish utilizes a special formula that allows oxygen and water vapour to pass through the surface of the polish and reach your beautiful nails. Why is this important?

  • HEALTHIER: No more yellow, oxygen-deprived nails!
  • WATER PERMEABLE: Cleanses the surface of your nails. Suitable for all ages, ethnicities and religions.
  • 7 FREE: Free of the common harmful chemicals that are found in nail polishes (No Toluene, Dibutyl Phthalate - DBP, Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, Camphor, Triphenyl Phosphate - TPHP, and Xylene)
  • HIGH PERFORMANCE: Thinner than regular nail polish but still highly pigmented with a beautiful glossy finish.
  • EASY TO REMOVE: Quick removal with any nail polish remover
  • VEGAN: free of animal by-products
  • CRUELTY-FREE: Long-live the bunnies! No animals were harmed

 

HOW CAN I BE SURE THAT THE NAIL POLISH IS WATER PERMEABLE?

We have sent our nail polish to a 3rd party lab to test the water-permeability of our nail polishes, you can view the lab reporthere.

Here is a summary of the test conducted:

Nail polish is painted onto filter paper and a hygrometer (an instrument that measures water content in the atmosphere) is placed below the paper. Water is then rubbed onto the surface of the polish while the water level is measured on the other side of the filter with the hygrometer.

The results: for both the 1 coat and the 2 coat experiments water level in the atmosphere increased to 95%, proving water permeability.

TIPS FOR EFFECTIVE WATER PERMEABILITY:

  • Refrain from using more than 2 coats of nail polish
  • Rub your nails thoroughly
  • The longer you wash your hands the more water can pass through, we recommend 30 seconds in total.

 

HOW DO I REMOVE THE NAIL POLISH?

You need nail polish remover to remove the varnish. To maintain healthy nails, we recommend using an Alcohol and Acetone Free Nail Polish Remover.


HOW LONG DOES IT LAST?

Our nail polish lasts about 5 days before chipping, but it depends on the individual and how active you are with your hands!


WHAT ARE THE INGREDIENTS IN YOUR NAIL POLISH?

The ingredients list will change for each colour but generally, all our nail polishes contain pigments along with these ingredients:
ETHYL ACETATE, BUTYL ACETATE, NITROCELLULOSE, ADIPIC ACID/NEOPENTYL GLYCOL/TRIMELLITIC ANHYDRIDE COPOLYMER, ACETYL TRIBUTYL CITRATE, ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL, TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE, N-BUTYL ALCOHOL, SUCROSE ACETATE ISOBUTYRATE, DIMETHICONE, BENZOPHENONE-3, PERFLUORODECALIN, TRIMETHYLPENTANEDIYL DIBENZOATE, VIOLET 2 (CI 60725)

You may find the full ingredients list on the product page for each nail polish shade. 

 

YOUR INGREDIENTS LIST ALCOHOL. IS IT STILL HALAL?

On this issue, we refer to Fatwa #12532 from Shaykh (Mufti) Ebrahim Desai

“If alcohol is derived from grapes or dates, it will be haram and impure. If it is from anything else besides dates and grapes and it does not intoxicate directly or through a mixture, then it is permissible.”

Zahara nail polish contains isopropyl alcohol, diacetone alcohol and n-butyl alcohol. These are not alcohols like drinking alcohols, it is a chemical alcohol that is not derived from grapes or dates and does not cause intoxication.

These alcohols are different to ethanol, the alcohol found in beverages like beer, wine and liquors. In Chemistry, alcohol is a general term for any organic compound in which a hydroxyl group (-OH) is bound to a carbon atom, which is bound to other hydrogen and/or carbon atoms.

There is no Islamic legislation against alcohols as a chemical group but instead prohibits intoxicants. The ‘alcohols’ present in Zahara nail polish are purely chemical solvents and are in no way intoxifying.

You can read more about this at http://en.islamtoday.net/node/648 and http://www.ummahnews.co.uk/article.php?id=86 

 

IS ZAHARA OXYGEN NAIL POLISH HALAL CERTIFIED?

We are proud to announce that we have obtained halal certification for our nail polishes by the Globally renowned International Halal Integrity Alliance. 


WHERE DOES ZAHARA SHIP TO?

Zahara is proud to ship to many countries around the world. Do check our shipping page for more information. If your country is not listed, we will still try our best to bring Zahara to you. Do drop an email to[email protected] and we should be able to assist you with your queries. 


HOW LONG DOES DELIVERY TAKE?

Once an order is received do allow 1-2 days for processing and packaging. One an order has been sent out shipping takes 1-3 working days. Do note that we cannot control customs clearances and delays caused by so. For more information, please refer to our dedicated shipping page.


WHERE ELSE CAN I PURCHASE ZAHARA PRODUCTS?
We are also conveniently stocked at a number of nail salons in Singapore and Malaysia. Please refer to our full list here.

For Malaysians, we also stock Zahara products over at our official store onLazada Malaysia.


HOW DO I BECOME A ZAHARA RETAILER?

If you are a shop owner and would like to sell Zahara’s Nail Polishes you can drop an enquiry to marketing@zahara.com with details and links to your store. We are currently looking for stockists in Singapore, Malaysia and internationally.


HOW DO I GET ZAHARA IN MY SALON?

If you would like to order Zahara nail polish wholesale for use in your salon please send an email to marketing@zahara.com.

For any further queries feel free to reach out to our support team at[email protected].

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