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FAQ

What is different about Zahara’s Oxygen Nail Polish?

Zahara breathable nail polish utilizes a special formula that allows oxygen and water vapor 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: so that you can still take your prayer water

    • 5 FREE: free of the common harmful chemicals that are found in nail polishes (No Toluene, Dibutyl Phthalate, Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde resin and Camphor)

    • 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

How can I be sure that the nail polish is water permeable? 

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

The test method: 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.

Water permeability tips:

  • Don’t use more than 2 coats of nail polish if you want to take wudhu
  • 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 polish. We will be launching our own alcohol and acetone free nail polish remover in January 2016, but till then any nail polish remover will do.

How long does it last?

Normally our nail polish lasts about 5 days before chipping, but it totally depends on the individual and how rough you are with your hands!

What are the ingredients in your nail polish?

It depends on the shade, but the base for most of our nail polishes are-

butyl acetate, ethyl acetate, nitrocellulose, adipic acid/ neopentyl glycol/ trimellitic anhydride copolymer, acetyl tributyl citrate, isopropyl alcohol, diacetone alcohol, stearalkonium bentonite, silica, sucrose acetate isobutyrate, acrylates copolymer, dimethicone, phosphoric acid, n-butyl alcohol, styrene/ acrylates copolymer, trimethylpentanediyl dibenzoate, benzophenone-1, trimethylsiloxysilicate

Zahara nail polish contains ‘alcohol’ isn’t that bad?

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.”

( http://www.central-mosque.com/index.php/General-Fiqh/alcohol-its-kinds-usage-and-rulings.html ) 

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?

Currently Zahara ships to Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Australia. If you are interested in Zahara products but are not living in one of the above countries please email us at [email protected]

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 may be caused if the package is held up by customs.  More on shipping.

How do I become a Zahara retailer?

If you are a shop owner and would like to sell Zahara nail polish you can send an enquiry to [email protected] with details and links to your store. We are currently looking for international stockists outside of Singapore and Malaysia. 

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 [email protected].

Ingredients

Nail Polish (Top Coat)

ETHYL ACETATE, BUTYL ACETATE, NITROCELLULOSE, ADIPIC ACID/ NEOPENTYL GLYCOL/ TRIMELLITIC ANHYDRIDE COPOLYMER, ACETYL TRIBUTYL CITRATE, ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL, BENZOPHENONE-3, TRIMETHYLPENTANEDIYL DIBENZOATE, POLYVINYL BUTYRAL, CI60725.

Matte Lip Cream

ISODODECANE, ALUMINUM STARCH OCTENYLSUCCINATE, TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE, DIMETHICONE, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE, TALC, NYLON-12, PROPYLENE CARBONATE, PHENOXYETHANOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN.MAY CONTAIN (±): MICA, TIN OXIDE, CI 77891, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499, CI 15850, CI 19140, CI 77007, CI 77288, CI 77289, CI 73360, CI 77742, CI 45410.

Longwear Eyeliner

CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, IRON OXIDES, POLYETHYLENE, SYNTHETIC WAX, POLYBUTENE, BEESWAX, MICA, ISONONYL ISONONANOATE, POLYGL- YCERYL-4 DIISOSTEARATE/ POLYHYDROXYSTEARATE/SEBACATE, SUCROSE TETRASTEARATE TRIACETATE, STEARYL DIMETHICONE, BORON NITRIDE, PEN- TAERYTHRITYL TETRABEHENATE, ISODECYL NEOPENTANOATE +/- PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-T-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE, STEARALKONIUM BENTONITE, PROPYLENE CARBONATE, DIMETHICONE/VINYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, TITANIUM DIOXIDE, TOCOPHEROL, FERRIC FERROCYANIDE.

Nail Polish Remover

ETHYL ACETATE, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, AQUA, PARFUM, D-LIMONENE, AMYL CINNAMAL, BUTYLPHENYL METHYLPROPIONAL, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, MAY CONTAIN(±): CI 17200, CI 42090, CI 19140.

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

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