Established in 2014 by Anna Ross, Kester Black designs and produces ethical, sustainable cosmetics and skincare. Kester Black products are the first in the world to obtain a vast suite of accreditations such as Choose Cruelty Free, International Cruelty Free, Vegan Society, Australian Made and B Corporation.
Kester Black aim to redefine the industry standard for ethical cosmetics by making beautiful, quality products that have a positive social and environmental footprint.
Kester Black are committed to donating 2% of revenue including in-kind donations to registered charities every year.
About our 10-Free™ brand: Kester Black strip out a lot of bad stuff. While no nail polish can ever be fully free of chemicals, Kester Black 10-Free™ brand does not contain formaldehyde, toluene, DBP, camphor, formaldehyde resin, xylene, parabens, fragrances, phthalates and animal derived or tested ingredients. Kester Black has also never used ingredients ethyl tosylamide, triphenyl phosphate or xylene.
Water permeable polish is made from a formulation which allows oxygen molecules to transfer from one side of the nail polish layer to the other. This occurrence happens only on a molecular level and is not visible to the naked eye, making DIY checks inaccurate. Tests have shown that if oxygen can permeate a nail polish film, then hydrogen atoms attached to the oxygen can also travel with it to the other side of the film. This action enables water to transfer from one side to the other, hence making the nail polish water permeable and breathable.
WHY CHOOSE WATER PERMEABLE?
Using water permeable nail polish can help to improve the health of your nails and the quality of your manicure. This new and improved base allows nails to behave naturally and grow without the restrictions of non-breathable polishes. This has also made the product available to a wider market of consumers, including Muslim women who choose to wear water permeable polish.