The Science Behind Organic Pigments: Why They're Better

The Science Behind Organic Pigments: Why They're Better

Nail polish is a staple in many people's beauty routines. It adds a pop of color to our nails, completes our outfits, and boosts our confidence. But have you ever wondered what makes some nail polishes better than others? One key factor that distinguishes quality nail polishes is the type of pigments they use. At Noorb, we use organic pigments from the minerals of the Armenian Highlands. So let’s answer the “why?”

Understanding Pigments: Inorganic vs. Organic

To appreciate the benefits of organic pigments in nail polish, it's essential to understand the fundamental difference between inorganic and organic pigments.

Inorganic pigments are minerals or metallic compounds that are often used in traditional nail polishes. They include ingredients like titanium dioxide, iron oxide, and chromium oxide. These pigments are known for their durability and intense color payoff, making them a common choice in the cosmetics industry. However, there are downsides to using inorganic pigments. They can be harsh on the nails, causing them to become brittle and prone to breakage. In addition, these pigments can release toxins which are harmful to both the environment and human health.

Organic pigments, on the other hand, are derived from natural sources such as rocks like Armenian Red Porphyry and Tufa. Our organic pigments offer a safer and more eco-friendly alternative to their inorganic counterparts. They are free from toxic chemicals like formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, dibutyl phtalate, camphor and toluene, making them gentler on the nails and less harmful to the environment.

Why Organic Pigments Are Better

Now that we understand the basic differences of inorganic and organic pigments let's explore why organic pigments are a superior choice for nail polishes.

Safety and Health Benefits

Organic pigments are free from harmful toxins and chemicals, which makes them a healthier option for your nails and your nail master. You can wear organic pigment-based nail polish with confidence, knowing that it won't negatively impact your well-being. This is especially important for individuals with sensitive nails or skin.


Due to our use of organic pigments, Noorb gelity is completely odorless which is rare in the nail polish industry. Our commitment to odorless gelity positively contributes to you and your nail master who are exposed to so many toxic smells and can be harmful for them on the long run.


Choosing organic pigments for your nail polish is a small yet impactful step toward a sustainable beauty routine. By using pigments sourced from natural materials, you contribute to a more a greener cosmetics industry.

Gentler on Nails

Organic pigments are known for being gentler on your nails. Traditional inorganic pigments can make your nails brittle and prone to breaking. Organic pigments, on the other hand, help maintain the strength and health of your nails. This is great news for those who love having beautifully painted nails without the worry of damage.

Color Versatility

Because of the large variety of stones, we are able to offer a wide range of vibrant colors that can be customized to create the perfect shade of for you! Whether you're into bold and bright hues or subtle, natural tones, organic pigments allow for a broader spectrum of choices.

UV Resistance

Organic pigments are known for their superior UV resistance, which means your nail polish is less likely to fade or change color when exposed to sunlight. This is a significant advantage for maintaining the vibrancy and longevity of your nail polish.

Reduced Allergic Reactions

Some individuals may experience allergic reactions to the chemicals present in traditional nail polishes. Organic pigments are less likely to trigger these allergic responses, making them a safer choice for those with sensitivities.

Improved Application

Organic pigments often lead to smoother and more even applications. They disperse more evenly in the nail polish formula, resulting in a streak-free and professional finish.

The science behind organic pigments in nail polishes reveals why they are better for you and the environment. The next time you're shopping for nail polish, consider choosing Noorb gelity with organic pigments, and you'll be making a smart, health-conscious, and eco-friendly choice for your beauty routine.