Check out this video for our exclusive interview with one of COAT’s co-owners Caryn.
We met up with one of the brand’s co-owners Caryn in her beautiful home to have a chat with her and the story behind COAT.
As a consumer, I would never have thought so much about what goes into my nail polish. My parents used to tell me all about how putting nail polish is bad for your nails and health but I never thought why or how I could avoid it. But what Caryn shared today actually made me more aware about this beauty product, and I feel more people should know about it given its huge market.
What is COAT?
When we first saw Caryn’s samples, we were surprised by the range of colours in her collection. Even as a young home-grown brand, the available choices are quite impressive. Catered specially to Asian skin tones, the colours looked really appealing to us. If we had to choose a favourite it would be one of the nude or red shades.
COAT’s selling point is that it beautifies and protects. Notable for being the first Singapore lacquer label to be ‘8 Free’, it basically doesn’t contain poisonous substances you find in your usual nail polish. While certain Korean brands already manufacture similar products, COAT is made in the U.S. to ensure the viscosity of the lacquer is not compromised.
Not enough people realise the value of a health-conscious brand.
A study from 2015 by researchers at Duke University and the Environmental Working Group found that a common nail polish chemical is being absorbed into the body. This chemical called TPHP is a suspected endocrine disruptor, and is surprisingly present in many established nail polish brands.
But fret not COAT is free from this toxin and many others,
- No toluene
- No dibutyl phthalate (DBP)
- No camphor
- No formaldehyde
- No resin
- No xylene
- No parabens
- No triphenyl phosphate
In addition, COAT also sells their own nail polish base, finish as well as remover that is enriched with Lavender oil for that extra care. The whole health-conscious package found under one roof, how convenient is that.
Support Singapore’s very own
We also really like how the non-toxic polishes are uniquely named, even catering to the Singapore market with familiar objects such as ‘Bak kwa’ and ‘Jambu’. The latest Autumn/Winter 2017 collection is a hot favourite with both local and overseas consumers. Yes! COAT has recently expanded to the market in Japan and is selling well with their delectable assortment of hues suited to Asian skin.
COAT boasts its sales locally in 10 locations, and is distributed internationally to places including Hong Kong, Sri Lanka, Korea and Australia. A multiple award-winning product featured in the press more than 20 times, we think you deserve to pamper yourself with at least a bottle to test COAT for yourself.
Where to get COAT
Priced reasonably at SGD$25 per bottle for quality nail lacquer, you can enjoy 15% off when you enter ‘Coatlovesfoxesden’ when you checkout your shopping basket. This discount code is valid only from 26 May to 30 June 2017 on www.coatcolours.com.
You can also purchase your very own COAT nail polish at the following locations found here.