Used as a plasticizer in some nail care products,which improves the texture and hold of varnishes. Endocrine disruptor and suspected reproductive toxicant. Harmful to fish and other wildlife.Good news, however, this phthalate is banned in cosmetics, including nail polish, by the European Union (but not by Americans).

L’Atelier Green replaced it with sorbitol, a biosource plasticizer (potato)