30 Best Vegan Nail Polish Brands [Cruelty-Free Nail Guide]

Hello, Better Ingredients

Toxic ingredients are becoming a thing of the past. With a rising demand for natural beauty products, nail polish brands are stepping up their game to deliver something we aren’t afraid of putting on our bodies.

You have likely been seeing terms such as ‘5-free’ and ‘7-free’ while browsing nail polish colors. This phrase means certain ingredients known to be toxic are not in the product. While the omitted ingredients vary from brand to brand, for the most part, they are the same.

5 Free 7 Free 9 Free 10 Free

Formaldehyde Formaldehyde Formaldehyde Formaldehyde
Toulene Toulene Toulene Toulene
DBP DBP DBP DBP
Formaldehyde Resin Formaldehyde Resin Formaldehyde Resin Formaldehyde Resin
Camphor Camphor Camphor Camphor
  Ethyl Tosylamide Ethyl Tosylamide Ethyl Tosylamide
  Xylene Xylene Xylene
    Parabens Parabens
    Lead Lead
      Cruelty-Free

Cruelty-Free Nail Polish Brands

Each of the nail polishes below is cruelty-free, some of which are 100% vegan. Some of these have parent companies that are not entirely vegan. Each nail polish brand has company claims listed beneath its respective photo. Be sure to check the details of each nail polish before purchasing it.

Want more vegan beauty products? Check out my favorite vegan sunscreens to use year-round.

Pretty Woman

10-Free | Cruelty-Free | Paraben-Free | Sulfate-Free | Phthalate-Free | Petrochemical-Free | GMO-Free | Triclosan-Free | Vegan

Color Me Earth

Made in the USA | Formaldehyde-Free | DBP-Free | Camphor-Free | Toluene-Free | Vegan

Piggy Paint

Low Odor | Non-Toxic | Cruelty-Free | Vegan | Paraben-Free | Alcohol-Free | Acetone-Free | Made in the USA | Eco-Friendly

Dear Sundays

10-Free | Green Beauty | Cruelty-Free | Long-Lasting | Non-Toxic | Vegan

Ella + Mila

7-Free | Toluene-Free | DBP-Free | Formaldehyde-Free | Formaldehyde Resin-Free | Camphor-Free | TPHP-Free | Xylene-Free | Eco-Friendly | Vegan

Cirque Colors

Long-Lasting | Non-Toxic | Vegan | Cruelty-Free | Made in the USA

NCLA

Vegan | Cruelty-Free | Made in USA | 7-Free |

Pacifica

Vegan | Cruelty-Free | Phthalates-Free | Paraben-Free | Sulfate-Free | Propylene-Free | Benzene-Free | Propylene Glycol-Free | Mineral Oil-Free | No Peanut Oil | Triclosan-Free | No FD&C color | No Endangered Ingredients

Beauty Without Cruelty

Vegan | Cruelty-Free | Uses Recycled Materials | Natural and Pure Ingredients | Fragrance-Free | Hypoallergenic

AZA

10-Free | Non-Toxic | Contains Tea Tree Oil + Vitamin E

Barry M

Vegan (Nail Category Only) | Cruelty-Free

ORLY

12-Free | Vegan | Cruelty-Free | Breathable

Kure Bazaar

Eco-Friendly | Non-Toxic

Glossworks

Vegan | Cruelty-Free | Formaldehyde-Free | Formaldehyde Resin-Free | Toluene-Free | DBP-Free | Camphor-Free | Paraben-Free | Xylene-Free | Ethyl Tosylamide-Free | Lead-Free

Nailberry

Vegan | 12-Free | Cruelty-Free | Gluten-Free | Halal Certified | No Toluene | No DBP | No Formaldehyde | No Formaldehyde Resin | No Camphor | No Xylene | No Ethyl Tosylamide | No Triphenyl Phosphate | No Alcohol | No Parabens | No Animal Derivatives

ZOYA

Vegan | 10-Free | Non-Toxic

Zao

10-Free | Eco-Friendly | Enriched With Bamboo Rhizome Macerate, Organic Silica | Cruelty-Free

Butter London

Vegan | 10-Free | No Mineral Oil | No Parabens | No Sulfates | No BHA | No Triclosan

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Soigne

5-Free | Cruelty-Free | 85% Plant-Sourced Raw Materials

Miss Cheering

Non-Toxic | Tasteless | Non-Stimulating | Safe to Use | Breathable for Long-Term Use

Sally Hansen

Vegan | 16-Free | Natural Plant-Based Bristles | Cruelty-Free |

Formulated without Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, Toluene, Xylene, Acetone, Phthalates (including DBP), Camphor, Parabens, Ethyl Tosylamide, Triphenyl Phosphate (TPP), Animal-derived ingredients, Styrene, Bisphenol A, Glycol Ether of Series E (Glycol ethers derived from ethylene oxide), Nonylphenol ethoxylate, and Sulfate-free

786 Cosmetics

No animal products | Vegan | Physician-Approved | Breathable | 100% halal.

PS Polish

10-Free | Developed by a Doctor & Biochemist | Botanically Infused to Improve Health of Nails and Protect | Anit-Fungal | Vegan

Karma Hues

Cruelty-Free | No Toluene | No Formaldehyde | No DBP | No TPHP | Organic

Sparitual

12-Free | Cruelty-Free | Vegan | No Touline, Formaldehyde, Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP), Formaldehyde Resin, Camphor, Ethyl Tosylamide, Xylene, MEHQ/HQ, MIT, Parabens, Animal Derived Ingredients or Gluten.

Mersi

Certified Halal | Breathable | 100% Vegan

Eternal Cosmetics

12-Free | Vegan | Free of Toluene, Formaldehyde, Dibutyl Phthalate, Formaldehyde Resin, Camphor, Ethyl Tosylamide, Xylene, MEHQ / HQ, MIT, Parabens, Animal-derived ingredients, and Gluten | Made in the USA

Kitten

18-Free | No: Toluene, Formaldehyde, Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP), Formaldehyde Resin, Camphor, Ethyl Tosylamide, Xylene, Triphenyl Phosphate, Guanine, Formaldehyde Donors, Carmine, Gluten, Lead, Methylisothiazolinone, MEHQ, Bisphenol A, Nonylphenol Ethoxylate, Sulphates | Vegan | Plant-Based | Cruelty-Free

Vegan Nail Polish Removers

Ella + Mila

Karma Organic

Drugstore Vegan Nail Polish

Zoya, Pacifica, ORLY, Ella + Mila, Piggy Paint, and Barry M can often be found at drugstores. Please see the links above to conveniently purchase these brands from Amazon.

Vegan Gel Nail Polish

Beetles nail polish is vegan, non-toxic, and cruelty-free

Modelones is Cruelty-free, vegan, and made in the USA

Best Vegan Nail Polish Top Coats

Mineral Fusion

Ella + Milla

Our Cuticle Oil Treatment Picks

Vegan Option: NCLA Vitamin-E Infused Cuticle Oil

Highly-Rated Natural Option (Not Vegan): Cuccio Naturalé Milk & Honey Cuticle Revitalizing Oil

Our Pick for Best Vegan Anti-Fungal Nail Polish

Dr.’s Remedy Enriched Nail Polish With Tea Tree Oil, Biotin, Wheat Protein, and Vitamins

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