Quantcast
Sign up with your email address to be the first to know about new products, VIP offers, blog features & more.

40 Cruelty-Free + Vegan Nail Polish Brands

This post may contain affiliate links.

40+ Cruelty-Free and Vegan Nail Polish Brands to choose from!

EDITED: Dec 2, 2017

There’s so many  vegan nail polish options on the market right now that I had to share this growing list with you all! I get super excited when I see this many (40+!) cruelty-free brands that all have vegan options!

In case you’re wondering what animal ingredients are lurking in our nail polish? The answer is fish scales (for that shimmery color) and some nail polish are made with shellac which is a by-product from the lac bug.

There’s absolutely no reason to continue purchasing nail polish from OPI, Essie, Revlon, and Sally Hansen when there’s 40+ cruelty-free and vegan nail polish brands available!!

I’ve ordered the list in the image according to their prices from affordability to luxury so that you can find one that meets your budget!

List of 40 cruelty free and vegan nail polish brands!

Vegan Nail Polish Brands

Below you will find an updated list of cruelty-free and vegan nail polish brands:

Please note: I have confirmed the following brands mentioned below carry vegan nail polish but some brands may also have other product lines that are not all vegan like nail treatments, lipsticks, perfume, lotions. Brands that carry only vegan products is noted with (100% vegan). 

#

  • *hype nail (100% Vegan) This brand is Leaping Bunny Certified
  • 100% Pure  This brand is PETA certified cruelty-freeThis brand is Leaping Bunny Certified

A

  • Adesse New York This brand is PETA certified cruelty-freeThis brand is Leaping Bunny Certified
  • AILA (100% Vegan)
  • All Heart (100% Vegan) This brand is PETA certified cruelty-freeThis brand is Leaping Bunny Certified

B

  • Barry M (7-in-1 Treatment is not vegan)
  • Beauty Without Cruelty (100% Vegan) This brand is PETA certified cruelty-freeThis brand is Leaping Bunny Certified

C

  • China Glaze – currently re-investigating their animal testing policy. 
  • Ciaté London This brand is PETA certified cruelty-free
  • Color Club (100% Vegan)

D

  • Dazzle Dry
  • Deco Miami (100% Vegan)
  • Deborah Lippmann (cuticle oil is not vegan)
  • Dimension Nails (100% Vegan) This brand is PETA certified cruelty-freeThis brand is Leaping Bunny Certified

E

  • e.l.f. Cosmetics This brand is PETA certified cruelty-free
  • ella+mila (100% Vegan) This brand is PETA certified cruelty-free
  • Earth Glamour (100% Vegan) This brand is Leaping Bunny Certified

F

  • Floss Gloss
  • Furless This brand is PETA certified cruelty-free

G

  • Gabriel Cosmetics This brand is PETA certified cruelty-freeThis brand is Leaping Bunny Certified
  • GOSH This brand is PETA certified cruelty-free

H

  • heroine.nyc (100% Vegan) This brand is PETA certified cruelty-freeThis brand is Leaping Bunny Certified

J

  • JoShik (100% Vegan) This brand is PETA certified cruelty-free
  • Julep

L

  • la couleur couture (100% Vegan)
  • Lauren B. Beauty (100% Vegan)
  • Lillian Eve (100% Vegan)
  • LOOK Nail Color (100% Vegan)
  • LVX (100% Vegan) This brand is PETA certified cruelty-free

M

  • Madam Glam (100% Vegan) This brand is PETA certified cruelty-freeThis brand is Leaping Bunny Certified
  • Mineral Fusion This brand is Leaping Bunny Certified
  • Misa (100% Vegan) This brand is PETA certified cruelty-free

N

  • NCLA (100% Vegan) This brand is PETA certified cruelty-free
  • NuBar This brand is PETA certified cruelty-free

O

  • Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics (100% Vegan) This brand is PETA certified cruelty-free
  • OH TIFF! (100% Vegan) This brand is Leaping Bunny Certified
  • ORLY

P

  • Pacifica (100% Vegan) This brand is PETA certified cruelty-free
  • Palate Polish (100% Vegan)
  • piCture pOlish (Only their Nail Butter is not vegan)
  • Piggy Paint (100% Vegan)
  • Pretty Serious
  • Pretty Woman (100% Vegan) This brand is Leaping Bunny Certified
  • Priti NYC (100% Vegan) This brand is Leaping Bunny Certified
  • Pure Anada This brand is PETA certified cruelty-freeThis brand is Leaping Bunny Certified

S

  • SOPHi (100% Vegan)
  • Soulstice Spa (100% Vegan) This brand is PETA certified cruelty-free
  • SpaRitual (100% Vegan) This brand is PETA certified cruelty-freeThis brand is Leaping Bunny Certified
  • SUGARLOOM (100% Vegan)
  • Sugarpill Cosmetics This brand is PETA certified cruelty-freeThis brand is Leaping Bunny Certified

T

  • Trust Fund Beauty (100% Vegan) This brand is Leaping Bunny Certified

V

  • VEQUE (100% Vegan)

Z

  • Zoya

Nail Polish Brands To Avoid:

Below you will find a list of brands that either are not cruelty-free or their nail polish selection is not vegan.

  • Revlon
  • OPI
  • Essie
  • Sally Hansen
  • Sinful Colors Professional (owned by Revlon)

Below is a list of nail polish brands that are cruelty-free but not vegan with a note as to why some of their nail polish are not considered to be vegan:

  • Scotch Naturals (no longer vegan)
  • butter LONDON (not entirely vegan)
  • Milani (Color Statement nail lacquers contain guanine)
  • Sonia Kashuk (some polish contain guanine)
  • Jesse’s Girl (some polish contain guanine)
80 Responses
  • Meghan
    November 26, 2017

    Thank you so much for this valuable and helpful list. Despite being listed as a 100% vegan brand, Priti NYC has a primer/ ridge filler product that is described as containing silk powder. This product is also described as being vegan. Of course it isn’t vegan if it contains silk.

    • Vicky Ly
      November 28, 2017

      Hey Meghan,
      How frustrating! I had another reader inform me that some derivative of silk was listed in another Priti product! I emailed them to inquire about this and they assured me that the product didn’t actually contain that ingredient and their products remain to be vegan.

      I’ve now removed the label “100% vegan” from Priti NYC and I’ll contact them again to ask what the deal is with their label and ingredients!

      Thanks for letting me know Meghan!

    • Vicky Ly
      December 2, 2017

      Hey Meghan,
      I just got a response back from Priti and they have again assured me that none of the nail polish or treatments contain silk powder.

      Here is their response on the matter:

      “i had no idea that i had left the ingredient listing up from when we first started which had silk powder .01 percent in it. we reformulated that pretty fast. and i haven’t been the one to check my website for a long time.
      so a client pointed it out yesterday…this is our ingredient list. for that product which i will replace on the site.”

      They attached an ingredient list which I looked over and silk powder wasn’t listed. Thank goodness!! =)

What do you think?

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *