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40 Cruelty-Free + Vegan Nail Polish Brands

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


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)
  • 100% Pure


  • Adesse New York
  • AILA (100% Vegan)
  • All Heart (100% Vegan) 


  • Barry M (7-in-1 Treatment is not vegan)
  • Beauty Without Cruelty (100% Vegan)


  • China Glaze – currently re-investigating their animal testing policy. 
  • Ciaté London
  • Color Club (100% Vegan)


  • Dazzle Dry
  • Deco Miami (100% Vegan)
  • Deborah Lippmann (cuticle oil is not vegan)
  • Dimension Nails (100% Vegan) 


  • e.l.f. Cosmetics
  • ella+mila (100% Vegan)
  • Earth Glamour (100% Vegan)


  • Floss Gloss
  • Furless 


  • Gabriel Cosmetics
  • GOSH


  • heroine.nyc (100% Vegan) 


  • JoShik (100% Vegan)
  • Julep


  • KL Polish (100% Vegan)


  • la couleur couture (100% Vegan)
  • Lauren B. Beauty (100% Vegan)
  • Lillian Eve (100% Vegan)
  • Live Love Polish (100% Vegan)
  • LOOK Nail Color (100% Vegan)
  • LVX (100% Vegan)


  • Madam Glam (100% Vegan)
  • Mineral Fusion
  • Misa (100% Vegan)


  • NCLA (100% Vegan)
  • NuBar


  • Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics (100% Vegan)
  • OH TIFF! (100% Vegan)
  • ORLY


  • Pacifica (100% Vegan)
  • Palate Polish (100% Vegan)
  • piCture pOlish (Only their Nail Butter is not vegan)
  • Piggy Paint (100% Vegan)
  • Pretty Serious
  • Pretty Woman (100% Vegan) 
  • Priti NYC (100% Vegan)
  • Pure Anada


  • SOPHi (100% Vegan)
  • Soulstice Spa (100% Vegan)
  • SpaRitual (100% Vegan)
  • SUGARLOOM (100% Vegan)
  • Sugarpill Cosmetics


  • Trust Fund Beauty (100% Vegan)


  • VEQUE (100% Vegan)


  • Wrenn (100% Vegan)


  • 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)
90 Responses
  • Kit
    January 13, 2016

    Thank you sooooo much for this list!! Do you know any GEL nailpolish brand aswell? That kind that you need a LED lamp for?

    Please let me know?

    • Katey
      January 23, 2016

      madam glam is a cruelty free nail polish company who also sells gel nail polishes + LED lamps

  • Lauren
    January 4, 2016

    Jesse’s Girl & it’s line of YouTube beauty Guru “Julie G” nail polish is cruelty free.. not too sure about if it’s vegan or not..

    • Vicky Ly
      January 4, 2016

      Hey Lauren! Thanks for the recommendations of cruelty-free nail polish! Will do my research and add them to the list =)

    • Vicky Ly
      January 5, 2016

      Hi again Lauren! Just wanted to update you and this list, I received a response from a Jesse’s Girl rep and she confirmed that any of their pearly or iridescent nail color shades may contain an ingredient called guanine which is derived from fish scales and therefore making them not vegan-friendly unfortunately.

  • Jean
    October 27, 2015

    Thank you, super useful list!

  • m. bodmer
    October 14, 2015

    why is aquarella not on your list,- is it not vegan?

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