Updated on November 8, 2023

Unveiling the Top 9 Vegan Gel Nail Polish Brands That Deliver Long-Lasting, Cruelty-Free Color | 2023 Update!

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Vegan Gel Nail Polish

Are you on the hunt for the perfect vegan gel nail polish brand that provides long-lasting, cruelty-free color?

Look no further! In this cruelty-free guide, we’ll unveil the top 9 vegan gel nail polish brands that check all the boxes.

When it comes to your manicure, you shouldn’t have to sacrifice quality or ethics. That’s why we’ve searched far and wide to bring you the leading brands that prioritize both.

From vibrant hues to trendy neutrals, these brands offer a wide range of colors to suit every style and occasion.

Not only do these vegan gel nail polish brands provide stunning color options, but they also deliver exceptional longevity. No more worrying about chips, smudges, or fading! With these cruelty-free gel polishes, you can enjoy a flawless manicure that lasts for weeks.

List of Vegan Gel Nail Polish Brands

What sets these brands apart is their commitment to cruelty-free beauty. Each brand on our list ensures that no animals are harmed during the process of creating their gel nail polishes. So you can have beautifully painted nails with a clear conscience.

Ready to discover the top 9 vegan gel nail polish brands that will transform your manicure game? Let’s dive in!

Manucurist Green Flash Gel Polish

Manucurist Green Flash Gel Polish

Made in France, Manucurist has a line of vegan gel polish called Green Flash. It’s a 12-free formula, made with up to 84% plant-based ingredients, with color and shine lasting 10 days.

And Manucurist has confirmed their mica is ethically sourced without child or forced labor.

Triple O Polish - Gel Polish

Triple O Polish – Gel Polish

Triple O Polish is a black-owned nail polish brand with a selection of cruelty-free and vegan gel polish. All of their gel colors last at least 14 days with proper application. Also, Triple O Polish confirmed their mica is ethically sourced without child or forced labor.

Londontown Gels

Londontown Gels

Londontown’s vegan gel colors are gel products are created for professional usage and require UV/LED curing. Comes in a super pigmented formula and a perfect coverage wide brush, with over 60+ colors to choose from.

And Londontown has confirmed their mica is ethically sourced without child or forced labor.

ColorClub Gel Nail Polish

ColorClub’s collection of soak-off gel polish are all vegan and cruelty-free. They have over a hundred colors to choose from and claim to last 2 weeks.

Note: I reached out to Color Club to ask about their ethical mica mining policy but never heard back.

ORLY - GELFX Nail Polish

ORLY – GELFX Nail Polish

Made in the USA, ORLY GELFX are vegan and claims to be chip-free with a brilliant shine up to 21 days. ORLY GELFX comes in almost 200 colors.

Note: I reached out to ORLY to ask about their ethical mica mining policy but they gave a vague statement, saying “All of our mica is sourced from well established companies.”

Madam Glam Vegan Gel Polish

Madam Glam Vegan Gel Polish

Madam Glam has one of the largest selections of vegan gel nail polish for personal and professional use. They’re fairly inexpensive compared to other soak-off gel polishes on the market. And they claim to be 5-free and last up to 4 weeks of perfect wear and shine.

Note: I reached out to Madam Glam to ask about their ethical mica mining policy but never heard back.

MoYou Premium Gel Polishes

MoYou Premium Gel Polishes

Based in London, MoYou recently launched a collection of soak-off gel polish that is cruelty-free and vegan and claims to last up to 20 days of amazing, chip-free gel wear.

Note: I reached out to MoYou to ask about their ethical mica mining policy but never heard back.

Kiara Sky

Kiara Sky has an extensive range of vegan gel polish, including a rainbow palette of 100+ soak-off gel nail polish colors, and reflective glitter gels, jelly tints, sheer gel nail polish, to cool color-changing effects.

All Kiara Sky’s gel polishes are full-coverage and chip-resistant. Color options range from vivid neon shades to minimalistic nude tones and come in a variety of finishes (including sheer, shimmer, glitter, matte glitter, neon, cream, and more).

Note: I reached out to Kiara Sky to ask about their ethical mica mining policy but they told me they’re currently investigating the source of their mica to ensure it is ethically mined and that “our team will diligently look into our mica sourcing practices and provide you with more information as soon as possible.”

Picture Curable

Picture Curable

Not a fan of regular gel polish but want a long-lasting and high-shine manicure? Try these vegan gel nail polish alternatives:

Made in Australia, Picture Polish came out with an alternative to gel polish, a line of curable polish that cures quickly with an intense glossy color and long wear. They also claim removing curable polish is quick and easy. However, you will need to get one of their custom lamps in order to use their curable polish.

Note: I reached out to Picture Polish to ask about their ethical mica mining policy, but they didn’t have any information on their mica sourcing practices.

Cruelty-Free Gel Nail Polish Brands (Maybe Vegan?)

I have confirmed the following brands don’t test on animals but I was unable to confirm whether their gel nail polishes are vegan and don’t contain any animal-derived ingredients or by-products:

Butter London – cruelty-free but their PURECURE Peel-Off Lacquer is not listed under their list of vegan-friendly products

China Glaze – they’ve told me before that all of their lacquers are vegan but it turns out they use carmine in some of their red shades. So I’m hesitant to call any of their products vegan with certainty.

Gelish – a cruelty-free brand (doesn’t test on animals) but only claims some of its products are vegan, stating “PolyGEL is vegan.” I’ve tried asking them multiple times if they can confirm all shades and collections of their soak-off gel polish are vegan but they failed to respond.

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18 thoughts on “Unveiling the Top 9 Vegan Gel Nail Polish Brands That Deliver Long-Lasting, Cruelty-Free Color | 2023 Update!”

    1. Hey Tracey,
      I just checked essence’s website and they have a gel-like nail polish but it doesn’t require a lamp or curing so it’s a great alternative for people who don’t want to use a lamp to cure their nails. I’d love to know how long they last though. Have you tried them before? =)

    1. I don’t recall suggesting ORLY was Leaping Bunny certified. I verify and reach out to each and every cruelty-free brand myself to ensure they don’t test on animals during any stage of product development and manufacturing.

      It would be nice if all brands are Leaping Bunny certified but just because they’re not, doesn’t mean they aren’t cruelty-free. Leaping Bunny is a voluntary registration process.

      If you only choose to support and buy from Leaping Bunny certified brands then you might like Dimension Nails, Madam Glam, and NCLA. These 3 gel nail polish brands are Leaping Bunny certified.

      1. Yes but you did state that they are cruelty free. A lot of companies lie about their cruelty free status. They claim they are cruelty free because”this product has not been tested on animals” = but the raw ingredients have. “We do not test on animals” = but we pay others to do ok our behalf. Leaping bunny audit the companies to ensure that they are genuinely cruelty free. Peta allow companies to self certify. Which again to my mind is meaningless. Personally, I only regard a company as genuinely cruelty free if they are Leaping Bunny certified

        1. Sorry,just read some of your other posts! If they are genuinely cruelty free, why do they not go for Leaping Bunny status as there’s only a (one-off) charge if they choose to use the logo.
          I’m just suspicious of comapanies who claim to be cruelty free but who don’t get certificated. Why would they not opt to?

        1. I thought I remember seeing the brand ONYX is CF, to be honest I kinda thought that was the only good brand actually 🙂 (I get it at Walmart)

    2. https://www.leapingbunny.org/content/orly

      ORLY is 100% cruelty free.
      Most ORLY products are also vegan except for the following:

      Cuticle Therapy Crème – Lanolin
      Gel FX Remover – Lanolin
      Sugar Fix to Go – Beeswax
      Nail Armor – Silk
      Nailtrition – Hydrolyzed Keratin and Hydrolyzed Collagen

      My entire family does nails (they are not vegan) we have been using Orly products since the beginning. A wonderful && notable brand. As a professional, it is difficult to find work where all of the products used are 100 percent vegan. I had to put my manicurist job on hold since I became vegan 2 years ago. I am an ethical vegan && my only regret was I wish I knew veganism sooner.

      1. Thank you all including Vicky of course for your updates on gel polish. I would like to know about acetone remover for gel polish or regular nail polish? At least I will prefer cruelty free For & plus vegan if this possible…Could you help me on this? Also, This is hard to find vegan cruelty free gel nail polish on amazon Ca. The issue I have it’s to find different brand as Madame Glam here in Montreal. I have to purchase from us website but with the rates …oufff. Do you have any idea CA brands except orly, I do have already some colors from them. I love China Glaze also, easy to find on nail polishes Canada. Thanks Vicky for your amazing work! Cheers all

        1. I hear ya, it is really hard finding cruelty-free and vegan gel polish in Canada! But nailpolishcanada.com does carry Color Club Gel, a couple of colors of ORLY GELFX, and China Glaze Gelaze. Just make sure you read the ingredients of China Glaze’s polish to make sure they’re vegan. But other than that, our options are really limited in Canada =(

          I, unfortunately, don’t have any Canadian vegan gel nail polish brands in my brand directory but if you’re interested in regular nail polish, here are some Canadian vegan nail polish brands:
          – BKIND
          – la couleur couture
          – Pure Anada
          – Raw Nails
          – Trust Fund Beauty

          As for cruelty-free & vegan acetone remover for gel polish:
          – Onyx Professional is cruelty-free (but note that they don’t explicitly say their products are vegan) https://www.onyxbrands.com/polish-removers-1
          – ORLY Genius Remover https://orlybeauty.com/collections/manicure-essentials/products/genius-remover-16oz
          – Londontown Prep & Remove Acetone Lacquer Remover https://www.londontownusa.com/collections/nail-care/products/prep-remove-acetone-lacquer-remover-8oz
          – Manucurist Green Flash Gel Polish Remover https://us.manucurist.com/products/green-flash-gel-polish-remover
          – Triple O Polish Gel Polish Remover Kit https://www.ooopolish.com/collections/nail-care-essentials/products/gel-polish-remover-kit

          Hope that helps!

          1. Thanks so much. This is really help me for my next purchase. What about nail glue? … this is seems to be a nightmare to find certified vegan & cruelty free. I do love Gems & rhinestones nail art but I check on amazon ca & nothing coming out for glue ….any advise on this, please let me know? Thanks again Vicky

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