Best Cruelty-Free and Vegan Gel Nail Polish

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Cruelty-Free and Vegan Gel Polish

If you want your nail polish or manicure to last longer than a week without chipping, then I highly recommend giving vegan gel nail polish a try!

You can get gel nails done at the nail salon by a professional or you can simply do them yourself at home. All you need is an LED or UV lamp which you can find plenty on Amazon.

Gel polish (also known as soak off gel polish) is a special type of nail polish that hardens under the LED/UV lamp, you apply them just like regular nail polish but cure them under the lamp in between coats. The only downside with gel polish is the removal process which does require you to soak them in acetone or nail polish remover for several minutes.

List of Vegan Gel Nail Polish Brands

Several of you have been asking for a list of cruelty-free and vegan gel nail polish brands and I’m happy to have finally found 5 vegan gel polish for personal or professional use. Below is a list of nail polish brands that don’t test on animals and that offer vegan gel polish that doesn’t contain any animal-derived ingredients like guanine, pearl, or shellac.

Please note that some of the brands mentioned may sell other non-vegan cosmetics like lipsticks and hand lotion, but the gel polish I’ve listed below are indeed vegan.

Madam Glam Vegan Gel Polish

Madam Glam is one of the most popular vegan gel nail polish for personal and professional use because they’re inexpensive compared to other gel polish and they have one of the largest selection of colors with over 370+ gel nail colors. Madam Glam is also popular because of their availability, in fact, you can find a huge selection of Madam Glam colors on Amazon. Madam Glam gel nail polish formula is 5-free, cruelty-free, and vegan and claims to last up to 3 weeks of perfect wear and shine. Cures in 30 seconds with an LED lamp.

NCLA Gelous? Vegan Gel Polish

NCLA vegan and cruelty-free nail polish have been my favorite for years now so I was happy to see that they also have vegan gel nail polish! NCLA Gelous? gel polish is also 7-free and claims to last on nails up to 21 days without smudging, chipping, or peeling. Cures in 30-60 seconds with an LED lamp. They have over 40+ gel nail colors.

Dimension Nails Premium Gel Polish

Dimension Nails is an indie cruelty-free and vegan nail polish brand. They recently came out with their collection of vegan gel nail polish that’s also 10-free. Dimension Nails’ gel polish claims to last weeks without losing shine, breaking, chipping, or smudging. Cures in 60 seconds with an LED lamp. They have over 15+ gel nail colors.

Color Club Gel Nail

Color Club’s Vegan Gel Polish is available in a single or duo pack that includes one gel polish and one nail lacquer. All of Color Club’s nail polish, including their gel nail polish, are vegan and cruelty-free. Amazon sells some of Color Club’s duo packs online. Cures in 30 seconds with an LED lamp. They have over 80+ gel nail colors.

ORLY – GELFX Nail Polish

ORLY’s Professional Gel Nail Color may be hard to find for personal use as they’re generally only available for salons or professionals but you might be able to find a few color options on Amazon. All of ORLY nail polish, including their gel nail colors, are vegan and cruelty-free. ORLY GELFX claims to be chip-free and can be worn up to 21 days. They also claim it contains antioxidants Vitamin A & E to promote healthy nails and Pro-Vitamin B5 to protect nail structure. Cures in 30 seconds with an LED lamp. They have over 100+ gel nail colors

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  • Charlotte
    August 1, 2019

    Not sure where you get your info from but Orly for one is not Leaping Bunny certified?

    • Vicky Ly
      August 2, 2019

      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.

      • Charlotte
        August 24, 2019

        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

        • Charlotte
          August 24, 2019

          Thanks for the Leaping Bunny recommendations tho!

        • Charlotte
          August 24, 2019

          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?

      • Sarah Wharton
        March 2, 2020

        Hi Vicky
        I’m looking for a cruelty free acetone. Can you help please?

    • CALF
      January 8, 2020

      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.

“Make ethical choices in what we buy, do, and watch. In a consumer-driven society our individual choices, used collectively for the good of animals and nature, can change the world faster than laws.”― Marc Bekoff

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