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Best Cruelty-Free and Vegan Gel Nail Polish

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If you want your nail polish or manicure to last longer than a week without chipping, then I highly recommend giving 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 finally happy to have 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 don’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 LED lamp
Over 370+ gel nail colors
Buy at amazon.com ($10.95)

NCLA Gelous? Vegan Gel Polish

NCLA vegan and cruelty-free nail polish has been my favorite for years now so I was happy to see that they also have vegan gel nail polish! NCLA Gelous? gel polish are also 7-free and claims to last on nails up to 21 days without smudging, chipping, or peeling.
Cures in 30-60 seconds with LED lamp
Over 40+ gel nail colors
Buy at shopspring.com ($21)

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 LED lamp
Over 15+ gel nail colors
Buy at dimensionnails.com ($18)

Color Club Gel Nail

Color Club’s Vegan Gel Polish are 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 LED lamp
Over 80+ gel nail colors
Buy at amazon.com (from $14.95)

ORLY – GELFX Nail Polish

ORLY’s Professional Gel Nail Color are 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 to contain antioxidants Vitamin A & E to promote healthy nails and Pro-Vitamin B5 to protect nail structure.
Cures in 30 seconds with LED lamp
Over 100+ gel nail colors
Buy at amazon.com (from $10)

5 Responses
  • Olivia
    September 19, 2018


  • Tracey Wright
    September 10, 2018

    I think essence do them

    • Vicky Ly
      September 11, 2018

      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? =)

  • Jennifer
    August 13, 2018

    Sorry I meant cruelty free and vegan

  • Jennifer
    August 13, 2018

    Thanks for the information! Do you know if there are any dip powder brands that are cruelty and vegan?

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