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40 Cruelty-Free + Vegan Nail Polish Brands

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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!!

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). 

  • Dazzle Dry – 100% Vegan!
  • Deco Miami – 100% Vegan!
  • Deborah Lippmann
  • Dimension Nails – 100% Vegan!
  • ella+mila100% Vegan!
  • Earth Glamour – 100% Vegan!
  • heroine.nyc – 100% Vegan!
  • JoShik – 100% Vegan!
  • Julep
  • KL Polish – 100% Vegan!
  • Madam Glam – 100% Vegan!
  • Mineral Fusion
  • Misa – 100% Vegan!
  • Nailberry – 100% Vegan!
  • NCLA100% Vegan! My fave!
  • OH TIFF! – 100% Vegan!
  • ORLY
  • Pacifica100% Vegan!
  • Palate Polish – 100% Vegan!
  • piCture pOlish
  • Piggy Paint – 100% Vegan!
  • Pretty Serious
  • Pretty Woman100% Vegan!
  • Priti NYC100% Vegan!
  • Pure Anada
  • Sienna Byron Bay – 100% Vegan!
  • Soulstice Spa – 100% Vegan!
  • SpaRitual100% Vegan!
  • Sugarpill Cosmetics
  • VEQUE100% Vegan! My fave!
  • Wrenn – 100% Vegan!

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)
100 Responses
  • Adrian
    February 15, 2019

    cirque colors is a vegan line

  • Autumn
    November 14, 2018

    What about the Dry Nail Polish lines, like Color Street? Jamberry? Incoco?

  • Stacey Alvarado
    October 20, 2018

    Hello! I was just wondering if the KISS brand is cruelty free! I buy their gel nail polish. Thank you.

  • Mia
    October 15, 2018

    Thanks for this 🙂
    What about MoYou London? When I DM them they say their polishes are vegan.

  • Kathrin Folkendt
    October 13, 2018

    This is such a great resource! Thanks for putting this together!

  • Kayla
    September 25, 2018

    Bioseaweed gel, bio sculpture gel, & wet n wild are all also cruelty free nail polish and gel nail polish brands!

    • Vicky Ly
      September 27, 2018

      Hi Kayla,
      Thanks for the suggestions! I’m still waiting to hear back from Bio Seaweed and Bio Sculpture to confirm their animal testing policy. Once I can confirm their cruelty-free and vegan status, I’ll be sure to add them to this list!
      I know that Wet N Wild’s 1 Step WonderGel Nail Color is vegan but I’m not sure if all their other regular nail polish is vegan so I’ve avoided adding them to this list, just so I don’t confuse anyone.

  • Adam
    August 15, 2018

    in the list the order is a little wrong M,N,O -R-,P… Otherwise great and real helpful.
    I’ll be checking out the rest of the website.

    • Vicky Ly
      August 15, 2018

      Thanks Adam for catching that! I’ve corrected it… that’s what late night editing gets you! woops haha

  • Alexandra
    March 30, 2018

    Is daisy dnd gel polish cruelty free? I can’t find info anywhere on it.

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