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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!

EDITED: May 17, 2018

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) 


  • 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)
  • Londontown (100% Vegan)
  • LOOK Nail Color (100% Vegan)
  • LVX (100% Vegan)


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


  • NCLA (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)
  • 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
  • Alexandra
    March 30, 2018

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

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