If you’re hoping to introduce some cleaner products into your beauty routine, you may want to consider trying a plant-based nail polish. If you didn’t know, many polishes use toxic ingredients such as formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, toluene, dibutyl phthalate, parabens, and sulfates, as well as ingredients derived from animals. Fortunately, more and more brands are offering safer, more eco-friendly options. To save you some time, we did a little research and rounded up a few of the best plant-based nail polishes on the market to add to your collection.
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1. Sally Hansen Good. Kind. Pure. Nail Polish
This polish is offered in over 25 shades to choose from and as a set with a top coat.
Pros: It’s free of ingredients like formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, toluene, xylene, acetone, phthalates, camphor, parabens, ethyl tosylamide and TPHP. The bottle comes with a natural plant brush, too.
Cons: Some may find the first application to be a bit streaky.
2. Karma Organic Natural Nail Polish
Available in a variety of colors, this polish is designed for long-lasting color.
Pros: It’s devoid of seven major harmful ingredients, including TPHP, toluene, formaldehyde, and DBP. It also comes in glittery shades.
Cons: Some may find the formula too thin.
3. 10 Free Nail Polish
Free of 21+ harmful ingredients, this polish comes in 30 colors, including glittery hues.
Pros: The strengthening formula includes plant extracts, peptides, ceramides, B vitamins, vitamin E, sodium hyaluronate and minerals designed to help repair damaged nails.
Cons: Some may find it could dry quicker.