Many nail polish brands test their products on animals and use ingredients like fish scales, oyster shells, bug resin and colors derived from beetles. For an animal-friendly alternative you can feel good about using, try vegan polishes. They’re cruelty-free and devoid of animal by-products or harsh chemicals, the latter which can damage your nail beds over time and even negatively impact your health. To make your shopping easier, we rounded up the best vegan polishes you can buy.
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1. Sally Hansen Good. Kind. Pure. Nail Polish
This polish is offered in 30 shades to choose from and as a set with a top coat.
Pros: It’s free of any harmful ingredients like formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, toluene, xylene, acetone, phthalates, camphor, parabens, ethyl tosylamide, or TPHP.
Cons: Some may find it goes on a bit streaky.
2. Zoya Quad Nail Polish
This comes as a set with four polishes and is available in five different color combinations.
Pros: The formula is free of formaldehyde, formaldehyde Resin, dibutyl, toluene, camphor, TPHP, parabens, xylene, ethyl, tosylamide and lead.
Cons: Some may find the brush a little small.
3. 786 Halal Nail Polish
This polish comes in 26 colors and is water permeable for healthier, hydrated nails.
Pros: It’s not made with formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, toluene, camphor, ethyl tosylamide, DBP, xylene, TPHP, methylisothiazolinone, MEHQ/HQ or parabens.
Cons: It may not last as long as some.