Vegan Nail Polish Brand List

Vegan Nail Polish Brand List



When I first switched to using all vegan beauty and household products, I was really surprised at how easy it was to find vegan nail polish. There are a lot of cruelty free brands that offer a lot of vegan options and there are also a lot of strictly vegan nail polish brands too. A lot of people have seemed really surprised when they learn that all nail polish isn’t vegan.

People know about animal testing and what brands to avoid because of that, but not about animal ingredients that polish can contain. The short story is that a lot of brands test on animals, but a lot of nail polish also contains animal ingredients. Read more about what makes nail polish vegan and learn what these animal ingredients are.

Below are brands who are not only cruelty free, but also do not use any animal ingredients in their nail polish.

  • a.dorn
  • a England
  • AILA Cosmetics
  • Beauty Without Cruelty
  • Color Club
  • Deborah Lippmann (the nail polishes are all vegan, but not all treatments are)
  • E.L.F.
  • Ella + Mila
  • Elysian Nail Lacquer
  • Fairypants
  • Furless
  • JoshikΒ Polish
  • Kester Black
  • La Couleur Couture (LACC)
  • Lime Crime
  • LVX
  • Manic Panic
  • Mineral Fusion
  • NCLA
  • No Miss
  • Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics (OCC)
  • ORLY (the nail polishes are all vegan, but not all treatments are)
  • Pacifica
  • piCture pOlish
  • Piggy Paint
  • Priti NYC
  • Ruby Kisses
  • SpaRitual
  • Trust Fund Beauty
  • Zoya

Do you know of other vegan nail polish brands? Please comment and let me know! I’d love to keep expanding this list to include more options!

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75 comments for “Vegan Nail Polish Brand List

  1. Hel
    Tuesday - May 24, 2016 at 10:28 pm

    Hello Tashina,
    Isn’t Kat Von D makeup cruelty free and vegan?

  2. Ashley Edwards
    Tuesday - December 8, 2015 at 6:34 am

    Are all orly polishes still vegan? Thank you! Your site is absolutely amazing btw, so helpful! πŸ™‚ <3

    • Sunday - December 20, 2015 at 2:09 pm

      Hi Ashley,

      Their polishes are, but not the treatments. πŸ™‚

  3. Wednesday - December 2, 2015 at 4:14 pm

    I just read your post about Zoya’s nail polish remover, that I ant to buy, but are all of their nail polish vegan?

    • Sunday - December 20, 2015 at 1:23 pm

      I have been told that their polishes are all vegan, but not all items they make are vegan. πŸ™‚

  4. Gemma
    Sunday - September 20, 2015 at 8:56 am

    Rimmel London don’t test on animals and their “60 seconds super shine” nail polish definitely contains no animal products. I don’t know about there other nail polishes but pretty sure that one is clean! πŸ™‚

    • Sunday - February 14, 2016 at 2:29 pm

      Sadly, Rimmel does test on animals. πŸ™

  5. Yojana
    Wednesday - April 29, 2015 at 10:51 pm

    Mineral Fusion.

  6. Kalyn
    Saturday - April 25, 2015 at 7:01 am

    Butter London?

    • Tuesday - May 12, 2015 at 7:17 am

      Hi Kalyn,

      Butter London was removed from this list because not all of their nail polishes are vegan anymore. πŸ™

  7. janet beck
    Monday - March 23, 2015 at 9:29 pm

    I thought I saw Wet n wild on here a while back. Are their polishes no longer vegan?

    • Monday - July 6, 2015 at 12:27 pm

      Hi Janet,

      Wet’n’Wild did used to be on this list. I removed them because not all polish shades are vegan, which is really confusing for a lot of people. So I decided to make this a list where people can pick from brands where they don’t have to worry about checking ingredients in each shade.

  8. Monique
    Monday - March 16, 2015 at 7:08 am

    Palate Polish is the BEST vegan nail polish

    • Monday - July 6, 2015 at 12:18 pm

      Hi Monqiue,

      I’m not familiar with the brand, but have reached out to them. Hopefully they can be added to the list soon!

  9. Amy
    Monday - March 2, 2015 at 7:09 pm

    Mineral Fusion has awesome nail polish that’s cruelty free and vegan.

    http://mineralfusion.com/index.php/shop/nail-color-and-care/nail-polish/nail-polish

    • Saturday - June 20, 2015 at 6:30 pm

      I completely forgot about them. Thanks for the reminder, Amy! πŸ™‚

  10. Lisa R.
    Friday - February 20, 2015 at 10:16 pm

    Pacifica Beauty is also vegan and 100% cruelty free.
    http://www.pacificabeauty.com/makeup/nail-polish

  11. Elise
    Monday - February 16, 2015 at 8:47 pm

    Ginger and Liz is vegan

    • Wednesday - February 18, 2015 at 8:27 pm

      Hi Elise,

      Thanks for suggesting this brand! I haven’t looked into them before, which is why they don’t appear on the list. I’ve just sent them an inquiry and have added them to the pending brands list. Please check back in the future to see what list they are on. This will depend on how fast I hear back from them.

  12. 007Bunny
    Saturday - February 14, 2015 at 8:30 pm

    Serum No.5 is both Cruelty Free and Vegan. The polishes are handmade too. I’m a big fan of this new found brand in IG.

    • Sunday - April 19, 2015 at 8:05 pm

      Thanks for suggesting Serum No. 5! We have reached out to them and they will be added to the Pending Brands list. Please check back for future weekly update posts about the brands list. These updates are posted every Sunday. πŸ™‚ Have a great day!

      • Stephanie
        Sunday - April 19, 2015 at 9:10 pm

        Hi Tashina,

        Did you ever follow up with Kester Black? They are by far the best vegan brand in Australia and the only company to have CCF, Leaping Bunny and Vegan Society accreditations.

        • Sunday - August 2, 2015 at 8:58 am

          Hi Stephanie,

          They are now on the Cruelty Free section of the list! πŸ™‚

  13. Mik
    Monday - February 2, 2015 at 9:41 am

    Ginger + Liz polishes are vegan

    • Saturday - April 25, 2015 at 10:28 am

      Hi Mik,

      Ginger + Liz are currently on the Pending Brands section of the Cruelty Free & Vegan Brand List. Once I receive a reply from them, they may be added to this list. Thanks for suggesting them! πŸ™‚

  14. Thursday - January 29, 2015 at 4:12 pm

    Julep offers vegan, 5 free and 4 free formulas.

    • Friday - May 8, 2015 at 12:07 pm

      I have reached out to Julep about their animal testing stance and use of animal ingredients many times, but have never received a response. Because of this, I don’t feel comfortable adding them to the list.

  15. Monday - January 26, 2015 at 7:50 am

    Furless Cosmetics do a heap of colours which are all vegan. They’re an Aussie brand who also do amazingly soft makeup brushes. I’ve not tried any of their polish because my nails peel and the colour peels off when the nail does. Tracking down a vegan nail treatment is tough, most have silk in them thus my nails still peel. I’m not sure if the nail polishes can be posted outside of Australia though, some can’t because they’re considered dangerous goods. But I know there are lots of Aussies who read your blog.

    • Friday - May 1, 2015 at 5:44 pm

      I completely forgot that they make nail polish! I’m adding them to the list now. πŸ™‚

  16. Monday - October 27, 2014 at 3:21 pm

    LACC!

  17. Friday - October 17, 2014 at 6:38 am

    LimeCrime are a vegan brand that make nail varnishes πŸ™‚

  18. Danae
    Thursday - September 18, 2014 at 8:03 am

    From what I knew Essence is 100% cruelty free and also vegan..not sure if you can find it in your country through(But from what I know it’s really,really possible)

  19. Friday - July 11, 2014 at 11:33 am

    I use a lot one brand named Mineral Fusion

  20. catheryn
    Thursday - May 29, 2014 at 12:24 am

    Color Secrets Nail Polish! It is a new line, but it is high quality vegan polish at very affordable prices. They also have huge color selections that include vegan glitter and shimmers. I just ordered from them again to stock up my nail salon….Can’t go wrong with the quality and pricing, with the vegan formula to top it off!! If you would like any product review or want more information how to work with Color Secrets or order any polishes, please feel free to respond / contact me!

    • Sunday - March 1, 2015 at 10:49 am

      Thanks for suggesting them, Catheryn! I’ve reached out and will add them to the appropriate list when I hear back. Have a great day! πŸ™‚

  21. Pia
    Saturday - May 3, 2014 at 8:31 am

    Hello Tashina, so before I pop my question, let me just tell you that I have just recently come across your blog and YOU ARE DOING SUCH A GREAT JOB! Seriously, I appreciate all the work you put into it, in order to provide your readers with nothing but the most accurate information. So, thank you πŸ™‚
    Now, onto my question. I’ve been doing a little research here and there and have even mailed a couple of companies myself, in an attempt to find as many vegan and cruelty-free nail polish brands as possible. I have also scrolled through a couple of other blogs and forums and it has been said that O.P.I, china glaze and NYX are also vegan and cruelty-free. Do you by any chance know if this is reliable, because those are brands (apart from Butter London and e.l.f) that would actually be available to me.
    Thanks in advance and keep it up!

    • Saturday - May 3, 2014 at 4:25 pm

      Hi Pia!

      Thank you so much for the kind words. I really appreciate it. πŸ™‚

      Sadly, OPI is a “required by law” brand, so they are not cruelty free any longer. NYX is cruelty free with some vegan options. I have reached out to China Glaze several time and they have been unresponsive to me, so I am unable to state if they are cruelty free or not (by my standards). I just sent them another information request, so fingers crossed I hear back this time!

  22. M
    Friday - April 4, 2014 at 12:42 pm

    What about ORLY?

    • Thursday - April 10, 2014 at 6:58 am

      Hi M,

      ORLY polishes are vegan! They had been removed from this list previously due to some internal miscommunication issues on their end. I must have forgotten to add them again. Thanks for the reminder!

  23. Steph
    Wednesday - April 2, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    Kester Black is also vegan!

    Unfortunately Butter London is not though. And they stole the leaping bunny logo, because they haven’t been able to gain accreditation because some of their colours aren’t vegan πŸ™

    http://www.hotashi.com/jetaime/?p=7683

    • Wednesday - April 2, 2014 at 10:01 pm

      Hi Steph,

      The Leaping Bunny logo doesn’t verify if products are vegan or not, just cruelty free. I’ve never seen the Leaping Bunny used on any Butter London packaging myself. Regardless, I check with all brands listed on my Cruelty Free & Vegan Brand list and featured on Logical Harmony myself in great detail. Even brands who are certified by PETA or Leaping Bunny as being cruelty free.

      Butter London was able to answer all of my questions about animal testing and their use of ingredients in a way that makes me comfortable saying they are cruelty free. I have been assured by the brand that all of their nail polish shades are vegan, but not all of their products are as some cosmetic items contain beeswax and carmine. They are not a vegan brand and do not market themselves to be an all vegan brand. Just a cruelty free brand with vegan options, including their nail colors.

      I haven’t heard of Kester Black before. Thanks for the tip! I’ll look into them and see if I feel comfortable adding them to my cruelty free & vegan brand list!

      • AnnMarie
        Friday - February 6, 2015 at 1:45 pm

        I looked at the ingredient list on Ulta for Butter London nail polishes and guanine is the last ingredient. Does this mean that their metallic and glittery shades aren’t vegan?

        • Thursday - February 26, 2015 at 7:10 pm

          Sadly, butter LONDON has started to use animal ingredients in their nail polishes. I have removed them from this list as a result.

  24. Tuesday - March 4, 2014 at 4:58 pm

    Hi! I have an indie polish line named Beyond the Nail. (Find us on Etsy!)
    Our polishes are vegan and are not tested on animals πŸ™‚

  25. Monday - February 3, 2014 at 4:32 pm

    Why is Scotch Naturals not listed as 100% Vegan on your brand list? Or Zoya? O_o

    • Tuesday - February 4, 2014 at 6:44 am

      Thanks for pointing out Scotch Naturals! That was an oversight on my part. Zoya is listed here because all of their polishes are vegan. However, not all of their treatment products are vegan. This is why they are not listed as 100% vegan on the brands list.

  26. Sarah
    Monday - November 18, 2013 at 7:52 pm

    noya polish is vegan.

  27. Kelly
    Thursday - November 7, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    Hello! I am interested in learning more… I must have missed it, but what animal ingredients are in nail polish? Can they be listed and explained, please? I didn’t see them listed on this post or others. Thanks!

  28. Ev
    Friday - October 11, 2013 at 11:18 pm

    I think Piggy Paint polishes can be included — they say they’re cruelty-free, have no animal by-products, and are odorless/eco-friendly.. what’s really cool is that they make polishes for dogs also *(*Β΄??*)?

  29. Christina
    Thursday - October 10, 2013 at 5:46 pm

    Hi, Tashina!

    Thank you for such useful info updates!
    Sorry if it has been asked before, but what about OPI? It is not in the list so it is not vegan?

    Thank you!

    Christina

  30. Tuesday - September 10, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    Authority Cosmetics is another one. New line, coming out soon, October I think. You can pre-order now at http://www.AuthorityCosmetics.com.

  31. Francesca
    Monday - July 22, 2013 at 1:46 pm

    Ruby Wings color changing polish is also vegan.

  32. Rachel
    Thursday - July 18, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    Have you tried la couleur couture yet, and if so, what are your opinions on it?

  33. Melanie Underwood
    Wednesday - June 26, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    LVX is another nail polish. Bought mine through Vegan Cuts!

  34. Saturday - April 20, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    LOVE this list!

    I want to use nails inc in my home salon for polish although need to research who to use for gel polish. If you have any tips on the gel front I would be very interested in reading them πŸ˜€ Keep up the great blogs x

  35. Sunday - February 24, 2013 at 9:04 am

    Hi, love your post!! I’d like to add one for this list.
    Ruby White Tips, is Vegan nail polish!!!! Find it through the website or the Etsy shop!
    Thanks!!!

  36. Monday - January 7, 2013 at 12:56 am

    So glad that American Apparel nail polishes are vegan! Wow I love your blog hun x

  37. Sonia Martins
    Tuesday - October 9, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    Hi πŸ™‚ Thank you very much for this post, it is good to know what is out there, but I have another one for your list, Illamasqua.

  38. Miri
    Wednesday - September 19, 2012 at 10:59 am

    All the nailpolishs of KIKO Cosmetics are vegan πŸ™‚

  39. Wednesday - July 11, 2012 at 10:03 am

    I believe Soulstice in vegan also!
    http://soulstice-spa.myshopify.com/pages/about-us

  40. Wednesday - June 27, 2012 at 10:53 am

    Thanks for Your mail darling
    Hope you find answers IN Denmark from tromborg

    Sorry about Info about o.p.i.

    Stay sweet and warmheartet

    Ibbe
    Denmark
    http://Www.ibbyheart.com

  41. Tuesday - June 26, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    Remember to check out Tromborg.com to find out of their nailpolish is vegan
    And what about O.P.I?
    Thanks honey

    Ibby from Denmark
    http://Www.ibbyheart.com

  42. Thursday - June 14, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    Sorry for late writing on my ipad…
    Zzzz

    Ibby
    Denmark

    And i can Spell pretty good, normally
    Zzzz

  43. Thursday - June 14, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    Tromborg
    http://Www.tromborg.com. ..????
    They Might be vegan

    O.p.i. Is Not?
    We are told IN Denmark
    Not good, …

    Thank you for ounce again maling a difference IN the World

    Ibby
    IN Denmark

    http://Www.ibbyheart.com

  44. Monday - January 9, 2012 at 6:07 am

    Dazzle Dry nail polishes are vegan, cruelty-free. I tried them and they dry super-fast.

  45. Cait
    Friday - December 30, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    Hard Candy also says that their nail polishes are vegan.

  46. Friday - December 23, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    Brilliant post! I am bookmarking this one because I always find it hard to locate brands information on animal product use.

    hugs
    xox

    • Friday - December 23, 2011 at 8:58 pm

      I’m glad that you found it so helpful! Also, thanks so much for sharing it with your Facebook fans! I really appreciate it. πŸ™‚

  47. Friday - December 23, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    I think Sante is vegan. I’ve tried several of their products and I know they are cruelty free at least.

    • Friday - December 23, 2011 at 2:44 pm

      Thanks for the tip on Sante! I’m going to research them now! πŸ™‚

  48. Friday - December 23, 2011 at 11:19 am

    Glad to see some brands I use on this list. Now I’m away to go research Barry M (the brand I use the most just to make sure!). xx

    • Friday - December 23, 2011 at 2:44 pm

      Isn’t it great to see tons of brands you’d buy anyways on this list? I love that some brands are already on top of being animal friendly. πŸ™‚

      Thanks for the tip on Barry M, I’m going to check out that brand too!

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