The Ultimate Guide to Cruelty-Free Nail Polish Brands

The Ultimate Guide to Cruelty-Free Nail Polish Brands

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 brands that offer vegan nail polish 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 that are not only cruelty-free but also offer vegan nail polishes.

Cruelty-Free Nail Polish Brands:


Cruelty-Free Gel Polish Brands:

The following cruelty-free brands also make cruelty-free gel polish.


Cruelty-Free Builder Gel Polish Brands:


Cruelty-Free Builder Dip Powder Brands:


Cruelty-Free Poly Gel Polish Brands:


Cruelty-Free Drugstore Nail Polish Brands:

The following are cruelty-free nail polish brands that can be found in the drugstore:


Nail Polish Brands that are NOT Cruelty-Free:

The following brands are not cruelty-free and also make nail polish. This is not a full list but just includes the most popular brands out there.

  • Creative Nail Design (CND)
  • Essie
  • Formula X
  • L’Oreal
  • Max Factor
  • Maybelline
  • Revlon
  • Rimmel
  • Sally Hansen
  • Sinful Colors

Do you know of other cruelty-free 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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(77) Comments

  1. 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! 🙂

    1. Sadly, Rimmel does test on animals. 🙁

  2. Mineral Fusion.

  3. Butter London?

    1. Hi Kalyn,

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

  4. janet beck says:

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

    1. 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.

  5. Palate Polish is the BEST vegan nail polish

    1. Hi Monqiue,

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

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