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.

In doing a lot of my own research into what brands of nail polish were strictly vegan, I decided to share this list with readers. I think it’s really important to be aware of what you are buying and the industries that it might be supporting as well as the ingredients that your beauty products contain. Honestly, at first I thought that it would be hard to find vegan nail polish. I thought that I would have to go to salons or order online and pay $10+ per bottle. As I learned, it’s surprising how available vegan nail polish brands are, and how affordable and high quality they can be too.

For those looking to see what the vegan options are from cruelty free nail polish brands, just sit tight. That post will be coming up very soon!

Here is a brand list of all of the vegan nail polish brands that I am currently aware of. If you know of some that are missing from this list, please comment and let me know! I want to make it as detailed as possible and include all of the vegan friendly polish brands out there.

    • a.dorn
    • a England
    • American Apparel
    • Beauty Without Cruelty
    • Butter London (the nail polishes are all vegan, but not all treatments are)
    • Deborah Lippmann (All of the polishes are vegan, but some of the hand care products are not.)
    • ELF
    • Elysian Nail Lacquer
    • Flower
    • LVX
    • Manic Panic
    • NCLA
    • No Miss
    • Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics
    • ORLY
    • Priti NYC
    • Ruby Kisses
    • Sante
    • Scotch Naturals
    • SpaRitual
    • Spoiled by Wet’n’Wild
    • Wet’n’Wild
    • Wet’n’Wild Fantasy Makers
    • 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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45 comments for “Vegan Nail Polish Brand List

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

    I use a lot one brand named Mineral Fusion

  2. 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 :)
    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. :)

      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!

  3. 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!

  4. 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 :(

    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!

  5. 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 :)

  6. 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.

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

    noya polish is vegan.

  8. 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!

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