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
    • 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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42 comments for “Vegan Nail Polish Brand List

  1. 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. :)

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

  2. 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! :)

  3. 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.


    • 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. :)

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

    Hard Candy also says that their nail polishes are vegan.

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

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

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

    Tromborg ..????
    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

    IN Denmark

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

    Sorry for late writing on my ipad…


    And i can Spell pretty good, normally

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

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

    Ibby from Denmark

  9. 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


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

    I believe Soulstice in vegan also!

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

    All the nailpolishs of KIKO Cosmetics are vegan :)

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

    Hi :) 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.

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

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

  14. 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!

  15. 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 :D Keep up the great blogs x

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

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

  17. 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?

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

    Ruby Wings color changing polish is also vegan.

  19. 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

  20. 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!


  21. 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 *(*ยด??*)?

  22. 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!

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

    noya polish is vegan.

  24. 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.

  25. 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 :)

  26. 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 :(

    • 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!

  27. 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!

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