Now that warm weather is approaching, it’s time to put away the gloves and treat ourselves to a manicure. You can make painting your nails a wonderful self-care exercise. Just pick a color that you love and pamper yourself. But if you really want to feel great, cruelty-free nail polish is the way to go. It’s incredibly easy to find nail polishes that haven’t been tested on animals online. To help you out, we’ve selected 15 that are available on Amazon. We want to introduce you to new options, so many of these are not the popular brands you’re used to. Even better, most of these nail polishes are made without many of the toxic ingredients that many polishes contain.
1. 786 Cosmetics Nail Polish
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786 Cosmetics Nail Polish is vegan, cruelty-free, and halal friendly. It’s free of parabens, formaldehyde, and other toxic ingredients. It’s breathable formula allows water to permeate through so that nails stay hydrated. It’s also eco-friendly and fast-drying. There are 25 colors available, and their prices range from $8.99 to $13.95.
An Amazon customer says, “I bought this for my daughter. She says that it is fast drying and has a nice smooth formula. Wasn’t crazy about this color. I’m happy that it is breathable and doesn’t have the bad chemicals.”
2. Karma Organic Natural Nail Polish
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Karma Organic Natural Nail Polish is 100 percent organic, free of toxic ingredients, and is suitable for everyone from children to pregnant women and people with allergies. It’s a mood changing nail polish that has no harsh odor, is chip-resistant, durable, and doesn’t become yellow. Not only is this nail polish vegan and cruelty-free, the packaging is completely recyclable. There are eleven colors available and their prices range from $9.99 to $11.99.
An Amazon customer says, “LOVE it. Stays on better than OPI and dries super fast. Why not choose healthy over toxic if it works just the same or in this case better.”
3. Cirque Colors Metallic Nail Polish
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Cirque Colors Metallic Nail Polish is made with special metallic pigments that give it a shiny, mirror-like finish. They’re rich in color, opaque in 2-3 coats, and have a smooth long-lasting finish. These polishes are vegan, cruelty-free, non-toxic, and free of the four most toxic ingredients often found in nail polish. There are three metallic colors available: Druzy, Halcyon, and Reflektor, and they all cost $14.00 each.
Anna says, “GORGEOUS!!! This arrived really fast, the packaging was BEAUTIFUL. AND this polish (Halcyon) is truly rose gold! Not just pink.It even came with a hand written thank you note. I’m obsessed with this brand. The coverage and colors they offer are amazing.”
4. SHANY Cosmetics Nail Polish Set
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SHANY Cosmetics Nail Polish Set has colors inspired by earth shades like toned tans, copper soil, beach beige, reflection gray, and pure peach. They’re highly-pigmented and allow for buildable coverage. The finish is semi-glossy and shimmery. Shany’s polishes are also chip-resistant, bubble-free, and long-lasting. As a member of PETA, all their products are completely cruelty-free. Sets available include Brown, Funky, Gold, Green, Orange, Pink, Purple, and Red. The sets costs between $13.29 and $14.95.
Fazal says, “My mom loved it as soon as she saw it and couldn’t wait to play with the amazing color range. There is a color for everyone, and they are all pretty and pigmented. My mother believes in quality, and this is on top of her list for nail polishes. Affordable and very high quality.”
5. Color Club Halographic Hues
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Color Club says their Halographic Hues nail polish will bring a touch of heaven to everything you do. The polishes don’t contain formaldehyde, toluene, and DBP chemicals. They’re also vegan and cruelty-free. Seven hues are available: Gold, Peach, Pink, Rosy, Angelic Pink, Beyond, and Shimmering Sky Colors, and their prices range between $5.25 and $11.99.
Aimee says, “This color is unreal! I was shocked when I saw all the holo colors, because I figured all these sites that recommended it were using professional lighting, or something. It’s true that in some lighting, it just looks like regular old, albeit shimmery, light blue nail polish, but in direct sunlight, spectrum lighting, halogen or LED lighting, it is simply breathtaking.”
6. Adesse New York Organic Infused Liquid Chrome Nail Polish
Source: Adesse New York Organic Infused Liquid Chrome Nail Polish
Adesse New York’s Organic Infused Liquid Chrome Nail Polish is free of twelve of the most harmful ingredients usually found in nail lacquer. It’s a long-wearing, fast-drying polish that makes your nails look ‘plump’ without the use of gel polish or LED lamps. The polishes are gluten-free, vegan, and cruelty-free (both PETA and leaping bunny certified). Five colors of this liquid chrome polish are available: Grand Central (steely and shimmery gunmetal gray), Lady Liberty (pinky red with shimmers of silver and green), St. Regis (shimmery green), Top of the Rock (pinky gold), and Waldorf Astoria (liquid silver). They each cost $20.00.
An Amazon customer says, “Gorgeous!!! Long lasting & compliments every time!
7. ILNP Mega Holographic Nail Polish
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ILNP Mega Holographic Nail Polish is a high quality, boutique nail lacquer. It’s long lasting and fast drying. You don’t even have to use a base coat because it’s fully opaque. This polish specifically leaves an intense holographic sparkle. The best part is that it’s vegan and cruelty-free. It costs $10.00.
Sarah says, “I’m no expert, but this is one of the best nail polishes I’ve ever used! It is pretty opaque, but it covers best with two coats. It goes on evenly and you can see from the pictures that it creates a beautiful iridescent effect. Definitely will purchase again!”
8. Zoya Polish Quad Nail Polish
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Zoya Nail Polish is formulated without ten of the most harmful ingredients such as formaldehyde, phathalate, teoluene, lead, parabens, and more! Four quad sets are available in particular shades as seen above. The price is $15.00
Michelle says, “I’m trying very hard to be vegan and am learning this involves more than just food. I found out the nail polish I normally use tests on animals so I was looking for alternatives. This brand has been listed on many of the sites that listed vegan friendly polishes, but I was hesitant at the price. So when I saw this gift set with 4 full size bottles at $15, I knew this was a good value to try and I am excited.”
9. BONTIME Non-Toxic Nail Polish
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BONTIME Non-Toxic Nail Polish is water based and free of chemical solvents that are corrosive to nails. The lack of chemical solvents also means it has low odor. These polishes are organic and safe for kids and toddlers. They dry rapidly and don’t require a UV lamp or nail polish remover because they peel off effortlessly. This vegan and cruelty-free polish costs $13.98.
Crystal says, “The polish comes off easier than most but I’ve always had an issue with not wanting to have to mess with nail polish remover so the easy removal is a welcoming feature for me. It also allows me to change out my polish more often. Love how quickly it dries too.”
10. butter LONDON Nail Lacquer
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butter LONDON Nail Lacquer is free of eight of the most toxic ingredients often found in nail polish. It’s infused with vitamins B, C, and E to promote strong, healthy nails. It’s available in 31 colors including glittery shades and classic colors. Each polish costs $9.00.
An Amazon customer says, “I would never pay this much for nail polish at a store, but I saw the good reviews and the color looked amazing in the pictures.. and they were right! This doesn’t disappoint at all.”
11. Deborah Lippmann Sheer Nail Lacquer
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Deborah Lippmann Sheer Nail Lacquer contains aucoumea klaineana extract, a natural resin from west african trees that strengthens and prevents ridge formation. It also contains green tea extract, but it does not contain toluene, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin or DBP. It’s also not tested on animals! There are 8 colors available and the prices range from $14.99 to $18.00.
An Amazon customer says, “All Lippmann polishes are great for durability and ease of application – the shorter brush provides a lot a extra control. As a very pale blonde with red undertones in my skin, this is the most neutral polish I’ve found – and I I think I’ve tried them all. One coat is fine for a totally clean but sheer look, while two coats provides opaque coverage without looking cakey.”
12. e.l.f. 3 Piece Nail Polish Set
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This e.l.f. 3 Piece Nail Polish Set is called Beautifully Bright because it will certainly add a pop of color to your hands! The bristle design of these polishes is meant to glide color on flawlessly. e.l.f. Piece Nail Polish is cruelty-free and affordable. This set costs just $5.99.
Ellie says, “I got this polish because e.l.f. doesn’t test on animals, which is important to me. However, the polish isn’t very long-lasting.”
13. IBN Non-Toxic Vegan Nail Polish
Source: IBN Non-Toxic Vegan Nail Polish
IBN Non-Toxic Vegan Nail Polish dries quickly, lasts long, and is peelable. It’s vegan, cruelty-free, and free of eleven of the most toxic ingredients often found in nail polish. It doesn’t require uv lamp, nail polish remover, and it has very little odor. These polishes are made with a natural blend of jojoba oil, sweet almond oil, and vitamin E. IBN says, “we do not kill innocent crustaceans or beetles to give you our rich vibrant colours. Instead we turn to earth minerals such as Hematite Stone which also has its energy healing properties.” The price for this set is $24.99.
Michelle says, “I have been looking to try non toxic nail polish and this set was very nice. I appreciate the bonus nail file and cuticle oil included in the set packaged all in a cute gift box.”
14. Cote Toxin Free Nail Polish
Source: Cote Toxin Free Nail Polish
Cote Toxin Free Nail Polish is vegan, cruelty-free, and free of the major toxins associated with nail polish. The bottles are crafted from Italian glass and the brushes allow for even strokes and accurate application. There are 21 colors available in all kinds of shades from periwinkle blue to reds, pinks, pastels, and more! They all cost $18.00 each.
Chloe says, “So happy Amazon is carrying Cote! My daughter is a nail polish fanatic but I worry about the toxins in most nails polish. With Cote being toxin free, we only use Cote in my house. So happy Amazon is carrying Cote so I can purchase easily. I only hope Amazon starts carrying more colors!”
15. PS Polish All Natural Vegan Nail Polish
Source: PS Polish All Natural Vegan Nail Polish
PS Polish All Natural Vegan Nail Polish uses Grapefruit Seed Extract in place of toxic ingredients because when combined with other ingredients it creates polish with great colors for healthy nails. The polishes are vegan, cruelty-free, safe for children, and non-staining. Eleven colors are available and they all cost $14.99 each.
An Amazon customer says, “My younger daughter just turned 3 years old and she loves to have her nails and toes painted. I was always worried about the chemicals that went along with that until I discovered PS Polish and their all natural, non-toxic, vegan nail lacquer. I don’t have to worry about her putting her fingers in her mouth any more!”
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Here are a couple other cruelty-free nail polishes! I use 100% pure and Pacifica polishes, and Flora 1761 and Honeybee Gardens are Leaping Bunny certified!