14 Natural & Non-Toxic Nail Polish Brands for Healthy, Sustainable Nails

  image from SundaysDisclosure: Some of the links below are affiliated; we may earn a small commission if you click through and make a purchase. We only ever add brands & products we truly believe in. the best Eco-Friendly, sustainable nail polishSwitching to a non-toxic, natural nail polish was probably one of the last things I did in my beauty routine. I didn't even think about all the chemicals that go into the usual nail polish you would find at your local drugstore. I grew up painting my nails black with WetnWild, and I don't think once I checked to see what they put inside the bottle. As I was writing this post, I learned some new lingo I was unaware of and felt to include.What ingredients should you avoid in nail polish?Below, these nail polishes will say #-Free, and it refers to the number of toxic ingredients they did not use, which you would typically find in conventional nail polish. Ingredients you should most certainly avoid when purchasing a new bottle are Dibutyl Phthalate, Toluene, Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde resin, and Camphor. And good news for your nails - many brands are making non-toxic nail polish that doesn't use those ingredients, along with many other ingredients you find in conventional polish.What to look for when shopping for non-toxic, sustainable nail polishAlways check for the number of free ingredients they do not include. 10-Free is pretty standard for non-toxic nail polishes, but as long as you don't see the above ingredients on the label, you are already choosing better nail polish. When shopping for non-toxic nail polish, we look for the labels' Vegan' & 'Cruelty-Free,' which means no animal products are used within the ingredients, and there has been no animal testing. Since I live in the states, I also like to look for Made in the USA to lower my carbon footprint.now, our top picks for sustainable and non-toxic nail polish: 1) Jolie VeganVegan, Cruelty-Free, Made in USAPrice: $8.99Not only does this 100% vegan and 10-free nail polish brand create gorgeous non-toxic colors, but they give back, too. With every purchase, they donate a portion of their sales to charitable organizations such as Mental Health America, National Alliance on Mental Illness, and American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Shop Jolie Vegan 2) 786 CosmeticsCertified Halal, 11-Free, Cruelty-free, VeganPrice: $13786’s industry-leading, non-toxic, Halal-certified (Islamically permissible) formula is water-permeable. That means water can penetrate through the nail polish, allowing you to perform Wudu and pray without having to remove it. Shop 786 Cosmetics 3) Sundays10-Free, Cruelty-Free, VeganPrice: $18It took them a whole year to develop the perfect 10-free nontoxic, vegan, and cruelty-free formula that could still deliver high-shine, and long-lasting brilliant color. I’d love to try one of theirs! Shop Sundays 4) Ella + Mila7-Free, Cruelty-Free, Made in the USA, Natural, VeganPrice: $11With rich pigmentation and a smooth finish, Ella + Mila gives your fingernails a beautiful look. This brand is so sweet that they even have a line for your little ones! So both you and your daughter can do your DIY manis and pedis, and feel good about knowing what your putting on their little nails. Shop Ella + Mila 5) Gabriel Cosmetics10-Free, Cruelty-Free, Gluten-Free, VeganPrice: $9I actually own a couple of these bo

14 Natural & Non-Toxic Nail Polish Brands for Healthy, Sustainable Nails
 
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Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliated; we may earn a small commission if you click through and make a purchase. We only ever add brands & products we truly believe in.

the best Eco-Friendly, sustainable nail polish

Switching to a non-toxic, natural nail polish was probably one of the last things I did in my beauty routine. I didn't even think about all the chemicals that go into the usual nail polish you would find at your local drugstore. I grew up painting my nails black with WetnWild, and I don't think once I checked to see what they put inside the bottle. As I was writing this post, I learned some new lingo I was unaware of and felt to include.

What ingredients should you avoid in nail polish?

Below, these nail polishes will say #-Free, and it refers to the number of toxic ingredients they did not use, which you would typically find in conventional nail polish. Ingredients you should most certainly avoid when purchasing a new bottle are Dibutyl Phthalate, Toluene, Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde resin, and Camphor. And good news for your nails - many brands are making non-toxic nail polish that doesn't use those ingredients, along with many other ingredients you find in conventional polish.

What to look for when shopping for non-toxic, sustainable nail polish

Always check for the number of free ingredients they do not include. 10-Free is pretty standard for non-toxic nail polishes, but as long as you don't see the above ingredients on the label, you are already choosing better nail polish. When shopping for non-toxic nail polish, we look for the labels' Vegan' & 'Cruelty-Free,' which means no animal products are used within the ingredients, and there has been no animal testing. Since I live in the states, I also like to look for Made in the USA to lower my carbon footprint.

now, our top picks for sustainable and non-toxic nail polish:

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1) Jolie Vegan

Vegan, Cruelty-Free, Made in USA

Price: $8.99

Not only does this 100% vegan and 10-free nail polish brand create gorgeous non-toxic colors, but they give back, too. With every purchase, they donate a portion of their sales to charitable organizations such as Mental Health America, National Alliance on Mental Illness, and American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

Shop Jolie Vegan
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2) 786 Cosmetics

Certified Halal, 11-Free, Cruelty-free, Vegan

Price: $13

786’s industry-leading, non-toxic, Halal-certified (Islamically permissible) formula is water-permeable. That means water can penetrate through the nail polish, allowing you to perform Wudu and pray without having to remove it.

Shop 786 Cosmetics
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3) Sundays

10-Free, Cruelty-Free, Vegan

Price: $18

It took them a whole year to develop the perfect 10-free nontoxic, vegan, and cruelty-free formula that could still deliver high-shine, and long-lasting brilliant color. I’d love to try one of theirs!

Shop Sundays
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4) Ella + Mila

7-Free, Cruelty-Free, Made in the USA, Natural, Vegan

Price: $11

With rich pigmentation and a smooth finish, Ella + Mila gives your fingernails a beautiful look. This brand is so sweet that they even have a line for your little ones! So both you and your daughter can do your DIY manis and pedis, and feel good about knowing what your putting on their little nails.

Shop Ella + Mila
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5) Gabriel Cosmetics

10-Free, Cruelty-Free, Gluten-Free, Vegan

Price: $9

I actually own a couple of these bottles and I love them. The colors stay on really well, and they are very rich. Gabriel Cosmetics’ nail collection has over 50 shades including their core collection and seasonal polishes.

Shop Gabriel Cosmetics
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6) Habit

10-Free, Cruelty-Free, Gluten Free, Made in the USA, Vegan

Price: $18

I love that this brand picks sustainable packaging for their products. Habit Cosmetics nail polish is a clean formula that is actually good for your nails, and comes in so many different beautiful colors.

Shop Habit
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7) Kure Bazaar

10-Free, Vegan

Price: $18

These nail polishes are made of 85% natural ingredients, including wood pulp, wheat, cotton, potatoes and corn. Kure Bazaar nail polishes come in a ton of gorgeous colors and glide on smooth, slick and shiny - they also last just as long as regular nail polish.

Shop Kure Bazaar
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8) Mischo Beauty

10-Free, Cruelty-Free, Gluten Free, Vegan, Black-Owned

Price: $20

I can’t get over how beautiful this bottle is! Looks like a mini perfume. This nail polish line can be found at BLK & GRN, home to several Black-owned, green beauty brands.

Shop Mischo Beauty
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9) Rooted Woman

10-Free, Cruelty-Free, Gluten Free, Made in the USA, Vegan, Black-Owned

Price: $15

I just purchased one of their nail polishes, and it’s gorgeous. I love their overall ethos and commitment to ethics. Rooted Woman curates non-toxic, ethical nail polishes and treatments to promote radical self-care for women - & it’s Black-woman owned.

Shop Rooted Woman
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10) Sally Hansen Pure

16-Free, Vegan

Price: $9

Now, this is a brand you will recognize, and probably own quite a few bottles. I have never seen this line from them before doing this post, but I’m glad I did. I think if you are buying nail polish at the the drugstore, it’s great to have more eco-friendly options.

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11) SpaRitual

13-Free, Cruelty-Free, Vegan

Price: $12

Besides using a more eco-friendly formula, their bottle is also more sustainable than conventional nail polishes.  Their bottles are crafted in Italy from reusable glass with up to 50% recycled materials and is recyclable with proper care.

Shop SpaRitual
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12) Tenoverten

Cruelty-Free, Made in the USA, Vegan

Price: $12

I love that Target is now offering better options for nail polishes. It’s the big stores we need to take on the brands who are trying to clean up the beauty industry. Tenoverten contains horsetail leaf extract, essential oils, vitamin E and aloe to care for and protect nails.

Shop Tenoverten
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13) Zoya

10-Free, Cruelty-Free, Vegan

Price: $10

Zoya is the first Big 10-Free, breathable nail polish created specifically for long wear on natural nails. It was created by Zoya in her salon when she was pregnant, and wanted a healthier formula for her, her staff and her clients. 

Shop Zoya
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14) AILA

15-Free, Cruelty-free, Gluten-free, Made in USA, Vegan

Price: $16

AILA nail polish is always vegan and cruelty-free, providing beautiful nail colors without compromising function or nail health. This collection is chip-resistant, super shiny, and long-lasting. 

Shop Aila
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