Veganism is trending like never before. This is the coolest trend as people have now started considering the importance of the lives of animals. Not just eating vegetarian foods, but masses have also now switched their preferences to vegan products. Cruelty-free cosmetics and personal care products are being purchased on a huge scale, thus many brands have now stopped making products by using any animal-derived ingredients.

If you are a true vegan, you must start checking the ingredient list of products you are buying. From clothing, beauty, personal care to the household products, everything you use should be free of meat, eggs, or any sort of product extracted from animals by causing them harm.

If you are a nail polish lover, or simply want vegan nail polish in your beauty-basket, here are the few ingredients that you need to avoid.

The Common Ingredients Used In Non-Vegan Nail Polish

Guanine; This ingredient comes from the fish scales and used to give shimmery finishing to the nail polish. It is named as a natural pearl essence or CI 75170. 

Carmine: Used to offer the red-pigment to the lipsticks, blushes, and nail polish. It is taken from female cochineal insects; killed, dried, crushed, and boiled to make the strong red dye. Also, listed as a crimson lake, natural red 4, or CI 75470.

Keratin: A protein derived from animals; used in nail polish to strengthen the damaged nails. It is often extracted from animal horns, hooves, and feathers. 

Shellac: It is a resin extracted from the female lac bug. The bug is found only in India and Thailand. It is found as dry flakes and dissolved in alcohol to make a liquid used in nail salons.

So, if you are a vegan and don’t want any kind of cruelty in the products you use, make sure you don’t purchase any nail polish which has any of the above-listed ingredients.

Note: Nonvegan ingredients and chemicals used in cosmetic product cause severe diseases.

Vegan and Cruelty-free Nail Polish

Sometimes, you can’t even find the proper list of ingredients on the pack of nail polish. To make things easier for you, we have curated a list of vegan and cruelty-free nail polish. Have a check:

Maggie Anne

Cost: £10.50

Maggie Anne - F&B Nation

If you are more into deep colors like reds and purples, the Amy shade of Maggie Anne’s range will definitely appeal to you. However, there are more than 40 shades in the range. It is more of aubergine-shade color than the purple we see in marketing photos. It offers a glossy finish and makes your hand look glowing-from-within and adds brightness. The formula is thick and intense and with two coats, it gives a perfect finish and pigment. A single layer offers an opaque finish yet two coats are compulsory for perfect look.

Moreover, the nail polish stayed for a week, with a base. Well, this brand provides polishes with 6-free promise and carries a Peta seal of approval. This product can be use for at least two years without turning into gloppy and thick.

Nailberry l’oxygéne

Cost: £15, Nailberry

Nailberry l'oxygéne - F&B Nation

The Nailberry is the famous PETA-certified brand that has offers a lot. Any conscious buyer would love the nail enamels of this brand as they are 100% vegan, cruelty-free, 12-free, and halal approved. Its formula is another highlight, as it allows your nails to breathe and stay healthy.

If you are looking for a nail-paint for this summer season, the “it’s juicy” collection of Nailberry is a grab for the pink-lovers, the three different hues of pinks will make your nails look summer-appropriate. However, it offers sheer coverage with a glossy finish. Just a sweep is enough to get the blob-free finish. 


Cost: $15.00

This 10-free vegan nail polish brand is one of its kind. Priti NYC was first introduced by an NYC model when she was pregnant; she wanted a nail color that is free from all toxic chemicals and non-vegan products. It is totally free from chemicals like toluene, xylene, formaldehyde, dibutyl phthalate, and camphor and completely non-toxic, cruelty-free, and 100% vegan.


Cost: $9.00

This 7-free nail paint is totally free from, DBP, formaldehyde, sans toluene formaldehyde resin, camphor, TPHP, and xylene. This pocket-friendly nail polish has a wide range of colors and loved by users. It lasts quite a long time without causing any chip on the nails. Even, kids can flaunt their nails with this totally safe nail paint.


Cost: $10.00

Zoya brand follows the 10-free formula i.e. free from all hazards toxic-chemicals. It is a fine choice for vegan beauties. However, it has successfully managed to achieve 1000, 5 star reviews so far on the Amazon – a international e-commerce website . People often rave about this particular nail polish brand

Ella + Mila

Cost: $10.50

The nail polish from Ella+Mila is free from 7 dangerous chemicals and offers very elegant shades. It applies very evenly and hides all nail-imperfections. Also, it offers a glossy and shiny finish that makes your hands look heavenly gorgeous. It is one of the best vegan nail paints available nowadays.

Kure Bazaar Nail polishes

Cost: $18.00

With all the Eco-friendly ingredients, this brand offers a wide range of color shades. With trendiest colors like rose gold and this nail polish brand gives nail goals to many. It is free from 10 hazardous chemicals and made up of wood pulp, cotton, maize, potato, and wheat. With all-natural ingredients this vegan brand is winning hearts. Yet, the results of all shades of this brand are long-lasting and smooth. 


Cost: $16.00

The Lontontown nail paints are not just vegan but also 9-free and cruelty-free. It is free from formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, ethyl tosylamide, xylene, TPHP, toluene,  acetone,  DBP, and camphor. The presence of botanicals extracts offers strength to the nails.


Cost: $18.00

NYC salon range named as JinSoon is 5-free means they don’t include formaldehyde, toluene, DBP, formaldehyde resin, and camphor. From classic to trendy, this brand offers you every famous shade with several limited editions. This formula is liked by users due to its smoothness and opacity.

 Smith and Cult

Cost: $18.00

With the appealing packaging, this 8-free nail polish is free from chemicals formaldehyde, camphor, resin, and more. The shade-range and the lasting power of this nail paint are commendable. If your hands stay busy with chores all day long, this nail paint will live on your nails for days and make your hands look fresh and bright.