What’s this Nail stickers Australia craze all about? Anyway, there are brands that test on animals and there are brands that care about animals and nature. Who would you want to support?
We did research about all the nail polish brands to bring you this post. The main goal of this post is that I’d like to point out that Essie and OPI, 2 of the most popular nail polish brands, DO tests on animals by selling in China. Sally Hansen is another culprit.
There’s good news too, you’ll notice that there are an overwhelming number of cruelty-free nail brands to choose from, so there’s no reason to support a brand that tests on animals! (this is obvious). This includes brands like China Glaze, Deborah Lippmann, LVX, Orly, and Seche Vite.
I’ve included options for every budget, from 99¢ drugstore products to indie and high-end luxury polishes. Some of these brands are also 100% vegan, and you’ll find it clearly noted in the list when this is the case.
The section below lists the cruelty-free nail polish brands. Keep scrolling for descriptions of all the brands, from the high-end brands to the budget ones. If the brands are 100% vegan, 5-free, or 7-free, it’s going to be noted.
Without further ado, here’s your guide to cruelty-free claws!
These nail brands confirmed that no animal testing takes place at any point during production, including by their suppliers, and they do not sell their products in mainland China. Many of these brands are also 100% vegan! Any brands which are owned by parent companies that aren’t cruelty-free will be indicated with an asterisk.
Another thing to consider when shopping for nail polish is the toxicity of the formula. The three most commonly known hazardous chemicals which can be found in nail polish are Dibutyl Phtalate (DBP), Formaldehyde, and Toluene. If nail polish is free of these three toxic ingredients, it would be considered “3-Free”.
Many of the cruelty-free nail polish brands mentioned below are not only free of these three ingredients, but free of other harmful ingredients as well. The list is not exhaustive. Brands can also be considered “5-Free”, “7-Free”, and so on. “5-Free” polishes contain no Formaldehyde Resin and Camphor, in addition to the original three, and “7-Free” polishes also eschew Ethyl Tosylamide and Andxylene.