There are so many vegan and cruelty-free nail polish brands these days, there's really no excuse to buy one that utilises animal ingredients or tests on our furry friends. Here are five of our favourite ones that are easy to find on the high street and online. All are excellent quality and many of them are packed with emollients and are toluene, camphor, formaldehyde free, making them safer to wear and kinder to weak, brittle nails.
One of the most summery and cheerful shades I’ve come across, Delfy Cosmetics nail polish in Sunshine always puts a smile on my face and gets me noticed when I wear it. This is a rich sunflower shade that complements darker or paler skin tones and lasts a long time even without a top coat. The cleverly designed brush makes application easy.
Part of Leighton Denny’s Summer Collection 2019, Flight Club is a chic, sexy, summery bright red that suits all skin tones and colours and has superb staying power. Perfect for the holidays.
Free from toluene, camphor, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin and DBP (dibutyl phthalate), this vegan polish is ideal for everybody, but especially those with weak, brittle nails. It comes in lots of lovely, glossy, long lasting shades, such as this stunning purple-blue Mirajane Neon, and is available from Holland and Barrett.
Halal, cruelty free, vegan and PETA certified, this long-lasting, high-shine nail polish doesn't contain any nasties, it's oxygenated to allow nails to breath and comes in lots of gorgeous colours.
Packed with coconut oil and water to nourish and hydrate the nails, Barry M Coconut Infusion comes in lots of pretty shades such as this lovely Flamingo, has a glossy finish and lasts for ages.
A gorgeous oyster shade nude that looks fabulous and elegant with a tan, but also suits paler complexions. Its chip-free formula also means that it lasts for ages, so no need to reapply every couple of days.
Created by New York based board certified podiatrists, Dr. Adam Cirlincione and Dr. William Spielfogel, this vegan and vitamin enriched nail polish doesn't just look gorgeous, it's also kinder to the nails thanks to a blend of organic tea tree oil, wheat protein, garlic bulb extract and lavender. Glossy, long lasting and comes in plenty of trendy shades.