5 Of The Best Vegan And Non-Toxic Nail Polishes. We all love a good nail polish. But often having a glossy manicure comes at a price – a chemical one.
Today, the number of toxic ingredients within nail polish is widely known.
There’s the ‘toxic trio’ – formaldehyde, dibutyl phthalate (DBP), and toluene, with other chemicals such as triphenyl phosphate (TPHP), formaldehyde resin and camphor.
Studies have shown that the body can absorb some of these chemicals.
Vegan and non-toxic nail polishes are on the rise, with non-toxic ones carrying the ‘free’ label, with the most common one being ‘3-free’.
Innovation in nail polishes have improved greatly in the last couple of years, with many non-toxic formulas having the same quality as regular ones.
So I’ve chosen 5 of the best vegan and non-toxic nail polishes out there for you to try.
Kure Bazaar Love £15.00
Once you try shade Love from Kure Bazaar, you’ll never need another red nail polish again, as this shade suits any skin tone. Kure Bazaar’s formulas are made with corn, wood pulp, wheat, cotton and potatoes. The thin brush gives you precise application with the colour lasting for about 5 days.
Butter London Candy Floss £15.00
Butter London’s aim from the start was to provide a toxic-free nail polish that was high on quality and, as anyone who has every tried them, you know that every launch is as good as the last. Candy Floss is a delicate blue shade which looks beautiful on a tanned foot or hand. You don’t need to use a base or top coat and the colour should last for about 6 days.
Smith & Cult Glass Souls £18.00
Smith & Cult created some of the most luxurious non-toxic polishes on the market. It’s often hard to find a good quality glitter nail polish which is why this one is a little on the pricier side. The silver flakes vary in size which give your look dimension and the wide brush means you cut down on painting time. Unlike most glitters, it dissolves quickly when taking off and lasts about a week, with no top or base coat.
Holland & Barrett Zoya Freja £11.00
Created in 1992, Zoya was ahead of the non-toxic and vegan nail polis trend. There’s more than 300 colours to choose from but a stand-out colour has to be Freja – a gunpowder smokey grey which dries down in about 15 minutes after you apply three coats.
Benecos Galaxy £3.80
Benecos are a German brand with an aim of providing high-quality products for low prices. Their nail polishes, which are made up of 90 per cent natural ingredients, are no exception. They have a great shade range, has biotin and avocado oil which help to nourish and condition the nail. Galaxy is a rich, pearlescent purple colour, which takes two coats to apply, dries down in about 10 minutes and last four days without chipping.
5 Of The Best Vegan And Non-Toxic Nail Polishes