I’m someone who absolutely loves nail polish! I pretty much always have my nails done with some type of nail polish on them! Today I want to share with you my top 5 cruelty-free nail polish brands! There’s a lot of cruelty-free nail polish brands on the market — at all different price points. While some of the higher end cruelty-free nail polish brands may be really great, I’m not interested in paying a lot of money for a nail polish. I like to have a variety of nail polish colours, so I don’t want to pay a lot for each polish. So, I have my favourite brands that range in price, but are all priced relatively modestly.
The first brand that I’ve always loved is China Glaze! This brands makes up most of my nail polish collection, and you may have noticed that most of my Mani Monday posts feature China Glaze. China Glaze makes excellent nail polishes and has beautiful and vast colour collections. Their nail polishes contain no toluene, DBP, or any added formaldehyde. They can be found anywhere from $5 to $8.99 CAD at various stores.
WET N WILD
Another brand that I really love is Wet n Wild. The ones that I’ve tried are excellent. The formula is thin enough that it’s super easy to apply, but thick enough that the polish is opaque with one or two coats. Wet n Wild nail polishes are super affordable — definitely the most affordable of the polishes that I have. I’ve seen Wet n Wild nail polishes at Dollarama for $1.99 CAD a piece — which is amazing! Wet n Wild nail polishes are formaldehyde-free, toluene-free, and phthalate-free.
I’m also a big fan of L.A. Girl! L.A. Girl is another great brand that sells super affordable nail polishes. I find the quality of their nail polishes to be really great and, like Wet n Wild, the formula is awesome! L.A. Girl offers a bunch of really cool nail polish colours that can be found for about $2.99 CAD. I’ve only recently started using L.A. Girl nail polish, but I already know that I really like them!
Mineral Fusion is another great nail polish brand! They offer a good selection of nail colours that are all formaldehyde-free, toluene-free, camphor-free, and dibutyl pthalate-free. They retail for about $8.99 CAD, however, I find Mineral Fusion a bit hard to find. The brush on these polishes is nice and thick, so it makes the application process very easy, and leaves no chance for streaks. I really love the nail polish that I’ve tried so far from Mineral Fusion!
The final brand in my top 5 is Maison Jacynthe. Maison Jacynthe is a Canadian cosmetic line that offers an array of beauty products. They have a small selection of nail polish colours that are all free of formalin, formaldehyde, toluene, dibutyl phthalate, paraben, xylene, camphor, styrene, benzophenone, and rosin. So far I’ve only tried one of their nail polishes, Taormina — which was sent to me for review in June — but I can already say that I love the formula! The polish is extremely opaque and the shape of the brush makes the nail polish very easy to apply. Maison Jacynthe nail polishes retail for $14 CAD — which I find to be on the pricier side — however the quality is excellent!
I know this is a top 5 post, but I wanted to throw in a bonus one! SpaRitual is an excellent nail polish brand! It’s a vegan nail polish brand that offers beautiful nail polish colours! I don’t currently have any SpaRitual colours in my nail polish collection, but I’ve used SpaRitual in the past — actually I posted a Mani Monday earlier this year using one of the colours I had — and I truly love this brand!
What are your favourite cruelty-free nail polish brands?