Nail care products rarely steal the limelight but they do have a loyal fan base among cosmetics enthusiasts. Like with all other cosmetics, the majority of well known brands like Sally Hansen and Essie are not cruelty free, these brand chose to sell their products in mainland China where animal testing is compulsory by local law. Therefore when choosing a nail varnish or a cuticle care product it is important to check that the brand is ethical and cruelty free.

Regardless of personal style, caring for nails and hands is an essential part of a self care routine. Either you choose bright colours, French manicure or no colour at all, it is possible to build a 100% cruelty free selection of nail care products.

Cruelty Free Nail Care Brands

BrandCountry Of OriginVegan Status
3inaSpainnot fully vegan
Black Phoenix Alchemy LabUSnot fully vegan
butter LONDONUKnot fully vegan
China GlazeTaiwannot fully vegan
Ciaté LondonUKnot fully vegan
Deborah LippmannUSnot fully vegan
InglotPolandvegan
JessicaUSnot fully vegan
Margaret DabbsUKnot fully vegan
Mineral FusionUSnot fully vegan
NailberryUKvegan
Nails Inc.UKnot fully vegan
NCLAUSvegan
No7UKnot fully vegan
NYXUSnot fully vegan
OrlyUSvegan
StargazerUKnot fully vegan
Technic CosmeticsUKnot fully vegan
ZoyaUSnot fully vegan

More and more brands decided to focus on ethically made nail care products. Many brands on the list are certified by PETA or Leaping Bunny and all of them are 100% cruelty free.


To help you switch to cruelty free cosmetics, we have cruelty free, vegan and certified cruelty free lists of brands for you to explore.
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