We love having our nails done, but it’s upsetting to think that many nail polishes contain harmful chemicals like formaldehyde, toluene, and many others we won’t bother trying to pronounce. The good news is that there are nail care products that are friendly to humans and the environment. Continue reading to learn about our favorite non-toxic and eco-friendly nail brands!
Cote is a vegan brand whose products contain no harmful ingredients often associated with nail polishes. Plus, the entire line is cruelty-free and made in the USA.
Côte No. 60 Seafoam Green Nail Polish ($18, shop here)
This unique seafoam color makes us think of the ocean. It naturally comes out with a cream finish, but you can easily add a top coat for a glossy look.
Côte Montecito Traveler Nail Polish Set ($24, shop here)
This three-piece nail polish set gives you a variety of colors and finishes to suit any mood or occasion.
Ella + Mila creates eco-friendly, toxin-free professional-quality nail products. All of its polishes are labeled “17 free,” meaning they do not contain any of the 17 harmful chemicals typically found in nail polishes. Our favorite part about this line is that you can build your own mani kit with your choice of polishes and supplies.
Our Pick: Ella + Mila Me Collection ($70, shop here)
If you’re unsure where to start, this 10-piece polish set has a full range of chip-resistant, quick-drying colors.
Manicurist Paris’ plant-based nail polish comes in over 50 colors with matte, glossy, and glittery finishes. Create your own customizable packs to mix and match colors to create a set with sustainable packaging. The most unique feature of this brand is that the polish dries in just one minute under LED lighting and can be removed in the same amount of time.
Our Pick: Green Flash LED Nail Polish Travel Starter Kit ($179, shop here)
Get a professional mani at home with this Green Flash LED nail polish kit. Some of our favorite colors are Blossom (a creamy, pale pink), Ultramarine (electric blue), and Moon (the perfect pearl white for that “glazed donut” look).