Non-Toxic Nail Polish

By Inspirationail

NaturalSadly many nail products are caustic not only to you and the people around you, but to the environment and its critters too.

We should all do our part to think of future generations and use healthier, cleaner products.

There are plenty of different brands out there that take health, the environment and even animals into consideration when they make their nail products and we’ve compiled a list of them.
Be sure to check out our store for a great variety of non-toxic polishes and products.

A List of Non-Toxic Nail Polishes

Acquarella Nail Polish

Acquarella Water Color

  • Water based, non-toxic non-flammable and free of fumes
  • Hydrates nails to help prevent cracks and chipping
  • Fast drying
  • No base or top coat needed
  • No formaldehyde, phthalates or chemical solvents of any kind
  • A full line of natural nail products

AllyKats Nail Polish

AllyKats Nail Polish

  • Non-toxic and peel-off

Dr.'s Remedy Nail Polish

Dr.’s Remedy

  • Developed by podiatrists for their patients
  • Free of formaldehyde, toluene and DPB
  • Enriched with tea tree oil, garlic – both with anti-fungal properties
  • Safe for pregnant women and children

Go Natural Nail Polish

Go Natural

  • 70 colours to choose from
  • Hypoallergenic & chemical-free
  • Odour free, durable, chip-free finish
  • Formaldehyde, toulene & acetone free
  • Also sell natural nail polish remover

Honeybee Gardens Nail Polish

Honeybee Gardens

  • Water-based, non-toxic and odour-free
  • Earth-friendly formula
  • 21 Long wearing colours
  • Contains no FD&C colours, toluene, dibutyl phthalate, xylene or formaldehyde
  • Also offer a odour-free polish remover

No-Miss Nail Polish

No-Miss Nail Polish

  • Does not contain formaldehyde, toluene, dibutyl-Pthalate or camphor
  • Colours come from the earth
  • Zinc oxide from the earth deflects UV rays
  • Colours available without D&C dyes

Nubar Nail Lacquer

Nubar Nail Lacquer

  • Products are not tested on animals
  • Fast drying, long wearing
  • Vegan varnish
  • Made without toluene, formaldehyde, acetone & phthalates (DBP)

Peacekeeper Nail Polish

Peacekeeper Cosmetics

  • Products are not tested on animals
  • Made without toluene, formaldehyde, acetone, phthalates, parabens or FD&C /Lake colouring
  • Use minerals from the earth for colouring
  • This line does contain copolymers

Piggy Paint

Piggy Paint

  • Water-based formula is non-toxic, odour-free & hypoallergenic
  • Designed for children, safe for kids
  • Dries to a hard, durable finish
  • Free of formaldehyde, toluene, phthalates, biphenyl A, ethyl acetate, and acetone
  • Also offer a natural, safe polish remover

Polished Mama

Polished Mama

  • Water based, free of odours and non-toxic
  • Designed for expectant mothers & safe to use while pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Safe for kids
  • Available in 12 colours
  • Does not contain toluene, xylene, formaldehyde, ethyl acetate, acetone or dibuyl phthalate

Priti Nail Polish

Priti Nail Products

  • Non-toxic and designed to resemble the plants they are named after
  • Formulated without toluene, DBP, formaldehyde, carcinogens and petroleum products
  • Made in a nut and egg free environment
  • Also offer biodegradable soy polish remover

Refreshingly Free

Refreshingly Free

  • Non-toxic and odour free
  • Made for children -easy to remove as it peels off
  • Comes in 4 colours
  • Free of formaldehyde, toluene and acetone

Safe Nail Polish

Safe Nail Polish

  • This polish is odourless, non-toxic and hypoallergenic
  • Requires no base or top coat
  • Dries quickly and becomes hydrophobic (it actually repels water)
  • Finished products are not tested on animals
  • Does not contain animal products or by-products
  • Remover also available

SpaRitual Nail Polish

SpaRitual Nail Polish

  • Vegan varnish
  • Free of DBP, formaldehyde and toluene
  • Over 80 colours to choose from
  • Varnishes are naturally coloured, no synthetic dyes are used
  • Eco-friendly products and packaging

Suncoat Nail Polish

Suncoat Products

  • Water-based – contains 70% water
  • Environmentally friendly, non-flammable and virtually odour-free
  • Free of phthalate and FD&C dyes – colours come from earth pigments and carmine

Toxicfree Boutique

Toxicfree Boutique

  • Water based
  • Non-toxic, non-flammable & no harsh solvent odour
  • Safe for children
  • Environmentally friendly, free from harsh chemicals such as formaldehyde, phthalates or chemical solvents of any kind
  • Remover is also available
  • Zoya Nail Polish

    Zoya Nail Polish

    • Developed by an aesthetician and salon owner while she was pregnant
    • Long wearing finish
    • Free of toluene, formaldehyde, DBP and camphor
    • Comes in over 300 colours

    Now For The Nail Varnish Remover

    Many of these companies make polish remover too, so they are worth a browse. Removers are no better for the environment so we urge everyone to support those who make non-toxic nail varnish remover.

    Cruelty Free | 3 Free | 4 Free | 5 Free | Water Based | Vegan

    Know of Another Brand?

    We want to promote companies that make responsible decisions regarding beauty products. If you know of another company that manufactures non-toxic nail polish, please let us know so we can add them to the list.

    Check out our store for a variety of non-toxic & environmentally friendly nail products.

  • PeopelHorsePet/JJ

    How cool is this site.A great share,thank you so much!

    • Christine Beacom

      I would like to know if any of these brands of non toxic polishes have acrylates in them – cause I am allergic to this. !!!

      • Annette Solomon

        After 5 Years of wearing acrylic nails, I developed a permanent allergy. I have spent a fortune on products which claim they are ‘natural’. I know realise, products that claim they are ‘natual’,are free of the ‘big 3’ but (nearly) all products we buy over the counter, have acrylates! Which is interesting as, as far as I’m aware, acrylic is a form of plastic, so please tell me, where does this grow??
        Unfortunately after 6 months, if I use on any product with the smallest of acrylic in, the reaction is almost instant.
        The result is, it permeates through the nails, obviously hugh irritation, which, depending on quantity,I get no respite until I have filed the nail to the nail bed!
        So does anyone know of a totally natural product I can buy over the counter, as obviously need guidance.
        Desperate in Bishops Stortford

        • Nikki

          Hi! Just wanted to let you know that Scotch Naturals and Aquarella are both all natural polishes!!

          • Pretty Painted Nails

            Even Scotch Naturals and Acquarella contain acrylic polymer emulsion. Despite having “natural” in the name, Scotch Naturals is not completely natural.

        • Jacqui Brown

          Yes, I also became allergic to acrylic nails after wearing for many years. The next day after I had them refilled my eyes and face would swell up. It would last for weeks and very itchy. Apparently over the night my hands were close to my face. This was approx 1995 and I retried about 10 years later but had the same reaction.
          Any nail polish now has the same reaction. Tried Suncoat a few years back – good but colour not that intense. Recently tried ZOYA and NO reaction.

          • Elena

            I developed an allergy to regular nail polish after wearing nail polish for many years without a problem. Even removing the polish cased a reaction. Symptoms are swollen, red, itchy eyes. I recently tried Zoya but had the same reaction! It’s still on my toes and I’m afraid to remove it! I don’t want swollen eyes for a week! In the summer I really like wearing polish on my toes. Any suggestions to safer brands?

  • Tam

    It would be great if all products were more green.

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  • Ellie Wilson

    These products are important, what products are there in sale in the UK?

    • Christine

      You can buy Nubar which I always buy now on ebay and there are also other sites that sell this.

      Brilliant brush and bottle. Nice little piece of kit!!

    • Skyyler

      Are there any in the U.S?

    • Pretty Painted Nails

      Mezaya is a water based brand that is available in the UK.

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    I’m glad that they are starting to make more and more products that are “green”.

    I love the nail colors. :) I will have to look out for these when I’m at the store.

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  • sheri

    I would like to know more about the natural nail care and how if its possible to ge their products shipped to kenya….

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  • TheAL

    Excellent list! I just started using Zoya polish and I’m enjoying the great variety of colors. I’m also going to try some of the water based ones.

  • Ella

    this is so useful! i am a kid myself and i really want to paint my nails. but my mom wont let me because all the nail polishes we have are not natural!

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  • Tar-Shay

    Thank you for creating this site and for sharing useful information that are beneficial to women and the environment. I personally am finding ways to improve my personal wellness and the world we live in each day.

    This information is great for women who are pregnant or about to become pregnant. It is also great for women who has an autoimmune health issues. I was informed that the chemicals in nail products contributes to the destruction of persons immune system. This site is very useful Thanks again.

    As a suggestion: List the stores that carries the non-toxic nail polish and nail polish remover in nyc.

    Peace & Blessings

  • Bella Ma

    Does anyone know the Crayola Nail Art is non-toxic or not? Thanks.

  • kkmiracle

    This list is very useful and really great to know about. But as I was looking, I realized that already owned a polish by SpaRitual so I decided to check out the ingredients…
    It clearly states Toluene and Formaldehyde as ingredients so please take this brand off the list!!

    My general rule: If you can smell the fumes, its toxic.

  • Darcy

    Bare Escentuals i think do organic and natural cosmetics….i think they have a website

  • Tanya

    Does anyone know if Maybelline nail polishes are safe for pregnant women?

  • emma

    Hopscotch Kids Water Colors Safe Nail Polish

    • Kathy Lyons

      Thanks for mentioning Hopscotch Kids! I’d forgotten the name and needed to order more for my daughter and that’s the brand she knows and asks for! You’ve saved my day!!!


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  • Babsinlove

    Great information! I hadn’t heard that these non-toxic polishes existed. I’m going to look into this further.

  • kori

    Great non toxic nail polish is Deep Cover Nail System.

  • sam

    great information…here is another link below regarding above topic.

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  • Ms. Tripta Prashar

    Hello, this is excellent information!

    Very useful to know about toxic free/green nail varnish products.

    Great website, thank you!

    Kind Regards,
    Ms. Tripta Prashar
    (Green IT Consultant)

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  • Pretty Painted Nails

    I have tried almost all of the water based brands, and Acquarella and Piggy Paint are among my favorites. Keeki Pure & Simple could also be added to the list.

  • Janine27

    I never really gave nontoxic nail polish much thought. But now that you bring it up, there should be healthier nail polish alternatives! Did you ever go into a salon and the chemical smell is overpowering? It makes me wonder how harmful breathing all that in really is. I will definitely do more research in to finding this kind of nail polish! Thanks!

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  • Dee Latta

    Is there a certain way to store these polishes?

    I notice the brand I bought is a little thicker than regular nail polish.

    I know it’s best to keep your polishes in the fridge, but does that apply to these types as well?

    • DeadSetBabes

      Just store them in a cool, dark spot. You can buy thinners if they get a little thick, add a few drops in & shake it and repeat if necessary. Because of the lack of chemicals they tend to thicken quicker.

  • DeadSetBabes

    Hi There,

    We make nail polish in Australia that is 5-free, vegan and supportive to the RSPCA as a portion of our profits go to them. We only test oh humans and everything is mixed in small, precise batches in our little lab. It’s also suitable for pregnant ladies, because of the chemicals that have been taken out of it. if you’re interested, we do custom colours too!


  • english rose

    Are any of these uk based or shipped/supplied to? Im having real trouble fr
    inding a uk vendor or cheap shipping.


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