5 Vegan Nail Polish Brands That Don't Test on Animals
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The uptick in vegan nail polish brands ushered in a new era of manufacturing where there is no need to do tests on animals.

With the demand for vegan nail polish skyrocketing, brands that don't test on animals are following suit. This awareness of nail polish choices came after reports of test animals being killed surfaced.

Vegan cosmetics, including nail polish, are projected to earn $20 billion in the next five years, causing more brands to pop into the scene daily. 

Vegan nail polish uses plant-based ingredients instead of the solvents and chemical stabilizers found in traditional nail polish. Choosing to use the former rather than the latter can only benefit your skin because vegan nail polish is reportedly clean and non-toxic.

Here are five vegan nail polish brands that take pride in not doing tests on animals:

1. Holo Taco

This vegan nail polish comes in various colors, shades, and glitter. The 12-milliliter bottle will last a long time even if you use two to three coats per nail each time. Holo Taco is the creation of a social media platform influencer who was deeply inspired by all things holographic. Not only is this product line vegan, but it is also free of harmful chemicals such as formaldehyde and parabens.

2.  Wet n Wild

As a member of PETA's Beauty Without Bunnies program, Wet n Wild delivers long-lasting gel nail polish without having to test the product on animals. This brand offers bold colors, a glow-in-the-dark collection, limited edition collaborated sets, and many others.

3. Ciaté London

Ciaté London recently launched its holographic gel polishes. Its vegan-friendly product can be bought from major department stores. The Plant Pots - Good as Gold shade is a glittery crowd favorite, while the classic Sweet Blush is a staple for mani-pedis. The brand's nail polish, which has a nail-strengthening effect, is made with locally sourced materials.

4. Deborah Lippmann

Nail polish sets from Deborah Lippmann are formulated without formaldehyde, sulfates, parabens, and phthalates. The brand proudly delivers both full-coverage and sheer nail polishes that are vegan and cruelty-free.

5. Ella + Mila

Vegan nail polishes from Ella + Mila are 17-free, which means their formulation does not include 17 harmful chemicals that are commonly found in ordinary nail polish. The brand's clean products can color nails while protecting your skin and the environment. Even without the usual ingredients, Ella + Mila nail polishes dry quickly and are chip-resistant.

Your step towards a cruelty-free lifestyle can start small. Even a tiny bottle of nail polish can make a difference. Whenever purchasing nail polish, make sure to look for that tiny note saying it's vegan or you could always do a quick search to check if you are buying responsibly.