[ Cruelty-Free Nails ]

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This is a difficult topic. There are many views and a lot of mixed messages from companies. I have done my best to compile a list of companies that the nail polish enthusiast will regularly come in contact with.

This is a work in progress. I will add to this page and update the information as I find out more. I am not claiming that this list is 100% accurate, but I can only go by information that has been provided to me by the companies' PR and customer service representatives.

[V] denotes that the polishes are vegan. It does not mean that all products by the company are vegan. Polishes without [V] may still be vegan, but I have not got any information to support it at this time.

CRUELTY FREE BRANDS
These are companies that neither perform tests themselves, ask other companies to test, or benefit from other brands' testing.
a england
American Apparel
Barry M [V]
Beauty Without Cruelty
Bondi New York
Bourjois
Butter London
Catrice
China Glaze
Color Club [V]
Cult Nails
Del Sol
E.L.F. [V]
Essence
GOSH
Hard Candy
Inglot
Jessica
Kleancolor
Lush
ManGlaze
Milani [V]
Nails Inc
Nail Tek [V]
Nars
Nina Ultra Pro [V]
Nfu Oh
Nubar [V]
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics [V]
Orly
piCture pOlish
Piggy Paint
Priti [V]
Pure Ice
Revlon
Spa Ritual [V]
Urban Decay [V]
Wet n Wild
Zoya [V]
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THE GREY AREA
The companies that may not perform tests themselves, but still either benefit from other brands' testing, or are owned by one of the "bad guys".
Avon
Chanel
Covergirl
Essie
George by ASDA
NYC
OPI (Coty)
Sally Hansen (Del)
Seche
The Body Shop (L'Oreal)
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THE "BAD GUYS"
The companies who care more about their purse than ethics.
Avon
Dior
Estee Lauder
Lancome (L'Oreal)
L'Oreal
MAC (Estee Lauder)
Max Factor

Maybelline
Miss Sporty
Rimmel

China currently has a law that stipulates all cosmetics sold in the country have to be tested on animals. Any brand selling to China will therefore perform (either themselves or third party) animal testing. I also strongly urge you not to buy Chinese brands, even if they can be appealingly cheap.


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CURRENTLY QUERIED:
These are brands I have contacted without yet receiving a reply.
Anny
Depend


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Further Reading: Organisations
PETA
Leaping Bunny
The National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS)

Further Reading: Blogs
A Polished Life
Inspirationail
Logical Harmony
Vegan Beauty Review



If you have any input regarding this list, or would like to discuss this further, please drop me an email at thenailbuff@gmail.com. I would also love to know if you have any recommendations for brands, further reading, or if you have a cruelty free list you would like added to this page.