Cruelty-Free And Vegan Gel Nail Polish List

June 3, 2015By 39 Comments

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I’ve been receiving lots of e-mails lately inquiring about cruelty-free and vegan gel nail polish, so I thought I’d whip up a quick list. All of the gel and gel-like polishes listed below are 100% cruelty-free and vegan. If I’ve left any off the list, please lemme know in the comments below. Also be sure to peep Vegan Beauty Review’s Guide to Vegan Nail Polish and . xo

Cruelty-Free And Vegan Gel Nail Polish

Cruelty-Free And Vegan Gel-Like Polish & Top Coats

Which vegan gel polish is your absolute fave?

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  1. TRACEY says:

    please put me on your e mailing list


  2. Deb says:

    Hi there! My nail salon is bringing a few colours from a company called DND. I do not know if they are vegan and cruelty free. The regular line they use is Bio seaweed gel and it is vegan and cruelty free. Would you know if DND is vegan & cruelty free please. I can’t seem to find any information on their gel / shellac polishes.

    • George says:

      I was wondering the same thing. I can’t find any information as far as cruelty free or not. We’ve been using this line for more than 1 year now and have been happy, but would like to know if it’s cruelty free or not as well.

      • Lucy says:

        If you find out if this is vegan please let me know! I’ve been trying to find this out

        • Hanna says:

          When looking on their website it says that they are both vegan and cruelty free and have never tested on animals. Apparently its part of their mission statement to provide that to the community.

  3. Stevie says:

    After a few hours of searching, these are the CF gel nail polishes I found:
    Cruelty Free Gel:

    Madam Glam
    Nubar Gelicure
    Couture Gel Polish
    Savvy Girl
    Gel Moment
    Bio Seaweed Gel
    Akzentz Luxio
    Red Carpet Manicure
    Aimeili Gel Polish
    Chrislie: Nailuv Gel Nail Polish
    Color Club
    Cacee Inc: One Gel Polish

    GELeration – NZ
    Evo – AU
    Bio Sculpture – AU
    B.M.C. / Rainbow Connection – UK

    • Amanda says:

      Hi Stevie, How do you know Aimeili Gel Polish is vegan? It doesn’t mention it on their web page, and they haven’t replied to my emails.
      Thanks Amanda x

    • Natasha says:

      Another Vegan gel and polish is Artistic Nail Design and apparently presto gel by nail labo.

  4. Anna-marie Swinney says:

    Do u know if there are any any brands of acrylics nail ingredients

  5. Louise woolfall says:

    Hi do your get polish’s contain methyl acrelate
    As I’m allergic but trying to find a suitable get polish thanks

  6. Ella says:

    Hi There,

    I just wondered, I couldn’t see Gelish on the PETA website. I emailed the company to find out if they are Vegan, but they haven’t come back to me. How do you know that they are vegan?


    • Nadia says:

      Hi. Hope this helps. Gelish was bought over by loreal so therefore I assume Peta does not list it. A lot of cruelty free brands have sold out to loreal or Estee lauder or other big companies that do test on animals. So while the smaller brand like eg.urban decay that swear they remain cruelty free even though they are now owned by loreal, it still leaves a lot of people disappointed as the parent company does test on animals. As far as them being vegan… Not sure about that.

      • Vanessa says:

        Im trying to find information about Gelish being owned by Loreal but it doesnt say anything about that on either websites. Where did you see that?
        Im also finding nothing at all about Gelish being CF/vegan

  7. Kim says:

    Hi there! Just want to ask if you know if perfect match by le chat are cruelty free?

  8. Elizabeth Wilks says:

    So Gelish is totally cruelty free? No testing on animals for any of their ingredients or the final product? Vegan too? How do you know. I haven’t been able to find solid confirmation anywhere. No leaping bunny awards or anything.

  9. Prema says:

    Thank you for this post! It’s so great to find this info 🙂 also there’s an awesome cosmetic brand that is all cruelty free and vegan, they have great nail polish, OCC Cosmetics (obsessive compulsive cosmetics). I love their lip tars, they used to be pro but I think they may be at Sephora now.

  10. Susannah says:

    Have you heard about the brand Jessica Cosmetics and do you know if it is cruelty free?

  11. Hi Sunny, please check out my GelMoment gel polishes. We are vegan friendly, no animal testing so cruelty free, 5 free, gluten free, practically odorless and best of all just one coat gel polish that needs no base or topcoat so only 60 seconds under LED and yes still a salon quality 14 day high gloss finish

  12. Kalyn says:

    Have you looked into/tried Butter London gel-like finishes? I’m a loyal BL fan and have tons of theirs polishes since they were one of the first CF vegan brands I tried. Been wondering about the gel products I’ve recently seen. Thanks!

  13. LizD says:

    CND is owned by Revlon which is not CF. On another nail tech blog they said Bluesky is a knock off of CND and will relabel the bottles with their own logo.

  14. Tricia says:

    This is awesome, I didn’t know any of them were vegan. I have to give it a try!

  15. Sal says:

    Gelicure is my fave! I use it in my little home salon and I picked it because it’s vegan and CF.

  16. Tasha says:

    That’s amazing. Thanks!
    I have emails from Bluesky that state they are also CF if you wanted to check it out/add to the list.

    Love your blog I shall definitely be reading this all the time now!!

    Also there’s a great company called fairypants that do vegan nail varnish (you probably know this already but mentioning it just in case) I’ve got a bottle and it’s been fantastic!!

  17. LS says:

    Thanks so much for this list! I had tried doing my own research a while back and couldn’t find real answers anywhere on this topic! I was left thinking basically my only option was CND Shellac. I’m especially happy to hear that Gelish is cruelty free because whenever I’ve gotten a gel manicure, even when I’ve picked a different brand, they’ve used Gelish as a base (which had frustrated me when I was misinformed!).

  18. Megan says:

    Lauren B Beauty makes a nice gel-like topcoat.

  19. Jessica says:

    OMG, thank you for this post!!! Have been holding off on buying gel polish because I thought none of them were vegan!

  20. IzzyP says:

    Thanks for this list! I gotta try gel polish – haven’t yet cause I haven’t been able to find any CF options.

    OPI though – I thought they sold in China? I (personally) don’t consider them CF anymore because of that. Also the parent company thing, but I know that’s a personal choice that everyone has to make up their own minds on 🙂

    (PS love your blog, read every day!!)

    • Sunny says:

      Hi Izzy, you’re absolutely right. OPI does sell to China, making them not CF. Also, thank you so much for the loyal readership. You’re way too sweet! xo

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