Cruelty Free Nail Polishes - My Top 5 Brands

Cruelty Free Nail Polishes - Marisa Robinson Beauty

When I went Cruelty Free one of the first things I noticed was the lack of ethical nail polish brands. It broke my heart to have to part with so many of my fave shades but I was determined to find CF dupes.

In this post I am going to share my top 5 Cruelty Free Nail Polish brands.


This is the BEST brand for at-home, professional manicures! From glitters to neon nail polish, not only do they have an incredible range of shades but they are Cruelty Free, Vegan and 10-Free, meaning the 10 commonly used toxic ingredients in nail polish are not included in their formula! Their Priceline Opallac Starter Kit (which retails for $99AUD, but keep your eyes peeled coz they often have in store promos), contains everything you need to get started as well as clear instructions so you will be painting your nails like a pro in no time!

Opallac Gel Polish - Intoxicated - Neon Yellow Nails

FAVE SHADE: Intoxicated (above) - who else is obsessed with neon right now!?
Available from Priceline and Opallac


Smith and Cult Nail Polish

Known for their unique shade names and signature hammered caps, Smith and Cult’s range of edgy nail polishes not only look great on the nails but are a showstopper on your vanity! This cruelty free, 5-free nail polish range is free of Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, Dibutyl Phthalate, Toluene and Camphor – offering the ultimate nontoxic and long-lasting nail polish experience.

FAVE SHADE: Extra Ordinary (above, first shade) - the perfect pink!
Available from Sephora and selected stockists


Scout Organic Active Beauty Nail Polish

Super Food is not only great for your health but it also has beauty benefits for your skin and nails. So when Australian beauty brand Scout Organic Active Beauty infused their vegan formula with Broccoli Seed Extract, which is rich in Vitamins A, B, K, E, it was a game changer which not only coloured your nails but moisturised, repaired and hydrated them too. When I apply this polish I also like to use their Top Coat which creates a high shine look with longevity. They are also one of the few cruelty free brands I know that have their own cruelty free nail polish remover which is acetone and acetate free and infused with Aloe Vera, Vitamin E and Certified Organic ingredients to strengthen your nails while effectively removing nail polish.

FAVE SHADE: Really Don’t Care (above, left) - this crisp white polish is fun and fresh!
Available from Scout Cosmetics and selected stockists


Cruelty Free Nail Polish - Mavala Nail Polishes

Swiss nail brand Mavala not only has a cruelty free, 13-free nail polish range that includes every shade of the rainbow (including sparkles!) but they also have a major focus on nail care. From nail hardeners, top coats, and base coats to moisturising serums, cuticle creams and ridge fillers, they have covered all bases when it comes to strong, healthy nails which look good and feel great! One of their most impressive and award winning products is MAVALA SCIENTIFIQUE K+, a penetrating nail hardener without formaldehyde which quickly hardens and repairs the most fragile part of your nails, the tip.

Cruelty Free Nail Polish - Mavala Nail Care

Their website is also a a wealth of information and in their MAVACADEMY they identify some common nail concerns and provide solutions for how you can fix them!

Mavala Nail Polish Swatches - Alpine Green

FAVE SHADE: Alpine Green (308) - this is the perfect shade for Autumn/Winter!
Available from Mavala Online and from selected stockists

5. Say It With Polish

Say It With Polish Personalised Nail Polishes

Say It With Polish have taken personalised beauty to the next level. Not only can you get custom compacts but their cruelty free nail polish range makes for the perfect gift, party favour or just because to spoil yourself! Not only are 100% against animal testing but they are certified as 100% cruelty free and vegan by Cruelty Free Australia, YAY!! To order your personalised polish head to their website, choose your colour, template, alignment and font then place your order - it is that easy!

FAVE SHADE: Wine and Shine (worn above), a stunning, metallic gold
Available from Say It With Polish

What is your favourite Cruelty Free Nail polish brand? Let me know in the comments below so I can check them out!


*These products were sent to me in exchange for a review. The products have been tried, tested and all opinions expressed are honest and my own.