If you’ve been on the hunt for five-free polishes (do not include formaldehyde, dibutly phthalate, toluene, formaldehyde resin, and camphor) that actually work, fret no more – we’ve done the testing for you. These polishes are toxic-free and come with practically endless color options (and won’t flake off your fingers)!
Scotch Naturals is a vegan and gluten free polish (and of course five-free) that comes in over 40 colors. Bonus: They also have a kids polish line called Hopscotch! (Scotch Naturals Nail Polish, $15, scotchnaturals.com)
Julep has countless colors to choose from to make sure your nails are always in style. Plus, they offer a Julep Maven Box that you can sign up for and receive new polishes every month! (Julep Nail Polish, $14, julep.com)
A longtime salon staple, Zoya may actually be one of the better known natural brands. With tons of shades to choose from and a strong fashion week
standing, you’ll never have a problem picking a color or being on trend with Zoya. (Zoya Nail Polish, $9-$10, Zoya.com)
RGB Cosmetics is more of a niche nail brand, but if you haven’t heard of it until now, you should visit the site. The non-toxic brand has gained a cult-following due to it’s fabulous shade quality and long-lasting formulas, and in recent years has done collaborations with some fun fashion “It” girls. (RGB Cosmetics, $18, rgbcosmetics.com)
Possibly best-known for their (also non-toxic) nail wraps, nail brand NCLA also makes fantastic nail polish, from fun glitters to fabulous brights. (NCLA Nail Polish, $16, shopncla.com)