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7 Plant-based nail polishes that are perfect for Earth Day

Non-toxic formulas for a shiny, chip-free manicure

7 Plant-based nail polishes that are perfect for Earth Day
Emma North
Emma NorthDeputy Beauty Editor
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Earth Day marks a celebration of the natural world and highlights the importance of looking after our planet so, what better time to reassess the sustainability of your beauty routine and swap some products for environmentally friendly alternatives? 

One product you may have forgotten to consider is nail polish. Most nail colours are made with formaldehyde, toluene, and dibutyl phthalate (DBP) which some consider toxic. And while their toxicity remains up for debate, there's no denying these ingredients are derived from less-than-natural sources which is why we've rounded up the top 7 plant-derived nail polishes that deliver a colourful, chip-free manicure

Beautiful woman with flower© CoffeeAndMilk
Beautiful woman with flower

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7 eco-friendly nail polishes to shop on Earth Day:

Palette London

Palette London's luxurious colours are mani, pedi and planet friendly. Every vegan polish 70% plant-based and features their revolutionary 'Super 3' ingredients, clinically proven to strengthen nails. This glossy, long-lasting gel-effect colour won't damage nails, is quick to dry and easy to remove. The formulas are free from 21 potentially harmful ingredients and also Halal accredited.

Palette London Nail Paint © Palette London
French Grey - Palette London


Manucurist is dedicated to offering clean, green and innovative products that support healthy hands and a happy planet, not just on Earth Day but everyday. All Manucurist products are cruelty-free and never tested on animals. This means from start to finish, and final formulations and all individual ingredients. All their formulas also exclude toxic, sensitising, petroleum-based and otherwise harmful ingredients.

Nails Inc.

Plant Power by Nails Inc. is the brand’s cleanest formulation yet. Boasting a 73% plant-based formula, every shade is vegan, cruelty-free and Halal friendly. All 21 shades are free from formaldehyde, acetone, parabens and 18 other harmful ingredients. The square cap has now been swapped for a recyclable and sustainable eco-friendly wooden cap. 

nails inc brown nail polish

Nail Kind

Nail Kind is a Danish nail polish brand designed to comply with Scandinavian philosophies and ways of life.  100% vegan with no animal-derived ingredients the formulas are made from mineral and plant based ingredients such as sugar cane, corn and maize. 

Nail Kind Natural Nail Wear © Nail Kind
Pillow Talk - NailKind


Natural origin and bio-sourced guaranteed. Earthy nail polish was born from a frustration towards unsustainable cosmetic products that do more harm than good to your nails. Their mission is to provide the highest quality product with the least impact on the environment. Earthy encourages you to send back your empty bottles and caps back to their offices in Birmingham for recycling and reuse.

Royally Red - Earthy nail polish
Royally Red - Earthy


Make the planet your priority with this dark purple polish. OPI's  Natural Origin range is cruelty-free and Vegan, made from plant-based ingredients that are sourced from nature. The Long-lasting, high-shine finish comes in 30 original shades.

OPI Nature Strong Natural Origin Lacquer © OPI
A Great Fig World - OPI

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