Kind nail polishes

Once in a while I get asked for tips on nail polishes that won’t give you an allergy – one of the most common allergies regarding cosmetics is with nail polishes, and it can even show up in other places besides the nails, since they end up getting in touch with several other body parts.

Lots of times the allergy is associated with specific components – so nowadays we can already find several 3-free nail polishes (without toluene, DBP and formaldehyde), and there are also the 5-free, that also don’t have formaldehyde resin and camphor. But it’s not easy, there are people who have allergy even to nail polishes without these ingredients – the best is really to try and check… But when I was doing my research for this post, I ended up finding new/less known brands that, besides being 3-free or 5-free, have natural, organic and/or vegan formulas. I thought it was nice because sometimes these  factures also have an  influence on the  intolerance, and even  if  you don’t  have  any  allergies  might  still  prefer  a  more  natural  products!  Detail:  all  of  them  have gorgeous color options!

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Scotch Naturals
They’re water-based instead of solvent-based like the regular nail polishes, which guarantees an even  more  natural  formula.  There  are  39  shades  and  I  loved  the  bottle!  More  info  on  theirwebsite.

This  British  brand  does  4-free  nail  polishes,  I  also  loved  the  bottle  and  the  beautiful  color options! They have a salon in South Kensington, in London, and you can find it for sale at BonMarché in Paris. More info on their website.

Priti NYC
I got to know this brand some time ago when I read that Natalie Portman, who is vegan, was a fan. Besides being organic, vegan and cruelty free, there are more than 100 shades/finish options – and the soy-based remover is also famous. More info on their website.

Kure Bazaar
The founder created this French brand when she got pregnant and started to really worry about what she was using in terms of cosmetics (I think it happens to a lot of people!). The idea was to create natural and kind nail polishes, with pretty and trendy colors, and high performance. There are several sale points in France, besides two salons in Paris, one at Bon Marché and one at Park Hyatt, you can find them also at Selfridges in London. More info on their website.

Eve Snow
Another British brand, it’s 3-free, cruelty free and its formule includes ingredients like argan oiland vitamine E to enhance the nail – the color selection is a bit smaller. You find it for sale in several Boots, more info on their website.

If you have tips on other allergy-free or natural nail polishes leave a comment!

{Translated by Ana de Almeida}