Some ingredients in nail polish may be toxic both for pregnant women and children. When you’re looking for a safe product for anyone, find out more about some of the most popular non-toxic nail polish brands.

“The Big 3” are three potentially harmful ingredients in nail polish: formaldehyde, Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP) and toluene. Along with them, less dangerous chemicals some manufacturers have also excluded from nail polish are formaldehyde resin and camphor, thus creating the term “5-free”, used to refer to non-toxic nail polish brands. Find out what some of them are, if order to avoid any risks during pregnancy and only purchase non-toxic nail polish for kids.

OPI Nail Lacquers

Since the big 3 became controversial, OPI non-toxic nail polish is one of the most popular options. Long-lasting and chip resistant, OPI nail polishes also come in a massive color range, allowing you to pick your favorite shade.

Deborah Lippmann Nail Polish

Created by celebrity manicurist Deborah Lippman, the entire nail polish line is free of the big 3 and available in 45 shades. It’s one of the best non-toxic nail polish brands around with vivid shades.

Non Toxic Nail Lacquers

RGB Cosmetics Nail Color

From the eco-friendly nail polish brands, RGB Cosmetics is one of the biggest. Their entire line is free of formaldehyde, DBP and toluene. The RGB nail polishes are also camphor and formaldehyde resin free and their production process is completely cruelty-free.

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics

Another top choice for eco-friendly nail polish brands, OCC is completely vegan and non-toxic.


Another vegan line of non-toxic nail polish brands, SpaRitual Nail Lacquer offers sexy shades along with more natural colors, infused with minerals.

Toxic Ingredients Free Nail Polishes


With none of the the big 5 and with no animal testing, ncLA is a great choice from the top eco-friendly nail polish brands and their bright and vivid shades are only matched by their similar line of non-toxic nail wraps.

Non-Toxic Nail Polish Brands for Kids

If you’re looking for the right nail polish for kids, you can buy any of the non-toxic nail polishes for adults, but an even safer bet is one created specially for children.

Suncoat Girl offers water-based peelable nail polish for ages 3 and up. Keeki and Piggy Paint are other non-toxic nail polish brands for kids, both water-based. If you abide by the rule that the less ingredients, the better, Hopscotch Kids offers 11 shades of non-toxic polish for kids with only 3 ingredients.

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