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10 Best Clean Nail Polishes to Try This Fall

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Clean beauty is here to stay. As beauty-savvy consumers continue to educate themselves on the ingredients and manufacturing processes of their favourite beauty brands, those offering nontoxic, “clean” formulas know their products are gaining the industry edge. The modern-day beauty shopper is a conscious one, as it’s now become the norm to ask: is this a “clean” brand?

Nail polish has become the latest beauty product to come under the spotlight, as brands offer up “clean” alternatives to old favourites, packing all of the pigment-punch, with none of the nasty toxic elements that buyers are looking to avoid. So keep it “clean” and stay on trend this season, as we cover the 10 best nail polishes to try this fall.

Sally Hansen Good Kind Pure Nail Polish

Sally Hansen Good. Kind. Pure. vegan nail colour

Serving up serious pre-teen drugstore beauty nostalgia is Sally Hansen’s brand, delivering on clean nail polish with their Good. Kind. Pure. vegan nail polish range. Plant-based, streak-free and long-lasting, this brand banks on its reputation as a trusted name in the beauty industry.

Try: Sally Hansen Good.Kind.Pure. Vegan Nail Polish in Pomegranate Punch, Amazon, $10.

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Zoya Nail Polish

Zoya nail polish

Founded in 1986, this long-standing and much-loved beauty brand offers up its clean range of nail polishes in a wide range of hues and finishes. It’s long-lasting, vegan and qualifies for our list by being another “10 free” brand, meaning it has been formulated without formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, DBP, toluene, camphor, TPHP, parabens, xylene, ethyl tosylamide and lead.

Try: Zoya Nail Polish in Zorra, Amazon, $13.

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786 Cosmetics Halal Nail Polish


786 Cosmetics halal nail polish

Wudu-friendly and vegan, 786 Cosmetics is free of formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, toluene, camphor, DBP, xylene or parabens. It’s also cruelty-free and has a breathable formula which allows for water to permeate through the polish, ensuring your nails stay hydrated.

Try: 786 Cosmetics Halal Nail Polish in Casablanca, Amazon, $19.

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Smith & Cult Nail Polish

Smith & Cult nail polish

A luxe beauty brand and a favourite amongst celebs, Smith & Cult offers up a clean nail polish alternative with a line of vegan and cruelty-free hues that are formulated without dibutyl phthalate, toluene, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, camphor, xylene, ethyl tosylamide, and triphenyl phosphate.

Try: Smith & Cult Nail Lacquer in Darjeeling Darling, Amazon, $24.

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Tenoverten Nail Polish

Tenoverten nail polish

Tenoverten’s nail polish range offers up luxe hues and clean formulas that are also cruelty-free and chip-resistant.

Try: Tenoverten Nail Polish, Amazon, $24.

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OPI Nature Strong

OPI Nature Strong nail polish

OPI’s Nature Strong nail polish is one option from their clean range of formulas. The Nature Strong line is vegan – made from natural, plant-based ingredients, free of 9 of the major toxic ingredients typically found in nail polishes, long-lasting and available in 30 shades.

Try: OPI Nature Strong Vegan Nail Polish in Shore is Something, Amazon, $15.

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Ella+Mila Nail Polish

Ella+Mila nail polish

Ella+Mila is a range of vegan nail polishes certified as cruelty-free by PETA and formulated without formaldehyde, toluene, dibutyl phthalate (DBP), formaldehyde resin, or camphor.

Try: Ella+Mila Nail Polish in Stuck on You, Amazon, $27.


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Karma Organic Natural Nail Polish

Karma Organic natural nail polish

Karma Organic’s range of vegan, cruelty-free and non-toxic nail polishes pack a serious punch as far as pigment and come in a range of shades and finishes.

Try: Karma Organic Natural Nail Polish in Lala Lilac, Amazon, $14.

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Essie Nail Polish

Essie nail polish

Long considered the gold standard in nail polish, you might be surprised to learn that the Essie nail polish brand as a whole is considered clean and non-toxic. Available in hundreds of shades and finishes, this long-lasting formula is crafted without DBP, and toluene and is also formaldehyde-free.

Try: Essie Nail Polish in Chinchilly, Amazon, $10.

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10 Free Nail Polish
10 Free Life

10 Free Life nail polish

Available in 30 luxe shades, this brand is all about keeping it clean. In spite of the name, 10 Free’s formula is crafted without 21 harmful ingredients commonly found in nail polish formulas. It’s plant-based, non-toxic, vegan and cruelty-free — this brand ticks all the boxes.

Try: 10 Free Life Nail Polish in Snow Place Like Home, 10 Free Life, US$12.

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