Our Pick: 5 Vegan Nail Polish Removers Worth Trying

May 18, 2021
11:00 P.M.
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Embracing a vegan lifestyle goes well beyond your diet — there are many animal ingredients in clothing, household, and beauty products. We’ve brought you healthier and less harsh, cruelty-free nail polish removers that work.


Nail polishes and nail polish removers are mostly chemical cocktails that are harmful to our health. Fortunately, the market has evolved, and now we’re able to find non-toxic and vegan-friendly nail polish and nail polish removers.

But what makes a nail polish remover vegan? If there isn’t a “vegan” or “cruelty-free” label on it, search for any of those ingredients:

  • Guanine
  • Carmine
  • Shellac
  • Keratin

If there’s any of them in the ingredient’s list, forget about it and choose another that hasn’t any of it. But we’ve done our homework, and we brought you the best vegan nail polish now on the market.

Mineral Fusion Nail Polish Remover


Price: $12

This acetone-free formula by Mineral Fusion nourishes the cuticle and leaves it with a smooth and soft touch. The no-harsh ingredient list is also quite short (only three!); on top of that, it’s artificial fragrance-free, gluten-free, paraben-free, and cruelty-free.

Marley Marie Naturals Nail Polish Remover


Price: $11

This is one of the best nail polish removers on the list for many reasons. Besides being non-toxic, acetone-free, alcohol-free, there is a unique scent you can choose from — lavender vanilla, eucalyptus spearmint, orange ginger, and black currant vanilla.

Karma Naturals Nail Polish Remover


Price: $12

This vegan-friendly and cruelty-free nail polish remover from Karma Organic is lavender-scented, which means no strong acetone smell. It’s safe for both natural and artificial nails. Their vitamin-enriched formula softens the cuticle and strengthens the nails.

Olive + June Mani Polish Remover


Price: $9

Olive & June offers a gentle and effective non-acetone formula for this award-winning nail polish remover. It’s easy to use and you don’t need to use cotton, paper towels or wipes, and it comes with a cute little foam sponge cap for use on the toenails.

Kure Bazaar Natural Nail Polish Remover


Price: $32

Crafted with a trio of natural solvents—sugar cane, wheat, and maize, the moisturizing formula is infused with rosehip oil, and damask rose water to nourish the nail and cuticle, leaving hands and nails feeling conditioned and hydrated.