Some nail brands are serving up more than just hot colors for fall — they’re focused on delivering formulations free of toxicities such as dibutyl phthalate, toluene, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin and camphor —commonly referred to as “3 Free” and “5 Free”.
Give this roundup a spin to discover a new favorite brand of safe nail polishes and your new “it” color for fall.
1. Ella + Mia
Ella+Mila is a fashion-forward lacquer line often likened to the staying power of a gel. Formulations are chip-resistant, quick drying and provide high shine, without toluene, dibutyl phthalate (DBP), formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin or camphor, making it “5 Free.” We love that this brand is also cruelty-free and vegan with PeTA certification. Proudly made in the USA.
Zoya, known as the healthy color of fashion — these polishes are extra long wearing, offering a beautiful array of sexy colors. Completely toxin free, all the polishes and treatments are “5 Free.”
Product recommendation for fall: Try Anaka ($9), a vibrant purple-toned deep fuchsia-pink with reflective hot pink shimmer and gold micro-glitter.
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All JINsoon formulas are “5 Free” and offer a high gloss lacquered look with a high end, chip-proof finish. Double patented formulas deliver long-lasting manicures with rich and lustrous color payoff in a single coat.
Product recommendation for fall: Try Cantata ($18), a gorgeous gray infused with a hint of purple shimmer for a cool, edgy vibe.
The importance of long-term nail health permeates throughout this brand. “5 Free,” cruelty-free, beautiful nail care products that grew from a salon in the heart of Tribeca can now be yours… bringing back the simple pleasures of getting a manicure.
Product recommendation for fall: Liberty ($18), a dusty mint that pairs back nicely with strong fall colors or soft neutrals.
SpaRitual offers a line of spa treatments and nail care products that are vegan, eco-friendly and completely cruelty-free.
Product recommendation for fall: Cassiterite ($12), a glittery gold that’s designed to sparkle… and compliments virtually any fall outfit.
Sheswai mixes modern glamour with a boho feel via an eco-chic bottle. Not only are the colors rich and timeless with a formula that is “5 Free,” but the packaging is incredibly unique featuring a sustainable harvested wood brush top — reducing the use of plastic.
Product recommendation for fall: What ($16), a dark, gorgeous eggplant/gray will leave you saying… “what.” no question.
7. butter LONDON
Ten years ago, butter LONDON was founded as an influential, high-fashion nail lacquer pioneering the first “3 Free” nail lacquer collection in gorgeous wearable shades.
Product recommendation for fall: Tiddly ($12), An opaque, melon creme — compliments a pumpkin cocktail or pumpkin soup like no other.