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7 Healthy Nail Polishes to Shop Now

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You've probably seen the term "5-free" on some of your nail polish bottles, and that's a good thing. It means that it's free of the five known carcinogens (formaldehyde, dibutyl phthalate, toluene, formaldehyde resin and camphor) that are typically found in lacquers. Luckily, many brands have eliminated these ingredients and more from their formulas while finding ways to maintain the quality and wear of their conventional counterparts. Here are seven of our favorite healthy nail polish brands.

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1. Sundays Nail Polish

This socially-responsible nail polish goes above and beyond the "5-free" trend—it's free of ten harmful toxins, cruelty free and vegan. But it doesn't just talk a big game. All 50 colors go on super creamy and deliver long-lasting strength and shine.

2. Londontown Lakur

When you want a polish that wears well and strengthens your nails, this brand wins. It's free of nine common toxins and is infused with nourishing botanicals like evening primrose and rapeseed flower oils, chamomile and vitamins A, E, and B7. Instant color payoff with long-term health benefits? Sign us up.

3. Zoya Professional Lacquer

With a new range of colors released every season, there are endless 5-free options (over 300 and counting) to choose from. And here you thought it'd be hard to find a clean version of obscure shades like the above gold-flecked olive green.

4. Sally Hansen Good. Kind. Pure. Nail Color

5-free? Try 16-free. This is the drugstore brand's first plant-based and 100 percent vegan polish line. And since we’re talking about healthier options here, it’s important to note that all of the formulas are also cruelty-free and come with a plant-based brush as well.

5. Tenoverten

A fashion industry favorite, this 8-free line of lacquers offers everything you’d ever want in a nail polish: timeless and trendy shades (like this dusty mint green), a smooth and easy application and a long-wearing, shiny finish.

6. Olive & June

Since the brand first launched its polishes in 2019, it's quickly become a cult favorite for many nail obsessives (including our editors). The 7-free line features plenty of seasonal and perennial shades that are known for their lasting power and pigmentation.

7. Orly Breathable Treatment + Color

While nails don’t necessarily need to "breathe" to stay healthy, Orly does make permeable polishes that allow oxygen through to keep your tips hydrated for good measure. And if that doesn't convince you, there's also vitamin B5 and argan oil in the formula to help seal the deal.