Five-free (a product void of known carcinogens like formaldehyde, dibutyl phthalate, toluene, formaldehyde resin and camphor) goes beyond just polish. Here, six picks for your cleanest manicure ever—from start to finish.

By Jenny Jin
July 27, 2015
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Get a glossy, gel-like manicure without any UV lights or harsh chemicals. This seven-free formula comes in 14 shades, from a pale pink to a vampy red.To buy: $18, sephora.com.
ulta.com
nordstrom.com

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This vegan and cruelty-free line features a range of unconventional shades—from neon green to bright orange. No matter what hue you choose, the opaque pigment leaves nails streak-free every time.

To buy: $10, nordstrom.com.

secretlocation.ca

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These floral-scented pads remove polish without acetone—or the stinging smell that usually accompanies it. Infused with aloe, they hydrate nail beds and cuticles, too.

To buy: $15, amazon.com.

pritinyc.com

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Swipe this on pre- and post-color for a longer lasting, shinier manicure.

To buy: $15, pritinyc.com.

ulta.com

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Get a glossy, gel-like manicure without any UV lights or harsh chemicals. This seven-free formula comes in 14 shades, from a pale pink to a vampy red.

To buy: $18, sephora.com.

rgbcosmetics.com

5

Aptly named, this clear treatment gives nails a subtle, just-buffed sheen, while delivering nourishing ingredients like vitamin E and biotin.

To buy: $20, rgbcosmetics.com.

chanel.com

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With a curved brush that’s easy to maneuver and a chip-resistant formula that’s also nontoxic, this well-curated line of polishes proves that you don’t have to sacrifice form for function.

To buy: $27, chanel.com.