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.
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Nail Lacquer
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.
Lauren B. Beauty Nail Polish Remover Pads
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.
Priti 2 in 1 Top & Base Coat
Swipe this on pre- and post-color for a longer lasting, shinier manicure.
To buy: $15, pritinyc.com.
Butter London Patent Shine 10x
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.
RGB Nail Care in Liquid Buff
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 Le Vernis Nail Colour
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.