Nail polish brand Essie is now vegan

Yvonne O'Halloran

Loved by salon professionals and beauty junkies, nail brand Essie has revealed that all of its products have been reformulated to be completely vegan and not tested on animals.

Shoppers will also be pleased to know that Essie’s line is now “eight-free” too, meaning that all of its polishes are free from eight potentially harmful ingredients; formaldehyde, toluene, dibutyl phthalate, resin, camphor, xylene, ethyl tosylamide, or triphenyl phosphate.

Following their announcement at the end of last year, all of Essies products will now be made with the new formula, though it is best to check the label before buying as stock with the old formula may still be on the shelves.

With the increased demand for ethical beauty products, Essie has been working on becoming cruelty-free since 2018. The company now joins many vegan friendly brands that refrain from using animal derived ingredients.

Carolyn Holba, Essie’s general manager, told Women’s Wear Daily: “We have consumers that know exactly what our colors look like, so we had to hold ourselves to the highest standards for performance. That’s why it’s taken us several years to get here. There was a lot of testing done.”

Article by Martha Moody- United Kingdom

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