In a perfect world, the cleanest and most natural beauty products would also be the most effective. What a dream, eh!? Over the years more and more brands have launched better and better natural, nontoxic beauty alternatives that are not only healthier for us (and often the planet) but work just as well or even better than their non-natural counterparts. However, one beauty category that's consistently let me down is the nail polish space. In fact, the large majority of ultra-clean lines I've tried have been mystifyingly bad—chips mere hours post-paint, dull and cloudy finishes, watery, streak-inducing consistencies… aka everything I don't want in a nail polish. Consider Tenoverten the one (among very few) exception.
If I had tested Tenoverten's vegan, cruelty-free, and nontoxic polishes blind, I would never have guessed they were made from a nontoxic formula—they just look and apply that well. Every one of the brand's 40 polishes is eight-free, meaning they do not contain toluene, dibutyl phthalate, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, camphor, or triphenyl phosphate, ethyl tosylamide, or xylene. They also paint on smoothly and leave nary a streak. Plus, the colors are entirely next-level; tread carefully, you'll want to collect every last one. To celebrate our love for the brand we reached out to Tenoverten HQ to see which of said 40 shades fly off the shelves at record-level speed as all-time best-sellers. Curious? Keep scrolling—the top ten best Tenoverten nail polishes are just below.
Washington is the ultimate color for the nail polish minimalist. The brand describes it as "sheer illumination, like tulle in a bottle." Essentially, it's an elevated hint of white that's kind of like a halo for your nails. A classic you'll wear again and again.
Meet LA—aka the most perfect, classically classic shade of red you'll ever lay your nails on. It's our all-time favorite iteration of crimson, and the juicy orange undercurrent makes it feel fresh and less predictable.
Canal isn't your regular tan, it's a cool tan. Actually, it's more of a creamy, toasted shade of tan (the brand also describes it as having a "milky" and "nutty" finish), but you catch our meaning. It's like a finger-licking bite of Nutter Butter cookies for your nails.
Cue the drumroll! Elegant hues of baby pink always seem to reign supreme in terms of sellout, and Anne is Tenoverten's best-selling menu option. It's coined as a universally-flattering shade of pink that's elegant and as said by the brand: "buff-your-nails-but-better." You just can't go wrong with this one and is an essential within the Tenoverten fam.
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Spoiler alert: you should be treating your hand and nails with as much TLC as you are your complexion. Apply two to three drops of this nontoxic, age-defying serum onto the back of each handy daily, and reap the rewards. It absorbs quickly and leaves a silky-smooth result that actually lasts.
Speaking of which, you'll never dread removing nail polish again with this completely unique (nontoxic!) nail polish remover in hand. It's the acetone-free antithesis to any other harsh formula you've tried, and is enriched with rosehip, nail-fortifying horsetail leaf extract, and a hydrating hit of aloe and vitamin E for good measure.
This basecoat truly does it all—think of it like a priming vitamin for your tips-pre-polish. It strengthens your nails with horsetail leaf extract and vitamin E, ensures your polish adheres for long-lasting wear, and also repairs soft or peeling nails, while filling ridges and preventing cracks.
The Shield is the Thelma to The Rehab's Louise. The best fast-drying, insanely glossy, V protective top coat we've tried, and it also happens to be natural like the entirety of Tenoverten's stunning range.