Gucci launches first plant-based nail polish collection

Kaycee Enerva

Kaycee Enerva

Italian luxury house Gucci has launched Vernis à Ongles, the brand’s first-ever collection of plant-based nail polish.

Under the creative direction of Alessandro Michelle, the collection’s new design is inspired by “old Hollywood glamour” and made with sustainable materials.

Goldie Red 2, the new collection’s signature colour, nods to Michelle’s lucky number and the 1931 Jean Harlow film Goldie. Furthermore, the luxury house re-introduces its limited-edition five-shade capsule collection launched last year, only this time its formula is now plant-based.

The nail polish line is 12-free, an industry code that means it doesn’t contain 12 toxins commonly found in nail polishes – including xylene, ethyl tosylamide, and triphenyl phosphate (TPHP). 

The remaining ingredients are Butyl Acetate, Ethyl Acetate, Nitrocellulose, Adipic Acid/Neopentyl Glycol/Trimellitic Anhydride Copolymer, Acetyl Tributyl Citrate, Alcohol, Stearalkonium Bentonite, Isopropyl Alcohol, Mica, Diacetone Alcohol, Sorbic Acid, Hexanal, Lithothamnion Calcareum Extract, Phosphoric Acid, Mannitol.

Gucci’s Vernis à Ongles is available online and in-store at $30 per bottle.

Kaycee Enerva

Kaycee Enerva

A digital content manager based in the Philippines, Kaycee Enerva has written for multiple publications over several years. A graduate of Computer Science, she exchanged a career in IT to pursue her passion for writing. She's slowly practicing sustainability through period cups, and eating more plant-based food.

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