About Vanessa Ivy


Vanessa Ivy is an Australian owned cosmetics brand that our founder conceptualised over a decade ago as a way to make people feel great amongst the chaos often found in this world.  Deciding to bring the idea to life, in 2019 our founder started her journey in developing Australian made nail polishes that not only look gorgeous, but are made from a cleaner formula that is free from many toxins commonly found in nail polishes.  The vegan, cruelty-free and breathable nail polishes were launched in 2020, allowing people to treat themselves or someone else to something special.


The Experience


Packaged with the customer experience in mind, the nail polishes are bottled using generous 15ml European bottles with silver coloured detailing, and placed in stylish gift boxes.  With only two coats required for a perfect rich-coloured finish, the end result will be just as lovely as the moment you receive your first bottle.


Breathable & Water Permeable

Vanessa Ivy is proud of our breathable and water permeable formula, which means that both oxygen and water can permeate the polish coating so that it can reach the nail surface without compromising the quality of the finish. Our team have run internationally recognised standard test methods to both the ASTM D 3985 and ISO 15105-2 standards, and found that the nail polish film results were 69,700 cm3/m2/, which classifies it as very permeable.




Vanessa Ivy's entire product range is Cruelty-Free and Vegan based, which means we do not use any animal sourced ingredients and never test our products on animals.  Our products are certified by Safe Cosmetics Australia for being both Cruelty-Free and Vegan.


Providing our customers with a safe nail polish range is important to Vanessa Ivy.  We believe in true clean beauty and are completely transparent about what we put in and purposely leave out.  Our formula is made from 83% plant sourced ingredients and is certified as Made Safe by Safe Cosmetics Australia.  We follow their strict rules and can demonstrate that we exclude many chemicals of concern.


Overall our nail polish formula is free from these toxins and additives:


  1. Benzophenone-1
  2. Camphor
  3. Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP)
  4. Formaldehyde
  5. Tosylamide Formaldehyde Resin & Ethyl Tosylamide
  6. Toluene
  7. Xylene
  8. Triphenyl Phosphate
  9. Styrene Acrylates
  10. Fragrance
  11. Paraben
  12. Animal Derived and Tested Ingredients


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