Halal Nail Polish 101: Everything You Need To Know About Breathable Nail Polish

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Tired of struggling to find nice Halal nail polishes in Singapore? We understand the struggle of our Muslim sisters. Slay in pretty yet Halal Nail polish designs with our recommended list of Halal Nail Polishes! Get to know the ins and outs of Halal nail polishes and how breathable and great they are for your nail beds!

What is Halal?

Halal is an Arabic word. The term means lawful or permitted. To add on, the term Halal is commonly used to label food, meat, personal care products, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals.

If something is to be considered halal, it should be :
1. Free from components prohibited by Islamic law (Shariah)
2. Cleansed following Islamic law.

What Makes a Nail Polish Halal?

Halal nail polish is simply breathable nail polish. It is when water can go through the nail polish and reach the nailbed. Adding on, Halal nail polishes are commonly designed using the same technology as contact lenses. It enables oxygen and hydration to pass through. Plus, it is Infused with essential oils, Halal nail polishes promote healthier nails.

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Why Halal Nail Polish?

Muslim women are only allowed to use halal nail polish. It is because there are some ingredients in normal nail polishes that are infused with alcohol and are derived from animals. Additionally, another reason is that most nail polishes are not breathable and do not let water or air go through.

Why do you ask? According to the Muslim faith, the entire body, including the nails, should be cleansed before performing their 5 prayers daily. This practice of washing themselves before prayer is called performing “Wudu”. Therefore, if a woman is using normal nail polish, she needs to remove it completely.

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Halal Nail Polishes in Singapore

Inglot O2M Breathable Nail Enamel

Inglot O2M Breathable Nail Enamel (soft matte)

This is a well-known brand for breathable nail polishes. They are created to care for healthier and beautiful nails. This formula allows air and water to pass through the nail plate. Hence, keeping it in good condition. In addition to that, Inglot’s collection of halal nail polish has 105 different colours.

Price: $26.00

Where to buy: Lazada Singapore

Zahara Breathable Nail Polish

Amira Genuid, a Singaporean is the founder of Zahara. The brand was a dream her sister and her shared. Zahara’s halal nail polishes keep your nails hydrated and strong. Currently, Zahara has 17 different colours of nail polishes and a base and topcoat.

Price: $18.00

Where to buy: Zahara Singapore

Tuesday In Love Water Permeable Nail Polish

Made in Canada, Tuesday In Love specialises in halal nail polishes. It is a non-peelable and cruelty-free formula that does not contain harsh chemicals. For instance, formaldehyde, toluene, DBP, camphorate or alcohol.

Price: $20.00

Where to buy: Qoo10 Singapore

Vivre Breathable Water Permeable Nail Lacquer

This Halal-certified nail polish is air and water-permeable. Which allows water and air to seep through reach the nail bed. Hence, much stronger and healthier nails. Besides that, this Halal nail polish is vegan, cruelty-free and chip-resistant

Price: $31

Where to buy: desertcart

Orly Breathable Treatment + Colour

Orly’s breathable nail polish permits water and oxygen to penetrate the layer of polish reaching the nail bed. Not only that, the nail polishes contain Vitamin B5, Argan Oil, and Vitamin C. Importantly, this series of nail polishes come in 18 different colours.

Price: $15.90

Where to buy: Shopee Singapore

Maya Nail Lacquer Water/Oxygen Permeable

Maya Cosmetics prides themselves in providing the best premium cosmetic nail polish. All of Maya Cosmetics’ nail polishes are vegan, animal-free, physician-approved and breathable. They are also 100%. Halal and Wudu-friendly.

Price: $13.99

Where to buy: Amazon

786 Cosmetics Breathable Nail Polish

786 Cosmetics believes that beauty products should be inclusive and made for everyone to enjoy, regardless of spiritual and ethical beliefs. All of 786 Cosmetic’s nail polishes are breathable. Hence, allowing water and oxygen to penetrate through.

Not only that, all of 786 Cosmetics are certified Halal and verified through PETA as a completely vegan and cruelty-free company. What’s more, is that each shade of the nail polish is influenced by the beauty of the places around the world.

Price: $13.95

Where to buy: Amazon

Where can you get Halal manicures & pedicures?

Nails & Good Company

Nails & Good Company is a nail salon located in the east. It offers a safe, clean and non-toxic beauty care experience. The founder, Zoe Lim noticed that most nail salons carry products containing chemicals that are harmful to the body.

Therefore, she wants to provide safe and clean beauty services. Hence, why all her products are less-toxic, vegan, cruelty-free, natural, safe and organic. The nail polishes the salon uses are also breathable.


  • Classic Manicure – $30
  • Classic Pedicure – $40
  • Gel Manicure – $65
  • Gel Pedicure – $80

Address: 10 Tampines Central 1 #05-K1 Tampines One Singapore 529536

Opening hours: Weekdays: 11 am – 9 pm, Weekends/PH: 10 am – 8 pm

For more information & to book an appointment, click here

Emirea Nail Salon

Emirea Nail Salon is located in Yishun. It is the first nail salon in Singapore that uses breathable, Halal nail polish by Three Beauties London. In addition to that, they are an authorised distributor for Three Beauties London’s nail polishes.

Price: Classic Halal Manicure + Pedicure – $45

Address: Blk 748 #01-228, Yishun Street 72, Singapore 760748

Opening hours: 10 am – 8 pm

For more information & to book an appointment, click here

bellus de CHARME

This nail salon is located in the heart of Orchard Road. You can enjoy manicures and pedicures using water-permeable nail polishes made from 100% Halal ingredients. Not only that, the nail polishes contain Argan Oil, Vitamin C and Vitamin B5 that promotes healthier nails.


  • Express Halal Manicure – $14
  • Express Halal Pedicure – $20
  • Classic Halal Manicure – $24
  • Classic Halal Pedicure – $38

Address: 14 Scotts Road Far East Plaza, #04-105, Singapore 228213

Opening hours: Weekdays: 11.30 am – 8.30 am, Weekends: 11.30 am – 7.30 am

For more information & to book an appointment, click here

Breathe Nail Spa

Breathe Nail Spa is located next to the Geylang Serai Market. They carry 5 different brands of breathable nail polishes. They are non-harmful chemicals that you usually find in normal nail polishes. Above all, the nail polishes are Halal-certified and water-permeable which is wudu-friendly as well.

Price: Spa manicure & pedicure – $150

Address: 55 Changi Road #01-11, Millage (Beside Geylang Serai market) Singapore 419709

Opening hours: 10 am – 9 pm, daily

For more information & to book an appointment, click here