Breathable Nail Polish

We’ve all heard it before; wearing nail polish all the time can cause weak and brittle nails. Breathable nail polishes can solve this problem. 

Breathable nail polishes are all the rage. They allow air and moisture to pass through to your nails so that they remain healthy.

Our Breathable Treatment + Color range has taken the beauty scene by storm and promises to keep your nails healthy without the need for taking breaks from nail polish.

But, do we deliver on this promise? Keep reading for an in-depth rundown of what makes our nail polish so great, and why you should be buying it for all of your breathable needs.

What This Article Covers:

Breathable Nail Polish (Our Review)


At ORLY Beauty, we create nail polish formulas that are in style, perfectly pigmented, and affordable.

Our high-quality Orly Breathable Treatment + Color is a 3-in-1 manicure solution that is loved by professionals and eliminates the need for a topcoat or base coat.

It promotes nail health, and the formula is infused with Argan Oil, Pro-Vitamin B5, and Vitamin C.

Get ready for glossy, salon-quality nails that resist damage and chipping for longer than traditional nail polishes.  

Why It’s Great

  • Breathable formula for healthier nails
  • Ingredients promote nail growth and strength
  • Inexpensive
  • Cruelty-free
  • Ergonomic brush and cap
  • 3-in-1 action eliminates the need for topcoat and base coat
  • Deeply pigmented colors

Who It’s Right For

  • Vegans and anyone concerned with animal welfare
  • Anyone wanting healthier nails
  • Those looking for the perfect at-home manicure while on a budget
  • People wanting a beautiful manicure while improving nail health at the same time

Detailed Analysis  

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Unlike breathable polish, traditional nail polish creates a water-tight layer that prevents your nails from getting the water and oxygen necessary to keep them healthy.

So, what is the healthiest manicure for your nails? Our Breathable Treatment + Color promises to be breathable and healthy for your nails.

How Breathable is Orly Breathable Treatment + Color Nail Polish?

Orly Breathable was formulated to let air and hydration pass through to nails so that you do not need breaks between using nail polish.

When you remove the nail polish, it does not feel like you wore nail polish at all. Your nails do not look pale or yellow. They also won’t be dry, brittle, or thin.

It is even more permeable and long-lasting than our traditional lacquers. It truly is the best nail polish for weak nails.

Formula and Color

Our Breathable range boasts more than 70 trendy colors. We have something for every taste – bold, bright, nude, shimmery, or classic.  

You only need two coats for a perfectly even and deeply pigmented manicure. There is no need for a base coat or topcoat.

The polish is thick, but not gloopy. It applies beautifully and evenly. The rich and long-lasting formula will resist chipping and damage for more than a week.

Nail Health

Our formula is infused with Argan Oil, Pro-Vitamin B5, and Vitamin C, which are excellent for promoting nail health.

It stimulates nail growth and hydrates your nails. It is the best nail polish for strength and growth.

Even if you wear the best peel-off nail polish, your nails can still become damaged. The same goes for gel polish. Orly Breathable is great if you have damaged nails from gel polish, acrylics, or peel off polish.


Orly Breathable is one of the best cruelty-free nail polish brands. It is vegan, and the non-toxic, 12-free formula does not contain parabens or other harsh chemicals.   

It is perfect for the conscious consumer who wants to take part in the clean beauty movement.

We do not test our products on animals, and they do not contain animal-derived ingredients. Our products are leaping-bunny certified.


3-in-1 Formula

Only two coats of ORLY Breathable are necessary for a salon-quality manicure.

Ergonomic Design

Orly Breathable has an ergonomically designed brush called the Genius Brush. The Genius Brush was made for smooth, simple, and precise application. It does not leave streaks.

The nail polish’s cap is called the Gripper Cap, and we made it for opening the bottle and gripping the brush with ease and precision.

Large bottles

One bottle of Orly Breathable has 18 ml of nail polish. Most nail polish brands only have around 12 – 15 ml of nail polish per bottle.

You will get your money’s worth of manicures from one bottle.

Quick Drying Time

The Breathable 3-in-1 formula eliminates the need for a top coat and base coat, but it also has an incredibly quick drying time.

The first coat can take 3 minutes to dry. The second coat can take between 5 – 10 minutes to dry.

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Breathable Nail Polish (FAQs)

Is Gel Polish Bad for Your Nails?

Gel manicures are not all bad, but they can cause brittle nails, peeling, and cracking with repeated use.

Will gel polish strengthen nails? Not really, but Orly’s Gel range can. It is infused with antioxidants, vitamin A and E, and pro-vitamin B5 to promote growth and nail health.

Can you Wear Nail Polish with Toenail Fungus?

Fungal infections can happen to anyone. You may be wondering: can I wear nail polish if I have toenail fungus?

Thick nail polishes are best avoided. Luckily Orly Beauty has you covered with their Fungus MD antifungal serum.

This formula is not exactly an antifungal nail polish, but it gets rid of fungus and repairs damaged and unsightly nails. 

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