Welcome to Kester Black - Australia’s most ethical beauty brand.
It’s simple – they make nail polish that’s kind on you and kind on the planet.
Founded in 2014 by designer Anna Ross, Kester Black blends ethics and beauty in a way that redefines the industry standard. Their products are cruelty free, carbon neutral and vegan - always have been, and always will be
Sustainability and ethical practice
When it comes to sustainability, Kester Black 100% walk the talk. From the ingredients, to the packaging and to the way they run their office – they take responsibility.
Our high shine, chip-resistant nail polish is proudly made in Australia, and is 10-Free™, meaning it's free from the 10 nastiest chemicals found in standard polishes, including toluene, DBP (also known as phthalates), formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin or camphor.
Kester Black were the first beauty brand in the world to be B Corp certified!
If that’s not a big deal then we don’t know what is!
Certification is a rigorous assessment that explored our governance, transparency, environmental and social impact.
Together, B Corps redefine success in business by competing not to be the best in the world, but to be the best for the world.
This means the Kester Black products haven’t been tested on animals, don’t include any ingredients that have been tested on animals and don’t include any ingredients derived from animals. The nail polish is for us after all, not our pets!
Vegan products are those which have not been tested on animals, and those which don’t contain ingredients derived from, or tested on animals.
All Kester Black products are approved under the Cruelty Free International Humane Cosmetics Standard, symbolised by the cute Leaping Bunny logo.
Any of the Kester Black products with the Australian Made logo are manufactured here in Australia (not just packaged or assembled here) and attribute 50% or more of the cost of making to Australian materials and/or production processes.
Kester Black is a carbon neutral company which means their carbon footprint is ZERO!