Whether you eat vegan or not, making your beauty regime more green will likely be better for your skin plus it’s kinder to the planet. Since it’s Veganuary, we thought we’d give a run down of our best vegan beauty to inspire you to give your daily routine a vegan diet.
In the past few years we’ve watched beauty industry standards shift rapidly to become more sustainable, planet-friendly and cruelty-free, in order to protect our skin and the world we live in all at once. Simple, targeted formulas using natural and/or synthetic ingredients without unnecessary additions are what many of us look for as the norm now.
Long gone are the days when bareMinerals and LUSH were the only brands with green agendas, as forward-thinking brands like The Ordinary have demonstrated just how beneficial having a plant-based beauty bag can really be. Let’s find out, shall we?
- Skin & Tonic | Fresh Face Exfoliator 100ml
- Skin & Tonic | De-Stress Mask 50g
- The Ordinary | Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG 30ml
- The Ordinary | Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA 30ml
- Dr Botanicals | Kale Superfood Nourishing Day Moisturiser 30ml
- Dr Botanicals | Artichoke Superfood Firming Night Moisturiser 30ml
- Hawkins & Brimble | Beard Oil 50ml
- B.Tan | Fake It Till You Make It Self Tan Mousse 200ml
Skin & Tonic is a plant-based brand that creates gentle yet effective skincare. Their Fresh Face Exfoliator contains PHA, hibiscus and delicate neroli water, making it the perfect way brighten your skin without damaging its natural barrier. Soak the lightweight formula with a cotton pad or muslin cloth and spread it lightly across your face.
The De-Stress Face Mask is a skincare saviour. Ideal for irritated and acne-prone skin, this handy powder is made with soothing aloe vera and gentle kaolin clay. To activate the mask, add a teaspoon to a bowl (or your hand) along with 2-3 drops of warm water. Mix well, apply to damp skin and bask in its calming lavender aroma.
The Ordinary has reset the way we view skincare since the brand launched in 2013. With a focus on clean and simple formulas, these two hero products are some of the best vegan beauty buys to add to your daily routine. The Caffeine Solution is a lifesaver when it comes to reducing puffiness and the appearance of dark circles. Gently pat it below and around the eyes with your pinky finger after cleansing.
Once you’ve done that (and any other serums), the Natural Moisturising Factors + HA is an intensely hydrating yet ultra-light formula that will lock in your treatments for the day ahead. Like all of The Ordinary’s products, the price point for both of these everyday essentials are incredibly affordable, which is the best bit! (If you’re new to The Ordinary, take a look at our starter guide.)
If your skin needs more nourishment than a daytime moisturiser then Dr Botanicals has you covered. The indie beauty brand from London is 100% vegan-friendly, ethically made and has never tested on animals. Their products all harness the goodness of natural vitamins and energy, which is why their Superfood Moisturisers are so bountiful for your skin.
The Kale Superfood Nourishing Day Moisturiser is high in Vitamin C which nourishes and protects the skin, while Cocoa Butter smooths the skin. The Artichoke Superfood Firming Night Moisturiser firms, brightens and hydrates your skin while you sleep, making for an overall smoother looking complexion. Note: Dr Botanicals products are fresh, so we recommend you keep them in the fridge and use within 3 months.
Hawkins & Brimble has brought men’s grooming to the green side with its collection of all-natural products suitable for any skin. After founder Stephen Shortt couldn’t find any products that didn’t irritate his skin, he decided to make them himself. The Beard Oil is a nourishing treatment to keep beards conditioned and cleansed, without the grease or bad smell. The brand’s signature fragrance – a Coffee and Rose opening; heart notes of Lavender, Geranium and Patchouli; base notes of Musk, Amber and Vanilla – means it doubles as a scent. Win-win!
Want a tan without the infamous smell or worry about what’s in the bottle? B.Tan is the vegan-friendly, cruelty-free and paraben-free tanning brand making it easy to be bronzed, no matter your skin concerns. The Fake It Till You Make It Self Tan Mousse is the perfect speedy self-tan that makes your skin soft, silky and sunkissed. Could you ask for more?
Everybody needs a Beautyblender in their lives, so why not three? The limited edition Rosie Posie trio comes with the best-selling Blendercleanser in a new floral scent, and it’s all 100% vegan-friendly and cruelty-free. The beauty brand prides itself on having never tested on animals, which is always music to our ears. Now go on, beat that face!
There are plenty more vegan beauty products we love here at Beauty at The Fragrance Shop, so keep an eye out for more of these in the future. Vegan make-up must-haves, vegan bodycare; whatever you want, let us know on Instagram @beautyattfs.