Vegans know that a plant-based diet has many benefits – not least that it’s good for the environment, but did you know that there are also loads of cruelty-free and vegan beauty products that can benefit your skin? The best part is that they often come with fewer ingredients too, which can make them a little less likely to cause irritation, so even sensitive skin can find them a real winner.
But before you head out to buy some vegan face care, be sure to check the label first to ensure that it’s actually vegan – just because something has been labelled ‘cruelty-free’ doesn’t mean it couldn’t contain any animal products. To help, we’ve rounded up some of our fave vegan products that are both cruelty-free and fab for your skin (plus they’re all totally affordable too).
This cool New York brand offers a wide range of makeup as well as nourishing vegan skincare that you’ll love. Try their Grapefruit Revitalising 3 in 1 Face Mask, Scrub & Cleanser to give your complexion a healthy glow – it contains kaolin clay to draw out impurities and boost collagen levels while grapefruit extract helps clear pores. For dry skin, this moisturiser is a dream: oat milk calms, argan oil seals in moisture and it’s packed with vitamins C and E to promote smooth, soft and youthful looking skin.
This indie brand creates small-batch acne-fighting formulas that are free from all the usual nasties like SLS, parabens and perfumes. Their products are formulated and made from start to finish in their London HQ using organic, ethical ingredients that are all listed on the website. We’re big fans of the Lotus & Orange Blossom Soothing Tonic, which reduces redness and improves skin’s tone and texture.
This Ayurvedic-inspired British beauty brand combines science with nature to create 100% vegan and cruelty-free products that are actually good for your skin too. We love their Face Oil Duo, which combines hydrating Shea butter and Cocoa butter with Vitamin E rich Argan oil to nourish your skin and leave it feeling soft, supple and healthy.
This is one of our favourite new vegan beauty finds. It’s a cruelty-free and vegan-friendly face mist that can be used in the morning before applying makeup or at work for a hit of hydration. It’s scented with rose water to sooth, green tea to fight breakouts and hyaluronic acid to plump and brighten – plus it’s completely free from alcohol and synthetic chemicals. It’s a beauty bag must-have for a refreshed and radiant complexion. Vegan face care