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The Vegan Beauty Products You Need To Try

In 2019, we’re championing natural beauty regimes that are both kind to animals and kind to the environment. As we all know, Veganism is growing in popularity and this has acted as a catalyst for beauty brands to increase their focus on vegan-friendly formulas. Vegan beauty is all about using ingredients that are free from animal derivatives. When brands classify themselves as cruelty-free, this means that no animals have been involved during production, such as through animal testing.

What does Vegan Beauty mean?

Vegan beauty products are free from animal ingredients and animal derivatives. The main ingredients to avoid are collagen, beeswax, milk protein, lanolin, honey and silk.

Vegan Beauty Brands


Editor’s pick: Pai Rosehip Regenerate Oil

Certified vegan by the Vegan Society and approved by the PETA Leaping Bunny team, Pai is a fantastic brand that you can rely on to deliver high-performance skincare results. Both vegan and cruelty-free, Pai formulates its products using natural active ingredients such as Rosehip, Avocado and Jojoba.

Vita Liberata

Editor’s pick: Vita Liberata Body Blur

Vegan tanning without compromise. By using nourishing organic vegan ingredients such as Marula Oil, Vita Liberata has become our go-to tanning brand to enjoy a luxurious experience as well as a professional finish. It’s also cruelty-free.


Editor’s pick: Aesop Parsley Seed Antioxidant Serum

Cruelty-free and vegan, Aesop brings together botanical ingredients with skincare technology to create industry-leading skincare solutions. The bestselling Aesop Parsley Seed Antioxidant Serum promotes a smooth, hydrated complexion with every application.

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Editor’s pick: Inika Organic Lip Tint

An Australian beauty brand that boasts a 100% cruelty-free rating and is also classified as vegan, Inika bring together luxury beauty with ethical production processes. We love the Organic lip tint as it adds a natural flush of colour whilst promoting natural moisture and hydration.

NEEK Skin Organics

Editor’s pick: NEEK Skin Organics 100% Natural Lipstick in Bittersweet

With an impressive level of detail in any product they launch, NEEK Skin Organics have created the ultimate line of vegan cruelty-free lipsticks. The packaging is both recycled and recyclable, making NEEK our primary choice for eco-friendly makeup that truly delivers on high pigment promises.


Editor’s pick: Nailberry L’Oxygene Nail Lacquer Fashionista

Switch to vegan and cruelty-free nail polish with Nailberry, the non-toxic breathable nail polish range that offers a variety of beautiful classic shades.

Organic Surge

Editor’s pick: Organic Surge Extra Care Hot Cloth Cleanser

Suitable for vegans, Organic Surge is a brand that prides itself in bringing effective organic formulas to skincare aficionados. Key ingredients include Shea Butter, Coconut extracts and Chamomile extracts.

Dr Botanicals

Editor’s pick: Dr Botanicals Apothecary Pomegranate Superfood Regenerating Sleep Mask

Enriched with a plethora of botanical extracts such as Pomegranate extract, this vegan overnight mask sinks beautifully into the complexion to penetrate the skin at the deepest level.

Eco Tools

Editor’s pick: Eco Tools Blush Brush

Not forgetting the beauty accessories category, Eco Tools are one of our favourite choices of vegan cruelty-free makeup brushes. Soft to use and effective to apply makeup smoothly, you’ll want to expand your brush collection for 2019.

Vegan Beauty Products

Although some beauty brands don’t label themselves as fully vegan, most will offer vegan-friendly products within their ranges.


Editor’s pick: Chantecaille Future Skin Foundation

A cruelty-free brand that also offers a large selection of vegan-friendly products, Chantecaille is an iconic beauty brand that is the epitome of luxury. Loved by the likes of Halle Berry and Angelina Jolie, this water charged foundation is a hybrid between a gel and liquid.


Editor’s pick: Omorovicza Queen of Hungary Mist

With ingredients sourced from thermal spas in Budapest, Omoroviza a luxury skincare brand that is cruelty-free and offers a variety of vegan-friendly products such as the infamous Queen of Hungary Mist.


REN Clean Skincare

Editor’s pick: REN Evercalm Global Protection Day Cream

Although more commonly recognised as a clean beauty brand, REN products are not tested on animals and a large number are suitable for vegans.

Dr Hauschka

Editor’s pick: Dr Hausachka Lemon Lemongrass Vitalising Body Milk

Classified as cruelty-free by PETA, you can find a high number of vegan skincare products from Dr Hauschka. We love the Lemon Lemongrass Vitalising Body Milk which is bursting with natural, vegan ingredients that refresh and moisturise the skin.


Editor’s pick: Pixi Glow Tonic

Although Pixi does not claim to be a vegan brand, the majority of their products are vegan-friendly, including their cult product, the liquid exfoliant: Pixi Glow Tonic.

The Ordinary

Editor’s pick: The Ordinary Natural Moisturising Factors + HA

Looking for a solution to dry, tired skin? This vegan daily moisturiser from The Ordinary contains vegetable-derived Glycerin and Hyaluronic acid to quench dry skin and leave it feeling soft and supple.

First Aid Beauty

Editor’s pick: First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream

Ideal for those with extremely dry skin, the Ultra Repair Cream from First Aid Beauty penetrates deep into the skin immediately to relieve sensitivity and extreme dryness. First Aid Beauty do not test on animals and have a large portfolio of vegan products.


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