Following Veganuary or generally trying to make more ethical beauty choices? We’ve round up our pick of the best new vegan hair and make up brands.
Three of the best vegan hydrating products for dry skin
When your skin’s feeling parched, quench it with these drenchers.
- Aussie brand Dr Roebuck’s Icebergs Hydrating Mask (£25,spacenk.com) contains red algae, hyaluronic acid, cucumber and camomile to help skin absorb and retain moisture. Leave on for 10-20 minutes before washing off.
- Superdrug’s B. range – all of it vegan and affordable – is pretty impressive, plus it’s darn effective too. Apply the new B Hydrated Booster (£9.99, superdrug.com) on cleansed skin,either separately or mixed in to your moisturiser, and let the hyaluronic acid tackle dry winter skin.
- Pep up dry, tired skin with a spritz of Made By Coopers Rose Divine Hydrating FaceMist (£18, madebycoopers.com),a blend of rose, orange blossom and camomile waters. It also contains rose geranium and frankincense essential oils to calm skin.
The best vegan CC cream
If your skin is feeling in the winter doldrums, perk it up with Eco Cosmetics CC Cream (£42.45, pravera.co.uk). The vegan, natural formula does everything you’d expect from a CC cream – covers up uneven patches, colour corrects and imparts skin-loving grape seed extract, Q10 and hyaluronic acid to keep your skin looking plump and smooth. It’s available in two shades and either SPF30 or SPF50, plus smells a bit like tropical sun tan lotion to help you dream of warmer days…
Fantastic vegan make-up ranges
In the past, finding well-formulated vegan make-up has been a challenge – beeswax is typically found in mascara and lipstick to help it glide, and lipstick can also contain lanolin and carmine (a red pigment from beetles). Rest assured these two new fab products are vegan but make no compromises: Lavera Powerful Lashes Mascara (£14.90, pravera.co.uk) curls, defines and volumises with a gentle formula. Axiology Lipstick in Enamor (£24, gloworganicbrighton.co.uk) contains coconut, grape seed, and sweet orange oils to moisturise lips with a long-lasting pigment derived from mineral powder to lock in colour.
Hair products for vegans
Whatever your hair type, Italian haircare range Insight has it covered with products targeting frizzy hair, coloured hair and sensitive scalps – it has 10 lines with the latest being the Volumizing range. The shampoo (£9.99, insight professional.co.uk) contains 97 per cent naturally-derived ingredients, including ginseng and white nettle, while the Hydrating Spray is a leave-in conditioner that doesn’t weigh down your locks. The range is vegan, affordable and comes in sustainable packaging!