A recent study showed at least half of British women aged 18-45 regularly use vegan beauty and skincare products, and with such a wealth of products available, it’s not hard to see why! With November being World Vegan Month, we’ve rounded up our favourite beauty products and supplements…
From November 1, all of MUA’s products are 100% vegan. MUA’s range of more than 250 items has always been cruelty free and around 80% vegan, but throughout 2019. existing core ranges have been reformulated, meaning everything is now 100% vegan. This new change brings about a relaunched lip collection including the cult £1.50 lipsticks, available in both matte and satin finishes in a range of colours. There’s also the new £1 mono eyeshadows in a range of highly pigmented matte and pearl shades.
Many deodorants are not vegan friendly as they test on animals or contain beeswax. However, The Natural Deodorant Co. create gorgeously scented deodorant balms and creams (£2.50 – £11) that are both vegan friendly and cruelty free. They are also made using 100% natural ingredients, including antibacterial magnesium and sodium bicarbonate, which provide all-day odour protection, as well as moisturising coconut oil and shea butter to soothe delicate underarm skin. What’s more, the balms contain no nasties such as palm oil, parabens, synthetic fragrances or aluminium, and the full-sized jars are 100% plastic free.
Cienna Rose creates nail polishes that are all-natural, cruelty-free and vegan-friendly. The nail lacquers (£9 each) are available in a range of shades and finishes, from vibrant, to neutral, to matte, to metallic! Each one is packed full of vitamins and lemongrass oil, meaning nails are left beautifully manicured, strong and nourished.
Swiss skincare company Nazan Schnapp makes luxurious, top-quality skincare products that’s natural, organic, cruelty-free and vegan. Many of their products also incorporate the healing powers of crystals, such as their Detoxing Exfoliant Jade Daily Cleanser (£84), and their Sublime Hydrating Treatment Essence Rose Quartz Toner (£68).
Inspired by the natural therapeutic plants and sea spas of the sun-drenched Adriatic Coast, Saint Iris Adriatica is a 100% natural and sustainable body and skincare range designed to de-stress, nourish, and energise while promoting harmony and wellbeing. All of their products contain hand-harvested Flower of Salt, which delivers more than 75 essential minerals including magnesium, copper and iron.
We love their vegan-friendly products, including their ultra-nourishing Serenity Salve (£48), which hydrates and regenerates devitalised skin, along with their award-winning gel-in-serum Wake-Up Droplets (£46) which smooth, brighten and balance uneven skin.
(Please note, while all of Saint Iris Adriatica’s products are cruelty-free and suitable for vegetarians, due to the inclusion of honey in some of their products, only their Serenity Salve and Wake-Up Droplets are also vegan-friendly.)
Leading natural brand Green People has everything you’ll need for vegan and cruelty-free beauty. Their light and moisturising Gentle Cleanse & Make-up Remover (£20) removes traces of dirt and make-up while boosting the skin with anti-inflammatory and hydrating properties. Follow up with their Vita Min Fix 24 Hour Moisturiser (£19.50), formulated with a certified organic moisture-retaining complex, to hydrate skin and increase collagen production. The company also has a great range of vegan products for hair and body, including = Intensive Repair Shampoo and Conditioner (£14.50 each), as well as a Natural Rosemary Deodorant (£10.75) which smells incredible!
Also by Green People, these vegan-friendly and cruelty-free Cha Vontz Age Defy+ Green Beauty supplements (£34 for 60 capsules) combine age-defying nutrients such as astaxanthin with immune-boosting superfoods including seagreens and spirulina, to smooth wrinkles and improve skin elasticity from within. Simply take 1 or 2 capsules a day to detoxify and cleanse from the inside out.
Offering a range of vegan-friendly and cruelty-free wellbeing products, Tisserand Aromatherapy’s aim is to treat your mind, body and soul. Their Neroli & Sandalwood Body Lotion (£10.95) blends pure essential oils with botanical extracts to soothe your skin and uplift your mind with its exotic scent. If you’re in need of a good night’s sleep, try their Sleep Better Massage and Body Oil (£10.45), which combines a nourishing base of Sssame and jojoba oil with soothing essential oils of lavender, sandalwood and jasmine.
With a range of hair and body products, Faith in Nature has you covered from head to toe! Check out their luxurious new Avocado range, consisting of a body wash, shampoo and conditioner (£5.79 each) – all three are bursting with essential oils as well as being vegan-friendly, cruelty-free, and free from SLS and parabens.
anatomē offers a wide range of vegan-friendly health and beauty products. Their Detox & Cleanse Vegan Food Supplement (£28 for 60 capsules) use a natural botanical complex to support the liver, kidneys and lungs to process and rid the body of pollution, stressors, pesticides and toxins.
For the ultimate recovery ritual after a long day or intense workout, try anatomē’s Muscle Ease & Skin Restoring Bath Salts (£20), which incorporate a blend of Magnesium Flakes to promote muscle relaxation, with Pink Himalayan Salt and Hawaiian Black Lava Salt to optimise skin health. A true treat for tired skin and aching muscles! Plus, check out their body care products, including Avocado, Macadamia, Rosemary & Thyme Soap (£10).
British family perfume company Floris London creates gorgeous candles, fragrances and products for bath and body. We love their 100% cruelty-free and vegan-friendly zesty Cefiro Hand Treatment Cream (£18), enriched with vitamin E and natural oils to soften dry skin and protect from signs of ageing and environmental damage. It’s lightweight and easily-absorbed, giving long-lasting nourishment without greasiness. What’s more, its gorgeous citrus scent will energise your morning routine!
Many make-up brushes still contain fur from horses, mink, squirrels, badgers, goats and weasels, meaning they are not vegan-friendly. Emerging beauty brand Lily England offers 100% vegan-friendly, cruelty-free brushes, including the Face Make-Up Brush Set in Rose Gold (£24.99). The set includes five essential makeup brushes packaged in a sleek cosmetics bag, making them perfect for on-the-go!