Vegan face care The good news is, vegan face care actually does better for your skin (and the planet). It’s a win-win-win because it’s cruelty-free and leaves out those icky, animal-derived ingredients that can be so harsh on your complexion. Plus, it’s eco-friendly as plants are a much more sustainable source of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that nourish the skin.
It’s easy to find your new vegan-friendly beauty go-to’s these days. Even major cosmetic brands are ditching the animal testing and embracing the power of plant-derived goodness for your face. Just look for that little squiggly sunflower symbol on the product, which indicates that it’s cruelty-free.
While we may be happy that the major players are putting an end to cruel testing on cute bunnies, the truth is, the small and medium-sized brands are leading the way in creating products that don’t need the use of animals in their formulas. The best part is, they’re also doing so while still delivering on performance and affordability.
There are lots of options out there, from those that eschew everything but a simple cleanser to those that contain all the bells and whistles, but some of our faves include:
A clean and green skincare brand that uses vegan ingredients and focuses on healing and soothing skin. This includes calming aloe, green tea to fight breakouts and hyaluronic acid to boost plumping. Their bestselling serum is one of the most sought-after on the market and the line also includes a detoxifying charcoal mask, a gentle exfoliating bar and a moisturizing cream with retinol.
The brand’s ethos is to bring a blend of nature and science together, which results in a range that offers both scientific benefits and Ayurvedic healing. Their cleansers and moisturizers, in particular, are worth checking out – the former provides a thorough cleanse while the latter soothes and replenishes.
They offer high-performance vegan products that work for every type of skin. That’s thanks to their smart formulations which harness the power of natural oils and extracts like jojoba, almond, rose hip and lavender. They’re also free from potential irritants and only use EWG-certified cleansers.
Founded by two sisters, the label has a focus on natural and sustainable skincare and make a point to avoid any irritants that may harm your skin. Their products are vegan, organic and made from all-natural botanicals and essential oils – so you can expect the same effectiveness as your favourite face cream, without those harmful ingredients.
The brand’s newest launch is this nourishing facial oil which features a cocktail of cold-pressed oils including prickly pear seed and black cumin seed. The result is smooth and calm skin with a beautiful glow.