Our Top Vegan-Friendly Beauty Products
Posted by Rachael Funnell in Skin Care, Organic & Natural
Whether or not you’re a vegan by diet, many of us like to use beauty products which are cruelty-free, but sometimes it can feel impossible to identify which products are actually “vegan-friendly”. To prove that quality cosmetics don’t require animal by-products we’ve put together a list of our 5 favourite vegan friendly beauty brands to include in your skin care routine, so you can feel beautiful, ethical and all over guilt-free.
This retinol, vitamin C, and Omega-3, 6, and 9-packed oil might be on the pricier side, but the glow that it gives your skin (not to mention the anti-ageing benefits!) makes it worth the pennies. As a soothing overnight product this luxurious treatment allows you to wake up in the morning with smaller pores, smoother skin and a healthier complexion. Plus with its organic and cold pressed oils this cruelty-free product is vegan, gluten-free, and hypoallergenic. Sunday Riley is definitely a vegan friendly beauty brand to give a go if you're looking to add a little luxury to your skin care routine.
This isn't just your typical body cream, coming in five shades and containing light-reflecting particles this wonder-product helps to mask minor imperfections as well as treating a host of other skin care problems. Formulated with arnica it dissolves signs of bruising and can even repel insects and treat sunburn with its gentle blend of plant extracts. With its strict no animal testing policy, Prtty Peaushun is a vegan-friendly beauty brand which even comes with the seal of approval from PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals).
Not only is Lauren B. a vegan-friendly beauty brand, their nail colours are made with zero formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, DBP, toluene or camphor, which are all common culprits for drying out nails. This particular polish also comes with a special pre-lacquered brush so your polish will glide on effortlessly and best of all, smudge free! The ultimate beauty must-have for any time poor women out there who find themselves having to apply nail polish on the go.
Many beauty shoppers are hyper-aware about what ingredients are going into their skin care products, but not many know to check the source of their makeup brushes. Makeup brush fibres can be made from a variety of animals including mink, horses and even squirrels - so if you're against the use of animal products you'll want to find a suitable synthetic alternative that won't upset your skin. Cue the synthetic range from EcoTools, a top vegan friendly beauty brand, which combines quality materials without involving the harnessing of animal products. With this ethical brush collection you can apply makeup with expert precision, without sacrificing your vegan way of life.
Many products which claim to be vegan-friendly in the UK are still guilty of animal testing in other parts of the world, with animal testing being a legal requirement in countries such as China. However DERMAdoctor is one professional beauty brand you can rely on to stick to it's code of ethics. DERMAdoctor does not test on animals, use animal products or permit the sale of their products in countries which require animal testing. If that's not enough, this intensive lotion treatment also uses retinol which is an absolute hero-product when it comes to visible anti-ageing results, so you can knock 10 years off your appearance without worrying about the origin of your expert skin care.
It can be difficult to suss out which beauty brands are truly vegan-friendly and which are attempting to cover up their practices when it comes to animal cruelty. However the above five brands all pride themselves on their vegan range of quality skin care products so you know you can put your trust in them. If you'd like to read more on cruelty-free beauty brands then you can follow this link to find a comprehensive list.
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