If you're in the midst of becoming a vegan, or just against testing on animals then you might want to check out these miraculous beauty buys.
Are you a vegan? No, but are you really? Before proclaiming yourself a fully fledged advocate, the dreaded beauty swap has to be done. Brimming with chemicals, and not always cruelty free the mainstream beauty market is sadly not often vegan friendly. But this doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy an amazing new find. Even if you haven’t made the conversion from mere mortal to vegan but can’t stand the idea of testing on animals, then these are the products for you.
After all, being a vegan is challenging at the best of times, but having to overhaul your bathroom cupboard can be far more traumatising than throwing out the full fat milk, or even parting with your daily fix of chocolate. No. What’s really terrible is having to throw away your beloved beauty buys. But believe it or not, the dreaded clear out doesn’t have to be as terrible as it seems.
With so many people converting to veganism, the vegan beauty market is rapidly expanding. Rewind to this time last year and you probably couldn’t even find a toothpaste, let alone the genius product pictured above, which is guaranteed to give you a gorgeous dewy glow AND protect your skin against free radicals. So actually, you can still be beautiful and completely guilt free with these amazing little finds.
Vegans and non vegans alike will be lusting after the
Hydroactive Cellular Face Oil by Juno. Packed with antioxidants and superfood seed oils this miraculous face oil will bring a boost of radiance to the skin. Vitamins A and C help to brighten and increase collagen, while anitoxidants drive away damage caused by pollution. The result? An envious glow, super healthy skin, and not a chemical in sight. See, amazing vegan beauty products really do exist.
Flick through our gallery for more groundbreaking treats, plus our favourite make-up brands which don’t test on animals.
Blended with seaweed, lemon oil and soothing rosemary, this lightweight conditioner from Lush works to make your hair ultra-soft whilst calming the scalp. What's more, it is suitable for everyday use, and made from all natural ingredients. We're in love.
Nourish, condition, and protect your lashes with Neal's Yard Lengthening Mascara. Featuring a gently tapering brush, this mascara will also create dramatic, long lashes, which frame the eyes and shape the face for a natural, volumised look.
In need of a some new brushes? Look no further than this set by EcoTools. Groom your brows, contour the face and shape your eyes with these high quality, all natural brushes made from recycled and natural materials. It's a total win-win.
Revitalise your skin with the Kora Organics by Miranda Kerr exfoliator, available to buy at Net-a-Porter. Infused with chamomile, green tea, aloe vera and olive, this natural combination will gently break down dead skin cells, revealing a brighter, more youthful complexion. For more evidence on how amazing this product is, just take a look at Miranda Kerr's complexion - yup, its perfect.
For all the shades you could EVER need check out Butter London Nail Laquer, available at Boots. Free from toulene, DBP, parabens and formaldehyde, Butter London proves that you really can get gorgeous nail polish, without all the nasties. Yay!
For smoky, seductive eyes that will last all day long, treat yourself to this Bulletproof Liner from Too Faced. Not only can this pencil create a precise, dramatic effect, but as a part of the brand's vegan friendly line it is also, obviously - completely vegan friendly! And therefore cruelty free. Perfect.
Achieve the gorgeous candlelit glow you've always dreamed about with this ambient lighting powder from Liberty, which creates a flattering sheen and blurs out the skin's imperfections. Don't forget to check out the rest of the Hourglass make-up range, which is entirely cruelty-free, and very high quality.
This cult classic foundation by Nars creates a glowing, satin finish and can be used as a light foundation during the day, or built up for fuller coverage at night. It leaves skin hydrated, smooth and perfect. As you can tell, we're huge fans. Not only do Nars do fantastic foundations, but they also do great bronzers plus much, much more - none of which is tested on animals.
After a budget friendly lipstick which is also cruelty free? Look no further than cosmetic brand, B. Their genius lipsticks have a luxurious creamy finish, and last all day long.
Disguise wrinkles and plump up fine lines in one single swipe. This innovative concealer by Chantecaille features an anti-fatigue complex powered by peptides that will de-puff the eye area, reduce dark circles and improve the skin's elasticity.
Smoulder in seconds with this Neutral Eye Palette by Illamasqua. With a pale base and pretty bronze shade with just a hint of shimmer, plus a seductive dark brown and black this palette is all you need for show stopping evening eyes.