Most of us are really looking into healthier lifestyles, supporting environmental causes, reducing our carbon footprint, choosing healthier options for our health, skin etc…
Over the years, the cruelty-free and vegan beauty worlds have grown, and more brands are now emphasizing their cruelty-free and/or vegan stance.
Despite this, there are so many products out there that contain animal products or are created by brands that still test on animals.
We’ve rounded up 15 of the best cruelty-free and vegan-friendly beauty brands who do not test their cosmetics on animals or use animal products, so you can start the switch from now!
MÁDARA is an all-natural, vegan-friendly, sustainable beauty brand from Latvia. Their amazing range of skincare and makeup has some fantastic initiatives on sustainability and the environment.
Their 130 products are free from synthetic materials, preservatives, mineral oil perfumes and the majority are vegan, only made with natural ingredients.
We particularly liked the Hydra Firm Concentrate Jelly, which is perfect to hydrate the skin deeply while enjoying the gel texture. It leaves your skin deeply hydrated, comforted and protected, with a lasting glow. Especially beneficial for mature, dry and problem-prone skin.
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Carbon Theory is all about clean skin – clean, natural ingredients that rid the skin of toxins, putting the nourishment back in at the same time. Ingredients such as charcoal and tea tree oil play a big part in ridding the skin of toxins which is why so many people have used the soap to successfully clear acne!
We completely fell in love with their soap! It leaves the skin super soft and clean all impurities. The charcoal draws out toxins and excess oil, the Tea Tree Oild keeps your skin clear, while the Shea Butter nourish and hydrate.
It is a magical beauty product that every man and woman should have in their bathroom!
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The soothing balm from Dr PawPaw containing natural pawpaw providing a soothing and smooth skin feel while claiming to provide healing qualities due to its natural properties.
You can use it in many different ways: as a moisturiser, skin protector, nappy cream, hair conditioning treatment and a lip balm. It is definitely a product that you need to keep with you at all times – a real lifesaver!
We particularly liked the Shea Butter Balm because of its great property on sensitive and dry skins. It will give your skin a long-lasting softness and a perfect glow! No foundation needed!
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Our favourite: Jasmine, Lavender & Cedarwood Oil
Kyushi offers a range of mindful and perfectly balanced vegan oil blends that will benefit both your skin and mind.
Kyūshi is designed to take skin through seasons, climates, emotional and lifestyle changes and empowers you to take charge of your own, constantly changing skin.
We completely fell for the Jasmine, Lavender & Cedar Oil, with its calming properties. A great skincare product to use before going to bed, to relax and deeply moisturize your skin.
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Our Favourite: Sheer Glow Highlight Stick
Arbonne is celebrating its 40 years this year. This beauty brand has a holistic approach to beauty, health and wellbeing. 100% Vegan and cruelty-free, Arbonne innovate using plant-based ingredients grounded in science and clinical research. The brand commits to complete transparency and pledge their responsibility to sustainability and the environment.
Their wide range of beauty products, from flawless base makeup to vibrant lip products, is suitable for all types of skin.
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If you want to combine cruelty-free beauty products with sustainability, try Ethique. All of their products are vegan-friendly, cruelty-free and palm oil free – made with 100% biodegradable ingredients and certified compostable packaging. – in one word: the DREAM.
Choose from the bar shampoo, moisturizer, face scrubs, and serums, among so many more.
We’ve opted for the Heali Kiwi Shampoo – which smells like heaven – and will leave your hair super soft. This bar is chock full of kiwifruit oil, coconut oil, neem oil, oatmeal and karanja oil, perfect to strengthen your hair and soothe your scalp.
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Our favourite: Volumising Lengthening Mascara
Code Beautiful focus on producing high-quality beauty products that push creative boundaries without harming animals. Every step of their manufacturing process is designed to protect our environment and the others we share our planet with.
We’ve been really impressed by the quality of their products. The range is quite small but you will not be disappointed. The volumising lengthening mascara could definitely compete with those sold by other non-vegan brands.
If you would like to level up your lashes’ game, Code Beautiful mascaras will become your beauty essentials.
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Our favourite: Body Scrub 02
Ecooking has been developed with a strong focus on the ingredients and the effect they have. The brand boasts a range of product available for everyone and for every skin type challenge – fine lines, wrinkles, acne or redness. Their mantra? Everyone deserves the sense of well-being that healthy and well-nourished skin gives.
One of our favourite products is the Body Scrub 02. It contains natural Sicilian salt that removes the dead skin cells, which causes your skin to look tired, dry and grey. Additionally, dead skin cells also “absorb” creams and oils so they aren’t able to serve their purpose of providing your skin with moisture and care.
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Little soap company has recently launched their range Eco-Warrior. This brand-new range of plastic-free, job-specific, unisex bar soaps each has its own individual function recreated into six high impact bars.
You will be able to choose between the Clarifying Charcoal Bar, the Shampoo Bar Orange & Ginger, Sensitive Facial Bar Chamomile & Calendula, Exfoliating Bar Citrus, Moisturising Hand & Body Bar Coconut Blend and Shaving Bar Bergamot & Lime.
We’ve been enchanted by the Exfoliating Bar, which smells wonderful and really do the job! You will be relieved from any skin irritation, redness or itching and left with a brand new baby skin!
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Elemental Herbology aims to create ultimate wellness experiences through unique treatments, innovative products. The beauty brand also believes in responsible beauty and tries to source its products locally, with all our products are vegetarian, and over 20 are suitable for vegans.
The Eye Elixir Eye Cream encourages collagen production while reducing the appearance of dark circles and puffiness with a triple-action formula. The delicate eye area is renewed and repaired, leaving skin brighter, smoother and hydrated.
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Our favourite: Daily Renew Facial Cream
If you are looking for to switch your current daily cream to a vegan option, Evolve Daily renew facial cream is THE solution. This moisturiser restores normal to dry skin with a blend of pure organic oils. Organic Argan oil nourishes whilst natural hyaluronic acid soothes and hydrates. Delicately fragranced with soothing hypoallergenic vanilla & coconut natural fragrance.
There are many reasons to fall in love with Evolve Beauty products. Their cosmetics are lovingly handmade in small batches at their studio in Hertfordshire, England to ensure the freshness of the precious antioxidants in the natural oils, butters and extracts. The bonus? All their products are vegan, cruelty-free and eco-friendly
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