31 Best Vegan Skincare Brands For A Kind And Clean Beauty Routine
The vegan skincare scene is blossoming. If you want your face and body to follow suit, then building some of these plant-based brands into your ethical beauty routine is the way to go.
Every product here is fully vegan and cruelty free so you'll be keeping the world and your conscience clean whilst you wash in 2020.
Sun 29 Dec 2019
Clean beauty has been trending for a while, but what about kind beauty?
Going for vegan skincare products and beauty treatments is a great way to make sure that your daily cleansing routines and rituals are harming neither planet nor animals.
The vegan skincare products on this page have not only got the cruelty out of their face creams and body (vegan) butters. They have also been created to keep your skin healthy, vital and hydrated.
Most of these brands do not stop at being vegan. They use minimal, organic, natural and health-promoting ingredients to treat skin issues, nourish your body and get your skin glowing. Many of them are also pioneering plastic free packaging.
31 Best Vegan Skincare Brands For A Kind And Clean Beauty Routine
Moisturiser, Majo Skincare
If you're after ethical, cruelty free, vegan, skincare (and who wouldn't be?) Majo Medicine is a huge moisturising hug of a brand, perfect for anyone who wants a sustainable solution to dry skin. Majo's Face Food features 10 all natural and organic essential oils, including Argan, Rosehip and Hemp. It's fab for restoring a healthy plump glow to a tired face.
Bath Salts, Moa
MOA's vegan friendly skincare products work wonders and this has seen them gain cult status quickly. These Dreamy Mineral Soak bath salts restore tired and sluggish skin with Himalayan pink salt plus lavender oil for relaxation, lemon peel for skin brightening and cardamom for emotional stress. Drift off into a good night's sleep after your sustainable bathing.
Natural Serum, Shiro
While there are plenty of 100% natural skincare brands in the UK, not many come with Shiro's reputation. Huge in Japan, this cult all organic, plant based skincare brand's Kombu skin serum is perfect for anyone with dry skin and a sustainable bent. The all natural serum is extracted from kelp, which is packed with Vitamin B2 and calcium. This improves the moisture retention in your skin.
Vegan Soap, Soap Folk
Say hello to Soap Folk. All their products are handmade, from their Safflower & Rosehip soap to their Body & Bath Oil. This brand uses natural ingredients and is suitable for vegetarians and, save for a few products that contain honey, vegans. All their packaging is recyclable and glass, rather than plastic.
Exfoliating scrub, Kinvara
Work away the day's dirt and grime with awesome plant powered skincare from Kinvara Skincare. The exfoliating scrub is made from a mix of marine minerals, like seaweed and other vitamins. It comes as a fine powder that you mix with water. The mixture gently removes dead, dull cells. Vegan friendly, this cleanser is kind to skin, animals and easy to use.
Healing Salve, Previse
Plant based skincare has skyrocketed in recent years and this healing salve from Previse is the perfect example. It relies on nature not chemicals to save your skin. This cruelty free salve can be used everywhere, is packed with Vitamin E and is vegan friendly. It doesn't even contain essential oils or fragrances, so it's great for people with sensitive skin.
Supercharge Serum, BYBI
Boost your natural skincare routine with BYBI. This is a vegan, clean beauty favourite. BYBI's Supercharge Serum will perk up dry, bleurgh skin with 15 nutrient rich oils, including watermelon, squalene, prickly pear, lemongrass and jasmine. BYBI is all about eco-luxe natural skincare. Read more about it in their Clean Beauty book.
Pai has been designed specifically for sensitive skin. That means that it includes only the highest quality plant based ingredients and no nasties. Its Cameilla and Rose Hydrating Cleanser has cleaned up on the green awards circuit and feels more like a luxury treat than a routine jobby.
Solid Foundation, LUSH
Ditch the plastic pots, compacts and tubes of foundation. LUSH's Slap Sticks solid foundation come in 40 vegan-friendly shades, and are plastic packaging free. They're made from coconut oil bought in Indonesia to support literacy programmes, and argan oil which has been ethically harvested by a women's co-op in Morocco.
Face Scrub, Yllo
Embrace the turmeric wave. This trendy yellow spice is anti-everything: antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, anti-fungal and anti-viral meaning it can help with clogged pores, redness and even facial hair growth. Vegan beauty brand Yllo have it all neatly packaged into a cool face scrub powder (that won’t turn your face yellow). 10% of profits goes to girlsnotbrides who are working to end child marriage.
Gender Neutral Skincare, United And Free
Vegan skincare brand United and Free is one of a new breed of brands who don’t distinguish between male and female skincare. They work with a seventh generation alchemist to make sure everything smells gender neutral, the ingredients are all natural and even the packaging is recyclable. If you’re more a no-nonsense, get clean and move on kind of person, then United and Free’s bottles are your new shower stalwarts.
Body Moisturiser, Organic Nation
Organic Nation tick just about every eco, vegan, ethical and organic box you could wish for and then some. It works with perfumers to find the right scents, promises a sustainable process from soil to skin (S2S) and combines the latest scientific theories on skincare with the best ingredients in nature. Try the Vanillamint Body Moisturiser with aloe and super berries.
Soap, The Soap Co
British based company, The Soap Co, combines luxury ethical skincare with positive social impact. The brand hires disabled or disadvantaged people and aims to create 60 new jobs each year. As for the products, the traditionally crafted soaps are made with sustainable palm and coconut oil mixed with local water from their Lake District manufacturing base.
Skin Refiner, The Beauty Chef
Cult organic plant based Australian brand, The Beauty Chef, creates products that have both naturopaths and nutritionists nodding in approval. Beauty editors all over the world have been flocking to this Probiotic Skin Refiner that uses natural fermenting to break down dead skin, stimulate collagen and boost skin’s immunity.
Rooted Oil, Noto Botanics
Noto Botanics want to reshape beauty products around doing good for you and the planet. It’s about a transparent process, vegan-friendliness, individual beauty and generally shaking things up a bit. Noto's plant based products are minimal, multi-use and unisex. Try the Rooted Oil for hair and body - a woody, Argan oil-laced earthy affair that includes bergamot and cardamom.
Sensitive Skincare, Lulu And Boo
Lulu & Boo is a holistic skincare range for sensitive skin. This award-winning and affordable line includes everything from rich and creamy body lotions to healing ointments for chapped skin. Certified by the Vegan Society and the Soil Association, all of the ingredients are traceable and organically produced, meaning there’s nothing in this charming collection that can upset sensitive skin.
Unisex Styling Cream, Josh Rosebrook
A favourite with the LA A-listers, Josh Rosebrook’s line of organic plant-based skin and haircare is another example of a brand ditching the need to create separate lines for men and women. This Unisex Styling Cream focuses on 100% organic or wild-crafted plants, herbs and oils that help heal skin heal naturally.
Argan Oil, Mun
Cult US sustainable beauty brand Mun is right on the money when it comes to minimal, Scandi-look skincare. Their range of pure healing botanicals are sourced from various ethical co-ops that fund education programmes and create jobs for Berber women. The toners and serums are packed with antioxidants, argan oil and vitamins that will calm, soothe and restore stressed skin.
Men's Face Oil, Neighbourhood Botanicals
Neighbourhood Botanicals prove that protective face oils aren't just for girls. This Men's Oil packs a hearty punch of clean beauty for your face. It is 100% natural, vegan and full of Vitamin C and antioxidants. It also softens beards and helps with dry skin, so will soon become an essential part of any guy's grooming routine.
Day Cream, Atlantis
Atlantis Skincare's rich Day Cream is perfect for slathering on each morning. It's packed with 100% natural (82.5% organic) seed oils like macadamia and sweet almond, as well as hyaluronic acid to wage war on wrinkles. Handmade in small batches, this plastic free powerhouse comes in bright blue, recyclable glass pots.
Eye Balm, Edible Beauty
Edible Beauty’s premise is that if it’s not good enough to go in your mouth, it's not good enough to go on your skin. It uses wildcrafted Australian plants and herbs that are organically grown and high grade. The vegan friendly '& Gold Rush' eye balm uses edible gold to reduce puffiness and dark circles (an old Japanese Geisha trick) as well as blueberry oil, cucumber and passionflower to hydrate and soothe.
High end beauty line Orveda’s Clay Mud Cleansing Powder harnesses all natural ingredients, like bio-fermented kombucha, black tea and moringa in its exfoliator to reset and restore your skin. It comes in a beautiful glass bottle that contains no mineral oils or animal extracts. Orveda’s a vegan friendly, eco-luxe secret weapon for serious beauty addicts.
Organic Facial Oil, By Sarah
By Sarah promotes itself as a 'transparent skincare company', from upfront labels about its ethically sourced, all natural ingredients to its amber glass bottles and jars. We love the cult, award-winning, vegan friendly Organic Facial Oil. Cruelty free and small batch, it uses apricot oil, pumpkin seed, argan and vitamin E for spectacular results.
True Cleanse Oil, Sister & Co
Treat yourself to a bottle of plant based Sister & Co's True Cleanse Oil. It comes in a heavy duty glass bottle and contains organic cold-pressed apricot, jojoba and grape oils infused with rose otto and frankincense for a gentle but hardworking everyday cleanser. A little goes a long way. Recycle the glass, keep the pump for the next bottle and repeat.
Hand And Lip Balm, MOA
Say hello to the magical Green Fairy. Eco-friendly skincare brand MOA uses Absinthe and yarrow extract as the key ingredients for this duo hand and lip balm. Organic, vegan-friendly and soothing, it comes in a recyclable steel pot (and won't give you a hangover).
Facial Serum, Awake Organics
One of our favourite vegan skincare brands, Awake Organics’ hero plastic free skincare product is this facial serum that helps eradicate blemishes. The Citrus & Hemp Clearing Face Serum uses food grade hemp oil plus grapefruit, lavender, tea tree, rosemary and patchouli essential oils - all in a glass bottle.
Firm & Tone Oil, Inlight Beauty
It’s not all about the face. Inlight Beauty’s Firm & Tone Oil uses ylang ylang and geranium to tone skin and boost that circulation. Best of all it’s all about keeping glass in circulation - everything comes in beautiful, recyclable Miron glass. Available at online eco-friendly beauty store, Pure Skin Lab.
Sugar Scrub, Bloomtown
We've been a bit in love with plastic free skincare wonders, Bloomtown, and its vegan sugar scrubs for a while. They come in fabulous glass jars and sum up everything wonderful about seasonal ingredients. Palm oil free and made in small batches, Bloomtown's scrubs come in jars that can be returned and exchanged for star points to spend on new products.
Nourishing Face Serum, Vanderohe
One of our favourite discoveries this year is Vanderohe's No1 Nourishing Face Serum. The exceptionally sourced, plant based, face oil comes in a dark glass bottle and is handcrafted in London. Inside the bottle are food grade, wild harvested, cold-pressed essential oils that will rejuvenate even the tiredest face. A plastic free, travel essential.
Organic Skincare Box, Isla Apothecary
Pamper yourself or a friend with this cute treat box from hand blended, small batch wonders, Isla Apothecary. Each box includes a Refine + Radiate Face Mask, Neroli Body Oil, Blood Orange and Vanilla Sugar Scrub and Relax + Recover Bath Salts. All of the ingredients are ethically sourced and organic where possible.
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