If you have recently become a vegan, it can be a little difficult at first to find beauty and body care products to complement your new lifestyle. Many companies have hidden non-vegan ties, either in their ingredients, like carmine – a reddish pigment manufactured from insect “shudder” – or in their practises, like in the case of brands that test on animals or are founded by non-cruelty-free companies.
This may have been a real problem a few years ago, but with the increasing popularity of veganism, there is a burgeoning market of green and animal-friendly brands. Here are some beauty and/or skin care companies that only deal in vegan products:
The Indian-based company hand-harvests its range of organic oils from its farms. The company uses an ancient Ayurveda formula to create facial and wellness oil blends that deeply moisturise, brighten, clarify, and repair the skin while keeping it safe from environmental toxins. Some of the earnings are channelled to educating the local youth through scholarships, and improving the health of the community through a village clinic the company sponsors.
French Girl Organics
French Girl Organics is an Anthropologie-approved company with a line of luxe skincare products made with organic ingredients. It is one of the chicest all-vegan brands in the market, and is particularly well known for its beeswax-free lip tint.
Au Naturale Cosmetics
The company has made a name for itself for leading the fight for more transparency in the beauty industry on Capitol Hill. Moreover, it has a range of fashionable makeup colours and formula made from locally-sourced ingredients that are ideal for sensitive skin.
The Canadian brand offers striking colour cosmetics with an earthy-glam vibe owing to the sustainable bamboo packaging. The company’s makeup is also available at an affordable price point, which makes it quite competitive in the vegan beauty industry.
Beauty Without Cruelty
Founded in 1963 in England, Beauty Without Cruelty has been at the forefront of the animal cruelty-free cosmetics movement for decades now. The company offers a range of skin-care products, hair-care and styling products, cosmetics, and even nail lacquers.