What you put on your skin matters just as much as what you put in your body. Which is why living a vegan lifestyle is not just about the food. It can, however, be overwhelming when it comes to choosing vegan skincare products. There are a lot of things on the market and while they may seem like they should be vegan, they actually aren’t.
We want to help with this list of 10 vegan skincare products that will change your routine. Helping you take the guesswork out of what is good or bad when it comes to vegan skincare products is what we are here for. If you happen to be new to the vegan skincare scene then we can help you with that too.
Understanding why it even matters that skincare products are vegan is one thing that is important when you are starting to use them. You knowing which brands are committed to the vegan lifestyle and producing superior vegan products will help narrow down the field. There are brands that may have a product or two that is vegan but other brands keep their entire line vegan.
So why vegan skincare products. If you don’t live the vegan lifestyle then it is likely that you are not concerned with whether or not your skincare products are vegan. However, committed vegans what to use products that are planted-based, animal product and by-product free, as well as cruelty-free.
Cruelty-free means that they do not test the product on animals before human use. Because the vegan lifestyle is not just about health but also about the care and welfare of animals, using products that don’t use or harm animals in any way is very important.
Does Vegan Mean Cruelty-Free?
With all of that being said, it is not true that just because a product is vegan it is also cruelty-free. Those two words are not synonymous. You will need to look at labels and possibly research a specific brand or product that you like to use to know if they are both vegan and cruelty-free.
Best Vegan Brands
Before we talk about specific products, let’s talk about some of the better vegan brands that are on the market. These brands are committed to making superior vegan products that will keep your skin healthy and beautiful while also keeping your conscience clear.
- Plant Apothecary
- BYBI Beauty
- Skin Owl
- Love Beauty and Planet
- Pacifica Beauty
This list is not even remotely comprehensive but these items are pretty easy to find and are not going to break the bank so if you are new to vegan skincare they are a good place to start. Even if you are a veteran you might want to check out these brands if you are looking to shake up your routine.
Vegan Skin Care Products That Will Change Your Routine
Now on to what you have been waiting for. The 10 specific vegan skincare products that will change your routine. It is never a bad thing to shake up your skincare routine, especially if you have been using the same thing for a while or you aren’t happy with the results.
You might have also decided that the vegan lifestyle is for you and want to completely revamp everything about your health, eating, skincare, and other products that you use. Any of those reasons are great and we are excited to share some of our favorite products with you.
Physician’s Formula Butter Highlighter
Who doesn’t love that summer glow? We don’t know anyone that doesn’t want to walk around looking like they are sun-kissed and shimmering like a goddess. This product is what you need to achieve that look. This is a super moisturizing and lush bronzer that is available in a few different shades to enhance all kinds of skin tones.
The butter highlighter is vegan and cruelty-free. It is made with MuruMuru butter to give your skin an irresistible shine. So watch out Instagram the bronze glow might break the internet.
Love Beauty and Planet Dry Shampoo
Dry shampoo might be one of the best things ever invented but only a few brands are actually vegan and cruelty-free. Love Beauty and Planet is one of those brands that does vegan skin and hair care well. While this is not a “skincare” product per se, it is a beauty product that is popular.
Dry shampoo is something that many women use weekly when they are between shampoos and if you live a vegan lifestyle, you aren’t going to want to pollute your hair and scalp with a product full of animal products. You also probably will want a dry shampoo that is not full of chemicals or tested on animals.
Love Beauty and Planet is a brand that is committed to creating vegan and cruelty-free products so anything you use in this line will fit with the vegan life.
ACURE Sensitive Face Wash
If you have sensitive skin that is prone to breakouts or has cleanser related reactions then you might want to try this product out. Like several vegan cleansers, it is plant-based but it is also completely chemical-free. This may seem like a give me when it comes to vegan face care but it sadly isn’t. Vegan products can be full of chemical preservatives, sulfates, phosphates, and anything else.
ACURE is committed to keeping its products as natural as possible plus they work. This cleanser will leave you will no regrets and clear skin that is happy.
Even if you have dry skin or normal skin this face wash will be great for you. Because of the gentle formulation, it isn’t harsh or drying.
Pacifica Beauty’s Clay Face Mask
A good face mask can make all the difference plus you get a to feel like you are at the spa without the giant price tag. This product is not expensive at all and can be found exclusively at Target. Pacifica Beauty is another brand that is strictly vegan and cruelty-free so you have no need to worry when using this mask.
They have a full line of skincare and hair care products so if you like the mask you might want to dive in and try a few other products from this particular brand. It is also infused with hemp oil which is really trendy right now and has a soothing effect on your skin.
Thayer’s Witch Hazel
Toner is important for proper skin care and a good toner can make or break the health of your skin. Of course, natural is better and anything that doesn’t have alcohol is a win. But this toner is amazing and there are many different blends depending on your skin type and needs.
Thayer’s witch hazel is 100 percent natural, vegan, and cruelty-free. It isn’t expensive either, plus you don’t need to use a ton of it so your investment will last a while before requiring you to repurchase.
So if you are in the market for a new vegan toner we highly recommend this product. It will definitely change your routine for the better.
Yes to Carrots Face Wipes
There are definitely days that just get crazy busy and you realize you forgot to wash your face. But really there is no time to stop and wash your face the traditional way so do you just forget about washing your face and hope you don’t break out? No way.
That is why we love this next vegan product. Keep a pack of these in your car or bag for those days that seem to run you ragged. If you remember that your face didn’t get washed just grab a Say Yes To Carrots face wipe, wipe your face down, and keep going. No problem.
And since we know you are probably environmentally-minded you will love the fact that the package can be composted.
ZuZu Luxe Eyeliner Pencil
Make-up brands that are committed to producing quality vegan lines used to be hard to find but now there are many to choose from. But ZuZu Luxe is one of our favorites and their eyeliner pencil really can’t be beat.
This line has a number of colors and options to match anything you wear or any mood you happen to be in. ZuZu Luxe is made with jojoba oil so it goes on smooth with the added benefit of keeping the skin around your eyes hydrated and wrinkle-free.
Maracuja oil is pretty new and is taking the vegan skincare world by storm. We love that this oil is made from passion fruit seeds. Passion fruit is delicious to eat and now it is found to be good for your skin. But what does it do?
This oil is a wonderful moisturizer and is great for your hair, skin, and nails. It doesn’t take much to do the job so you won’t be buying it very often. Only 2-3 drops before you go to bed will have your skin feeling hydrated. If you tend to have dry skin then you may want to add this to your morning routine as well but your skin will tell you what it needs.
This oil may not be extremely easy to find but you can find it at your local health food store or online.
This is a Target specific brand that is completely vegan and cruelty-free. Derma-E seems to have a cleanser for every need and skin type. They are gentle but effective and have some great anti-aging ingredients in the face wash. Because who wants their skin to look old?
We love product lines that give us options for all skin types and ages. This product is also really affordable which is going to make your budget happy as well as your skin.
Raw Sugar Body Wash
We have done a lot of talking about face care, some hair care, and some make-up that is all vegan. But we don’t want to forget about the rest of our skin. Skincare is not just about washing your face or what make-up you wear, it is also about the skin all over your body.
Your arms, stomach, back, legs all need to be cared for so they can look and feel their best. If you are living the vegan lifestyle you don’t want a bar of soap or body wash that has animal products or by-products lurking in the ingredients. That is why you need to take a peek at this next product on the list.
Raw Sugar is a company that is based in Southern California and everything they do is environmentally minded. This body wash is made with raw sugar cane and other plant-based ingredients. This could be coconut, lemon, or ginger depending on the particular wash you like.
Even the bottle is unique and made from sustainable materials. Raw Sugar’s lid is actually made out of bamboo. You would expect to pay a ton of money for a product like this but each bottle is only $7. We love it when budget-friendly and vegan meet.
We want you to know this list is very condensed and that there are a ton of vegan products on the shelves with new vegan brands popping up every day, we really wanted to give you a starting point. We want this list to be helpful to not only those that are just starting their vegan skincare routine but also those that maybe need a change.
Using all of these products may not be for you and that is just fine, but pick your favorites and give them a try. If they end up not being what you are looking for then try something else either from the list of from a reputable vegan product. We love all skin types and want your skin to be as beautiful and healthy as it can be.