We’re all worried about what we’re putting on our bodies these days, and in them too, so it makes sense to start reading the ingredients. We’ve been looking for vegan beauty products recently, and we’ve come across some wonderful beauty items that we think you should definitely take a peek at. These vegan beauty products to check out for 2017 are made by some pretty impressive brands, most offering vegan and animal cruelty-free makeup, as well as being all-naturally made and sourced too. When you have the option to use an animal-friendly version of your regular makeup, wouldn’t you take it?
So, grab yourself a cuppa, and get your makeup bag to hand. What are you running low on? Could you replace them with these 15 vegan beauty products to check out for 2017?
15 – Aenea Cosmetics – Rosehip Seed Cleanser
You can see the entire ingredients list on the website, and if you take a peek you’ll see that it’s entirely vegan-friendly. This means that they don’t just avoid testing on animals, but they also don’t use animal products in their beauty products. These animal products will include eggs and milk (and their byproducts), beeswax, honey, sheep lanolin, and also byproducts from the slaughterhouse.
If you’re in the Clapham area of London, UK, you should check out Aenea Beauty Spa, offering facials, massages, spa treatments, maternity treatments, HD & Aenea brows, lashes, spray tanning, waxing, nail manicures and pedicures, and also makeup.
The Rosehip Seed Cleanser is on pre-order, and is a pricey product, but has the right combination of ingredients to provide you with deep and thorough cleansing, boosting your collagen production with vitamin A right to the skin, and also helping to get rid of pollutants.
The entire Aenea Cosmetics range are vegan-friendly and cruelty-free, and you can find more information here.
£52 / 120ml
14 – Ahava Mineral Radiance Instant Detox Mud Mask
Ahava are a brand that pride themselves on being as environmentally friendly as possible, and have created a range of beauty products that are not only really good for your skin, only using natural ingredients, but they’re vegan-friendly also.
Cruelty-free, vegab-friendly, not tested on animals, allergy-tested, paragon free, and also suitable for those with sensitive skin. It would seem that Ahava really do have all their bases covered.
So, which of their items would we suggest as one of our vegan beauty products to check out for 2017? This one … Ahava’s Mineral Radiance Instant Detox Mud Mask.
If you want to hydrate and purify at the same as detoxing your skin, this mud mask is the way forward, packed with minerals to make your face softer and more youthful looking. Leave on for just two minutes before rinsing off, it’s received rave reviews everywhere, and on the Ahava website has been rated 4.8 stars out of 5, out of 57 reviews too.
A lot of their beauty products receive amazing reviews, and not just on the internet – from people we actually know too. We’d definitely recommend checking out a few of their items, and you can find more information about them
13 – Arctic Fox Hair Colour
A relatively new (ish) name in the world of hair dyeing … or one that we’ve recently come across anyway, Arctic Fox hair colour is perfect if you’re looking for bright bursts of colour whole being eco-friendly at the same time. Founded in 2014 by Kristen Leanne, the brand promises to be non-GMO, and are all-natural. They also contain no synthetic ingredients, and are vegan-friendly and cruelty-free. There are no harsh chemicals, no PPDs, no high alcohol concentrates to dry your hair out … We’re definitely interested in this hair dye!
There’s a beautiful, bold, and bright range of colours, and you can find them on the Arctic Fox website, or also on Amazon. They’ve had rave reviews from beauty bloggers and hair stylists, and if you take a peek on Instagram, you’ll soon see the wide and stunning range of designs and styles that you can come up with.
12 – World Famous Tattoo Ink
If you’re about the tattoo life, but would prefer to only use vegan ink in your wonderful and colourful masterpieces, look for artists that use World Famous Tattoo Ink. EU certified and also vegan-friendly, it’s a brand that you can trust, and the colours are meant to be amazing on them too.
They’re quite pricey, and it’s for a reason – they’re meant to be a really good brand of tattoo ink. Also, there’s that vegan-friendly attachment too. You know that’ll bump the price up.
It pays to ask your tattooist whether or not they’re using vegan-friendly ink, as it does exist out there.
11 – Beauty Without Cruelty – Natural Mineral Soft Kohl Pencil
This long-lasting mineral based pencil is just one of a massive range of Beauty Without Cruetly products. They are one of the market leading vegan ranges of makeup for the United Kingdom. Not just good for vegans and vegetarians, they’re gluten-free, GMO-free, and fragrance-free, and they’re all-natural too.
You can buy Beauty Without Cruelty products in a lot of places, but we’ve ordered some from Amazon. This pencil, for example, is very highly rated – 4/4 stars and 33 reviews. With mascaras, lipsticks, and a whole bunch more, it’s a brand you should definitely check out if you’re in the market for vegan beauty products to check out for 2017.
- Beauty Without Cruelty – Natural Mineral Soft Kohl Pencil (£5.99 / Amazon)
- Visit the Beauty Without Cruelty website here.
You can take a peek at more Beauty Without Cruelty products that we’ve come across here:
10 – Raw Passion Skin Food
100% organic, cruelty-free and vegan-friendly, you won’t find anything you won’t want in your Raw Passion Skin Food products. That’s before you get into the pretty fabulous packaging, which we also love.
There are so many products to pick from from the Raw Passion range, including men’s products, and even pet products. If you’re looking for vegan beauty products to check out in 2017, this is definitely a brand that’s worth a second look. Available in 15ml, 30ml and 60ml containers, £7, £11, and £18 respectively, they’re designed to moisturise your skin, rehydrate it, and stimulate the growth of skin cells. There are also different scents to make your choice from, and even multi-packs so that you can try more than one at once.
9 – Pureology Purify Shampoo
We found this particular this vegan-friendly shampoo on allbeauty.com, and this shampoo is for colour-treated hair when it needs a good clarification and some help with the vibrancy. It’s packed with good stuff, and missing all the bad stuff too. They might be pricier than other shampoo brands you’ve come across, but you are getting a product that is 100% cruelty-free and vegan-friendly. The products are also designed to help boost the health and condition of your hair.
Their reviews are pretty impressive, and we haven’t actually come across a bad one yet … and trust us – we really did try to find one! We’ve decided to take a closer look at the Pureology range of products for ourselves, and we’ll bring you some reviews soon! Keep your eyes peeled, and don’t forget to give our social media pages a cheeky like you can be kept in the loop.
8 – Organic Surge Tropical Bergamot Skin Perfecting Body Scrub
Another little beauty we found on beautyexpert.com, this body scrub is not only organic, but vegan-friendly also! Designed to soften, cleanse and moisturise your skin, the body scrub has been infused with sunflower seed oil and natural pumice, and over 99% of the ingredients are derived from natural origins.
Not only that, the body scrub is paraben-free and it doesn’t contain any synthetic fragrances or artificial colours. It’s also suitable for both vegans and vegetarians.
We found this for £14.95 / 350ml (which is much cheaper than we expected) and you can find it an beautyexpert.com.
7 – Vegan Beauty Cosmetics – Rouge Handmade Nail Polish
If you want to buy from a small and local business, Vegan Beauty Cosmetics is one to look out for. You find their vegan-friendly items on Etsy. With handmade nail polish, including these delightful colourful numbers, as well as bath bombs, your nails can look good without the worry of hurting any animals in the process.
Made in the UK, sold in 10ml bottles, and cruelty-free, vegan-friendly, EU approved, and non-toxic (no toxins or harmful chemicals involved), they’re the friendliest thing you’ll find in the nail polish aisle. At £5 per bottle, they won’t break the bank either!
6 – The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + b5
Everyone has been talking about hyaluronic acid these days. It’s even been featured on daytime TV shows, such as This Morning. We found this little beauty from The Ordinary – Hyaluronic Acid 2% + b5, and it’s £5.90 for 30ml on deciem.com – the abnormal beauty company.
Not just alcohol-free and vegan-friendly, it’s also silicone-free, nut-free, cruelty-free, and has a pH level of 6.50 – 7.50, so you know you’re in good hands. In fact, we’d definitely recommend checking out the entire The Ordinary brand if you like the sound of that. The website even makes things super easy for you to work your way around, easily finding vegan products, or those suitable with certain allergies etc.
- Buy The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + b5 from deciem.com here.
- Check the full The Ordinary range on deciem.com here.
5 – Jane Iredale Jelly Jar Gel Eyeliner
It’s £16.95 for a cute little tub, but you can get some adorable shades in this vegan-friendly gel eyeliner. As well as black, you’ll find Brown, Espresso and Green. They’re all long-lasting and water resistance, as well as being highly pigmented.
The makeup brand – Jane Iredale – has been certified as vegan-friendly and cruelty-free by both the Leaping Bunny program, and PETA too, meaning that this is a vegan name you can trust. There are plenty of products you can choose from too. We’ve found a whole bunch on the allbeauty.com website, this eyeliner being just one of our favourites. You can find the link with the full range of Jane Iredale products below. Remember to come back and let us know which ones were your favourite!
4 – White Rabbit Skincare – Lime & Coconut Cleansing Water
Doesn’t lime and coconut something you’d want delicately spritzed over your face in the hot summer heat? We sure do, and we’d love to drink it at the same time, if that’s quite okay? We know that’s probably asking a lot, but the vegan-friendly White Rabbit Skincare at least solves half the problem with their Cleansing Water. It’s a steal at just £15 for 200ml.
All of the products offered by White Rabbit Skincare (a small British company), are cruelty-free and vegan-friendly, and contain just natural ingredients. There are so many products to pick from too. Beard Oil for the men, Olive & Avocado Cell Renewal Serum for everyone. We definitely think they’re worth a closer look. That’e even more so the case when you learn that all of their products are made in small batches to ensure each product is the very highest of quality, and super-fresh too!
- Check out the White Rabbit Skincare website here.
- Take a peek at the Lime & Coconut Cleansing Water here.
3 – Cowshed Cow Herb Restoring Hand Cream
Another little treat we found on allbeauty.com, Cowshed is a beauty name that is starting to take the world by storm. It’s another of the brands creating products suitable for vegetarians and vegans. Using only natural ingredients, the brand make their products in the UK. This luxurious rich of cocoa and shea butters combines with fennel to offer antiseptic properties, alongside softening and hydrating.
Cowshed offer lots of weird and wonderful products, from a Zesty Hand Wash, to a Moisturising Hand Cream, and you can find lots of them on the allbeauty.com website. We’ve taken a peek and bought a few … Which ones are you going to add to your bag?
- Find the Cowshed Cow Herb Restoring Hand Cream here for £6.50 / 50ml.
- Shop the Cowshed range on allbeauty.com here.
2 – Nailberry L’Oxygéné – Breathable Nail Polish
And if you were looking for a vegan-friendly nail polish that also helps your nails to breathe, you’re in luck. That’s just what Nailberry offers you, another UK-based brand with cruelty-free products and rave reviews.
Both moisture and air are allowed to pass-through this breathable nail polish. It is also free from the top five chemicals – no formaldehyde, no camphor, no toluene, no DPB, and no formaldehyde resin. Even allergy sufferers, kids, and pregnant women can safely use this nail-friendly nail polish, priced between £14.50 and £17 per bottle. There are some really pretty colours too! Definitely worth a second look.
1 – Steamcream Hoot Hoot Moisturiser
Firstly, look at the owl. This is the cutest moisturiser we’ve come across in a long time. We think it would make the perfect gift for the bird or owl lover in your life. It’s a freshly-made product in the UK, with all natural and just the highest quality ingredients. The ingredients themselves have been fused together using steam to ensure the best possible results come from the minimal amount of product.
With Jojoba oils, cocoa butter, almond butter, orange flower water, and more, your skin will be soft, smooth, and nicely replenished. It’s packed with all the nutrients and hydrations it needs to stay looking youthful for longer.
Not only that, this moisturiser is vegan-friendly, and has been approved by the Vegan Society.
And there you have them – 15 products, and their brands, that we think you should definitely take a peek at if you’re on the hunt for vegan beauty products to check out for 2017. And, of course, if you come across amazing brands yourself that you think we should add to the list, get in touch! We’d love to build a vegan-friendly database of makeup brands to keep your eyes peeled for. You’ll find all of our social media links at the top of this page, and we’d love to know what you’ve been using, and what looks you’ve created with them. Get in touch – we can’t wait to get the conversation started.
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*Prices correct at time of writing.