The hype of Veganuary might have disappeared faster than our New Year’s Resolutions, but there’s plenty of reasons to keep the plant-based approach to beauty on the table. Joking aside, vegan beauty is a trend that’s here to stay and you don’t have to be living a totally plant-based life to enjoy it, in fact, many of our favourite brands are already notching up their ‘free from’ credentials and you might not even know it.
The Vegan Society reports that over half (56%) of Brits adopt vegan buying behaviours such as buying vegan products and checking if their toiletries are cruelty-free. With that in mind, we’ve put together a guide to some of our favourite vegan-friendly haircare and beauty products, so whether you’re sticking with your Veganuary pledge or just curious, we’ve got you covered.
We have already made it easy to find your favourite vegan haircare on the site, so if you want the full breakdown, you can find it here. But here are our top picks:
Keep it clean: Pureology Hydrate Shampoo and Conditioner Twin Set (2 x 1000ml £45.95)
This is our ultimate cruelty-free hair bundle. Offering salon quality care for you at home, this is one of our best-selling ranges. It promises gentle cleansing while protecting your colour. Amazing hydration and stunning results.
Seal my style: Colour Wow Dream Coat Supernatural Sealant Spray (50ml £12.00)
Don’t let your style dreams be crushed by poor weather-proofing. This product provides your locks with a waterproof cloak of invisibility to protect against the most humid of conditions. With results that last upto 72 hours, this is your new vegan hair buddy for life. Simply apply to towel-dried hair and style as normal to heat activate the product.
Rainbow bright: Manic Panic High Voltage Hair Colour (Various colours 118ml £8.95)
Cruelty-free doesn’t mean fun free. Manic Panic are a shining example of a product range committed to providing bold, bright, on-trend hair products without peroxide, ammonia or harm to our furry friends.
It’s winter, our skin needs all the love we can give it, but that doesn’t mean compromising on what’s in our skincare and on our faces. These vegan products are your new heroes, so read on and stock-up for a guilt-free glow.
Blemish be gone: The Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2% Solution (30ml £4.20)
If you’re prone to blemishes you’ll already know about the wonder that is Salicylic Acid (we hope) but this little bottle of joy from The Ordinary is great to help bring some clarity to your skin. Acting as an exfoliator for the inner surface of your skin, it unclogs pores and minimises the appearance of marks, you can brighten up and be kind all at once.
Plump up the volume: Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream (50ml £49.49)
The ultimate anti-aging, anti-wrinkle and anti-cruelty lift for your face. Designed over three years, yep, you read that right, this product promises to reduce the depth of lines and increase hydration. Sign us up!
Primed and ready: Emma Hardie Protect and Prime SPF30 (30ml £27.00)
So you’ve prepped, plumped and now you’re getting ready? Well, this vegan Emma Hardie cream will provide weightless protection, added moisturiser and a primer to ensure you’re all ready for your close up. This little tube also houses up to eight hours of UVB and UVA protection in with every application!
Eat, well, live-well, look amazing. Let’s round up our top picks with the makeup you need for your ultimate vegan beauty box.
Lights, camera, film-star foundation: Dermacol Make-Up Cover Foundation (30g £9.95)
This hugely popular, some may say iconic foundation provides extreme coverage with a natural looking finish. With some must-have SPF50 in there too, you can’t afford to miss this out of your cruelty-free stock check.
Just brows-ing: Fab Brows Duo Eyebrow Kit (£20.00)
Let’s celebrate long-lasting, semi-permanent eyebrows made easy! With three shades to choose from and a palette to die-for, the animals aren’t the only ones happy to see this one on the list. Lovingly made in the UK, this comes with two complementary shades per palette, six handy stencils a duo applicator brush and a magnifying mirror.
Fix up, look sharp: Gerard Cosmetics Slay All Day Setting Spray mini (30ml £9.95)
Full face, stay in place. Don’t go anywhere without setting your hard work. This handy little bottle comes in loads of beautiful shades and promises to reduce migrating makeup, caking or those pesky settling lines.
So there you have it, just the tip of the cruelty-free iceberg from our treasure trove of products. We know sometimes it is nice to have the extra peace of mind and you might want to review the ingredients for our vegan products – we get it, so you can drop us an email at any point and we will send you the full, up to date ingredients of any product.