The beauty of the beauty industry lies in the fact that the brands are always mindful of their customers. That in turn makes them more socially responsible as well. With consumers making responsible lifestyle choices, beauty brands are also leading the trend of vegan and cruelty-free products.
And since November 1st is celebrated as World Vegan Day, it’s a good reason for us to talk about some of the best vegan beauty brands we adore. However, before we jump on the list, we need to talk about what it means to be a vegan brand.
Vegan-Friendly Isn’t All Vegan
First things first, let us clear out the confusion about truly vegan brands and vegan-friendly brands. A truly vegan brand is one that does not use animal-based ingredients in any of their product. Vegan-friendly brands, on the other hand, may have some vegan products in their line but the entire line may not be vegan.
Naturally, truly vegan brands are also cruelty-free. So, if you believe no other being should ever suffer for your beauty, vegan is the way to go.
Now let’s cut to the chase with our top picks for vegan brands you can trust without a speck of guilt.
We love BODE not just because it’s a true vegan brand, but also because it’s a brand that is committed to simplifying your beauty routine. Let’s be honest, most of us are tired of having to pick from dozens of cleaners from the same brand. Most of those products turn out to be a marketing gimmick – the same product in different packaging with lets on mumbo jumbo. BODE steers away from those tactics.
And since we are speaking of simplification, our favorite offering from this vegan brand is their 1 BOX Simplifying Beauty which contains all you need for hair, face, and body. In one box you get a vegan body wash, a shampoo+conditioner, and a cleansing bar for the face. It’s actually a bar you can use as hair and body wash as well.
Everything is made from vegan, organic ingredients without the usual baddies such as silicones, sulfates, parabens, and mineral oil. This is the best option for those who don’t want a complicated routine.
This vegan brand is the brand child of Miss France 2009, ChloéMortaud. Tired of answering questions about her beauty secrets, Mortaud founded this brand that offers all-natural, organic, vegan, and cruelty-free products inspired by old wives’ beauty secrets from France. What truly sets her brand apart is that it delivers quality without the hefty price tag.
For us, the Verbena & Lemon Exfoliating Body Scrub is a must-have from the brand. The fresh and flower notes are simply intoxicating, but we do not love it just for the scent. It is a wonderful body scrub that turns your bath time into a luxurious pampering session.
Every ingredient in this scrub is organic and natural. That grittiness comes from olive pits, which means marine life won’t have to suffer for your vanity. What’s more: the product is dermatologist tested and has a pH suitable for all skin types.
Ametrine Organics is an organic skincare brand that is also completely vegan. They have a range of skincare products made from ingredients sourced from plants. All their products are USDA approved so you can rest assured about their safety. Therefore, the brand comes highly recommended for sensitive skin that isn’t receptive to synthetic actives and harsh chemicals.
It is hard to pick one favorite product from the brand. They have a total of six products that can complete your beauty regime. But if we really have to choose one we can’t live without, it would be the O3 Rejuvenating Serum.
Rich in organic phytonutrients, this ultra-hydrating serum will bring your dull and dry skin back to life.
Cellpia is a brand that is changing the perception of vegan beauty brands. While most vegan brands rely on organic ingredients, Cellpia harnesses the power of technology. Their products, despite being vegan, utilize immune stem cell technology and regenerative medicine. That’s the secret behind the success of their anti-aging line.
Their Cell Stem Sunblock is our holy grail from the brand. It is an amazing sunscreen for all skin types and works really well as a primer under your makeup.
It promises to both protect and repair your skin at the same time. We love the mild organ scent it carries.
Kosette takes the concept of clean, vegan beauty to a new level. All their products contain ingredients that are natural and food grade. Their key secrets are gray sea salt and bamboo charcoal. Each product is rich in minerals that are beneficial for skin and hair.
Speaking of hair, our favorite from Kosette SALT line is the invigorating SALT Scalp Scrub.
We love massaging our scalp with this scrub. It removes buildup while nourishing your follicles. With regular use, you will see a visible difference in your scalp and hair health.
With names such as Kindness, Hope, and Joy, this brand is all about humanity. The founder of this brand was just 12 when he incepted the idea of vegan, cruelty-free candles. Each candle is made of all-natural soy wax for clean burning and lasting scent. They are all paraffin and lead-free and can burn for up to 60 hours.
It’s not easy to pick one as our favorite fragrance – but we can’t have enough of ‘Hope.’
The intoxicating top notes of vanilla, musk, and sandalwood are relaxing.
Sidlab Haircouture is a vegan, environmentally friendly, and cruelty-free haircare brand that focuses on different hair types and texture. They have a wide range of products, free of harsh chemicals, and cater to different hair concerns. From shine-enhancing sprays to smoothing gel, they have it all. They even have products to create texture in sleek and limp hair.
Sidlab Magic Dry Shampoo is one of our favorite dry shampoos so far. The fact that it manages to do such a great job without harsh ingredients is simply astonishing.
It adds instant volume and leaves your hair feel and smell clean. Plus, it doesn’t leave the white cast we often see with other dry shampoos.
SILKTAGE is another vegan beauty brand that we ought to mention here. Most of the ingredients are essential oils and extract that are organically sourced. Their products are free of parabens, silicones, and GMOs among other baddies.
If you wish to try a SILKTAGE product, we recommend there Coco Monoi Beautifying Oil Body, Face & Hair. It is an amazing choice for anyone who doesn’t want to rack up a dozen different skincare products.
It is a pure fractionated coconut oil mixed with Monoi oil. Together these two ingredients offer nourishment and hydration to hair, face, and body.
East 29th is a small clean beauty brand with just one product under their belt. This one product, however, can easily replace half of your skincare items. It is a truly magical Vital Serum with actives including niacinamide, hyaluronic acid, and Vitamin C –plus, there is a potent blend of other all-natural ingredients to take care of all your skin concerns.
Overall, this serum improves the tone and texture of your skin while hydrating it from deep within. With regular use, you will see a healthy glow and more firmness on your face.
Lastly, we have Bean Álainn Naturals. This brand is also committed to a clean, simple, and minimalistic beauty regimen. They have five products that are more than enough for your daily beauty needs. They have a clay mask that you can use for your weekly pampering session.
It’s a pure bentonite clay blend with organic seaweed. It detoxifies the skin and makes it appear clearer, firmer, and younger, naturally.