What Is Vegan Beauty?

Diana Bell-Heather   |   17-10-2017

More of us are becoming aware of not only what we ingest, but we put on our skin.


Vegan beauty products have exploded this year, but what exactly does that label mean? Majority of these cosmetic brands you might not have heard of, but we are sure you know BECCA, Kat Von D and Hourglass that are among a number of beauty giants formulating vegan ranges.


They have no traces of any animal produce, which can be tricky as honey, dairy, lactic acid, biotin and lanolin are all derived from animals. The focus is to use natural pigments, nourishing vitamins and plant extracts. Pai is a good place to start for beginners as they list every single ingredient used and their vast range has everything you could possibly need. For ultimate natural luxury look to UMA oils that create the finest essential oils you’ll find in stores today.


Lime Crime is also a certified vegan and cruelty-free brand by both PETA and Leaping Bunny, making it a hit with conscientious shoppers. One of the best vegan foundation can be found at Inika while Axiology specializes only in vegan friendly lipsticks.


See below for some of our top picks.


Cover FX

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Lime Crime

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Aesop Skincare

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UMA Oils

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