Vegan face care is gentle, nourishing, and leaves a smaller environmental footprint. It doesn’t use animal ingredients, so it won’t irritate your skin (though always patch test).
However, it’s worth noting that not all vegan products are cruelty-free. Some could contain synthetic chemicals, like honey (derived from bees) and cochineal dye (red pigment made from crushed insects). Read the label to know for sure!
Milk Makeup is a direct-to-consumer beauty company founded in NYC that sells skincare, makeup and body care products. The brand’s popular Vegan Milk Moisturizer helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles, puffiness and dryness. It contains ingredients that improve skin tone, hydrate and soothe the skin. It also has a few that can cause acne and blemishes, such as Myristyl Myristate and Isocetyl Stearate, especially at high concentrations.
The brand was co-founded by top industry insiders, including beauty + fashion editor Mazdack Rassi, E! News correspondent Zanna Roberts Rassi, and creative director Georgie Greville. It’s based at Milk Studios, a cultural hub of creators in New York and Los Angeles. Best-selling products include their KUSH high volume mascara and blur stick primer. Its products are 100 percent vegan and never tested on animals.
Having stuck to direct-to-consumer distribution for the first year of business, Monday Muse is now launching in bricks-and-mortar stores this weekend. It’s partnering with skin education brand Lion/ne to offer one-to-one skincare consultations and product recommendations, so customers can understand their unique complexion in detail and choose the best products for them.
Minimalism is at the heart of Monday Muse and their sophisticated, streamlined collection of four products – the Nectar Vitamin Facial Oil, Cleanser Soft Milky Gel, and The Juice Daily Serum – have been designed to restore the skin barrier with nourishing ingredients. They don’t contain fragrances, common allergens or chemicals, and are eczema-friendly.
The vegan beauty brand is the brainchild of two influencers who wanted products that ticked all the boxes – being easy to use, having clean ingredients and looking beautiful on the bathroom shelf. The result is an elegant collection that is fast-becoming a skincare favourite, thanks to its multipurpose formulas like The Jet Lag Mask which can be used as a face cleanser, eye cream and hand moisturiser.
While k- and j-beauty have dominated beauty headlines, UK brand Neighbourhood Botanicals has quietly been making some of the most transformative natural products in town. The formulator-led company (all of the products are from their own mind and hands, never repackaged off the shelf) makes its vegan face care in small batches at its east London lab, using cold-pressed and raw pant oils for maximum nutrients.
The cult oil-based skincare range includes a light silky serum to promote daily restoration, a fresh zingy cleanser for a fresh start and a powerful anti-ageing hero product that uses bakuchiol as a natural alternative to retinol.
All of the organic and wild-crafted skincare is vegan, cruelty free and made with ECO-CERT ingredients. Plus, the company is carbon negative and uses considered packaging that closes the loop on hard-to-recycle plastics sourced from kerbside collections.
Evolve is a UK based vegan, organic and eco friendly cosmetic brand. Their products are lovingly made in small batches to preserve the precious antioxidants in their natural oils, butters and extracts. They are also a plastic negative beauty brand meaning they remove twice as much single use plastic from the environment as they use in their packaging and shipping.
Their natural, cruelty free and vegan products are nutrient-rich, delivering high performance results with skin-pampering ingredients. Their wonderful scents and textures make your daily routine a luxurious experience whilst respecting the sensitive, delicate and natural processes of your skin. They are the perfect way to ease into vegan skincare without making a massive change in your lifestyle or diet. The result is a beautiful, healthy, glowing complexion with visible and lasting benefits.
Pai Skincare is a high-performance organic skincare brand that creates products designed for sensitive skin. Their products are free of harsh chemicals and irritants, and they do not test on animals. They are also cruelty-free and Leaping Bunny certified.
The brand’s best-selling product is the Rosehip Bioregenerate Oil, which is a multi-tasking face oil that reduces blemishes, dryness, discoloration, fine lines and scars. The brand also sells a nourishing avocado and jojoba facial cream that can be used to soothe dry skin and reduce redness.
The brand’s newest launch is a vegan collagen concentrate that can be added to your existing serums, moisturizers or facial oils for an extra boost of nutrients. It is said to improve hyperpigmentation, fine lines and hydration for calmer skin.