Veganism is becoming more and more popular, but people don't always realize that this includes cosmetics and other personal care products.
Likewise, you might not consider yourself a vegan, but that doesn't mean vegan and cruelty-free products are not for you.
These participating brands in the 7th Clean Beauty Awards claim that they don't use toxic ingredients that could harm your body in the long run.
In addition to that, no animal has to go through organ damage and pain for testing and experiments for these products.
So, if you think that plant-based ingredients, sparing animals from agonizing experiments are a better option, consider picking one or more of these up from the shelves next time you go beauty shopping!
Pure Creations has been working towards being a complete vegan line for a few years! We are proud that most of our line is in fact vegan with only very few products that we are transitioning out to a complete vegan line. We have never tested on animals, only on our beloved employees and we carefully partner with suppliers that follow the same principles.
Amazonian SkinFood™ is 100% committed to Veganism as the main reason for deforestation in the Amazon Rainforest nowadays is cattle farming. They advocate for it and try to educate consumers about reducing or eliminating animal product consumption. They not only formulate skincare with vegan ingredients but also prioritize raw and unrefined plant-derived ingredients as opposed to synthetic ones that benefit labs, the pharmaceutical industry and the big businesses that make them. This creates a more circular economy in the Amazon Rainforest, where ingredients are sourced sustainably and consciously. These plant ingredients can significantly impact local communities and environments where hundreds of traditional people rely on this income.
Bio-First® lives by its ethos of Science by Nature. This involves carefully selecting and extensively researching every ingredient used in their genuine natural remedies, they also work hard to ensure a sustainable supply chain and keeping them as true to form as possible. Bio-First uses a range of vegan ingredients in their world-first formulations, such as; Self Heal herb (Prunella vulgaris), an ancient member of the mint family, commonly known by it’s other name Heal All; Kakadu Plum, native to tropical Northern Australia, the Kakadu plum has by far the highest Vitamin C content of any fruit in the world and Milk Thistle, the seed extract is impressively bioactive in skin protection and repair, reducing inflammation and oxidative stress.
Nuez Acres uses only plant based ingredients. The main ingredient in the products is pure Pecan Oil. Nuez Acres is a Seed to Skin brand by harvesting their own pecans in their family farm, ensuring there are no toxic ingredients from the ground to the bottle. Nuez Acres has carefully selected 100% pure essential oils to create powerful and pure blends. All the essential oils used on the blends are certified vegan.
From the beginning of the development of organic cosmetics, we were conscious of a sustainable and healthy environment. By excluding the use of animal materials from the selection of cosmetic raw materials, and adding effective substances extracted from medicinal plants, vegetable oils and essential oils, we tried to express the health & beauty of the body.
Certified COSMOS Organic skincare Serum made by a PhD in Oriental Medicine based on 23 years of experience on aromatherapy.
SanRe Organic Skinfood's C-Splendid and Vegan collection offers an amazing array of Skinfood creations free from honey and beeswax. With extensive research, SanRe Organic offers USDA-certified Organic serums that truly nourish and feed the skin. They only use suppliers that are Leaping Bunny Cruelty-Free certified and refuse to sell to China that require animal testing by law.
All Zorah products are certified cruelty free by PETA wich means no animal testing is performed on the finished products or ingredients during production, either by Zorah, its suppliers, or any third parties. The products are never ingested or inhaled by animals nor applied to their skin. Zorah's line is formulated with natural and organic plant-derived ingredients and never contain any of the following: parabens, phthalates, sodium lauryl sulfate or sodium laureth sulfate, cyclic silicones, polyethylene or polypropylene (microbeads), aluminum salts, formaldehyde, hydroquinone, PEGs, triclosan, talc, mineral oil, petrolatum, formaldehyde, and toluene. Also, Zorah makes sure to use plant-derived alternatives to ingredients such as squalane or glycerin
ARÊMÊS FERMENTIS strives to create products that are not only good for you but good for the environment and it's beloved creatures as well. Skincare based on fermentation and bioactive botanicals has always been the center of focus for ARÊMÊS and continues to be as new products are developed. Keeping an eye towards high quality, and responsibly sourced ingredients, ARÊMÊS only selects ingredients from their own farm or from suppliers who care deeply about the environment and providing cruelty-free and vegan products. As manufacturers and formulators of their own products, ARÊMÊS has always looked for ingredients that are not only plant-based but organic and fair trade as well.
bareLUXE has chosen to use no animal-based ingredients, including things like beeswax and goat milk. We are certified by the Leaping Bunny organization which works to verify cruelty-free status.
BAO Laboratory is dedicated to pure vegan solutions and sourcing only plant-based, cruelty-free ingredients. For instance, squalane, one of BAO's major skin conditioning ingredients, is produced from olive oil instead of shark liver oil. Astaxanthin, a potent naturally occurring antioxidant, is now harvested from marine algae instead of shrimps. As a proud brand owner of Vege Cert and Leaping Bunny certificates, BAO works closely with her partners, regularly monitoring each certificate of origin and ensuring all sourced material is herbal and ethical.
Since it’s inception Buck Naked sooooo company has been committed to only using vegan raw materials in each and every product. At the onset, the conscious decision to be a vegan company was made, with a sole purpose of ensuring sustainably made an animal friendly bath and body products. Buck Naked is not only certain clean
Dianne Caine Australia is committed to providing a range of skin, body and hair care products that are proudly Certified Cruelty-Free by Leaping Bunny International and Certified Vegan by The Vegan Society. These certifications also ensure that the suppliers' ingredients are not tested on animals. Dianne Caine Australia have carefully selected as many high quality, plant based ingredients to include in their formulations, including the most recent addition of Bakuchiol, a natural Retinol Alternative used in Bakuchiol Skin Booster. The brands belief is that nature has provided us with the best skin nourishing ingredients, that have amazing effects on our skin, as well as our overall well being, and the products in the range will bring out the best in your skin.
FYI produce ethical, organic and minimalist skincare. Our main product is a multi-use balm developed using Irish Rapeseed from the oldest organic farm in Ireland. We educate the main buyers of beauty products within the household on making better choices based on safe and ethical ingredients and processes - and on the topic of greenwashing by large multi-national companies. Our minimalist 3 step skincare routine known as Mother Nature's Method® encourages a new way of using skincare products, straight From Field To Face®. Our suppliers of raw materials are as important as the product – chosen suppliers are either local, environmentally friendly cruelty free or supporting family/female/ethical harvesting.
Fyve is committed to using vegan ingredients because it is a part of their ethos. The brand believes there is always a better way to do beauty without harming any living creature. Common ingredients like beeswax is replaced with plant-based candelilla wax. Many botanical extracts and oils contain much more skin-loving benefits that don't harm the environment or animals.
To coexist with Earth Sustainability is our top priority to minimize the impact on the environment. Kalirrhoe's entire products are 100% vegan and made of vegan ingredients, and we respect ‘the sanctity for life’ in the entire manufacturing process. Kallirrhoe has been officially certified as vegan cosmetics by the Vegan Society in the UK through complete exclusion of animal testing and ingredients. With minimized packaging made from biodegradable materials, we strive not to suffocate the earth. Just as sensing the precious nature that touches our skin, we will provide support for sustaining our future.
As a leader in natural skincare LaVigne is committed to ethically sourced, plant-origin ingredients that align with our eco-conscious, earth-friendly company vision. LaVigne Natural Skincare is proud to say that we have been awarded Leaping Bunny Certification, which is the only globally recognized certification for personal care products. Our customers have the assurance that when they purchase our products our company and our suppliers do not engage in animal testing of any kind. LaVigne products are made for women who are health-and-natural-lifestyle focused, but aren’t willing to compromise on quality and effectiveness.
As specialist growers of aromatic plants, the goal at Okanagan Lavender & Herb Farm is to create products that are good for the earth, body and soul. Plants are cultivated without sprays, hand-harvested at their peak, and dried or distilled in small batches on-site. Using these botanicals and those curated from local and sustainable sources, their natural plant-based products are hand-crafted with the wellbeing of others in mind. Vegetable carrier oils are chosen for their ability to replenish, heal and support the suppleness of skin. These are purchased from transparent and reputable suppliers to ensure the ingredients are organic, sustainable, and cruelty-free. A key ingredient used is Fair Trade, organic, unrefined, shea nut butter.
Penny Lane Organics is committed to producing vegan products that are also cruelty free. They ethically-source luxurious, organic and vegan ingredients that are all naturally rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Their products are free of animal products, slaughter by-products and additives sourced from animals. As we age our collagen production slows down and we need help to keep our skin youthful. The ingredient, collagen, found in most skin care products is usually made up of animal by products or is genetically engineered. Penny Lane Organics is proud to use Helychrisum Italicum Essential Oil as an alternative to animal-based collagen. Helychrisum Oil promotes healthy skin cell regeneration, protects the skin's natural collagen and improves elastin. Overall making it a superior choice to any animal-based collagen ingredient.
PureCeuticals has been committed from conception in 2011, to be completely Vegan and Cruelty-Free. They are diligent in only using suppliers who are cruelty-free and none of their ingredients originated with an animal, animal by-products or animal-derived products. Instead, everything comes from plants, which are the primary source of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, all of which are the ultimate way to hydrate, protect, and nourish your skin. They are certified with Vegan.org and Peta.
Retreatment Botanics skincare is Certified cruelty free & vegan and Certified Palm Oil Free by the Orangutan Alliance. Most base ingredients in skincare are made from palm oil derivatives and due to the lack of industry transparency and compliance to sustainable certification criteria, we did not feel confident to formulate with palm oil derived ingredients. At Retreatment Botanics, our brand values are an integral part of our mission. We are against animal testing, and are cruelty free and vegan. Many argue that at this stage, products that contain palm oil cannot truly be considered as cruelty free.
Sienna is 100% vegan and cruelty-free with the certifications to prove it. This is core to their products. Not only is their formula Vegan and cruelty-free, but Sienna will also never sell their nail polish in markets that require animal testing. Sienna is passionate about clean beauty, and with that, they have created their gold-standard vegan, cruelty-free and non-toxic nail polish formula. Innovation is at the forefront of Sienna's business model. Innovation means continually striving for higher performance and for Sienna, that means the cleanest formula, the best green science, the most sustainable production, renewable plant-based ingredients, and complete traceability at every stage of development and production.
Uviña Skin was founded on the belief that skincare should be simple, clean, and effortless. Inspired by the island-loving women of her family, founder Jelitsa Legarreta wanted to focus on ingredients that were natural, minimal, and nourishing. Plant-based skincare is much less likely to cause irritation and more likely to promote healthy, glowing skin. By using tropical fruit antioxidants, nourishing butters, effective herbs, and active vitamins, Uviña Skin offers products that give your skin everything it needs and nothing it doesn’t!
Below are other vegan clean beauty brands that deserve recognition, too!
We hope this guide can help you find some quality cruelty-free beauty products that will leave you looking and feeling your best! If you are also looking for clean beauty products that are also kind to the earth, see this: