Home - Skincare - Budget Vegan Makeup

Affordable Vegan Skincare on a Budget

Affordable vegan and cruelty free skincare budget banner

Affordable Vegan Products: Skincare Edition!

Like it does every time I add to my budget/affordable series of blog posts for vegan beauty & skincare, it amazes me how little there is available. Veganism and sustainability have become to be regarded as luxury items, when this really doesn’t need to be the case. Although I still maintain that being a vegetarian or vegan food-wise can be cheaper or just as cheap as eating meat, the same doesn’t go for toiletries and cosmetics.

Budget Vegan Moisturiser

affordable, budget vegan and cruelty free moisturiser


Bulldog have a range of skincare primarily aimed at men. They are a completely cruelty free and vegan brand, as certified by Cruelty Free International. They have a range of moisturisers starting from £6 per bottle, although if you buy online you can save up to 30% by buying in bulk. (Admittedly, this can be a problem for people on a budget!). They are also regularly on offer in plenty of mainstream supermarkets and drug stores, like Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Boots.


Sukin’s Signature Moisturiser is a great option for those who are vegan or vegetarian for the environment. This product is natural and carbon neutral as well as being a totally cruelty free and vegan moisturiser. Sukin also have a long NO list of harmful ingredients they never use. This moisturiser is currently £5.30 at Boots for 125ml.

The Ordinary

The Ordinary are amazing for fuss-free skincare, and are all about letting you know what’s inside the bottle. They are a cruelty free brand and most of their formulas are vegan, but not all of them are. So be careful if you’re browsing! Their Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA (hyaluronic acid) Moisturiser is £4.90 for a 30ml bottle (which goes further than you think!) or £6.80 for 100ml.


I know that if you’re on a budget you’re rarely going to find yourself in Waitrose, but they actually do a decent range of vegan and cruelty free skincare. Their vegan day cream is just £3 for a 50ml jar, so comparing price-to-weight it’s actually the joint cheapest vegan moisturiser on this list.

Click here for more vegan skincare recommendations!

Affordable Vegan Makeup Remover & Face Wash

budget, affordable vegan and cruelty free face wash

Superdrug Own Brand

Superdrug’s own brand cosmetics are all cruelty free and vegan, and usually a bargain too! Their makeup wipes come in a range of scents and skin types and range from 99p to £1.29. They also do biodegradable wipes made from sustainably sourced wood pulp & renewable plant fibres for £1.49. You can click & collect for free at any Superdrug, or if you’re a registered Beautycard holder you can get free shipping on any order over £10.

Source of Nature

Source of Nature are a supermarket brand that you can find at Sainsbury’s. There are affordable, cruelty free, and many of their products are suitable for vegetarians and vegans. Their 95% natural green tea and chamomile face wipes are vegan and just £1.50. They also have a cleansing milk and a makeup remover oil that are both vegan for £2 per bottle. Although I haven’t put them to the test, I’d imagine a bottle of liquid would last you much longer than a packet of wipes!

Suma Facewash Bar

This face wash by Suma is available on The Vegan Kind online supermarket. It comes in a bar wrapped in cardboard, which means no or very minimal wrapping. Its free from parabens, SLS/SLES and palm oil, and is just £2.29 for a bar which will last you forever!


B. is another of Superdrug’s own brands. When it comes to own-brand beauty, Superdrug are still way ahead of the game in their certification with Cruelty Free International and huge range of vegan products. B. is their mid-range brand, but their face wipes are still really affordable. Their fragrance-free micellar water face wipes are just £1.50 (although their next-cheapest makeup removing product is £6.99).

Click here for the best budget vegan makeup brands

This post may contain affiliate links.