Vegan Beauty Products
There are two main things that make a beauty product vegan:
- It hasn’t been tested on animals
- It doesn’t contain any animal-derived ingredients
This doesn’t sound like a big ask, but it’s astonishing how many animal-testing companies will call a range “vegan”. Technically, they don’t contain any animal derived ingredients, but veganism is more than just a diet.
When it comes to cruelty free, I will sometimes use products from cruelty free brands that are owned by testing parent companies. I think it’s important to show big companies that there’s value in being cruelty free. I will always state if this is the case. Everything that is reviewed on Ethics & Aesthetics is cruelty free and vegan (unless clearly stated otherwise).
If you’re looking for 100% vegan brands, see my favourites here:
- The 7 Best Vegan Brands in the UK
- Affordable Vegan Haircare
- Vegan and Cruelty Free Nail Brands
- Vegan Skincare on a Budget
- Vegan and Cruelty Free Lip Products
- Vegan Pamper Products on a Budget
Vegan Makeup Reviews & Recommendations
I try to keep the range of vegan product reviews I do varied, in terms of audience, category and price range. Again, I’m always up for suggestions and recommendations for vegan and cruelty free makeup products to review!
This includes individual reviews of vegan makeup products, including thoughts on the brands’ ethics and range of vegan options. It also includes broader lists of my all-time favourite products if you’re on the hunt for a new vegan dupe, such as:
Vegan Skincare Reviews & Recommendations
My vegan skincare reviews include things like fake tan, vegan haircare and vegan deodorant, even though they don’t strictly fall under this category. I haven’t written enough about them to separate them out yet, but that might happen in the future! Again, I do individual reviews as well as broader posts which I hope are helpful if you’re looking to switch out an old, non-vegan product.
- Top Vegan Fake Tans & Where to Buy in the UK
- Affordable Vegan Skincare
- The Ordinary Vegan Skincare Regimen Review
If you like to check your own ingredients or you’re not vegan, click here for the cruelty free master page. If you’re vegetarian, do keep an eye on your ingredients as some contain carmine or collagen from animal or fish sources. (Click on the words to find out why those ingredients aren’t vegan or vegetarian).
Vegan Haircare Reviews & Recommendations
Finding vegan haircare can be particularly challenging, and I’m still getting to grips with it myself. Below you can find some of my vegan and cruelty free haircare reviews:
- Pro:Voke Vegan Haircare Range Review
- Review: The Body Shop Truly Nourishing Banana Hair Mask
- Vegan Haircare on a Budget
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