Cruelty free and vegan beauty products are on the rise! People are becoming more conscious on what kind of brands and products they’re using, not only vegans. You’re probably wondering, what is a vegan product exactly? They’re products that are free from honey, beeswax, lanolin, collagen, albumen, shark squaline, carmine, cholesterol, gelatin and other animal derived ingredients. Most importantly, vegan products are never tested on animals. Surprisingly, there are many high quality and very effective vegan brands in the market. These are some of the best vegan beauty products in the market
Dry shampoo // Lush Cosmetics, No Drought Dry Shampoo $16
Lush Cosmetics is probably the most popular vegan & cruelty free brand in the beauty scene right now. Their products vary from soap bars, shampoos, body washes and make-up – you name it! They have stores all over the globe, including across the Middle East. One of their impressive beauty products is the “No Drought” dry shampoo. Oily roots can be effectively removed within seconds without wetting the hair. The product is made out of natural and fresh ingredients such as: corn flour, grapefruit oil and lime oil. Dry shampoos are also known for creating volume however, usually the volume reduces and by the end of the day, your hair is flat again. This dry shampoo adds so much volume to the hair that teasing and hairspray can be replaced.
Full coverage lipstick // Kat von D, Everlasting liquid lipstick
Kat von D is known for being vegan so naturally her high quality products are all completely vegan and cruelty free as well. Her most popular vegan product is the “Everlasting liquid lipstick”. They come in a wide range of different shades; the longevity can be up to 12 hours! The liquid lipsticks offer a full and matte coverage however; it doesn’t dry out the lips which most matte lipsticks do. It’s a very impressive product and it being vegan is another bonus.
*Comes in 29 shades
Highlighter // BECCA shimmering Skin Perfector
This is probably everyone’s favorite highlighter, and guess what, it’s completely vegan! Everyone is going crazy for the “BECCA shimmering Skin Perfector” right now. It’s a stunning highlighter that adds the most beautiful glow to your skin by using the tiniest amount of product. Now, you can look like a glowing goddess without feeling guilty about it.
*Comes in 7 shades
Face oil // Sunday Riley, Juno Hydroactive Cellular face oil $90
Sunday Riley is a skincare brand that produces high quality and very effective face oils. They offer face oils for different skin types from oily, dry, combination, mature and sensitive skin. The “Juno Hydroactive Cellular” face oil is an effective retinol treatment that can be used on all skin types. It reduces the appearance of pores, fine lines and it repairs damaged skin using top quality and vegan ingredients. It’s a great oil that helps dull skin to look more radiant, plump and awake. It can also reduce signs of eczema and it absorbs quickly into the skin without felling too greasy.
Nail polish // Lauren b. Nail Colors
Lauren b. is a non-toxic, vegan and cruelty free brand that offers the most beautiful shades of nail polish. Hair-care guru Philip B. (Lauren’s uncle) was the person that encouraged Lauren Berkovitz to fulfill her dream and start her own nail polish brand. The polishes swipe on easily, they dry fast, stay glossy and chip-free for at least 14 days. On top of all, they’re budget friendly. The collection offers endless shades, textures, glitters and there’s even a perfect nude for every skin tone.
Sunblock // Tarte Cosmetics, Tarteguard Sunscreen
There aren’t many sun blocks that are completely vegan and cruelty free however, recently Tarte Cosmetics has launched their first ever vegan sunblock. The “Tarteguard” is a SPF30 sunscreen that not only protects your skin from harsh UV rays, it also helps to nourish and tone the skin without clogging the pores. The product contains natural ingredients such as: soybean extract, apple, Maracuja, honeysuckle extract and red algae.