Well, fashion isn’t the only one that’s steadily catching up with its commitments to the people and the planet, so is the beauty world. And if you ever thought veganism is just another fad, you couldn’t be more wrong because the plant-based lifestyle is here to stay forever and ever. And after taking over your grocery store aisles, it’s ready to revive the collective consciousness of your makeup and skincare favourites.
While the ideals of clean, green, or organic beauty are subjective, vegan has a clear-cut explanation i.e. the particular product contains no animal by-products or animal-derived ingredients – although they can sometimes be sourced organically and/or sustainably. And amidst some misleading claims and one-off vegan collections by certain brands, the search for completely vegan brands and/or products is quite like a mission. But to sort all of our vegan woes, we have rounded up some of the best vegan skincare products (from completely vegan brands) needed for your skincare shelf makeover. Well, don’t worry, your vanity overhaul is definitely next on our list!
And if you are just starting off on the vegan beauty route, scroll through the products below for your plant-based skincare starter pack – from Arata Refreshing Face Wash to Biossance Squalane & Omega Repair Cream, from Juicy Chemistry Bulgarian Rose Water to Vintner’s Daughter Active Treatment Essence and Daughter Earth Ceramide Probiotic Under Eye Serum. (Don’t forget to share your vegan skincare experience in the comments below.)
P.S. Do remember that cruelty-free doesn’t mean vegan. It rather implies that the product hasn’t been tested on animals at any stage. And a cruelty-free product isn’t necessarily vegan, or vice-versa.
Karishma is a science nerd turned fashion and beauty writer who loves talking about trends as much as eating desserts. Gucci, salted caramel ice-cream, jewels, and Simba (her dog) make up four chambers of her heart. Like Karishma’s story? Drop her a line in the comments section below.