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Vegan-approved makeup, skincare and hair products

Veganism is a lifestyle choice on the rise. Whereas once it was considered unusual to cut all animal products from your day-to-day life, it’s now a pretty normal preference and actually increasing in popularity.
According to the Vegan Society, there are now over half a million vegans in the UK and numbers are set to rise.
Most people associate veganism with food, but in fact, it spans many areas of daily life, including skincare, haircare and makeup.

“A concern over animal welfare, health and the environment has prompted the shift, which is having a knock-on effect within the beauty industry too, with sales of organic and vegan products on the rise,” says celebrity hair colourist Daniel Galvin Jr.
So, what products can you turn to if you want to go vegan?
Here’s our run through of just some of the vegan beauty products you can find in the shops; from basics like shampoo and conditioner to nail polish, lipstick and highlighter.
Retinol face serum

This soothing serum offers a multi-benefit treatment. It conditions, moisturises and fights free radical damage and redness while giving the skin a dose of the nutrients that it needs to remain healthy. Clark’s Botanicals Retinol Rescue Face Serum is suitable for all skin types and is formulated without parabens or paraffin. 

Buy now, for £89, from Space NK.

Hand wash

Noble Isle's tea rose hand wash, £18, is soothing, revitalising and delicately blends scents including rose, jasmine, bergamot and musk.

Hydrating spray moisturiser

This spray moisturiser by Skyn ICELAND is a fast-absorbing, multi-functional lotion that hydrates while combating signs of fatigue, creating an invisible shield that minimises exposure to harmful daily pollutants, such as cigarette smoke, heavy metals and exhaust fumes. A 66.5ml bottle of Glacial Spray Lotion costs £32 and can be bought here.

Shampoo and conditioner
Daniel Galvin Jr. OrganicHead Everyday Shampoo and conditioner (£7 each for 250ml.)

The Everyday Shampoo and Conditioner both feature a blend of Mediterranean sea salt, organic olive leaf, lemon, vine leaf, organic wild thyme and organic fennel extracts to deliver nutrients back into the hair and scalp.
Elf velvet matte lipstick, £4.50.

This silky, matte lipstick is infused with argan oil, rose, and Vitamin E to help condition, replenish, and soothe the lips.
Body butter
Tropic skincare whipped body velvet, £28 for 200ml.

A fluffy, rich, creamy body butter that melts into the skin for long-lasting nourishment.
Multi-purpose balm

BYBI Multi-purpose ‘Babe’ balm, £18 for 30ml or £28 for 60ml.

This universal balm can be used as a moisturising night cream, nourishing treatment for dehydrated areas of the skin and even as a highlighter or lip gloss. Its creamy texture means you can mix it with mineral makeup to create bespoke blush colours.

Lush 1000 Kisses Deep perfume, £25 for 30ml.

A clean and fresh scent with notes of mandarin and osmanthus blossom as well as myrrh.

Face serum

Ozone Defence Nutrify Serum, £49 for 30ml.

This vitamin-rich serum nourishes skin and protects it against pollution. One of its most powerful natural ingredients is green tea extract, which helps to reduce skin inflammation.
Nail polish

Dr’s Remedy nail polish, £11.95 per bottle.

This vibrant nail polish is infused with ingredients including organic tea tree oil, wheat protein, garlic bulb extract and lavender.
Eye serum

Dr Organic Hemp Oil Intensive Eye Serum, £9.99 for 15ml.

Using a blend of organic hemp oil with bioactive plant extracts, this serum moisturises, protects and smoothens the delicate skin around the eyes.
CC Cream 
Embryolisse Complexion Correcting Skincare CC Cream SPF20, £29.99 for 30ml.

This CC cream from famous French pharmaceutical brand Embryolisse promises to soothe fine lines, wrinkes and prevent premature ageing.
Body scrub

Bean Body Coconut Coffee Bean Scrub, £14.95 for 22ml.

This scrub uses naturally sourced Robusta coffee beans and cold-pressed coconut oil to exfoliate, cleanse and nourish the skin.


Arbonne The Real Conceal liquid concealer, £26, comes in a variety of shades.

This lightweight formula offers buildable, full coverage to conceal dark circles and imperfections while delivering ingredients to brighten and hydrate the skin.

Night cream

Odylique Avocado 24-hour Replenishing Cream, £22 for 50ml.

The blend of essential oils including lavender, frankincense, bergamot and ylang ylang in this product has balancing, cell-regenerating and relaxing qualities, making it suitable as either as a night cream or face cream for dry skin.
Shower gel

OPE Boswellia and Rosemary Shower Gel, £5.40 for 400ml.

This natural shower gel is packed with invigorating ingredients and has a lovely scent.


Illamasqua Beyond Powder in OMG, £34.

This baked highlighting powder can be applied to give an all-over finish post-make up or to illuminate certain areas of the face.

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