Happy #WorldVeganDay! To honor those who do not eat meat (or dairy products or animal products, or place them somewhere near their face for that matter), we have rounded up some of our amazing cruel-free vegan brands. From hair, skin, makeup and nail lines, if you're down with plant, mineral and safe synthetic-based products only, commit these brands to the memory state.
IGK was started by some pretty hairstyle giants and thus created some pretty cool styling products that are considered "the new haircut school". Not only is the packaging never level, but their tested, tested and perfect formulas are unmatched in the industry. The best part is, they are also vegan – and free from mineral oil or petroleum. This means that you can feel good if your hair (and the planet) when applying must have as Good Behavior Spirulina Protein Smoothing Spray ($ 32) and Trust Issues Instant Scalp Rebalancing Treatment ($ 29). Our fave is a spray that makes your hair dry in 48% less time, check it out!
Bearing in mind that Kat herself is a vegan and strong animal rights activist, you better think she does not grow up with animal testing of any kind – nor does she use any kind of animal product in her products. And even though her cultile lace sticks, liners and shadows are invalid with things like beeswax and karmin (a red dye from beakers), they are still pigmented AF. Even her brushes are furless … No wonder she won last year's best cruelty-free Cosmetics Company.
This brand-new collection of natural and vegan body oils comes in three blends: Golden Citrus, Sacred Wood and Naked Coconut ($ 24 each) and at 2 oz, they are TSA approved and travel-friendly for when your skin needs a little glow before, mid or after vacay. While they lack synthetic fragrances or preservatives, they contain good, good scents like jojoba and coconut oil, wild lavender and bergamot. In addition to the oils, they also offer beaded soap made from 100% pure vegetable extracts, organic himalayan salt salts and a collection of soya candles – LOVE!
Many of Oribe's best sellers are free from gluten and parabens, but the ones we're crushing at the moment would have to be their new Power Drops ($ 58). Think of those treatment boosters on steroids. Choose between damage, color protection and hydration and anti-pollution – depending on your hair needs – mix 3-5 drops in your nice Oribe shampoo, conditioner, etc. for extra protection or apply on damp lock solo to really reap rewards.
Leave it to the supermodel Miranda Kerr to create one of the most ethically manufactured product series on the market today. Given that she used to make all sorts of makeup on her skin 24/7 (part of the job, natch), she obviously noted what was good (and what was not vegan) and then she set up to create her own certified organic skin care products. And if you need even more convincing that Kora is legitimate, just look at the labels bearing the P.E.T.A logo.
If you have never bought a bath tub from Lush, we do not know you. The addictive little balls (which come in almost any smell and design that may be possible) are part of the reason we live for bathing time. Another reason? Because their products are almost all vegan clocks in 80% vegan to be exact – with the exception of some things that contain ingredients like milk, honey, lanolin and eggs. Check out their product pages for details, but their extensive range of options fits most out there.
We would love to know some of your amazing other vegan beauty brands in the comments below.