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October 24th marks World Vegan Day, celebrating those who have decided to give up meat and all other animal byproducts in favour of a totally cruelty-free lifestyle. Here at RY, we think that’s super admirable, so we’re giving our vegan babes a big shout out for doing their bit!
If you choose to go vegan, this way of life doesn’t just translate into your meals, but a number of other day-to-day aspects including clothing and beauty buys. Even as the industry becomes more aware of the need for cruelty-free and vegan products, it’s difficult to find ethical makeup amongst all of the chemical-laden products we’re faced with.
Keep reading to find out our favourite vegan beauty brands, and the products that have got customers raving. Don’t forget to check out our Natural section for all of the bestselling brands using eco-friendly ingredients!
Inika are an 100% Australian owned brand of cosmetics that started up over a decade ago in Sydney. Since then, they’ve made a name for themselves in the world of mineral cosmetics, with their high quality products and huge selection of shades, finishes and more. All of their products are vegan, halal, cruelty free and organic certified. Seeing as the majority of their makeup is also mineral, they’re perfect for daily use, even if you’ve got acne prone or sensitive skin.
Some of our favourite Inika products include their Baked Mineral Foundation, their Certified Organic Vegan Lipsticks and their Loose Mineral Blush. Plus, Inika offer a great range of professional-grade makeup brushes that are also certified vegan, so if you need some new tools to improve your daily makeup application or build up a kit, make sure to check these out! We love their Vegan Fan Brush.
If you haven’t yet tried any of the products from Miranda Kerr’s organic skincare range, KORA Organics, firstly–where have you been? Secondly, now’s the time to try them, as all but two of their stunning skincare options are in fact, certified vegan! We love the gentle feel their cleansers, moisturisers, masks and more have on the skin. They’re never overwhelming or thick-feeling, but still manage to really work.
If you have no idea where to start, we suggest giving one of their 3 Step Systems a trial run! These are catered to various skin types like oily, dry or normal, and feature three products that are sure to help relieve whatever skincare concerns you’re currently facing. Other best-selling products include the Clay Purifying Mask, the Blemish Gel and the Energising Citrus Mist.
Vegan haircare can be quite hard to find, especially if you’re one to lean towards salon-quality products. Never fear, though! Salon quality brand Pureology stock a full range of vegan, cruelty-free products that’ll give your tresses a beautiful boost without harming the environment or any animals. They’ve got some amazing colour-saving products in their range, and regimes suited to various hair types that have been designed to take all the guesswork out of purchasing.
Customer favourites include their Hydrate Shampoo and Hydrate Conditioner, the Strength Cure Restorative Masque and the Fresh Approach Dry Shampoo. Test out some of their quality products and see how your hair responds – from what we’ve experienced, you’ll be running your hands through soft, silky hair all day long!
Okay, so we’re aware that Lime Crime have been the subject of quite a lot of controversy in recent years, but one thing that we’ve never seen disputed is their 100% vegan and cruelty-free status. These guys are certified by Leaping Bunny and PETA, so rest assured no animals were harmed in the making of their beautiful lipsticks, palettes and other cosmetics! They’re known for going all-out when it comes to colour and quality, so essentially, you’re getting products that are just that little bit daring with an ethical edge.
Everyone’s been absolutely raving about their Unicorn Hair Semi-Permanent Hair Colour, especially in the lead-up to Halloween! We’re also really into the Venus II Eyeshadow Palette, the Perlees Lipsticks and any of the gorgeous Velve-tins Mini Velvetines Sets.
Aside from these four fantastic brands, we stock so many more that are also certified vegan or carry vegan products! Don’t forget to have a peek in our Natural category for more.
Are you vegan or conscious about buying vegan beauty products? What are your favourite brands? Let us know over on Facebook or Twitter!
I'm a beauty fanatic and have worked in the industry for 5 years. The combination of my Architecture and Business Degree means I'm a sucker for packaging BUT stay loyal to products that perform. The creative element of new and emerging brands pulls me in, but the effectiveness is what I rave to my friends (and you) about. In my spare time, I'm either 'Nettflixing' or at the beach with my puppy.
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