As a Leaping Bunny™ certified, cruelty-free brand that is clear of any animal ingredients or animal byproducts in our skin care line, it’s important to us to promote products that align with our values. Not only does choosing vegan save our animal friends, it also saves our planet by reducing waste. As conscientious consumers, we’re guessing you feel that way, too, which is why we’ve put together this list of the 10 Best Vegan Moisturizers.
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Main Takeaways: Choosing vegan skincare no longer means limited choices. If you’re looking for a vegan face moisturizer, there are plenty on the market that range from night creams to everyday moisturizers, sold at every conceivable price point.
Good to Know: Vegan skincare means any product that does not contain any animal products or animal by-products, including beeswax and honey.
1. Best Vegan Moisturizer for all Skin Types
Fleur & Bee: Crème de la Cream Natural Moisturizer
Delivering the perfect amount of moisture, Crème de la Cream is a lightweight cream that is 100% vegan. Made for all skin types, our top pick contains some major skin care powerhouse ingredients, such as organic aloe vera for hydration, glycerin to help retain moisture, vitamin C to help brighten skin, vitamin E to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and discoloration, and coenzyme 10, a powerful antioxidant that helps fight environmental stressors. Best of all? It’s formulated for every skin type.
2. Best Vegan Night Cream
Fleur & Bee: Youth Fairy Retinol Moisturizer
Our gentle retinol moisturizer is ideal for using overnight. This skin-renewing anti-aging face cream helps reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and dark spots. We combined 0.03% retinol with plant stem cells, organic evening primrose oil, and squalane to effectively reveal younger-looking skin. In fact, in a consumer perception study of 31 people, 87% saw an improvement in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and 90% agreed that their complexion looks more even after using Youth Fairy for only 4 weeks.
3. Best Vegan Moisturizer for Normal Skin
Milk Makeup: Vegan Milk Moisturizer
Don’t let the term “milk” fool you- all of Milk’s skincare products are 100% vegan. Milk Make-up’s Vegan Milk Moisturizer is a lightweight but highly effective moisturizer for normal skin. This soothing moisturizer is made from a variety of milks, such as desert milk for hydration, oat milk to calm skin, antioxidant-rich argan milk, and fig milk, which is full of vitamins and works to soften and smooth the skin. It also features botanical ingredients we love, like jojoba, soothing aloe vera, and one of our favorites, hyaluronic acid.
4. Best Vegan Moisturizer for Sensitive Skin
Biossance Squalane + Omega Repair Cream
For those with sensitive skin, ceramides are your new skincare BFF. They protect your skin barrier and are responsible for locking in moisture to your skin. Biossance Squalane + Omega Repair Cream will moisturize and repair your skin with the help of squalane, omega fatty acids, ceramides and plant sterols.
5. Best Vegan Moisturizer for Oily, Acne Prone Skin
Suki Skincare Balancing Day Lotion
If you have oily or break-out prone skin, you’re probably well aware that it can be tough finding a moisturizer that doesn’t make your skin feel greasy. Balancing the oils in your skin is of top priority. Suki Skincare Balancing Day Lotion is a great solution. It is formulated with salicylic acid and other balancing botanicals to help calm the appearance of breakouts, keeping down the shine while helping to clear the skin.
6. Best Vegan Moisturizer for Very Dry Skin
Fleur & Bee H2 Oh Yeah Hydrating Moisturizer
For those on the other end of the spectrum, try our H2 Oh Yeah Hydrating Moisturizer. Infuse your skin with some serious instant hydration using the best that science and nature have to offer. This antioxidant-rich face cream includes shea butter, hyaluronic acid and sea buckthorn oil to keep your skin perfectly hydrated all day long. Benefits also include plumper, smoother skin, effectively reducing the appearance of fine lines.
7. Best Vegan Moisturizer for Dull Skin
Kora Organics: Tumeric Glow Moisturizer
This clean, certified organic, vegan moisturizer from Kora – founded by model Miranda Kerr– combines the turmeric with rosehip and licorice extract to restore your skin’s glow. If you have dull skin and would like it to look brighter, reach for this beautifully packaged moisturizer. Aside from the fact that the gold multi-faceted jar looks fabulous on your shelf, you can purchase refillable pods to reduce waste.
8. Best Vegan Gel Moisturizer
Farmacy: Daily Greens Oil Free Gel Face Moisturizer
Believe it or not, creams are not the only way to moisturize your skin. A gel moisturizer works best for oily and combination skin types. Infused with hyaluronic acid and a blend of phytonutrients, Farmacy’s Daily Greens oil-free gel moisturizer, provides a lightweight, non-greasy dose of moisture to the skin. It features papaya, moringa, and hyaluronic acid to reduce excess shine while restoring hydration.
9. Best Vegan Tinted Moisturizer
Honest Beauty Clean Corrective with Vitamin C Tinted Moisturizer SPF 30
For all you multitaskers, how about moisturizer that doubles as your foundation? Honest Beauty Clean Corrective with Vitamin C Tinted Moisturizer is a great way to get sheer, breathable coverage while moisturizing your skin. With nine shades that blend beautifully with your complexion, it treats your skin with vitamin C and protects it with an SPF rating of 30.
10. Best Vegan Drugstore Moisturizer
e.l.f.: Holy Hydration! Face Cream
If you’re looking for an affordable vegan moisturizer, look no further than this pick from Eyes Lips Face (e.l.f.) Packed with hyaluronic acid and peptides, this wallet-friendly vegan brand can be found on the shelves of your local drugstore. Holy Hydration Face Cream is packed with peptides and hyaluronic acid; plus it is fragrance-free, making it ideal for all skin types.
As you can see, choosing vegan doesn’t mean your choices are limited. No matter what your skin type, skincare concern, or skincare goals, there’s an awesome and effective vegan moisturizer made just for you.
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