Finding the best vegan beauty products is easier than it’s ever been! From vegan cosmetics to vegan hair products, if you’re looking for it, you’ll find it!
Here's a list of 20 of our favorite vegan and cruelty-free beauty products, including many that give back to the community and to the planet in various ways!
1. Best Vegan Cleanser
Fleur & Bee: So Clean! Facial Cleanser
Knowing that clean skin is the basis of all great vegan skincare routines, we knew we had to get our cleanser right. This non-drying, gentle cleanser is made for all skin types and even takes off light makeup. With 13 nourishing actives, it contains aloe vera for calming the skin, pink grapefruit to protect, and glycerin to hydrate.
2. Best Vegan Nail Polish
Habit: Natural Nail Polish
Given that nail polish typically has a strong chemical scent, it’s hard to believe it’s even possible to create a nail lacquer without harsh chemicals, let alone make a vegan brand. However, there are many incredible vegan nail polish brands, and this is one of our favorites. In addition to having some of the most gorgeous colors we’ve ever seen, they’ve also partnered with 1% for the Planet to donate 1% of sales to The Ocean Cleanup, an organization dedicated to ridding the world’s water bodies of plastic.
3. Best Vegan Tinted Serum
Ilia: Super Serum Skin Tint SPF 40
Not only does this serum contain hyaluronic acid to keep skin hydrated and looking firm, plus squalane to help minimize fine lines, it also helps protect the skin from the sun with a SPF 40 rating! Made to provide light, dewy coverage that looks like your own skin, this skin tint comes in a multitude of shades, one of which is sure to match yours. We love that 1% of all the brand’s sales go towards helping the planet.
4. Best Vegan Eye Cream
Fleur & Bee: Eyes Eyes Baby Anti-Aging Eye Cream
In some ways, eye cream is a lot like sunscreen in that it’s an absolutely, non-negotiable part of a great skin care routine. That’s exactly why we made a point of creating a great eye cream that not only targets dark circles and puffiness, but will reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Leaving the skin feeling firm and hydrated, it has a silky texture that’s so light, you won’t even know you have it on.
5. Best Vegan Sunscreen
Bare Republic: Mineral SPF 50 Sport Sunscreen Spray
If you’re waiting for us to stop talking about sunscreen, forget it. When it comes to protecting your skin from the sun, it is crucial to have a sunscreen that’s easy to use and aligns with your values. That’s why we just love this easy-to-use sunscreen spray from Bare Republic. With a 50 SPF it also contains antioxidants like raspberry seed oil to help protect skin from environmental stressors and carrot seed oil to help restore glow. Although water resistant, you still have to reapply every few hours, as is the case with all sunscreens.
6. Best Vegan Lid Tint
Jillian Dempsey: Lid Tint
Although it’s called a “Lid Tint,” you can actually use this product as an eye shadow, blush or even lip color! Made with sunflower seed oil to protect the skin, coconut oil to smooth, and shea butter to moisturize, this versatile product is especially great for travel.
7. Best Vegan Blush
Rare Beauty: Soft Pinch Liquid Blush
When you want that fresh, healthy glow, we love a bit of liquid blush! Weightless, long-lasting, and available in either a matte or dewy finish, it’s the perfect blush for people for all skin types. Founded by actress Selena Gomez, Rare Beauty’s goal as a company is to raise $100 million over the next ten years to make access to mental health services readily available to everyone.
8. Best Vegan Hand Wash
Aesop: Reverence Aromatique Hand Wash
It’s still more important than ever to make sure you’re washing your hands frequently, which is why we love this fabulous vegan hand wash. Made with botanical extract and finely milled pumice, it both cleanses and exfoliates your hands. Made with vetiver root, petitgrain, and bergamot rind, it has a lovely, smokey scent.
9. Best Vegan Toner
Fleur & Bee: Rose and Shine Rose Water Toner
One of the easiest ways to hydrate your skin is with a quick spritz of toner, which is why we created our Rose and Shine rosewater toner. This alcohol-free, hydrating toner is so easy to use– simply spray a pump or two all over your face and neck, and you’re good to go! For a real treat, keep it in the fridge for a refreshing blast of hydration in the summer months (and carry it around with you when you’re out and about and need some hydration!).
10. Best Vegan Mascara
Pacifica Beauty: Vegan Collagen Fluffy Lash Black Mascara
Known for its ability to seriously fluff up your lashes, this fabulous mascara conditions with vegan collagen. Not only does it make your lashes look incredibly long and thick, it comes in an environmentally-friendly glass tube!
11. Best Vegan Highlighter Stick
Au Naturale: All-Glowing Creme Highlighter Stick
If you know anything about Fleur & Bee, you know how much we love a glowy, dewy look – which is why we love this highlighter stick from Au Naturale. Not only does it look great when applied to your cheekbones, you can even use it on your shoulders and décolletage when you go out!
12. Best Vegan Eyeshadow
e.l.f.: Rose Gold Eyeshadow Palette
This lovely palette in both matte and shimmer shades is a perfect choice for any season! With ten shades, it’s just what you need to create that perfect smokey eye. At less than $7, it’s a steal!
13. Best Vegan Lashes
Velour: Vegan Mink Luxe Lashes
Yes, you read that right–vegan “mink” lashes really are a thing! These beauties from Velour lashes come in just about every length you can think of from “Last Next Door” to “Run the World.” No matter which one you choose, you can blink confidently in the knowledge that even though they’re called “mink” lashes, they’re completely vegan.
14. Best Vegan Hair Powder
Lulu Organics: Hair Powder
If you haven’t heard, your hair isn’t meant to be washed everyday. But it does often need a little refresh between washes. Sprinkle in a bit of this talc-free dry shampoo, brush it through your hair, and you will be ready to face the day. Available in a variety of natural flower and herbal scents, this dry shampoo absorbs dirt and oil without any build up, and gives your hair more texture for easy styling.
15. Best Vegan Liquid Shampoo
Maui Moisture: Shine + Awapuhi Moisturizing Vegan Shampoo
Most of us have a tendency to forget that when we wash our hair we’re basically treating our scalp, which is, in fact, skin. That’s why it’s so important to use a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner to make sure we’re treating our scalp, too. Made with coconut oil, grapefruit, and guava blossom, this shampoo is a great way to revitalize dull hair while considering the health of your scalp.
16. Best Vegan Shampoo Bar
The Vegan Glow: Quinoa Protein Shampoo Bar
We don’t usually feature two vegan hair products in one list but when it’s this cool, we just can’t help it. This vegan shampoo uses quinoa and soybeans to help strengthen hair and coconut to help hydrate it. Best of all, the bar form makes traveling a breeze, and you’re saving the earth from yet another plastic bottle. And yes, we know what you’re thinking – they make a conditioner as well!
17. Best Vegan Body Butter
Bliss: Naked Body Butter
While you’re taking care of the skin on your face, remember not to neglect the skin on your body. This vegan body butter from Bliss is rich and moisturizing without being greasy. Thanks to the shea butter and coconut oil in it, it’ll hydrate your skin so it's super soft to the touch. It’s a must for those who often experience dry, flaky skin.
18. Best Vegan Facial Mask
Fleur & Bee: Prince Charcoal Detox Mask
If you haven’t tried our Prince Charcoal Detox Mask, we’re about to change your world. This gentle but incredibly effective mask draws out impurities, nourishes your skin, and feels so refreshing you won’t want to ever use another mask again. Made with bentonite clay to draw out impurities, vitamin C to brighten the skin, and aloe vera to calm it, it has a subtle, slightly floral scent that doesn’t overwhelm.
We hope that gives you some ideas for great vegan makeup and vegan beauty products. As you can see, it doesn’t matter what you’re looking for, you can always find a great vegan and cruelty-free option.
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