Best Vegan Skin Care Products

Best Vegan Skin Care Products

As the largest organ of the human body, our skin is our protector — one that takes on everything the world throws at us. That includes the products we slather over ourselves. And when we use cosmetics filled with harmful chemicals, toxins, and harsh ingredients, imagine how that adds up over a lifetime. Then add that to things like germs, pollution, sweat, and everything else we come into contact with. Yeesh!

It makes sense, then, that the healthier your beauty cabinet, the better it is for your skin. Often, that means going vegan! Vegan skincare products don't contain animal ingredients or byproducts, which aside from being harmful to our furry and scaly friends, can be harsh and clog pores. Plant-derived, clean skincare products can offer environmentally-friendly alternatives packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that soothe, hydrate, and repair skin.

Just like cleaning up your diet, making healthy beauty choices can have lasting positive effects. But where to start? We've rounded up a few of the best vegan skincare products below alongside some helpful pointers. Bon appétit!

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Main Takeaways: Plant-derived, clean skincare products can offer environmentally-friendly alternatives packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that soothe, hydrate, and repair skin.

Good to Know: Vegan skin care products do not contain any animal ingredients or by products. However, just because a product’s formula is vegan, it does not necessarily mean that it is also cruelty free.

Recommended Products: So Clean! Facial Cleanser, Rose and Shine Rose Water Toner, Nectar of the C Vitamin C Serum, Just Dew It Hydrating Serum, Eyes Eyes Baby Anti-Aging Eye Cream, Crème de la Cream Brightening Moisturizer, H2 Oh Yeah Hydrating Moisturizer, and Prince Charcoal Detox Mask.

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Best Vegan Moisturizers

1. Fleur & Bee: Crème de la Cream Brightening Moisturizer

Call us biased, but our Crème de la Cream is a natural moisturizer that delivers heaps of beneficial goodies to balance and hydrate skin without leaving behind a greasy feel. We’ve included a good amount of Vitamin C to help brighten and even skin tone. It's silky smooth with a neutral scent, perfect for going under makeup as you face the day!

Fleur & Bee Crème de la Cream

2. Fleur & Bee: H2 Oh Yeah Hydrating Moisturizer

Our H2 Oh Yeah hydrating moisturizer is ideal for those with dry or dehydrated skin. Rich in antioxidants and ultra-hydrating botanicals like sea buckthorn oil and jojoba oil, this face cream will help plump and smooth your skin, which in turn reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Fleur & Bee H2 Oh Yeah

3. Fourth Ray: Face and Body Milks

Milk does the body good — especially when it's vegan! And Fourth Ray's face and body milks are no exception. These lightweight moisturizers replenish skin with everything from antioxidant-rich avocado to softening marshmallow root. All with vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free, and paraben-free formulas.

Fourth Ray Face and Body Milks

4. EO: EO Intensive Repair Hand Cream

And if you've been overlooking your hardworking hands, we like EO Intensive Repair Hand Cream . Featuring a delicious orange vanilla scent, this hand cream contains mango seed, coconut and jojoba butters to deeply moisturize, and ceramides to restore your skin’s natural protective barrier.

EO Intensive Repair Hand Cream

Best Vegan Hair & Scalp Products

5. Verb: Ghost Mask

Sometimes our hair needs to be treated, too! Using a hair mask once a week to nourish your lovely locks will help restore shine and reduce frizz and breakage. We recommend Verb Ghost Mask, as it works with all hair types and won’t weigh your hair down as it deeply conditions.

Verb Ghost Mask

6. Pacifica: Hair Nirvana Beauty Gummies

Looking for a way to strengthen your hair and satisfy your sweet tooth? Try Pacifica Hair Nirvana Beauty Gummies to support hair (and nail) health from the inside out. These vegan supplements include Vitamin E, Vitamin C and biotin and are free of common allergens such as wheat, soy, gluten, tree nuts and peanuts.

Pacifica Hair Nirvana Beauty Gummies

7. Briogeo: Banana + Coconut Nourishing Superfood Shampoo

While all vegan products are plant-based, have you ever thought of using superfoods in your hair? Introducing Briogeo’s Banana + Coconut Nourishing Superfood Shampoo, a nutrient-rich, smoothie-inspired shampoo for all hair types that's packed with antioxidant-rich fruits to support healthy strands. Even those with color-treated and chemically-treated hair can benefit from this shampoo; plus, their products are free of harsh sulfates, silicones, phthalates, parabens and artificial dyes.

Briogeo Banana + Coconut Nourishing Superfood Shampoo

Best Vegan Serums & Oils

8. Fleur & Bee: Just Dew It Hydrating Serum

Keeping your skin properly hydrated is one of the easiest ways to restore a healthy glow and prevent prematurely aged skin. Our Just Dew It hydrating serum is jam-packed with the best hydrating ingredients we could find, including hyaluronic acid, sea buckthorn oil, prickly pear oil, squalane and grapeseed oil, to name a few. This antioxidant-rich serum will help plump and restore your skin with a shot of long-lasting hydration.

Fleur & Bee Just Dew It

9. Fleur & Bee: Nectar of the C Vitamin C Serum

Speaking of antioxidants, our own Nectar of the C serum features 10% Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, a form of vitamin C that is more gentle on the skin and less likely to irritate. That means even sensitive skin types can benefit from this potent, yet gentle, brightening serum. Get ready to glow!

Fleur & Bee Nectar of the C

10. Biossance: 100% Squalane Oil

If you want to keep it simple and are looking for the ideal oil to use on your face, body and hair, Biossance 100% Squalane Oil will smooth and soften your skin from head to toe. Derived from sugarcane, squalane is similar to our skin’s own oil (sebum), rendering it an effective natural moisturizer.

Biossance 100% Squalane Oil

Best Vegan Products for Eyes & Lips

11. Fleur & Bee: Eyes Eyes Baby Anti-Aging Eye Cream

For those who appreciate just how crucial a good eye cream can be, our Eyes Eyes Baby is a multitasking anti-aging cream that softens the appearance of wrinkles, reduces the look of dark, puffy eyes, and hydrates. All with sustainably sourced and manufactured ingredients lovingly wrapped in recyclable packaging.

Fleur & Bee Eyes Eyes Baby

12. Sukin: Paw Paw Ointment

For chapped, moisture-starved lips, Sukin offers Paw Paw Ointment, a petrochemical-free blend of natural oils and extracts. You can also use it elsewhere on your face and dry hands! This carbon-neutral salve hails from Australia and a little goes a long way.

Sukin Paw Paw Ointment

Best Vegan Cleansers

13. Fleur & Bee: So Clean! Facial Cleanser

For a reliable everyday cleanser, our So Clean! facial cleanser removes dirt and makeup and cleans without giving your face that uncomfortable tight feeling. Did we mention it balances your skin's natural oils, promotes smoother skin, and is free of over 1,300 harmful toxins?

Fleur & Bee So Clean!

14. Suki Skincare: Exfoliate Foaming Cleanser

When you want to combine your cleansing and exfoliating efforts into one time-saving step, Suki Skincare Exfoliate Foaming Cleanser is your best bet. Made with sugars and colloidal oats, this cleansing scrub will help you gently buff off daily build up and leave you with a smoother, softer complexion. It’s great for all skin types, even those with sensitive skin.

Suki Skincare Exfoliate Foaming Cleanser

15. e.l.f.: Holy Hydration! Cleansing Balm

To round things out, we’ve added a vegan makeup remover to our list of recommendations. Known for their affordable vegan products, e.l.f.'s Holy Hydration! Cleansing Balm melts into a luxurious oil to remove makeup without stripping the skin. It delivers hyaluronic acid, ceramides, and peptides for a silky smooth feel and intense hydration. All e.l.f. products are vegan and cruelty-free, and the company regularly makes donations to social justice, environmental, and animal initiatives. As a brand that believes in giving back to charity, that's something we can get behind!

e.l.f. Holy Hydration! Cleansing Balm

Best Vegan Toners

16. Fleur & Bee: Rose and Shine Rose Water Toner

Skincare toners have a variety of uses, from balancing oil, adding hydration, or calming irritation. They can be used to treat specific concerns and are typically applied right after cleansing your skin. We recommend starting with a soothing hydrating toner that can be used throughout the day. Our Rose and Shine rose water toner uses rose hydrosol to calm and soothe your skin, and it includes glycerin to lock in hydration. Spritz it on after cleaning or masking, and carry it with you on exceptionally dry or hot days to refresh.

Fleur & Bee Rose and Shine

17. Farmacy: Deep Sweep 2% BHA Toner

For those concerned with minimizing the appearance of large pore and balancing excess oils, we recommend Farmacy Deep Sweep 2% BHA Toner. This gentle exfoliating toner uses salicylic acid (a beta hydroxy acid) and papaya enzymes to purify your pores.

Farmacy Deep Sweep 2% BHA Toner

Best Vegan Face Masks

18. Fleur & Bee: Prince Charcoal Detox Mask

When a visit to your facialist isn’t in the cards, masking at home is the next best thing. Depending on your skin type and any concerns you may have, there’s a face mask for every one! Treat your skin once, twice, or thrice a week with our Prince Charcoal Detox Mask. This purifying mask contains coconut charcoal to detoxify, bentonite clay to balance, kaolin clay and glycolic acid to exfoliate, plus a plethora of nourishing botanicals such as reishi mushrooms, rosehip oil, squalane, and ylang-ylang to restore your skin after it literally sucks out all the icky stuff from your pores, leaving it silky smooth.

Fleur & Bee Prince Charcoal

19. Joanna Vargas: Eden Instant Lift Mask

Is anti-aging the name of your game? Joanna Vargas Eden Instant Lift Mask is our pick when it comes to sustainable sheet masks. Made with bamboo and infused with cherry blossom, hyaluronic acid and CoQ10 to deeply moisturize and help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Created by celebrity facialist Joanna Vargas, this mask works for all skin types and is especially beneficial for those with sensitive skin.

Joanna Vargas Eden Instant Lift Mask

Good Enough to Eat

We hope this round-up will get you well on your way to becoming a vegan skincare aficionado. We know selecting skincare products that are good for you, the planet, and kind to animals isn't always easy. Thankfully, there are now a large number of plant-based products available that are also cruelty-free, so you can breathe easy knowing that you have options in every category!

And when in doubt, Fleur & Bee will always have your back with all-natural, vegan, and cruelty-free skincare products that are sourced, made, and packaged sustainably! Now excuse us while we go hug all the animals.

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