How better to celebrate Veganuary than with some vegan beauty spoils? Vegan make-up, food, cleaning, and body care essentials are becoming more and more accessible, thanks to conscious consumers.
We’ve compiled this super handy list of our favourite vegan beauty brands available in South Africa. Then we’ve gone one step further by tipping you off as to their most crowd-pleasing products.
Needless to say, if you’ve walked past a LUSH store, you’ll know that the smell alone is nothing short of heavenly. But if you’ve ventured inside, you’ll know it’s basically absolute paradise.
LUSH is committed to ethical buying, minimal packaging, and vegetarian produce. The brand is against animal testing and has become a favourite in the beauty industry.
While we love all their products, we can’t help but adore their bath bombs the most. They make great gifts and are loads of fun for bath connoisseurs. Just make sure you select ones that don’t contain honey.
Why we love it: It smells of bergamot and ylang-ylang and is oh-so-refreshing in a warm bath.
The Body Shop
This brand was the first to implement fair trade produce and trading in beauty products. Since 1987, The Body Shop has partnered with thousands of community projects made up of small-scale farmers, rural cooperatives, and traditional artisans.
Some of the best vegan make-up can be found at your nearest branch of The Body Shop. The make-up is enriched with pampering natural oils and butters. It’s even suitable for sensitive skin.
We love having a timeless lip tint at hand, so their range of vegan lip butters speaks to us on all levels.
Why we love it: This vegan, budget-friendly lip butter is available in six shades.
This totally vegan skincare brand will solve all of your skincare problems with its mild ingredients and ethical practices. The Skin Creamery also makes use of as little wasteful packaging as possible and offers refills on most of their products.
This female-led brand was founded in 2014 and aims to simplify effective skincare. The ingredients are all organic, and the range is 100% vegan.
Simple, healthy skin solutions are the future. The days of overly-harsh chemical treatments are over!
Why we love it: It’s a versatile blend of natural oils that can be used for both your face and body.
Lulu & Marula
These small-batch handmade skincare products ensure you look and feel your best at all times. All of the ingredients are natural and the products are suitable for all skin types.
The ingredients and packaging are also made and sourced locally. The packaging is predominantly glass and cardboard, meaning that it can be reused and recycled for the most part.
Why we love it: The rosy smell is out of this world! The mist is uber refreshing for when your skin is looking and feeling a bit worn out.
Noughty’s hair care products are all vegan! Rejoice, for the time of vegan hair care is now!
The formulas are developed by botanists and beauticians alike, and their key focus is sustainability in every sense of the word. The brand also wants to ensure that all their packaging is made from recyclable sugar cane by January 2021.
Proper hair care is hard to find… So take our word for it and give Noughty a try.
Why we love it: This shampoo is perfectly suited to those who have a sensitive scalp.
Where you can buy it: Clicks stocks Noughty products in-store and online.
This versatile brand has a whole range of vegan beauty products. The brand is also registered as an anti-cruelty brand with PETA, and they strive to regulate the use of palm oil in the beauty industry and beyond.
We love that this range is accessible and won’t bust your budget. Catrice has also developed vegan mascara, lip gloss, lipstick, nail polish, concealer, foundation, and pretty much everything else in between. For their full vegan range, have a look here.
Why we love it: These shades are perfect for any occasion and the palette includes both matte and metallic choices.
Making these conscious swaps to cruelty-free, vegan beauty brands is a big step towards a safer, healthier future. A small swap can make a huge effect, so consider these brands when shopping for your spoils.