Doing Veganuary? Here are the Best Beauty Buys

By Hannah Liddle -
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If you’re already giving up chicken nuggets, sirloin steak and chocolate for Veganuary, we salute you. But, while we understand it’s easy to get swept up in a world full of quinoa salads and mushroom burgers, don’t forget that Veganuary doesn’t just stop at your diet.

You may or may not be aware that most of your beloved cosmetics brands have products containing animal by-products. Luckily, there are still plenty of completely vegan brands out there that are going to be your beauty saviours this month. We’ve selected our top ten vegan products – five for him and five for her – to keep you on track this January, so you can still look your best as you tuck into that tofu.


For him

Korres Vetiver Root, Green Tea & Eau de Toilette Spray

You’ve changed your diet, why not change your Eau de Toilette as well? This invigorating fragrance embraces the nature-inspired vegan lifestyle, evoking a woody aroma reminiscent of the great outdoors. Hints of vetiver and green tea add a fresh scent that simultaneously soothes your mind and uplifts your mood.

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Mitch Steady Grip

Mitch Steady Grip

Veganuary is all about staying strong against the odds, so you may as well get a hair gel that embodies your willpower. Mitch Steady Grip is perfect for maintaining a firm hold throughout the day while still keeping that natural look. Not only is the formula free of animal by-products, it’s also free from alcohol – an extra bonus for those brave enough to give dry January a go as well.

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Neal's Yard Remedies Rejuvenating Frankincense Facial Oil

Neal's Yard Remedies Rejuvenating Frankincense Facial Oil

Many vegan foods are really good for your skin. Avocados, walnuts and sweet potatoes, to name a few, are known to produce a clear complexion and create a silky-soft touch. Add a nourishing facial oil to your repertoire and you’ll bask in a healthy glow for months on end, even if you ditch the vegan diet.

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Aveda Men Pure-Formance Conditioner

If you’re worried about your strength without the protein that comes from meat-filled meals, it’s understandable to have the same fears for your hair. Aveda Men Pure-Formance Conditioner is purposely designed to breathe life into your locks, working to repair hair and add moisture. Even after the month ends, you can continue to enjoy the benefits of this volumising shampoo.

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AromaWorks Men's Calming Aftershave Lotion

AromaWorks Men's Calming Aftershave Lotion

You may not be trimming the turkey anymore, but it’s still important to keep on top of trimming your facial hair. This calming lotion's enriching formula is infused with a healthy blend of eucalyptus, cedarwood and bergamot, leaving your skin feeling super smooth. After a crisp shave, make sure you have this lotion in your arsenal to cool your skin and keep you looking and feeling fresh.

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For her

Pai Rosehip Bioregenerate Oil

Pai Rosehip Bioregenerate Oil

Just because you’re cutting out the animal by-products doesn’t mean you have to cut out the luxury. The Pai Rosehip Oil is every bit as gorgeous as you’d expect. A wonderful blend of rosehip fruit and seed oils works deep into the skin to restore balance and texture. Renowned for its antioxidants and skin-healing properties, this vegan bottle of wonder is all you need to bring back your glow.

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Pureology Strength Cure Shampoo, Conditionerand Fabulous Lengths Treatment

Pureology Strength Cure Shampoo, Conditionerand Fabulous Lengths Treatment

You didn’t think you could do Veganuary without switching up your shampoo, did you? This Pureology Trio is as good for your hair as it is for the animals. It’s a true cure for dead ends and flyaways with its gentle Asta-Repair technology putting the strength and vibrancy back into your strands.

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ELEMIS Frangipani Monoi Salt Glow

ELEMIS Frangipani Monoi Salt Glow

Chocolate may be off the cards but you can still treat yourself throughout January. Give your body the gift of a glow with this wonderful vegan salt scrub. Made using mineral-rich salts, the scrub gently sloughs away dead skin before infusing it with the moisturising goodness of Tahitian monoi oil and frangipani flowers. Your skin will be well-nourished and you'll be glowing from head to toe.

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Hurraw! Tangerine Chamomile Lip Balm SPF 15

Hurraw! Tangerine Chamomile Lip Balm SPF 15

A lot of lip balms contain honey and beeswax but not Hurraw!. This 100% organic, raw and vegan lip balm keeps your chops from chapping without using any animal products. Bursting with natural, skin-loving ingredients, it nourishes, hydrates and protects your lips. Plus, the tangerine and chamomile flavour means it not only provides comfort but makes your pout taste great too – perfect for when you’re puckering up.

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Hourglass Illusion Hyaluronic Skin Tint

Hourglass Illusion Hyaluronic Skin Tint

The Christmas diet and all that partying can leave your skin looking a little lacklustre. Thankfully, the Hourglass Skin Tint infuses your complexion with pearlescent pigments to recover and enhance your natural luminosity. The vegan formula also contains hyaluronic acid to keep your skin hydrated and healthy throughout winter. Now that’s something we can get on board with.

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When it comes to the best vegan beauty products on the market, we’ve pretty much got you covered. Not only are they super ethical but they’re pretty damn Instagrammable too #Veganuary. Want to keep up the trend after January? Discover our Top 10 Cruelty-free Makeup Brands.