An Entirely Vegan Beauty Routine

By Hannah Liddle - 2 months ago | Updated
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We’re currently in an environmental crisis and we’re all sitting here thinking, how do we help? We’ve already started to take cotton net bags to the fruit and veg stalls, we no longer say yes to plastic cutlery at itsu and we certainly don’t say yes to plastic straws. But how can we go further? Well, it’s funny you ask because we’ve been posing the very same question here at Cosmetify HQ, and our answer? Vegan beauty.

Though vegan beauty isn’t the remedy for climate change, it’s certainly a step in the right direction. By completely eradicating the use of animal by-products in our skin care, we’re reducing the need to mass produce cattle and, in turn, lessening the burden this has on the environment. Are you still with me? Good.

In one of our recent surveys, we discovered that over half of British women are buying vegan beauty – even though only a third of them are actually vegan. Interesting, right? But we get it. Making the vegan switch isn’t easy when it comes to food (trust us, we’ve tried) but with beauty, it’s a piece of cake. One, you won’t actually have to cut anything out that you’d miss, like chocolate. Two, vegan beauty is now just as accessible as regular beauty. And three, we’re about to show you an entirely vegan beauty routine, plus direct links to some awesome vegan beauty products, including vegan skin care and vegan makeup. Oh, we spoil you.

The vegan cleanser...

Dr. Hauschka Cleansing Cream

Dr. Hauschka Cleansing Cream

All of Dr. Hauschka products are crafted from 100% natural and organic ingredients just like this Cleansing Cream. Enriched with calendula, chamomile and sweet almond, it gently melts away makeup, all while revitalising your complexion and minimising the appearance of pores. What a winner!

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The vegan exfoliator...

Elemis Superfood Blackcurrant Jelly Exfoliator

Elemis Superfood Blackcurrant Jelly Exfoliator

This superfood cleanser utilises fruit and seed extracts – all of which are sustainably sourced (bonus points) – to effectively exfoliate your skin, slough away dead cells and reveal a brighter complexion. It’s also jam-packed with prebiotics for skin health and glycerin for ultimate hydration.

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The vegan toner...

Garnier Organic Thyme Toner

Garnier Organic Thyme Toner

Garnier is moving in leaps and bounds with this Organic Thyme Toner: it’s certified organic, vegan, respectfully sourced and the packaging is 100% recyclable. Bravo! And its content is pretty awesome too. With thanks to its thyme essential oil infusion, it purifies and refines your skin, expertly prepping it for the next step in your regime.

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The vegan moisturiser...

Lumene Nordic C [Valo] Day Cream SPF15

Lumene Nordic C [Valo] Day Cream SPF15

Understanding the power of nature, Lumene picks their ingredients from the Finnish wilderness to create respectful, sustainable, vegan products. This daily moisturiser is creamy, hydrating and simply gorgeous. Enriched with Wild Arctic Cloudberry and plenty of vitamins, it gives your skin a brightening boost while protecting it against the sun.

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The vegan eye cream...

Antipodes Kiwi Seed Oil Eye Cream

Antipodes Kiwi Seed Oil Eye Cream

In true New Zealand fashion, Antipodes is a brand that’s ‘at one’ with nature. They harness the power of fruit, veg and seed oils, which provide unbeatable nutrition for your skin, all while limiting Antipodes’ impact on the environment. With kiwi, avocado and grape, this eye cream rescues and rejuvenates tired, ageing eyes.

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The vegan serum...

BYBI Beauty Supercharge Serum

BYBI Beauty Supercharge Serum

Cute and recyclable packaging? Tick. 100% natural, vegan ingredients? Tick. Five-star reviews across the board? Tick. BYBI’s Supercharge Serum is a potent product that’s going to transform your skin. Made purely from plants, it’s a whole lot of goodness in a bottle and gets to work on naturally strengthening, repairing and brightening your visage.

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The vegan lip balm...

Hurraw! Lip Balm

Hurraw! Lip Balm

As you can tell from the name, Hurraw! celebrates all raw, natural, organic, vegan and fair trade ingredients. Pure plant oils feed your lips with essential fatty acids and nutrients to keep them healthy and hydrated. Choose between a variety of delicious flavours from Earl Grey to Papaya Pineapple.

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Even the vegan toothpaste...

Dr Bronner's Peppermint All-One Toothpaste

Dr Bronner's Peppermint All-One Toothpaste

Yippee! A toothpaste that’s as good for you as it is for the animals and environment. Made using 70% organic ingredients and free from fluoride, artificial colours, flavours and preservatives, it’s a simple yet effective formula that keeps your smile white and gums healthy.

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The vegan body wash...

Pai Gentle Genius Camellia and Bergamot Body Wash

Pai Gentle Genius Camellia and Bergamot Body Wash

Super nourishing and kind to your skin, this Pai body wash is the very best way to start your day the vegan way. Made from naturally derived ingredients like mango extract and vegetable glycerin, it’s extremely hydrating and nurtures your skin with essential vitamins and omegas. It also has a gorgeously uplifting fragrance – which is a double win in our eyes.

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The vegan body scrub...

Frank Body Original Coffee Scrub

Frank Body Original Coffee Scrub

If there’s one scrub to rule them all, it’s the Frank Coffee Scrub: it battles breakouts, fades marks and hydrates your skin from head to toe. Made from coffee grinds, sweet almond oil and sea salt, it’s a gentle body exfoliator that’s just as kind to your skin as it is to the environment. However, we can’t promise it’s kind to your bathroom…those coffee grinds get everywhere. 100% worth it though.

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The vegan body moisturiser...

Sanctuary Spa Classic Body Lotion

Sanctuary Spa Classic Body Lotion

*Finds out that the most delicious smelling body lotion is vegan, adds 10 bottles to basket*...True story. If you’ve ever had the pleasure of smelling this body lotion, you’ll know how amazing it is. It’s silky in texture and carries the iconic Sanctuary Spa signature scent of patchouli, jasmine and sandalwood. It’s a decadent lotion that’s vegan friendly and super affordable.

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The vegan foundation...

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation

A cult classic and the key to flawless skin, this Charlotte Tilbury foundation provides full, luminous coverage that lasts all day. It’s magic in so many ways but we like it for its ingredients. This vegan-friendly formula uses mushroom extract to firm the skin as well as hyaluronic acid to plump and hydrate. No nasty ingredients and certainly no funny business.

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The vegan blusher...

3INA Makeup The Blush

3INA Makeup The Blush

When it comes to sustainable, vegan, honest makeup, 3INA is your brand. They embrace playfulness and diversity and are the brand that give makeup lovers the freedom to express themselves. Their blusher is cashmere-soft and instantly illuminates your complexion for a fresh and natural glow.

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The vegan bronzer...

INIKA Baked Mineral Bronzer

INIKA Baked Mineral Bronzer

This INIKA Bronzer is The Green Parent Natural Beauty Awards Gold Winner – need we say more? Made from 100% natural minerals, it delivers a beautiful sun-kissed glow and will have you looking like you’ve just flew in from Tuscany. It’s a completely vegan formula and is suitable for sensitive skin, too!

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The vegan brow pencil...

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz

When it comes wax formulas, beeswax or similar, animal by-products are typically used. But not with Brow Wiz. It’s a vegan formula, made from soybean oil and palm wax, which will completely transform your eyebrow game. Shape and define with the pencil before blending out your brows with the spoolie for a natural-looking finish.

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The vegan mascara...

Hourglass Caution Extreme Lash Mascara

Hourglass Caution Extreme Lash Mascara

If you’re a fan of Hourglass then you’ll know all of their products are vegan – yay! This mascara is a dazzler and instantly uplifts, curls and lengthens your lashes without relying on lanolin to hold it together (an emollient derived from sheep wool). It’s also free of parabens, sulphates, gluten and plastics.

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The vegan highlighter...

e.l.f. Baked Highlighter

e.l.f. Baked Highlighter

This is a personal favourite of mine not only because it’s vegan but because it provides endless shimmer along your cheekbones and an ethereal glow that lasts all day. It has the same effect as a high-end highlighter but comes at a fraction of the price. Now that’s something else we can hop on board with.

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The vegan lippy...

Urban Decay Vice Cream Lipstick

Urban Decay Vice Cream Lipstick

Urban Decay eyeshadow palettes score top marks but their lippies are just as impressive. The Cream Vice range is part of their vegan collection and boasts so many amazing colours – how on earth are we supposed to just pick one? There’s an option for every attitude, style and occasion.

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Told you it was a piece of cake – vegan cake, of course.

Want to delve further into the world of conscious, clean and vegan beauty? Check out our Ultimate Guide to Clean Beauty in 2019 and discover Why the Bar of Soap is Making a Comeback.

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