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Vegan Beauty Products
Vegan and cruelty free are terms that are often interlinked, though there are some small differences.
Vegan means the product wasn't tested on animals and that no animal by-products are used in the product or during the making of it. Cruelty free products weren't tested on animals but they can sometimes contain animal by-products.
If you're not quite at the level of veganism yet, why not have a look at our vegetarian beauty products instead?
See our vegan friendly guide to answer your questions like what does vegan mean and who should use vegan beauty products.
REN Perfect Canvas Clean Jelly Oil Cleanser
Milk Makeup Hydro Grip Primer
Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray
The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
Charlotte Tilbury Charlotte's Jewel Lips
ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Marine Cream
The Ordinary Concealer
Olaplex No.3 Hair Perfector
Olaplex No. 8 Bond Intense Moisture Mask
The Ordinary 100% Niacinamide Powder
Dizziak Deep Conditioner
Lime Crime Venus XL Eyeshadow Palette
Farsali Rose Gold Elixir
Jeffree Star Cosmetics Jawbreaker Palette
Anastasia Beverly Hills Luminous Foundation
Hourglass Veil Fluid Makeup
Sigma Beauty Basic Eyes Kit
St Tropez Self Tan Express Bronzing Mousse
ICONIC London Loose Pigment Palette
Natasha Denona Transformatte Matte Foundation
Natasha Denona Foundation X+
St Tropez Self Tan Purity Water Gel
REN Clean Screen Mineral SPF 30
Uoma Beauty Say What?! Foundation
Sigma Beauty F10 Powder/Blush Brush
Real Techniques Everyday Essentials Set
Drunk Elephant Protini Polypeptide Cream
Olaplex No.7 Bonding Oil
St Tropez Self Tan Extra Dark Mousse
ICONIC London Body Illuminator
Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette
Clinique Dramatically Different Lipstick
Lime Crime Diamond Dew Highlighter
Natasha Denona TRANSFIX Matte Concealer
Real Techniques Enhanced Eye Set
REN Vita Mineral Omega 3 Optimum Skin Oil
Real Techniques Flawless Base Set
Lime Crime Matte Velvetines Lipstick
Coola Sunless Tan Anti-Ageing Face Serum
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz
Urban Decay All Nighter Concealer
Paul Mitchell Freeze & Shine Super Spray
Sigma Beauty SigMagic Brushampoo Foam
Anastasia Beverly Hills Powder Bronzer
Sigma Beauty F35 Tapered Highlighter Brush
Coola Sunless Tan Dry Oil Mist
Uoma Beauty Stay Woke Concealer
Florence by Mills See You Never Concealer
Jeffree Star Cosmetics Magic Star Concealer
St Tropez Self Tan Purity Face Mist
Paul Mitchell Shampoo Three
Clinique Dramatically Different iD Dramatically Different Oil Control Gel & Active Cartridge Concentrate
Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick
Clinique Moisture Surge Hydrating Lotion
Lime Crime Plushies Lipstick
TAN-LUXE Instant Hero Self Tan
Florence by Mills Like A Light Skin Tint
Lime Crime Diamond Crushers Lip Topper
Lime Crime Venus Palette III
Mimitika Aftersun Lotion
Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream SPF 30
ICONIC London Luminous Powder
ICONIC London Illuminator Drops
Skinny Tan Tan & Tone Oil
Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum
Lime Crime Venus Palette I
Skinny Tan Mousse
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Frequently Asked Questions about Vegan Friendly products
What does vegan mean?
Veganism excludes all exploitation and animal cruelty. People tend to think that the term vegan only applies to food, but it can refer to a lifestyle that includes cruelty and animal free clothing and – importantly, in our case – cosmetics.
Who should use vegan beauty products?
If you already have a vegan diet, vegan cosmetics might be the next step. The industry is one of the fastest growing in the market with demand increasing exponentially every day. The range of vegan products available is now so broad that they are used by people with a variety of diets, lifestyles and ethics.
Are vegan beauty products more expensive?
The short and simple answer – no. Vegan products may have been expensive when they first became prominent in the mainstream market, but the target audience is now so large that companies are forced to price vegan products as equal to their counterparts.
Why should you use vegan beauty products?
Whether you’re passionately anti-animal cruelty or not, vegan cosmetics can be for everyone. They often use organic and natural ingredients, which makes them rich in vitamins and antioxidants. Plus, you’ll be clearing your conscience at the same time as your skin.
What is the difference between vegan and vegetarian beauty products?
There are small differences between vegan and vegetarian products, but the variance is fairly important. One of the primary differences is whether or not the product is cruelty free: vegan products are always cruelty free, whereas this isn't always true for vegetarian products.
The other main difference is how the ingredient is sourced: a beauty product with no animal parts but containing animal by-products would be vegetarian-friendly, but not suitable for vegans.
A good example is beeswax. A vegetarian could happily use a product containing beeswax, given that no animal was harmed and there is no animal body part in the product, but a vegan might not be comfortable using it.
Written by Hannah Liddle, Beauty Editor