The Best Vegan Beauty Products and Where to Find Them
Think vegan beauty products are for hippie dippie weirdos? Think again. Many vegan beauty products are formulated with ingredients that aren’t just good for the animals, but good for your hair and skin, too.
Whether you’re a full-fledged vegan on the hunt for new products to try, or are looking to switch up your beauty routine with cruelty-free options, vegan beauty products offer a multitude of benefits. And get this: some are even all-natural.
From face masks to dry shampoo, we share the best vegan beauty products — plus, where to buy them — ahead.
1. S.W. Basics Hibiscus Mask
The next time you’re browsing the beauty section at Target, consider picking up S.W. Basics Hibiscus Mask. Formulated with mineral-rich French green clay, rejuvenating hibiscus, and calming lavender, this deep-cleansing vegan facial mask draws out toxins from the skin, exfoliates, and soothes. What’s more? The mask itself comes in a dry, powder form, so you can play around with consistency and customize your at-home facial. Target’s product page suggests adding water if you have oily skin, a facial oil if you have dry skin, and some plain yogurt if you have dull skin.
2. Alder New York Texture Powder
FYI: Urban Outfitters is home to some of the coolest beauty products — and many of them are vegan! Case in point: Alder New York Texture Powder. Formulated with all-natural, vegan minerals, such as rice powder, sea clay, kaolin clay, and more, the Texture Powder absorbs grease at the roots, creates a more textured look, and ultimately, helps to extend the life of your blowout.
3. Drunk Elephant Lala Retro Whipped Cream
Sephora is a one-stop shop for all things beauty, especially vegan beauty products. And one of our favorite vegan beauty brands to shop for at Sephora is Drunk Elephant. If you’re in need of a new moisturizer, consider the brand’s Lala Retro Whipped Cream. Made with all skin types in mind, the award-winning hydrator softens, brightens, and improves firmness in the skin.
4. Jane Iredale Glow Time Full Coverage Mineral BB Cream
If, like us, you’re addicted to Amazon Prime, you’re probably already aware of the variety of stellar beauty products you can have sent to your house in two days tops. The next time you place an order, consider adding Jane Iredale Glow Time Full Coverage Mineral BB Cream to your cart. The vegan, full coverage formula minimizes the look of fine lines and wrinkles and illuminates the skin. Plus, it contains broad spectrum SPF 25 for added protection against the sun.
5. Herbivore Botanicals Sea Mist
Did you know that in addition to some of the most luxurious products on the market, Nordstrom is home to some of the best vegan beauty products? It’s true! If you’re on the lookout for a sea salt spray that is as effective as it is good for the environment, try Herbivore Botanicals Sea Mist. Formulated with aloe water, Pacific sea salt, coconut pulp, and other all-natural ingredients, this hair-texturizing mist will help you achieve perfect beach hair, without setting foot on the beach!
6. Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
While not all makeup brands are 100% vegan, many offer a selection of beauty products that are. Case in point: Too Faced. From mascara to lipstick, the cult-favorite makeup brand has a variety of vegan beauty products that makeup artists and beauty junkies alike love. One of our favorites is the Better Than Sex Mascara. Made to increase the look of lash volume and length, this must-try vegan mascara will give you sexy lashes with just a few swipes. The next time you’re browsing the beauty counters at Macy’s, stop by the Too Faced counter and pick up one of these metallic pink tubes.
7. Mad Hippie Facial SPF
Finding a vegan, all-natural sunscreen can prove quite the challenge. Luckily, Anthropologie carries one of our favorites: Mad Hippie Facial SPF. Unlike many other sunscreens, the vegan SPF contains all-natural ingredients, including some powerful anti-agers like vitamin E, vitamin C, ferulic acid, and carrot seed oil. What’s more? Unlike other sunscreens, it won’t leave behind a sticky, white residue upon application.
8. Amika Bombshell Blowout Spray
Your search for a vegan blowout spray that will protect your strands from heat styling, provide a boost of volume to your roots, and smooth out flyaways ends here. Amika Bombshell Blowout Spray is unlike any other. Formulated with sea buckthorn berry oil, the lightweight hair oil works on both wet or dry hair to provide protection, nourishment, and more. The best part (aside from the outstanding benefits, of course)? Birchbox offers a travel-size version, so if you want to test it out before committing to full-size (and full price), you can!
9. Ursa Major Fantastic Face Wash
Looking for an all-natural, vegan face wash that cleanses, brightens, and even exfoliates the skin’s surface? The Dermstore offers one of our go-tos! Ursa Major Fantastic Face Wash is formulated with a blend of whole essential oils, such as cedar, lavender, and spearmint. The foaming gel cleanser works to remove pore-clogging dirt and debris, exfoliate dead skin cell buildup, and brighten the complexion. What’s more? The vegan face wash leaves the skin refreshed and revitalized.