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29th May 2022

Clean and kind: 10 skincare brands that are vegan, sustainable and cruelty-free

vegan beauty brands

It’s fair to say veganism is no longer a fringe movement.

More and more of us are opting to seriously cut back – and even completely eliminate – animal products from our diets, and even overall lives.

And what this means, is that the demand for vegan everything is drastically increasing – including vegan skincare products.

Lucky for us, there are a growing number of skincare brands offering vegan-friendly products that are not only plant-based, but also cruelty-free. The terms are often used interchangeably, but it is important to keep in mind that just because a product is listed as organic or cruelty-free, it can still contain animal by-products such as beeswax or lanolin unless they clearly state otherwise.

If a product is labelled as ‘vegan’ or ‘vegan-friendly’ it essentially means that this product does not contain any animal-derived ingredients, such as milk proteins, beeswax or lanolin.

Keen to go vegan with your skincare? Here are some of our very favourite vegan skincare brands:

1. Summer Friday

The packaging is gorgeous, and the products really work – we simply can’t get enough of Summer Friday.

Most known for their cult Jet Lag mask, Summer Fridays also has tons of other great products, and you are going to want to test them all.


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Et innlegg delt av Summer Fridays (@summerfridays)

2. Ere Perez

Named after its founder, Ere Perez is a female-led holistic beauty line from Bondi Beach, Australia.

Their products aim to create healthy, radiant skin without the use of harsh ingredients and preservatives. They are certified cruelty-free by PETA and are a predominantly vegan brand who do not use animal derived ingredients – with the exception of almond mascara which still contains beeswax. Ere Perez is also a certified carbon-neutral brand that is committed to sustainable practices.


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Et innlegg delt av Ere Perez|Clean Beauty (@ereperezmx)

3. Skin Proud

Trendy, affordable and effective, Skin Proud should be on everyone’s radar. Their impressive range will encourage you to embrace your skin with active ingredients like vitamin C and retinol, and the aim is to get your skin so glowing and perfect, you will feel like you no longer need makeup.


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Et innlegg delt av Skin Proud (@skinproud)

4. Nunaia

Luxury Irish skincare brand Nunaïa is a female-led brand that has created a raw, superfood skincare rituals with a ‘Soil to Skin’ ethos.

Designed not only to be highly effective for maintaining skin health, the products from Nunaia are made to bring a sense of peace, calm and connection to your day. They carefully select bioactive plant botanicals that mimic the skin structure for greater penetration, efficacy and results.

The result is glowing, healthy skin. All cruelty-free and vegan, with exceptionally high levels of organic, sustainable and ethically sourced ingredients.


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Et innlegg delt av Superfood Skincare Rituals (@nunaiabeauty)

5. Evolve Organic Beauty

Award-winning and handmade, Evolve Beauty is yet another female-led natural skincare company.

All their products are cruelty-free and vegan with a high level of organic ingredients. The products are created in small batches in Hertfordshire, England, to ensure ultimate freshness and to preserve antioxidants in the natural butters, extracts and oils that they use.

Evolve Beauty are committed to sustainable practices in all aspects of their business. The products are all beautifully-formulated with uplifting scents, luxurious textures and effective results.


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Et innlegg delt av Evolve Beauty (@evolvebeautyuk)

6. Byoma

Despite launching not that long ago, Byoma has already built a bit of a cult following.

The all-vegan brand has an impressive line-up of products, all created to help boost, strengthen and repair your skin’s barrier function.


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Et innlegg delt av Byoma (@byoma)

7. Codex Beauty Labs

Exceptionally effective, vegan and sustainable, we love the skincare products from Codex Beauty Labs.

The products are formulated with the very best wild harvested and COSMOS certified organic ingredient, creating a high-performance skincare brand.

Even better? The brand is truly sustainable throughout their ingredient sourcing and manufacturing process, with their skincare packaged in tubes made from renewable sugar cane that have a negative carbon footprint and are easily recyclable.


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Et innlegg delt av Codex Beauty Labs (@codexbeauty)

8. Modern Botany

Modern Botany was co-founded by Dr. Simon Jackson and John Murray in West Cork back in 2016.

Modern Botany creates beautifully minimalist, clean skincare from carefully selected botanical ingredients, for maximum efficacy and sustainability. Their skincare is designed to be fuss-free and suitable for both men and women, with all products 100% COSMOS Natural certified, vegan and cruelty-free.

9. Juice Beauty

The OG, award-winning, antioxidant-rich skincare and plant-based makeup, Juice Beauty products are both cruelty-free and certified organic.

Juice Beauty’s Headquarters and Farm are sustainable, and solar-powered, and the brand uses only FSC paper, as well as bio-resin and glass in its packaging as much as possible.


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Et innlegg delt av Juice Beauty (@juicebeauty)

10. UpCircle

A beauty brand that is going from strength to strength, UpCircle was by a simple hot drink when a brother and sister duo wondered if they could turn the throwaway coffee grounds from coffee shops across London into something useful.

Shortly after, the duo went on to launch a coffee scrub and have diversified their vegan skincare range with products that use, and celebrate, waste byproducts.


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Et innlegg delt av UpCircle (@upcirclebeauty)