Vegans have never had it so good when it comes to both food and beauty. Trendy restaurants and flawless make-up and skincare aimed at those of us who go without using animal products now dominate the lifestyle scene. And seeing as November is World Vegan Month, we've rounded up the very best vegan beauty brands and products.
Skyn Iceland is one of the world leaders in vegan skincare, with its vegan, cruelty-free and natural ethos a big hit even with beauty lovers who still eat meat! In 2008 it was the first brand to introduce a cloud cream (which helps the skin retain water) to mass market, but nearly 10 years later, Skyn is still bringing out new and innovative products, like its soon to launch lip emollient. The brand is devoted to combating the effects of stress on the skin, and take inspiration from plants and ingredients from Iceland.
Body On Demand's 20 Min Mermaid Bath Prep
Body On Demand's 20 Min Mermaid Bath Prep is also 100 per cent vegan – well mermaids don't eat their own do they?! The unique bath salt adds a touch of glitz to the cult bloat busting formula, and eliminates up to 31bs of water retention from your body, driving out sweat, toxins and stubborn water weight to reveal a smoother more sculpted finish. The formula also leaves a subtle iridescent glow on the skin.
Models Own Pro-Foundation Sticks
Models Own Pro-Foundation Sticks are enriched with nourishing Vitamin-E and feature an in-built primer to ensure a flawless finish with ultimate staying power. Both vegan-friendly and cruelty-free, Pro-Foundation Sticks are available in 15 shades, allowing you to not only match your skin tone but also utilise the lighter and darker shades to conceal and contour for the perfect base.
Pure Light Liquid Radiance
And Delilah has recently launched the Pure Light Liquid Radiance, suitable for vegans and vegetarians. This is also enriched with vitamin E, which protects from daily free radical damage, one of the main culprits in the ageing process. Whether you're after an all over glow and choose to pump this into your foundation, or even body lotion, or just want to highlight specific areas of your face, this highlighter will illuminate even the dullest of days and give your skin a lit from within glow.
Dry shampoo from Colab
It can be hard to find mainstream haircare brands that fit in with a vegan's beliefs, so we've done the hard work for you. Those wanting to hide greasy roots or just extend their shampooed hair shelf life, grab a can of dry shampoo from Colab. As well as being cruelty-free and vegan-friendly, Colab's offerings are cute, kitsch and best of all, effective. Oh and they all smell great too!
The Body Shop
The Body Shop also has a wide range of vegan hair, make-up and skincare products on offer, which will literally cover your every beauty need.