As we amp up our animal-friendly beauty collection, it’s time to turn our focus to skincare. With formulations completely free of all animal byproducts, these are the best vegan skincare brands to have on your radar.
WHAT IS VEGAN SKINCARE?
Exactly the same as we’ve listed in our vegan makeup roundup, vegan skincare does not include any ingredient that is derived from an animal or any animal ingredient.
Typical ingredients that aren’t vegan-friendly to look out for, but by no means exhaustive, are:
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN “VEGAN” AND “CRUELTY-FREE” MAKEUP?
Vegan skincare does not include any ingredients that are derived from animals, whereas cruelty-free skincare is not tested on animals. These are not exclusive of one another. For example, a cruelty-free product may include animal-derived products such as honey, whereas a vegan product may have been tested on animals.
For more information, read our blog post answering what is cruelty-free?
HOW DO I KNOW IF I’M BUYING VEGAN MAKEUP?
Most vegan skincare brands will be certified by the following animal welfare brands, so keep an eye out for their symbols on the packaging:
We’ll make sure to keep this list updated, as and when changes happen.
Best Vegan Skincare Brands
- Alchimie Forever
- Balance Me
- Dr. PAWPAW
- First Aid Beauty
- Frank Body
- REN Skincare
- The Ordinary
- Yes To
Swiss skincare brand Alchimie Forever control the entire production chain, from creation and ingredient sourcing right through to production, so can confidently state that every single product contain no animal byproducts.
Certified by: NA
Best vegan skincare products: