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Vegan Beauty Products

Vegan Beauty Products

Ingredients in beauty products can be downright ugly. Crushed insects in lipstick? Pig fat in soap? No thank you. If you’re looking for beauty products that steer clear of animal involvement, check out our vegan recommendations below:


Love True Natural - Try the “Veganista” True Beauty box and get 100 percent vegan and cruelty-free make-up wrapped up in a pretty box and delivered to your door, monthly. True Beauty kindly sent us a sample, and we were very pleased with what was inside: full size ethical makeup for eyes, lips and skin in a variety of darling spring shades. It would make an excellent gift (read: Mother’s Day) to a lovely woman or to yourself! Browse all vegan products from Love True Natural by clicking here.

Hair Care

Alba - I love the way my hair feels and smells when I use Alba’s mangoo shampoo. I also love that I’m avoiding sulfates and parabens. Win, win.

LUSH - Conditioner often contains lanolin, a substance derived from sheep’s wool, but LUSH’s Veganese conditioner uses agar seawood gel instead. Veganese also contains rosemary, lavender and lemon oil, which make it smell divine. Click here for a review to see if it would work well with your hair.

LUSH has a number of vegan products that they are clearly marked on the site with helpful reviews of each product. But read the shampoo labels carefully, as many contain Sodium Laureth Sulfate, an ingredient that can cause skin and eye irritation.



Pangea – Pangea products are organic, fair trade and cruelty-free. Try the vegan and gluten-free brown sugar cocoa butter body polish.



It’s always a good idea to check your beauty product labels and know what you are putting on your skin, hair or face. Click here for 7 personal care product ingredients to avoid and check out PETA’s comprehensive list of animal-derived ingredients.

And if you want to be really sure about what you put on your skin, make your own personal care products! Try 11 One-Ingredient DIY Face Masks.

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Megan Zehnder

Megan is an editor and producer for Care2's Healthy Living. Her main priorities are to live simply and build meaningful relationships with the people in her life. She loves to write and talk about environmental issues, healthy living, and women's rights. Beyond that, her interests change daily, but eating and cooking vegetarian food is always a favorite.


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4:49AM PDT on Mar 26, 2015

Thanks for sharing

3:02AM PST on Dec 11, 2014

That You do sharing:)

4:51AM PST on Nov 20, 2014

Thank you :)

1:47AM PDT on Apr 23, 2014

Thank you :)

8:34PM PDT on Mar 11, 2014

cruelty free is the only way to go!

9:01AM PST on Nov 11, 2013

I make most of my beauty products. Almond oil is fabulous in just about any beauty product and it's unbelievable 4 your face+hair! Thanks 4 the info

8:19AM PST on Nov 7, 2013

Any ant-based beauty products?

9:58AM PDT on Aug 24, 2013

You missed a fab vegan beauty brand - Sevani's entire line is vegan, cruelty free and they donate a portion of their profits to animal sanctuaries and rescues. Plus, as a previous poster mentioned unlike many of the brands in this post, Sevani is totally non toxic and made with ONLY all natural and organic ingredients - They're were even granted "Champion of Safe Cosmetics" status from EWG.

9:49AM PDT on Jul 5, 2013

While these may be vegan products, you still need to be careful as none of them(except for the True Beauty Box) are Eco-friendly. They all still have toxic chemicals which, as we all know, are bad for us and for the planet. Companies can slap whatever organic and all natural labels they want to on their products, so it's always important to completely read the ingredients lists. My favorite hair products are from Acure Organics, and Desert Essence(Yarok is also really nice, just pricey). Both companies' products are vegan, all natural, organic, totally toxin free and bio-degradable. And best of all, they work beautifully!

8:42AM PDT on Jun 23, 2013

Thank you

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