Pro nail brands like Zoya, Madam Glam and Spa Rituals are as kind to the planet as they are to your nails (no fish-scales or beetle extracts used). And if you're looking for a longer lasting gel mani, it's Gelish all the way. They're the perfect vegan and cruelty-free alternative and last just as long as other gel brands.
You might be surprised to hear that many fragrances use animal extracts to create the base of the fragrance. Musk (a heady, deep note that makes fragrances feel seductive) is the main culprit here. If you’re looking for an alternative try Le Labo for a range of cruelty-free, vegan fragrances.
Treatments by Pai. A brilliant spa and skincare brand that’s vegan and are well known for their super-de-stressing rituals and facials. A treatment is a good way to try the products before you buy them as well.
Ilia and Neom are all brilliant vegetarian spa brands. This means they’re not tested on animals but do contain some animal-derived ingredients like Honey or Beeswax. Although it might not work for strict vegans, these brands are doing a great job at being ethical and planet friendly.
Great news. Everybody’s favourite spray tan, St Tropez is Vegan. As is Vita Liberata – a real industry secret with many beauty experts swearing by the natural, golden results of the range’s brilliant fake tans. As well great at home products, they also offer one of the best spray tans in the business.
It’s tough to find a fully vegan haircare range in salons, the only exception we found was Rahua, a luxurious Brazilian care range. Unless you feel strongly enough to take your own products with you (Klorane is by far the best shop-bought vegan hair care brand) look out for salons that use Paul Mitchell and Kevin Murphy who both have a good mix of vegan and vegetarian products.
7 ways to go vegan with your beauty regime
It’s World Vegan Month, and we’d like to celebrate that. As the number of us following a plant-based lifestyle increases (dramatically in 2018), we’re taking small – or very large – steps toward bettering our planet, as well as ourselves. But, despite the supposed ease of switching an everyday diet for vegan alternatives, assessing our beauty routine can take a little more work, as brands continue to guard manufacturing practices and, well, ingredients. It’ll take some research (and maybe sacrificing some of your go-to products), but here are seven simple ways to ‘go vegan’ with your beauty routine.
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