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Our top vegan beauty and lifestyle products to add to your routine

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Perhaps you’re considering introducing more vegan products into your diet, lifestyle and beauty regime, or may be you’re fully vegan. Whatever your animal-free commitments, this guide will take you through our top vegan beauty and lifestyle products.

What's the difference between vegan and cruelty free?

Veganism is on the up, and there’s now much more out there about following a vegan diet and clothing choices, but what about our skincare, beauty products and lifestyle? Some people assume that cruelty-free and vegan are the same, but simply, vegan products mean they don’t contain any animal products. Cruelty-free means the product hasn’t been tested on animals.

Some of the animal ingredients in non-vegan products could be beeswax, sometimes found in lipsticks, face creams, mascaras and eye cream. Lanolin, can be found in some eye creams and shampoos. Fish scales sometimes used in shimmery makeup and gelatin sometimes used in shampoos and facemasks.

Vegan skincare

Spring is a great time to mix up your skincare regime and add in some ethical, vegan products. We’ve collated some of our favourite products for face and body.

If you’re looking to replace your skincare routine completely, a good place to look is the Skin Academy Zero range. It’s natural and environmentally friendly skincare which is suitable for those with sensitive skin. It includes a:

Shop our conscious buying skincare for vegan and sustainable options. 

Lush lips

Moving on to the lips, the Beauty Kitchen Natruline vegan lip balm is 100% natural and fragrance free.  It’s designed to be suitable for the driest and most sensitive lips, leaving them feeling soft and supple and it doesn’t contain any petroleum.

Dr. PAWPAW shea butter balm is a must-have product for any make-up bag, handbag or desk drawer. This multi-purpose balm can be used on your lips, skin and hair. Made from 100% natural ingredients, it's both vegan and cruelty free. It can be used as a skin protector, moisturiser and to even soothe sunburn.

Blemish prone skin

If your skin is prone to the occasional blemish, the Australian Bodycare spot stick is a vegan way to soothe your skin. Containing witch hazel, and featuring a roller ball, it will help to fight bacteria, tighten pores and calm any itches.

The Eco Warrier face, hair and body mini cubes are not only vegan but are also plastic free. Containing an orange and ginger shampoo bar, chamomile and calendular face soap bar, bergamot and lime shaving bar and a charcoal exfoliating bar, this set has you covered from head to toe. All are kind to skin,enriched with essential oils and are made with natural ingredients.

Vegan bodycare

The Faith in Nature aloe vera soap bar is handmade and 100% natural. Packed full of essential oils, this vegan soap will leave your skin feeling nourished and rejuvenated. The packaging is both plastic free and recyclable so it’s perfect for the environmentally-conscious.

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Keep washing your hands

The lavender and geranium handwash also by Faith in Nature is beautifully scented with 100% natural fragrance and is vegan. The natural ingredients and essential oils cleanse deeply while remaining gentle to the skin and kind to the environment. The packaging is also fully recyclable.

Scrub away

Infused with organic coconut oil, the Inecto coconut body scrub will leave your skin silky and smooth by removing dead skin cells. It is cruelty free and contains 90% natural origins. Suitable for vegans, this scrub will invigorate your skin, ready for summer.

Vegan haircare

Like the Dr.PAWPAW balm, the multipurpose hair and body conditioner is also an iconic product. Gentle enough to be used by the whole family, with a mango and coconut scent, it will leave both hair and skin feeling silky soft. Apply this vegan conditioner to hair and body while in the shower and rinse off to feel hydrated and refreshed.

As well as being vegan, Hairburst shampoo and conditioner is suitable for all hair types and can help with hair texture and shine, as well as making it more manageable to comb through.

Vegan vitamins

If you’re looking at supplements that are vegan friendly, then some of the Nutri Within range will work for you.

This includes:

Please remember, that food supplements shouldn’t be used as a substitute for a varied and balanced diet and healthy lifestyle. If you’re considering taking a food supplement, please come in-store and speak to a member of our healthcare team for advice. For information on how to have a vegan diet, see our blog on Can a vegan diet help with weight loss?

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Vegan hair vitamins

Enriched with biotin, zinc and selenium, the Hairburst unicorn vegan hair vitamins are designed to help achieve healthy hair growth. Easy to chew, they help to improve hair strength, shine, density and manageability. They are also free from gluten and dairy and can be taken every day.

Spray and spritz

The BetterYou vegan health spray has been designed to deliver 4 essential vitamins and minerals directly into the bloodstream. Containing vegan Vitamin D3, Vitamin B12, Iron and Iodine, it provides an easy to use way of getting the vitamins under-presented in vegan and vegetarian diets. Containing 48 daily doses, and in wild berry flavour these vitamins are a tasty alternative to taking tablets. The packaging is also made from ocean waste plastic.

For more advice on following a vegan lifestyle, check out our blogs: supplements and vitamins vegans can take, can a vegan diet help with weight loss? and the difference between vegan and vegetarian