Whether it’s for health reasons or moral reasons, it seems like more and more people are beginning to catch on to the benefits of a vegan diet. Even restaurants are hopping on the pro-animal bandwagon, adding vegan dishes to their menus that often rival their non-vegan ones. But the one area we love seeing embrace the trend: the beauty industry. While cruelty-free has always been a staple for some brands, others are taking it to the next level by refraining from using animal byproducts and even using 100% organic products. Here are a few of our favorites that will leave you feeling as good as you look.
LUSH Veganese Conditioner
According to LUSH, this conditioner was a tricky one to develop without the inclusion of lanonlin, but LUSH managed to use agar seaweed gel as a replacement and it really paid off. One of their best-sellers, Veganese delivers lightweight yet powerful moisture, making it your new favorite daily conditioner.
available for $19.95 at LUSH
Pureology Purify Shampoo
Color-treated vegans rejoice! This salon-quality shampoo from Pureology has a color-preserving formula that’s derived from corn, coconut and sugar. Plus, it uses tea tree oil, witch hazel and baking soda to clean hair naturally and sulfate-free.
available for $27 at Ulta
Juice Beauty Stem Cellular CC Cream
Considering hyaluronic acid is actually derived from animals, Juice Beauty turned away from the anti-aging ingredient and instead uses fruit stem cells, vitamin C and a resveratrol-rich grapeseed base in its CC cream to help combat wrinkles and the signs of aging.
available for $39 at Juice Beauty
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar
Ok, we know you’ve heard of the wonders of OCC Lip Tar, but did you know it’s 100% vegan? The super-pigmented lipstick concentrate delivers unbelievable color and comfort sans-preservatives thanks to hemp oil, castor seed oil and peppermint oil.
available for $18 at Sephora
Have you tried any vegan beauty products?