Want to Go Vegan? Here are the Beauty Brands to Use

We ❤️ our animal friends

You’ve no doubt heard of Meatless Monday, but now ethical eaters are taking it a step further and making this month Meatless May. It is a global initiative which is meant to encourage people to try to eat like a vegan for a month in an attempt to reduce the amount of animal products used and show people who converting to veganism isn’t as daunting (or boring) as it might seem.


And being vegan isn’t just about what you put into your body either, but what you put on the outside of it too. Here are some vegan beauty brands that are easy on the conscience and are just as good as their non-vegan counterparts. Really!

Nature’s Gate

This international brand is both effective and wallet-friendly. They have a big collection of skincare and haircare products.

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REN Clean Skincare

The developers at REN know a thing or two about which natural ingredients will make your skin glow and they never fail to impress.

Need a hydration boost? Created by one of our skincare experts, a routine to revive lacklustre skin and boost hydration, instantly: 1️⃣Hydrate: Post-cleanse, apply Flash Hydro-Boost on to the skin, add water and massage in. Rich in ingredients that facilitate the flow of the water within the layer of the skin, this emulsion will boost the skin water level, leaving it plump and smooth. 2️⃣Firm: Follow with Keep Young and Beautiful Instant Firming and Lifting Beauty Shot; a gel-like serum which contains a high amount of Hyaluronans. (Think of hyaluronic acid as a liquid sponge in the skin that holds on to moisture and keeps your face looking hydrated and dewy.) 3️⃣Lock in: Finish your skincare routine with the Daily Supplement Moisturising Cream, providing instant and long-lasting hydration, whilst replenishing the skin vital nutrients. The result? Skin will feel hydrated; plumed and healthy. #goClean #feelREN . . . . #RENexpert #cleanskincare #hydrate #routine

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Noughty Haircare

For haircare that’s ‘noughty’ but oh-so nice, you need to get your hands on this brand. The entire range, if possible. #noregrets

We’re super excited that our Intensive Care Leave In Conditioner is a finalist for the BEST NEW HAIR PRODUCT in the @purebeautymagazine awards. Pure Beauty is an industry recognised organisation which reports on the latest in news and innovation from the beauty scene. Fancy huh? 😀 If you love this product as much as we do, we’d really appreciate it if you could take a minute to vote today. 🙏 Voting closes 5pm tomorrow 26.09. >> link in bio #VeganHaircare #NoughtyHaircare #finalist #NoughtyIntensiveCare ⠀ .⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀ #CrueltyFree #crueltyfreeliving #ukvegans #CrueltyFreeBeauty #NaturalHair #SulfateFree #ParabenFree #SiliconeFree #sfv #avocado #vegansofinstagram #purebeautyawards #purebeautymag #purebeauty #veganuk #hair #shampoo #conditioner #ukvegan #curlygirl #veganlife #veganlifestyle #superdrug #veganbeauty #madeintheuk

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Tried and trusted by skincare professionals, Dermalogica is suitable for vegan consumers. Who’d have thought?

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Back 2 Nature

Looking for a brand that is not only ethical but is also designed with South African skin in mind? Your search has just come to an end. You’re welcome.

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Esse Probiotic Skincare

Probiotics keep our insides healthy and they have loads of benefits when applied to the skin as well. Good bacteria = good skin, fam.

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REF Haircare

Made in Sweden as a professional haircare line, REF is now available in SA for the home hair-washer and contains no animal byproducts. Hooray!

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Eco Diva Natural Products

Another local brand that is making waves, Eco Diva harnesses the power of plants to create skincare that is gentle yet effective. We give it a thumbs-up.

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There are also a host of brands that, while they may not be 100% vegan, have vegan-friendly products available that don’t contain honey, beeswax or lanolin. They include:


NYX Professional Makeup

The Body Shop



Wet n Wild



Skin Creamery

Skoon Skincare

Now you can go forth and shop ethically. The animals will appreciate it.

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