We choose our favourite #Veganuary beauty items for a complete month of natural, animal-free products.
You’ve cleaned up your diet, so make positive changes to the rest of your life. Our #Veganuary beauty picks are from favourite ethical brands, all available online at www.allbeauty.com
All Hair: Paul Mitchell
The nature-loving brand that promises never to test on animals, Paul Mitchell has a range for everyone, including men. Our pick is the vegan Tea Tree range for a lovely New Year cleanse. For all hair types, especially thinning hair, it smells fantastic and gives your scalp a unique tingle for a refreshing, cleansing feel.
Coloured Hair: Pureology
100% Vegan, Pureology is also zero-sulfate. A salon-led brand, this is serious colour care. And since it’s New Year, we recommend Strength Cure, a treatment range that fortifies damaged, coloured hair, and strengthens with a soft, velvety finish.
Many brands nowadays are turning to organic, natural ingredients, but for a 100% fully vegan choice A’Kin is our go-to. This Australian brand is not only vegan but features organic ingredients, contains no nasties and is cruelty-free. We absolutely adore their Rosehip Oil which not only lasts and lasts, but works wonders on scars, dry skin, ageing skin and more. If pigmentation is a problem, choose their Rosehip Oil with added Vitamin C. But it doesn’t stop there, because A’Kin has a whole range of skincare from micellar water to day cream, cleansers and body care.
Mineral makeup is so well known, it’s hard to remember the days when it was considered weird and unusual! But back in the early 2000s it certainly was a new thing, and pioneering the way was Jane Iredale. Her mineral makeup was first loved by cosmetic surgery clients who needed something very kind but very effective while they healed from their treatments. It wasn’t long before everyone noticed how fabulous mineral makeup looks on the skin – the natural, dewy effect just can’t be missed. It was also amazing for anyone suffering with acne, as the acne virus just can’t thrive in the mineral pigments. Jane Iredale products are certified cruelty-free but some do contain carmine and beeswax that dedicated vegans will want to avoid (see details here); it’s our #Veganuary makeup pick.
Vegan Bath & Body
100% natural and completely at one with nature, UK company Weleda has a whole range of products from bath and body to skincare. Around 3/4 of their products come from organic or biodynamic farming and Weleda believes strongly in fair treatment of everyone from suppliers to partners and customers. While not all products are vegan (some contain lanolin, beeswax or goat milk – check here for more info), most are and as a company with a strong ethical stance, we’re choosing them in our #Veganuary beauty picks. Try their vegan Lavender Bath Soak as a real treat!
Vegan Fake Tan
The first and only Eco Certified organic tanning product in the world, Tan Organic is the natural way to get a New Year glow. Only using natural and organically grown ingredients, from ethically run producers, this fabulous brand truly cares about people, animals and the environment. Certified by PETA and free from animal testing, their products also contain no nasties such as parabens.