It’s cool to be kind: the beauty edit
Want to give Veganism a whirl but can't part with cheese and chocolate? Here's your loophole: go vegan with your beauty routine instead with these kind-to-animals brands.
Hailing from NYC, it’s easy to see why Milk Makeup has become a cult favourite with its bright, graphic branding and vegan creds. All products are cruelty and paraben-free too. We’re mainlining this hydrating moisturiser for tackling dry winter skin.
Created by Buckinghamshire-based duo Juliet White and celeb makeup artist Rupert Kingston (he counts Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell as clients), Delilah’s full range is totally vegan, dermatologically tested, paraben-free and exceptional quality. We’re loving this bold red for making a statement on morning Zoom calls.
Get the glow! BYBI’s brand new brightening AHA day tonic, with gentle lactic acid and shiitake mushrooms (yes, really), has impressive sustainability creds alongside its vegan ethos. The formula repurposes melissa floral water (a by-prodcut from oil production) and comes packaged in a fully recyclable, carbon-neutral, sugarcane bottle.
Isle of Paradise
It’s dark and drizzly, summer tans have vanished and there’s no chance of jetting off abroad any time soon. But look on the bright side – you can still get the glow in lockdown. Just add a few of these totally vegan (and cruelty-free) self-tanning drops to your favourite moisturiser and become a bronzed goddess in no time.
Counteract winter blues with this beautifully packaged Venus XL eyeshadow palette with 18 warming matte and shimmery shades. It retains all the vegan creds as well as being highly pigmented – result!
Using only food-grade ingredients (why put it on your skin if you wouldn’t put it in your body, right?) this all-natural beauty brand is an easy choice. Add this coconut-scented bath soak to your tub to be instantly transported to your happy place.
Nails in need of a fresh lick of paint? Give yourself an at-home mani with one of Nailberry’s gorgeous hues (we’re loving shade ‘Grateful’). As well as being vegan, the brand is also non-toxic, halal and cruelty-free.
Step away from the make-up wipes and use this cleansing oil from Ruhaku instead – it’s kinder to both animals and your skin harnessing the rejuvenating power of the Gettou plant. The best bit? It’s currently on sale at The Indie Store!
£28 reduced from £37
Did you know Superdrug’s own brand is totally vegan? You do now! The B. Cosmetics range has even won awards for its cruelty-free formulas and comes in at an excellent price point – you can nab this volumising mascara for under a tenner.