While it is getting easier and easier to find foods and clothing that fit into the vegan lifestyle, it can be difficult to find beauty products that don’t use any animal products whatsoever. The good news is that some companies are making vegan alternatives for everything from nail polish to moisturizer and beyond.
1. PeaceKeeper Cause-Metics Nail Paint
PeaceKeeper has a line of vegan nail polishes in a variety of shades that are long lasting and dazzlingly shiny. They even have a vegan French manicure kit available. The Environmental Working Group has rated it the safest natural nail polish that is paint-based on the market. To top it all off, all of the profits that they make after taxes go to fund advocacy programs for women.
2. Earth Diva Cosmetics Mineral Eye Shadow
This line of eye shadow is proud of the fact that they are certified as vegan. Their shadows are created for a wide array of possibilities, from casual and everyday wear to shades suitable for more dramatic and formal occasions. The kits come with three shadows, an eyeliner, and three brushes – all vegan.
3. GOGO Instant Natural Argan Mascara
Josie Maran created this mascara to condition your eyelashes and encourage their growth each time you apply. It does this because it is infused with Argan oil. With every purchase made, the company makes a donation of their mascara to cancer survivors and those currently fighting the disease. With every 5000 units sold, they donate a dollar to City of Hope – a hospital, graduate medical school, and research center that is best known for being a cancer treatment center.
4. Lush Massage Therapy Bar
Many of Lush’s products are vegan and clearly marked so. They do not test their products or any of the ingredients used in their products on animals, and they have a cruelty-free policy which is declared right on their website. They also make their products by hand and package in recycled materials or no packaging at all – if you shop in the bricks and mortar store, you can even take soaps with you unpackaged. Their Therapy Massage Bar, a purely vegan item containing organic oils, is a moisturizing bar that can be used in the shower or out.
5. theBalm to the Rescue Vegan Lip Treatment
This lip gloss is made containing micro-exfoliating crystals that smooth your lips while you wear it. It is vitamin infused, so it nourishes your lips, as well. Every bit of the proceeds from the gloss are given to Pug Rescue of Sacramento, an organization which rescues abused pugs and finds loving homes for them, keeping them from ending up euthanized.
You don’t have to forego your favorite beauty rituals when you go vegan. There are replacements for virtually any beauty product that you need. Many are also available at prices that are not too far outside the non-vegan varieties, so they are no harder on your budget.