List of Vegan Skincare and Makeup Brands
We are all concerned about the ingredients in our skincare and makeup. Luckily, we are living in a time where we have access to more brands than ever before that specialise in just that. Cruelty free, vegan, totally organic skincare and makeup that is gentle on the plant, and most importantly, has not been tested on animals.
Many of these brands also invest in biodegradable packaging, packing and even vegan ink on the labels.
As our skin absorbs up to 60% of what we put on it – shouldn’t we care about the ingredients that is going into our blood stream? Another benefit of vegan brands is that they often have fewer ingredients. Plus using loads of plant-based products makes it easier for our skin to really absorb them.
This is a ‘Living List’ – meaning that we are adding (or subtracting) the brands as we find them.
Let us know if you have suggestions for us to add!
100% Pure is a worldwide Vegan and Organic Skincare brand – with official stockists here in Australia. Even their corporate offices are run by solar energy. Their formulations are all pure, biodegradable and packaged with recycled plastic, glass and soft drink cans. Their labels are biodegradable and non-toxic, printed with vegetable ink. They are cruelty-free and charitable towards animal welfare.
All their makeup is coloured with fruit dye and vegetable pigments.
What they produce: skincare, organic makeup, hair care and body products.
Acure Organics is a family owned vegan skincare company based in the United States. They are founded on their principals to provide the highest in quality fair trade, and have only natural and certified organic personal care products. All of Acure Organics products are free from animal testing, parabens, sulphates, phthalates, synthetic fragrances, harmful preservatives and artificial colours.
Andalou Naturals contain a minimum of 70% certified organic ingredients. They only use fair-trade ingredients and is certified cruelty free.
Products: Skincare and Body Care Products
Biologi is based in Byron Bay and is the first skincare company to master the entire production process from plant, to bottle. Their products are all entirely traceable and sustainable. The founder of Biologi is an experienced industry chemist with extensive experience in essential oil extractions.
Biologi is the first brand with 100% active, pure, organic plant serums that work.
Black Chicken Remedies is an Australian owned and made company that specialises in pure natural skin and body care products using oils, herbs and pure botanical extracts. All Black Chicken skincare are 100% natural and produced from certified organic ingredients.
Product Range: Oil Blends, Dry Shampoo’s, Serum’s, Deodorant Paste.
Botani makes plant-based skincare products and uses only the highest quality, natural organic and wild-harvested plant-based ingredients from around the world.
Products: Skincare Products, soaps and balms
Based in Melbourne, Butt Naked is 100% Vegan, natural and organic body care products, which are completely chemical and preservative free. They are cruelty-free and they donate $2 from the sale of every product to the Melbourne Animal Shelter Save a Dog Scheme.
Product: Body Care, Scrubs, Lip Balm
Cedar + Stone are an Australian owned, 100% plant-based skincare company that believe that natural and organic should be the norm when it comes to skin care products. They source only the most natural ingredients and blends them to form skin and body care products.
Products: Skin and Body Care Products
Eye of Horus is located in Byron Bay. They have an essential range of eye makeup that is based on formulas that the ancient Egyptians used. They offer a beautiful range of eye makeup that ‘Awakens the Goddess within’ including eyeliners, mascara and eye shadow palettes. Each item is infused with natural oils.
Products: Eye Makeup
Made in the United Kingdom but ships around the world, Facetheory make the best, cleanest skincare possible and price them so that they are accessible to everyone. Vegan and cruelty-free skincare!
Hurraw Lip Balms are 100% natural, organic and vegan. Each balm is made from premium raw and Fair Trade ingredients.
Products: Lip Balm
Inika is an Australian brand of mineral makeup and colour cosmetics that is certified organic, certified vegan and certified cruelty-free. This award-winning range of cosmetics is designed to be high-performance, ensuring that ‘natural’ means ‘quality’. All tubes, pots and brushes are made from recycled materials and all packaging is recyclable.
Products: Makeup and Skincare
James St Organics was founded on the Sunshine Coast (Queensland) in 2014. They use only the purest of ingredients they can find and choose certified organic when it is available.
Lariese originated out of one family’s desire to find natural cures to ongoing allergies. The entire Lariese range is certified organic, cruelty-free and most products are also vegan-friendly.
Mukti Organics is an award-winning Australian company that provides a range of organic hair, skin and body care products based on Australian Bioactive Native Extracts. Each of their products has been specifically created to work synergistically with the skin for best results. Mukti products are certified organic, certified cruelty-free and use sustainable packaging.
Products: Skincare, Hair Care, Body Care
Kester Black make nail polish that is kind on you and kind on the planet. It was founded in 2004 by Anna Ross, who blends ethics and beauty in a way that redefines the industry standard. All Kester Black products are cruelty free, palm oil free and vegan.
Kora Organics was started by our very own Miranda Kerr. Kora is an award-winning certified organic and certified natural skin care range designed to detoxify, nourish and revitalize your skin.
This Australian owned and Australian made beauty company out of the Mornington Peninsula is worth visiting for the images on their site alone! Although the products are fabulous too! Tried and tested! And you’ll be hard-pressed to resist the names and scents they’re given the! Byron Bay Grape Bubble-gum, Venice Beach Summer Peach, Saint Kilda Fairy Floss, and Rio Juice Watermelon.
The creator of Jar Body created the very first flat-pack, bagged body scrub in Australia and many have followed her lead since. Jar Body Scrubs are one of the best on the market! They also produce all natural and vegan coconut moisturiser, lip scrubs, and brightly coloured funky soaps with enticing names like Bondi, Japan, Jamaica, Java and Palm Springs.And her enterprising daughter has joined in on the family’s entrepreneurial spirit and created Bondi Hair, a range of high quality, handmade scrunchies! Bring back the 80’s baby!
Non-greasy, natural, vegan, and cruelty free. Products are self-preserving with NO preservatives, No Phlalate and No Parabens, No SLS and No SLES
The newest players on the organic and vegan market have a long history with natural skincare. The founders, Vanessa and George Jilly, were in partnership with Jurlique 25 years ago.
Organic Nation products are created using what’s known as ‘Green Chemistry.’ Fusing the power of nature with cosmeceutical science to bring real change to the skin’s appearance.
They apply sustainable technologies that are non-toxic with certified organic ingredients. They live and work by the ‘soil-to-skin’ philosophy. In place of water, they use certified organic aloe vera to maximise their products healing properties.
What they produce: Skincare
They have a fantastic blog too!
Synthesis was created in 2006 after a decade of study and practice in the healing arts. Themis Reins, founder and formulator, set out to produce a range of active skincare that’s as pure as possible with ingredients safe enough to eat, void of toxins, and pesticide residue.
This range promotes balance and stress relief along with tension reduction through the power of aromatherapy.
Certified organic, not tested on animals.
What they produce: Skincare, hair care, aromatherapy oils, tea/tisanes.
The cosmetics industry has always come under fire for the quality of ingredients and the cruel testing on animals. It is good to see that this is swaying the other way – and that we care about the impact of the products we use. We encourage you to try a vegan brand to see how it compares, and know that you are doing great things for the planet!