Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last 6 years, you probably have heard of the phenomenon that is Veganuary. The movement started back in 2014, when the people who came up with the concept invited others to join them in giving up meat for the first month of the year. As well as providing a month’s worth of healthy eating, Veganuary seeks to reduce the amount of meat and dairy products that are eaten around the world, thus having a positive impact on the environment.With this in mind, we thought we’d take a look at five of our best vegan-friendly beauty products so that you can take Veganuary from your kitchen into your bathroom.
This mask from Elemis is made from 100% natural ingredients and is totally vegan friendly. It’s formulated to banish the look of dullness and dryness in just a 10-minute treatment and harnesses the power of nutrient-dense supergreens, as well as boosting fruit acids to leave your complexion soft and smooth. It’s fine for use on all skin types and is totally unisex so the guys can get involved too!
This clear nail treatment from Orly, and in fact all of their nail treatments and polishes, are made from vegan-friendly, cruelty-free and gluten-free ingredients that don’t contain the usual formaldehyde and parabens that other drying, harmful nail varnishes contain. It’s formulated to nourish and strengthen the nails with a combination of argan oil, pro vitamin B5, and vitamin C. It’s a long-lasting formula and doesn’t need a base coat or top coat, cutting your manicure time in half.
This lightweight gel moisturiser from Elemis is designed to hydrate, soothe and balance the skin using a vegan-friendly formula which is silicone and paraben free. It lays well under makeup and is jam packed with antioxidants which leave your skin healthy and glowing. It contains organic aloe vera juice as well as organic cucumber extract and and promises to balance the skin as well as improving the look of your skin’s texture.
This serum from Dermalogica is a dual-phase serum that both reinvigorates and preserves the skin, leaving it younger looking, while reinforcing its defences against environmental damage. It’s clinically proven to double the skin’s luminosity and will reduce visible wrinkles in 4 weeks or less. It’s cruelty-free, gluten-free and all importantly completely vegan-friendly, as well as being formulated without artificial fragrances or colors.
This cleansing foam from Elemis uses micellar technology to clean away makeup, dirt and impurities, but contains no sulfates or artificial colours. The vegan-friendly formula cleanses deeply to remove impurities without stripping the skin and contains antioxidants that help to promote a healthy glowing complexion.