Long gone are the days when choosing a vegan beauty product meant sacrificing quality. These days, plenty of uber-popular companies have embraced an animal-friendly ethos, like Tata Harper, Inika, Mukti Organics, Pureology and Herbivore Botanicals. And while we’ll always love these tried-and-true standbys, there’s something really thrilling about finding a lesser-known brand.
So, whether you’re just perusing or want a complete makeup bag or skincare regime overhaul, we’ve sorted through the best under-the-radar vegan brands on the market right now. They’re free of all the crap, very transparent about what ingredients they use and why, and boast luxe packaging that’ll seriously up your bathroom cabinet game.
If you’re a newbie to vegan skincare and makeup, SCOUT Cosmetics is the best place to start. They have an extensive range of products, so it’s easy to find everything you may need in one place.
2Youth to the People
Formulated with 100% vegan ingredients, cold pressed extracts and earth-friendly packaging, Youth to the People have taken the beauty industry by storm. Sure, they only have three products but each one packs a serious punch.
ONNE’s cruelty-free, gluten-free and vegan skincare collection is impressive. The plant-based formulas are effective and the packaging is so chic it hurts.
Los Angeles-based brand, Anese, is one of the coolest vegan skincare lines we’ve stumbled across. We love the clean packaging, cheeky product names and high-quality, skin-and-hair loving ingredients.
5Garbo & Kelly
If you’ve never heard of Garbo & Kelly before, you need to listen up, because not only are their makeup products 100% vegan, cruelty-free and gluten-free, but they’re total game-changers. Plus, the packaging is totally dreamy.
Not only are Adorn’s luxe cosmetics cruelty-free and vegan certified, they are also sustainable. Plus, the brand’s totally transparent when it comes to what’s in their formulas, with all the ingredients listed on their website.
For anyone wanting to jump on the bold hair colour waggon, check out Arctic Fox. Their range of semi-permanent colours contain no drying alcohols, PPDs, or harsh chemicals but are still highly pigmented.
8Born Again Body
Australian brand, Born Again Body have just launched their first product, and it doesn’t disappoint. The Hydrating Skin Tonic is a multi-purpose spray that’s enriched with natural ingredients like aloe vera, green tea, vitamin E, coconut oil, cucumber seed oil and witch hazel to nourish and replenish skin.
9The Soak Life
If you love a relaxing soak in the tub, then The Soak Life is right up your alley. The Sydney-based holistic bath salt brand is free of synthetic dyes, chemical preservatives, and all the other junk we try to avoid when possible. They’ve got six blends to choose from, each boasting their own topical-inspired scent.