The best of vegan beauty

Most of us try our best to live ethically, but when it comes to beauty it can become a bit of a minefield. To make things simpler, here are eight products we'd recommend that are both vegan and cruelty-free. Clean beauty brands, we salute you.

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bareMinerals Original Foundation

bareMinerals Foundation

bareMinerals never test on animals and many of their products are vegan. The Original Foundation has been around for 20 years and is still an industry favourite. Created using just five ingredients, it offers a natural-medium coverage and it's claimed to be so pure you could sleep in it.

bareMinerals Original Foundation, £27


UpCircle Coffee Body Scrub

Upcircle Beauty Coffee Scrub

London-based beauty brand UpCircle is not only vegan and cruelty-free, it uses upcycled natural ingredients too. Sourcing coffee grounds that would otherwise be thrown away, they've created face and body scrubs that expertly exfoliate your skin and smell amazing.

Upcircle Beauty Coffee Body Scrub, £14.99


Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Light Wand

Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Beauty Light Wand

The Hollywood Beauty Light Wand is one of several Charlotte Tilbury products that's both vegan and cruelty-free. The perfect glow in a tube, it gives just the right amount of highlight without looking glittery. 

Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Beauty Light Wand, £29


Aveda Damage Remedy

Aveda Damage Remedy

If you're looking for vegan haircare that doesn't compromise on quality, Aveda is a great place to start. The Damage Remedy range heals and protects heat or chemical damaged hair to leave it looking healthy and glossy again. 

Aveda Damage Remedy Daily Hair Repair, £25


Elemis Pro-Collagen Overnight Matrix 

Elemis Pro-Collagen Overnight Matrix

This Elemis night cream not only makes you look significantly better when you wake up, the formula is 100% vegan. It smooths, firms and reduces the appearance of fine lines, so you'll look like you've slept for 12 hours even if you're running on empty.

Elemis Pro-Collagen Overnight Matrix, £148


Urban Decay Stay Naked Foundation

Urban Decay Stay Naked

Urban Decay's latest foundation launch is their best yet, and it has a vegan formula. Weightless with medium coverage and a 'real skin matte' finish, it has a permanent place in our rotation of everyday bases.

Urban Decay Stay Naked Foundation, £29.50


My Clarins Re-Move Purifying Gel

Clarins Hydrating Cream

Last year Clarins introduced My Clarins - their first vegan and cruelty-free skincare range aimed at millennials. This refreshing face wash balances and refines skin while removing dirt and impurities.

My Clarins Re-Move Purifying Gel, £17


Ultrasun SPF50+ Sun Protection


Summer might seem like a distant memory, but that doesn't mean sun cream should be off the agenda. We're always susceptible to sun damage, even in the UK. Swiss brand Ultrasun offers high protection and a nourishing vegan formula.

Ultrasun SPF50+ Sun Protection, £32