It seems the case for a vegan diet has already been made, with statistics showing us that more and more Australians are becoming vegan each year. With that, it seems the vegan way of life is beginning to infiltrate other areas, which is only a good thing. However unfortunately, the word vegan sometimes carries a stigma that goes beyond that skinny, hessian bag wearing hippy stereotype. For some of us, the word ‘vegan’ instantly deems something inferior when compared to the non-vegan version. Vegan cheese or vegan chicken schnitzel are arguably still a second rate version of the real thing, yet we are continually seeing imitation products getting better and better.
For skincare and beauty products, it seems vegan is fast becoming the way to go. When presented with the options, who wouldn’t choose the version that doesn’t contain any animal products or animal derived ingredients? When a product is vegan and you don’t feel like you’re missing out on anything, you know you’re onto something. We’ve rounded up the best vegan beauty products that you didn’t even know were vegan.
AĒSOP RESURRECTION AROMATIQUE HAND BALM
It might be a little known fact, but nearly all of Aēsop’s products are vegan, with exception of their shaving brushes as they contain animal hair. Possibly my favourite Aēsop product because of it’s smell and effectiveness is the Resurrection Aromatique Hand Balm in Mandarin Rind, Rosemary Leaf and Cedar Atlas. This hand cream offers the most heavenly smell that makes it addictive to apply, yet it also is the perfect balance of moisturising, without leaving hands feeling greasy afterwards.
AĒSOP RESURRECTION AROMATIQUE HAND BALM | 75ML | RRP $31 | Available at www.aēsop.com
YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE SUPER-FOOD AGE PREVENTION MOISTURE CREAM
First impressions last and thankfully Youth to the People lives up to those first impressions. Presented in beautifully simplistic, recyclable and stand out packaging, Youth to the People’s Super Food Age Prevention Moisture Cream is like nourishment for the skin. Almost like when you feel amazing after eating a bowl of spinach, a smear of this cream on your skin has the same effect. Super refreshing and highly moisturizing, Youth to the People’s Super Food Age Prevention Moisture Cream harnesses powerful antioxidants and phytonutrients from cold-pressed plant extracts, to deliver a cream that instantly restores, balances and conditions your skin. Combing superfoods with science, Youth to the People’s hero product offers Hyaluronic Acid and leafy green moisture to give you an ultimate lightweight, air-whipped moisture cream.
YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE SUPER-FOOD AGE PREVENTION MOISTURE CREAM | 57GMS | RRP $64 | Available at Sephora.
LUX AESTIVA GYPSY OIL
Here is the perfect example of a product that’s pretty to look at and even prettier on. Presented in the kind of bottle that you want sitting on your bathroom cabinet for all to see, this stunningly beautiful bottle of body oil not only enhances the beauty shelf but feels luxurious on the skin. A heavily mix of 100% natural oils and completely vegan, Lux Aestiva’s Gypsy Oil smells divine and leaves skin glowing. Infused oils of Neroli, Prickly pear, Meadowfoam, Camellia, Apricot Seed and non-phototoxic Bergamot, boosts overall skin tone and texture, leaving it feeling smooth and revitalised. Ultra moisturising and hydrating, Lux Aestiva’s Gypsy Oil is the perfect all over body solution for any skin type. With a delicate fragrance that lightly scents the skin and has a calming effect, Lux Aestiva’s Gypsy Oil is perfect for daily use.
LUX AESTIVA GYPSY OIL | 30ML for RRP$26.00 or 100ML for RRP $42.00 | Available at www.luxaestiva.com
LUMA LIQUID LIGHT ILLUMINATING PRIMER
A multi-tasking primer that perfects the skin with a sheer, lit-from-within glow, Luma’s Liquid Light Illuminating Primer is like happiness in a bottle. Containing light-diffusing particles and crushed pearl to enhance natural radiance, it nourishes and protects skin leaving it radiant and glowing.Enriched with vitamin A to regenerate your skin and moisture-boosting Vitamin E for an instant complexion pick me up, Luma Liquid Light Illuminating Primer is your answer to all day luminosity.
LUMA LIQUID LIGHT ILLUMINATING PRIMER | RRP $29.95 | Available at www.lumabeauty.com
ELLA BACHÉ BOTANICAL SKIN TREATMENT OIL
Ella Baché’s new Botanical Skin Treatment Oil is an anti-pollution solution formulated with 100% natural, pure and vegan ingredients. This powerful, potent face oil is a unique blend of the latest innovative ingredients to hydrate and soothe the skin, helping fight signs of ageing, scarring and stretch marks. A heavenly mix of Kakadu Plum Seed Oil, Hemp Seed Oil, Evening Primrose Oil, Jojoba Seed Oil and Ginger Root Extract, combined with a Unique Berry Seed Complex (a fruity mix of Raspberry, Cranberry, Strawberry and Blueberry extracts), brings this luxurious oil that’s the perfect addition to any skincare routine. Each ingredient works in perfect harmony to prevent and repair skin damage and bring dehydrated skin to life. Suitable for sensitive skins and addressing concerns such as acne, hyperpigmentation, psoriasis, eczema and dermatitis, Ella Baché’s Botanical Skin Treatment Oil is a wonder in a bottle.
ELLA BACHÉ BOTANICAL SKIN TREATMENT OIL | 30ML | RRP $69 | Available at Ella Baché salons, David Jones stores and online at ellabache.com.au
NOUGHTY HAIRCARE RANGE
Hailing from the UK, Noughty Haircare has quickly gained cult status due to it’s fun and upbeat brand personality, with products that are vegan and natural. 97% natural to be specific, yet 100% Noughty, the brand carefully balances virtuous formulations, with a burst of Noughty personality. Noughty Haircare is for people who are serious about doing good but don’t take themselves too seriously. Using only the best natural ingredients that are free of petrochemicals, parabens, sulphates, and silicones, Noughty is 100% vegan, bursting with natural goodness that everyone’s hair will love. Their extensive range targets all hair concerns, so whether your hair is curly, wavy, frizzy, lacklustre or tangled, Noughty is to the rescue.
NOUGHTY HAIRCARE PUMPED UP SHAMPOO | RRP $14.99 | Available at Priceline.