From Scarlett Johannson to Selena Gomez, celebrities are hopping onto the latest trend in beauty – vegan skincare. And we couldn’t be more pleased. Typically containing no animal-based ingredients whatsoever, vegan beauty brands are leading the way in sustainable, cruelty-free skincare. Think nourishing ingredients like aloe vera, grapeseed extract and green tea minus the nasty carbon footprint. Just in time for summer, we’ve rounded up the best of vegan skincare to get you glowing in the summer sun, cruelty-free of course!
BEAUTY AND THE CITY ANTIOXIDANT GLOW KIT
The perfect kit to use to get your glow on this summer. Beauty and the City Bronzer Tint is a multitasking product that is super easy to blend. It is light in pigment and versatile in use. BNTC Bronzer Tint can be concentrated on the high points of the face, or it can be mixed with foundation or moisturizer for a soft glow on the face, or used on the body for an effortless natural golden shimmer.
Byoma Creamy Jelly Cleanser
Do you have a sensitive skin and not quite sure which brands to trust? Look no further than one of the latest vegan kids on the block, Byoma. With simple ingredients and fool-proof formulations, their products are aimed at building up the skin’s barrier. Our top pick? Byoma’s Creamy Jelly Cleanser. While more aggressive formulations could strip down the skin’s mantle, this cleanser will not only keep out irritants and pollution, but also lock in water and ceramides.
Skin Proud Sorbet Skin Everyday Jelly Moisturiser
Besides their super-soothing formulations, Skin Proud really shines in their ethos and advertising – no photoshopping in any of their marketing to show 100% natural complexions. Add to that the PETA stamp of approval and you’ve got one of the gentlest yet highly effective vegan brands. Your top summer must-have is their Sorbet Skin moisturizer, featuring a hyaluronic acid complex in four stages to actively revitalize, rehydrate, restore and renew the skin. Best of all, the oil-free gel is lightweight enough to be worn both day and night.
Summer Fridays Soft Reset AHA Exfoliating Solution
Chances are, if you’ve been scrolling through your Instagram feed, you’ve most likely come across beauty dream team Lauren Gore and Marianna Hewitt. These beauty bloggers are the brains behind the vegan brand Summer Fridays. Their first product was the much-loved super-hydrating Jet Lag Mask loved by everyone from Kim Kardashian to Jessica Alba. This summer, we’re loving their AHA Exfoliating Serum – a targeted night-time treatment packed full of glycolic and lactic acid to brighten and exfoliate, niacinamide to clarify and soothing hyaluronic acid to plump up and moisturize. Summer never felt so good!
Tropic Sun Day Facial UV Defence
No summer skincare routine would be complete without a hard-hitting sunscreen. We love the SPF50 Sun Day Facial UV Defence – a water-resistant formulation that not only keeps out UVA and UVB rays, but doubles up as a nourishing moisturizer too. Hyaluronic acid hydrates, banana flower calms the skin and prebiotics maintain a healthy skin barrier. An added extra? No white residue!
The Ordinary Caffeine 5% + ECGC Depuffing Eye Serum
No vegan skincare roundup would be complete without the fantastic range by The Ordinary. This no-nonsense brand really transformed the beauty industry with their cost-effective, yet highly targeted skincare essentials. Our top pick this season has to be the Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG. After a night of one too many summer sangrias, this caffeine- and green tea-laden eye cream will get rid of puffiness and dark under-eye circles in a jiffy. Summer never looked this good!
BEAUTY AND THE CITY PROJUVENATING CITRUS STEM CELL SERUM C
Beauty and the City Serum C provides nourishing vitamins to protect and preserve the appearance of beautiful, vibrant-looking skin. See dramatic results with this energy-packed serum that’s infused with citrus stem cells from orange to enhance the appearance of skin elasticity. Hyaluronic Acid will provide a boost to skin hydration. While Vitamin C helps reduce the appearance of age spots, blemishes, and redness.