Approximately 1 billion Americans today are vegan meaning, for those that don’t know, they abstain from the use of animal products not only in diet but also in their clothing, shoes, beauty products, and more. Even if you’re not ready to give up cheeseburgers and suede (and that’s a personal decision no matter which side of the fence you sit on) you may be interested to know that vegan beauty products, while being super animal-friendly, are also clean and environmentally friendly as well – making them a win-win for everyone. Here’s just a few of our favorite vegan beauty products!
Yes to Carrots Intense Repair Lotion
I’ve tried a lot of moisturizers for my dry skin – but none have worked as well at getting rid of pesky dry patches as Yes to Carrots Intense Repair Lotion – likewise no other cream has been quite so friendly to my wallet. Made with Organic Carrots that are rich in Vitamin A and antioxidants, Soy Phytosterols naturally derived from soybeans which help provide hydration and itch relief, and Allantoin which is derived from the comfrey plant and draws moisture into skin.
SpaRitual Vegan Nail Lacquer
I’m a big fan of SpaRitual’s nail polishes and despite the fact I have a collection of more than 100 different polishes I always tend to reach for the signature plum cap of a SpaRitual color. The vegan nail lacquers are free of DBP, toluene, formaldehyde, and formaldehyde resin and each season’s collection features a unique theme centered around their Slow Beauty mission. The cream finishes are by far my favorite and go on smooth, opaque, and dry with a beautiful shine – exactly what you’d want from a nail polish.
tarte Amazonian clay 12-hour full coverage foundation
Vegan beauty lover or not – THIS, my friends, is an amazing foundation. Since tarte uses Amazonian clay you not only get full coverage you get long wear, which is a must for any ladies that wear foundation. It reduces the look of pores and blends into a perfect matte-satin finish while the clay reduces dryness and flakiness, improves skin clarity, elasticity, firmness, and texture while removing oil from the skin’s surface for smooth application and wear – making it a must-have multi-tasking product.
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar
If you’re not already familiar with these high pigment lip tars it’s time to get acquainted. There are 46 shades of in-your-face colors that are meant to mixed together to find the shade that’s perfect for you. They have the lasting power of a lipstick but the application of a gloss – the tars go on very slick but when they dry you get the most amazing opaque, satin finish. Because these puppies are so pigmented a little goes a LONG way – just apply the teeniest bead of Lip Tar with a lip brush, either mixed together or alone, and enjoy the compliments coming your way. My fave shade: Memento.
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