Saturday, 19 November 2016

The Vegan Effect

Did you know that November is Vegan Beauty Month? One question I am asked more and more these days whenever I review a product is whether or not it is Vegan.  I hold my hands up and admit, I am not the first to check whether or not a product is Vegan or even suitable for Vegetarians, I tend to use products because I like the look and sound of them.

With that in mind, I thought today, I would share with you some amazing brands that I am really fond of that are in actual fact Vegan! Aside from Lush which you might be more familiar with there is a whole host of brands who fit into this category, more than I thought. Now you might not have known this, you might know it, you might not even be bothered, but here they are:
The Vegan Effect
EcoTools - Possibly the one brand people will be most aware of for being Vegan but did you know that in addition to their animal-free cosmetics brushes, EcoTools also carries fake eyelashes, bath and spa products, and hair brushes.

B Beauty - Exclusive to Superdrug and a brand which I am a fan of, B is a bargain Vegan beauty brand who proudly display on their website that B. "does not contain any animal derived ingredients or by-products, even beeswax which can often be found in mascara."

Barry M - One of my favourite Highstreet brands have never tested their finished products or ingredients on animals or engaged another company to do so on their behalf. Those products which are Vegan are marked as being so and you can check all the ingredients online too. With a growing nail polish collection and makeup range, it is a highstreet brand that is well worth looking at and available in Superdrug and Boots.

Parissa Warm Wax - A liquid salon quality hair remover. ALL of their products are vegetarian friendly. Parissa Warm Wax and Parissa Organic Wax are completely Vegan.

Skyn Iceland - A brand that I have on my list to try out, do not test their products on animals and are vegan. They are also free of parabens, petroleum, mineral oil, chemical sulfates, and phthaletes.  You can find the whole brand in Marks and Spencers.

Cover FX  - As well as being Vegan and cruelty-free (with the exception of MintTint FX & MintGlaze FX), did you know that the range is created and developed by former chief chemist and MD at MAC cosmetics! What I love is that here are 25 inclusive shades, and the unique formulas provide a precise match, based on your undertone, for skin of all ethnicities for your foundation, pretty impressive!You can find Cover FX in House of Fraser.


Inika - I have featured Inika before (here) and for me it is one of the most popular vegan makeup brands that I have come across and used. Inika has an extensive makeup range which seems to grow by the day and I am especially fond of their Mineral Blusher Puff Pot! You can find the brand collection on LookFantastic and right now there is a deal!



The brand which everyone is cooing over right over - Spectrum! Not only are Spectrum makeup brushes everywhere on my social media timelines, but they're also 100% vegan and are proud to state that not a single unicorn was harmed during the making of their brushes!

Kat Von D - Earlier this year Kat Von D announced her plans to reformulate her entire cosmetics line to ensure every product was vegan. While the process takes a while, she already has a section of her website titled #VeganAlert which is full of products that do not contain any animal products or by-products, and have not been tested on animals. Find the whole collection in Debenhams right now.

Remember as always there are labels and logos which specifiy what is and isn't Vegan and it is always worth looking and checking.

Do you look out for Vegan products when making a purchase? Did you know these featured were Vegan?



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15 comments:

  1. This is a great post as it can be quite tricky sometimes to find if a brand is vegan. It's gets even more confusing when it comes to a brand testing on animals

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  2. This is so helpful! I turned vegan around 2 years ago, but had NO idea all of these products I could use! So excited to have a little haul now! xx

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  3. I had no idea about Barry M! That's a really big undertaking for Kat Von D as well, I'm impressed!

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  4. Hi, just wanted to point out (first comment disappeared) that although Barry M products have the cruelty free logo they are NOT all vegan. Made the mistake myself by buying lipsticks from their range that are not vegan - have beeswax. Think problem arises from the CF logo as folks assume it means vegan - same with Co-op fabric softeners as carry CF bunny logo but are not vegan.

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    1. Which is why I state not all products are Vegan, but they do have them!

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  5. I have to admit that I'm not the best at checking either, I must try and be more conscious. I'm dying to try the Kat Von D range, I want to try it even more now :)

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  6. I must admit that I'd not really thought about vegan products before, although I do always buy cruelty free.

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  7. I love vegan products! LUSH do some incredible ones!

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  8. I wish there were more vegan brands. I know of brands such as liz earle, tarte, NYX and not sure about Urban Decay. Heard somewhere if it's produced in the UK, it's not tested on animals, but not sure how accurate that is. It's hard to find products that suit you, your skin and are not tested on animals. I used to be a vegetarian, and wish less did animal testing! x

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  9. I love vegan products. They are so pure. I have started looking out for them now when I shop.

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  10. I love so many of these brands so makes me so happy knowing they are vegan!

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  11. It's not something I look out for but it's great that so many brands are conscious of people's values and making an effort to make ethical beauty accessible! :)

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  12. I have never thought of looking for vegan products - I think it is great that so many are thought. Kaz x

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  13. I am vegan so finding vegan products is essential to me. There's a really good brand called Pacifica which is great.

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  14. I have to admit it is not something I check

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