Natural Beauty: 10 Organic Vegan Skincare Brands
We’ve been on the quest to clean up our cupboard for a while now. And with ever more cruelty-free natural beauty brands launching organic, toxin-free products that work, we can finally start to ditch animal-based ingredients, harmful chemicals and preservatives.
Put your and the planet’s health first by making wiser, kinder consumer choices. Here, we’ve compiled our choice of natural beauty products to invest in. All are cruelty-free, and most are organic and all-natural.
Evidence Skin Care (ESK) is an Australian cruelty-free premium skincare brand that uses natural and lab-made ingredients, including retinal (with an A). The superior ingredient is said to be 20 times more effective than retinol and offer similar results to prescription Vitamin A.
Formulated for evening use, Ultimate A, $105, and Ultimate A+, $115, are retinal-based products tailored to young and mature skin alike, including those prone to sensitivity. They should be used in conjunction with an SPF during daylight hours to protect skin cells from UV-induced trauma. Not for use by pregnant or breastfeeding women.
The Hydroxy Cleanser, Hydroxy Overnight Mask and Smooth Serum are also hero products. We’re especially fond of the Overnight Mask which features salicylic acid and soothing aloe vera. The exfoliating and hydrating leave-on night mask works as a spot treatment too. Best for sensitive, oily, and breakout-prone skin. The mask is sold separately, and you can find other products included in bundles suited to your skin type.
Biologi, the Aussie brand renowned for 100% active ingredient skincare, has just launched their latest innovation – the Bc RefreshCleanser and bundle.
The natural cleanser, $62, harnesses the power of Soapberry extracts to gently wash away dirt, pollutants, and impurities from the skin’s surface. If you go for the bundle two original Biologi microfiber cloths and a Biologi wash bag, it’s $74.
Miss Organics is a small independent beauty brand run by another ‘Vegan For The Animals’ Bulgarian babe, based in the UK. The range includes nourishing body and face oils, lip balms and gift packs of different scents depending on your preference.
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We love RAWW vegan & cruelty-free beauty, an Australian organic makeup, skincare and aromatherapy company. Their Balance-ME Mist Toner, $19.99, single handedly maintained my acne and wrinkle-free glowing skin for the best part of 2019. Shout out well deserved and definitely a fit favourite in this top 10.
Andalou Naturals is a hero Australian skincare company and their signature innovation is Fruit Stem Cell Science! These vegan skincare products work to boost vitality and longevity of skin stem cells, blending potent bio-active stem cells from the Heirloom Apple, Grape, Alpine Rose, Argan Tree and Hemp Plant, that support supporting skin protection and restoration to enhance your complexion’s luminosity.
Must-try products from Andalou Naturals crafted with their Fruit Stem Cell technology include Brightening Probiotic + C Renewal Cream, and Brightening Turmeric + C Enlighten Serum. Check out the Clear Skin Lemon Sugar Facial Scrub, Age Defying Bioactive Berry Fruit Enzyme Mask and Quenching Coconut Milk Firming Serum as well.
Andalou Naturals CannaCell
Do you have normal, undernourished and/or distressed skin? Check out Andalou’s best-selling CannaCell range, which is cultivated from 100% Pure Organic Hemp. The products counteract oxidative damage and pollution, assisting the skin to achieve optimal health.
We love the nourishing complex of proteins, nutrients and minerals in the ingredients They boast antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and moisture retention properties to help strengthen the skin’s barrier. And they’re all 100% Vegan and THC free.
Andalou Naturals’ CannaCell Range includes a Glow Mask, $29.99, Beauty Oil, $29.99, Pressed Serum, $29.99, Happy Day Cream, $34.99 (we love this one) and finally Dreamy Night Cream, $34.99.
Pharmacist formulated, fully plant-based and cruelty-free, QED is Australian skincare with a difference. Each product made for sensitive skin with various concerns, and is scented with bespoke natural essential oils, or left unscented, according to your preferences.
We love the Wrinkle Rewind Starter Kit, $240, which features four hero products at $30 off, packages beautifully in a drawstring bag. The Kit includes: Wrinkle Rewind No Rinse Cleanser 125ml, Exfoliator 125ml, Repair Serum 30ml and Day Cream 50g.
RosehipPLUS is a vegan and cruelty-free Australian Certified Organic skincare brand offering a collection of products. They’re all infused with nourishing, healing rosehip oil.
The range has products to thoroughly cleanse, moisturise and hydrate your skin. Hero products include the Daily Cream Cleanser, to be used morning and night, the Hydrating Day Cream and Nourishing Night Cream, plus the essential, classic Rosehip Oil. Find them all in one beautiful RosehipPlus gift pack – which is currently on sale!
We rate Sukin’s Hydration range for managing dry skin during the colder weather the season. The range offers a unique combination of ingredients that naturally boost hydration for up to 72 hours after 4 weeks of use.
Sukin’s Hydration products feature an active Bio-Marine Blend of Sea Algae, Hyaluronic Acid & Maize Complex to deeply rehydrate, leaving thirsty skin looking plump and radiant. In particular, we love the Biomarine Facial Serum, $24.95. It is a handy size and suitable for application morning and night after cleansing.
Wild is the world’s first 100% compostable and biodegradable refill deodorant and it comes in five gorgeous new scents. Having launched just 1 year ago, Wild is now available globally in Orange Zest, Coconut Dreams, Rose Blush, Mint Fresh and Bergamot Rituals.
We love that the deodorants are made from utilising a range of natural ingredients. These include essential oils, and the products are totally free of aluminium salts, parabens and phthalates.
Black Chicken Remedies
Black Chicken Remedies is the brainchild of Australian beauty guru Chey Birch. She’s on a mission to transform our skincare and beauty cupboards into a toxin-free space. Her vegan-friendly remedial beauty products contain only natural, organic ingredients – and really work.
In particular, we can vouch for the long-lasting efficacy and gorgeous mild, spicy scent of her Axilla Deodorant Paste. The multi-award-winning product is invisible on application and free from all harmful chemicals. Try the Axilla Deodorant Barrier Booster version for sensitive skin types.
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