The Best Vegan Beauty Products To Try Right Now

From concealers to face creams and hair products, these are among the best vegan beauty products available.

While you may not think of your makeup drawer as a hidden source of animal byproducts, there are unfortunately plenty of them lurking in your products. According to the New York Times, common beauty ingredients like honey, beeswax, lanolin, squalene, carmine, and gelatin are all derived from animals.

However, there are so many high-quality and effective beauty and skin care brands with vegan products in their lineup, so you can get everything from glamorous makeup to creams, serums and hair treatments that are full of powerful active ingredients while remaining free of animal ingredients.

Retailers like Sephora make it easy to shop vegan items, thanks to dedicated landing pages for makeupskin carehair care and fragrances that are free of animal-derived ingredients. You can also use apps like Yuka (a scanner that gives you health info on food and cosmetic products) and check for Leaping Bunny certification (a designation for animal-friendly products) when trying to find vegan products. 

Below, we’ve rounded up some of the best vegan beauty products around. Update your makeup drawer with some new foundation or lipstick, upgrade your skin care regime with a powerful serum or get the best hair of your life with a cult-fave thickening spray. There are more options available than you might think.

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Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser concealer

R+Co Dallas thickening spray

Biossance squalane hydratoion moisturizer

Merit The Minimalist complexion stick

Ceremonia Papaya hair salt scrub

Dr. Loretta Intense Replenishing Serum

Herbivore Lapis facial oil

KVD Beauty Tattoo eye liner

Drunk Elephant Lala Retro whipped cream

Versed Keep The Peace acne-calming cream cleanser

Chris Appleton + Colorwow Money hair mask

Naturium Quadruple hyaluronic acid serum

Reflekt 4 eye and lip cream

Milk Makeup Lip + Cheek cream blush stick

Goldie Locks ultra-hydrating leave-in conditioner

Covergirl Clean Fresh hydrating concealer

Essie Expressie quick-dry vegan nail polish

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