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vegan skincare

20 of the best vegan skincare products of 2023

19 Jan 2023 • 5 min read

Vegan skincare products are ‘animal-friendly’ because they don’t contain any animal by-products or ingredients.1

Animal by-products, such as honey, beeswax, lanolin, collagen, carmine, cholesterol, gelatine, squalene and stearic acid, are commonly used in the majority of leading brands’ beauty products and cosmetics.

But that’s not the case with vegan skincare products, like those listed below.

20 of the best vegan skincare products for 2023

Read on to find out our top vegan skincare products for 2023

Vegan beauty products for your face

Our favourite vegan beauty products for your face are detailed below 

  1. Q+A Hyaluronic Acid Facial Serum 30ml

Enhanced by a range of natural ingredients, Q+A Hyaluronic Acid Facial Serum is designed to quench the thirstiest skin.

Also contains biosaccharide gum, a moisturising and skin-soothing ingredient to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, to help improve the appearance of fine lines and betaine for balancing moisture levels.

Emz_C2 says – ‘Early days, but this is just brilliant. It allows my everyday products to go so much further. I like the feel of the product on my skin, it seems to have improved my dry areas already.’

VirtualJane says – ‘Top quality product - just a couple of drops are really effective on my sensitive skin.’

  1. Oleus Rosehip Oil 50ml

Oleus Rosehip Oil is a 100% pure cold-pressed lightweight oil that’s packed with Beta Cartonene, Lycopene and Vitamin E, a combination known to help promote a radiant and healthy-looking complexion.

Alexandra1989 says‘Great oil that can be used on top of normal serum and moisturiser. I’ve definitely noticed an improvement in my skin’s hydration.’

Ivana89e says‘I bought this oil after reading the positive reviews. I am satisfied with it and my skin feels like silk. It is hydrated and soft.’

Also, try...

  1. Vitaskin Vitamin C Anti-Pollution Glow Day Cream

  2. Beauty Kitchen Abyssinian Oil Facial Concentrate 30ml

  3. Fushi Fresh-Pressed Organic Raspberry Seed Oil 100ml

Vegan beauty products for your body

Read on for our top vegan beauty products for your body.

  1. Holland & Barrett CBD Muscle Balm Extra 100ml

This light CBD balm helps to relieve and calm tired muscles.

The slight warming formulation can aid help with circulation when massaged into your body, helping your muscles to relax.

The formula is light and non-greasy, leaving the skin feeling soothed and nourished.

Vaesar says ‘Lovely product. It doesn’t smell too harsh and it really relaxes the muscles. Absorbs quite well.’

  1. Faith in Nature Dragon Fruit Body Wash

This exotically fragranced body wash is bursting with fruity aroma and infused with dragon fruit. It’s rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

Izzboo says‘Very good product. My skin feels so much better than before.’

Sarahh77 says‘Love the scent of this! You only need a small amount of it.’

Also, try...

  1. Dr Organic Aloe Vera Skin Lotion 200ml

  2. Ayumi Sandalwood Body Lotion 250ml

  3. The Handmade Soap Company Lemongrass & Cedarwood Body Lotion 300ml

Vegan products for your hair

Our top vegan skincare products for your hair are listed below.

  1. Clean Me Sweet Orange Shampoo

This shampoo combines the zesty-ness of orange oil and an uplifting aroma, leaving your scalp feeling fresh, cleansed and healthy.

Bessybutt says‘Love the shampoo and conditioner, great price, hair feels clean after.’

Udalloodle says ‘The smell is amazing, it foams up nicely and leaves my hair feeling clean and fresh!’

  1. Ethique Wonderbar Conditioner Bar For Oily to Normal Hair 60g

This solid conditioner bar doubles as a shaving bar and an in-shower moisturiser for those with sensitive skin.

Sj333 says‘Nice product, moisturising and you need very little of the product to leave your hair feeling soft. Easy to use and lasts well. Tried the trial size and bought a full sized version.’

KCool says‘I have very thick, curly hair and usually use lots of conditioner. I bought this to reduce the amount of plastic I was buying, and it works so well. The bar lasts for so long and it has made my hair feel amazing after each use.’

Also, try...

  1. Naturtint Permanent Hair Colour 9N Honey Blonde 

  2. Avalon Organics Rosemary Volumizing Conditioner 325ml 

  3. Dr Organic Moroccan Argan Oil Shampoo 265ml 

Vegan beauty make-up products

Below are the top vegan beauty make-up products of 2022.

  1. PHB Ethical Beauty Mesmerise Mascara - Black 9g 

Ph-balanced for very sensitive eyes, this mascara is made with quinoa extract to lengthen and strengthen lashes, growth-stimulating vitamins (B7) and deeply conditioning Argan Oil to encourage fuller and healthier lashes with regular use.

Lena999 says‘The first mascara that doesn't hurt my eyes, great brush as well.’

Caroline1999 says‘The main reason l bought this mascara was because it is cruelty free. Never been compelled to write a review about mascara, but this is the best mascara l have ever used!’

  1. Lily Lolo Finishing Powder - Flawless Matte 7g

This silky soft, delicate light diffusing powder sets your makeup in place, providing extra staying power.

Dan t says ‘Does a good job and finishes off makeup nicely. It doesn't make me break out at all, I have very oily skin and it helps keep shine to a minimum when I use this.’

Jowi says‘I apply this after I put my concealer on, before I apply my bronzer/highlighting powder to stop my oily skin seeping through. It works really well and lasts from when I apply it (at 6am) until when I get home (at 4pm).’

Also, try...

  1. Beautiful Me Mineral Foundation Brush 

  2. Lily Lolo Pressed Eye Shadow - Ivory Tower 2g 

  3. Pacifica Nail Polish Gloss - Wild Lotus 


There are so many different vegan skincare products to choose from, for your hair, your face, and your body.

Thanks to products like those listed above, it’s possible for everyday skincare and beauty regimes to be vegan-friendly too!

The advice in this article is for information only and should not replace medical care. Please check with your GP or healthcare professional before trying any supplements, treatments or remedies. Food supplements must not be used as a substitute for a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle.

Last updated: 19 January 2023



Author: Doaa Al MosawiInternational Senior Regulatory Affairs Associate

Joined Holland & Barrett: Mar 2019

BSc (Hons) in Biomedical Science

After completing her BSc in Biomedical Science, Doaa worked in Research and laboratory for 3 years. Doaa was also a member of a product development team in a manufacturing company specialising in sun care and personal care products, researching and providing regulatory advice regarding international regulations.

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