Help the planet — and your skin — with these effective, gorgeous and luxurious vegan options.
Having a beauty arsenal filled with the best vegan skin-care products is not only beneficial to the planet, it’s really good for your skin.
Vegan products are growing in number, and you don’t have to sacrifice effectiveness, gorgeous packaging or luxurious scents to change over. Here are seven favorites to add to your routine.
French Girl Organics Facial Polish ($22 at etsy.com/shop/FrenchGirlOrganics). This chicly packaged Seattle line consists of organic and 100 percent vegan formulas. Try the Facial Polish, made with finely milled brown rice powder, to gently exfoliate skin.
Youth To The People Kale + Green Tea Spinach Vitamins Age Prevention Cleanser ($36 at youthtothepeople.com). YTTP is a new vegan line that’s becoming a fast favorite. The cleanser contains antioxidant-rich superfoods like kale, spinach and green tea, and effectively removes makeup and grime without leaving skin feeling dry.
Odacite Ro + Y Rosehip-Ylang Ylang Serum Concentrate ($45 at odacite.com). This potent serum targets deep wrinkles. Mix a few drops into your moisturizer, or apply it directly to the skin for a more intense treatment.
May Lindstrom The Blue Cocoon Beauty Balm Concentrate ($160 at maylindstrom.com). This beloved moisturizer is formulated with certified organic and fair-trade ingredients like blue tansy, camellia oil and shea butter.
The balm melts on contact, and just a tiny bit works wonders to hydrate the skin and reduce redness.
Tata Harper Purifying Mask ($65 at tataharperskincare.com). This decadent clay mask combats aging signs triggered by the environment. Powered with antioxidants, probiotics and white clay, it repairs skin and clears clogged pores, leaving your face ultra smooth.
Skyn Iceland Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels ($30 for eight at skyniceland.com). These high-tech eye masks use peptides and antioxidants to cool and hydrate the delicate under-eye area while increasing blood flow to reduce the appearance of dark circles.
Herbivore Phoenix Facial Oil ($88 at herbivorebotanicals.com). Seattle’s Herbivore combines effective products with packaging so chic it hurts. Plus, it’s vegan and 100 percent natural. This face oil boosts cell regeneration, and hydrates and rejuvenates dull, uneven skin.