Cosmetics & Toiletries
Many cosmetics and toiletries are still tested on animals, or their ingredients are, and many contain animal ingredients. Luckily, there are products available on the high street that are suitable for vegans
- The Co-
Op does not test its own- brand products and labels toiletries that do not contain animal ingredients.
- Superdrug own-
brand toiletries and cosmetic products are not tested on animals, though they may contain animal ingredients.
- Lush is probably the most ethical shop on the high street. They do not test any of their products. Many of their products are vegan and are labelled as such (and their staff are very helpful if you are unsure). They donate generously from their profits to charities and ethical political campaigns. Lush is the perfect place for gift shopping for both men and women (though maybe not for a “man’s man”!) They sell bath bombs, soap, shampoo bars, lip balms, skin products and much more, all made from natural ingredients. Their products look and smell great and they can attractively gift wrap them. If you’re looking for your wife’s Christmas present at 5 o’clock on Christmas Eve, then Lush is definitely the place to go as you cannot fail.
- To find a Lush store, just go to your high street and follow the delicious smell!
- L’Occitane -
a high street shop with a range of quality perfumes, skin care products, bath products and shampoos. Quite pricey but ideal as gifts. Products are non- animal- tested and are vegan except for those containing bee by- products (beeswax, royal jelly etc.) and carmine (cochineal).
- Original Source produce really nice bubble baths, shower gels, shampoo and men’s shaving products which are all certified by the Vegan Society. They are available from many supermarkets and high street shops.
Below is a list of some of the online stores selling vegan cosmetics and toiletries.
- Green People have a range of skin care, bath, make-
up and hair care products including a range of sun protection creams. There is a selection of Christmas Gifts and a variety of products aimed at men.
- The Health Bay sells a range of make-
up and skin care products. Check individual item descriptions to find out which are suitable for vegans.
- The Ethical Superstore sell many different brands of ethical cosmetics and toiletries.
- I Choose What I Use has a large range of items, all of which are vegan, from a variety of manufacturers.
- Dolma -
vegan, non- animal- tested perfumes and aftershaves including gift boxes.
- Urban Decay -
- Vegan Health and Beauty -
vegan cosmetics, plus aftershave, baby products, face paints and perfumes.
- mypure -
skin care, hair care and cosmetics
- Honesty Cosmetics -
skin and hair products
- Inika Cosmetics -
Face, eye and lip products. All vegan and many products are organic.
- Yaoh -
Toiletries, body care products, sun cream.
- Animal Aid -
sell a range of ‘Beauty Without Cruelty’ cosmetics
- Cocktail Cosmetics -
Cosmetics and brushes, with a vegan range.
- BarryM -
Colour cosmetics. All non- animal tested; vegan products are clearly marked.
- Hope Street -
vegan and organic skin care products.
- Buddha Beauty -
vegan and organic beauty products, including gift sets.
- Crystal Spring -
natural skin care and deodorant products.
- The Little Blue Hen -
vegan soap and bath products.
- Heavenly Organics -
skin care products.
- Athene Skincare -
all natural, organic, vegan products.
- Meet The Bulldog -
skin care products for men.
- CuteCosmetics -
organic and vegan beauty products.
- Sparitual -
skin and nail care.
Shaving brushes are made from animal hair, often taken from badgers. The Bluebeard's Revenge Vanguard Synthetic Shaving Brush is a suitable vegan alternative, made from quality synthetic fibre.