Here Are 11 Vegan Beauty Brands In Honour Of World Vegan Day

Caring about beauty and animal welfare.

From haircare to skincare to makeup, more and more brands are making a change towards cruelty-free and animal-free ingredients. To celebrate World Vegan Day, here are some of the best vegan beauty brands on the market right now.

1. Jonny+June

Sydney hair salon in Paddington Jonny+June have their own range of vegan haircare produces. The range includes shampoo, conditioner, treatments and balms that are designed to restore health to coloured hair. Plus, all products are made with organic ingredients. Think macadamia nuts for protein, argon oil to keep your locks shiny and aloe vera for hydration. 

Our pick: JONNY+JUNE Original Treatment, $39.95. This anti-ageing treatment uses babobab tien and lilly pilly to provide nourishment and rejuvenate damaged hair.


2. Skyn Iceland

This natural skincare brand is a cruelty-free solution for stressed skin, inspired by the calm, clean environment of Iceland. Many ingredients are sourced from the country itself, including glacier water, molecular oxygen and Arctic super fruits. Animal rights organisation PETA honoured the brands founder, Sarah Kugelman with their Trail-Blazer award for her commitment to only using vegan ingredients and not testing on animals. 

Our pick: Skyn Iceland Glacial Face Wash, $46. A hard-working cleanser that will detox stressed out, blemish-prone skin. Formulated with white willow bark, Icelandic kelp and cylindrica seed oil. 

Skyn Iceland

3. Aveda

This vegan haircare company test all their products on people instead of animals. The brand is also the only major company with a professional hair colour line that does not use any animal products in their ingredients. A small number of products include beeswax and honey but the company says they are working on an alternative. 

Our pick: be curly curl enhancer, $45. Packed with aloe vera, vitamin E and B, this treatment will enhance natural curls without adding any frizz. 

Aveda be curly curl enhancer

4. RMS Beauty 

Founded by legendary makeup artist Rose Marie Swift, RMS Beauty is a vegan beauty brand that offers high-quality, minimalist makeup. Products are generally packed in versatile pots and can be used for the face, cheeks, lips and eyes. All ingredients are vegan and sourced in their purest form to ensure that their healing benefits and nutrients remain in tact. 

Our pick: RMS Beauty Lip2Cheek, $55. Blended with nourished oils and mineral pigments, this creamy product can be used to add a hint of colour to lips and cheeks. 

RMS Beauty

5. Ecotools

This might be a lesser known fact, but often makeup brushes are made from animal products. Fur from squirrels, horses or goats are used to create bristles because the cuticles in animal hair are great for picking up pigments and blending makeup. However, Ecotools are 100% vegan and cruelty free, made with taklon bristles and their handles are also made from recycled bamboo.  

Our pick: Ecotools Full Powder Brush, $19.99. This brush is designed with a large, soft head to evenly blend powder onto the face. 


6. Mukti

All Mukti products are vegan and the company does not test on animals. The ingredients they use in hair, body and face products are completely organic and formulated with Australian native botanical extracts. 

Our pick: Age Defiance Day Serum, $109.95. Perfect for all skin types, this serum is designed to give a “face lift” and reduce signs of ageing by smoothing wrinkles and fine lines. Ingredients include Kakadu plum, blue cypress wood and Davidson plum. 

Mukti Age Defiance Day Serum

7. O&M

O&M formulations swap out harsh chemicals for active natural extracts and minerals, including many native Australian ingredients like lilly pilly, Banksia flower, Kakadu plum and Tasmanian kelp. The brand is PETA-approved for using only vegan friendly, cruelty free ingredients in their products. 

Our pick: Hydration & Conquer Shampoo and Conditioner, $30 each. Hydrate damaged hair with these two products – a super nourishing shampoo and silky conditioner. 

O&M Shampoo
O&M Conditioner

8. Votary

Votary products contain only vegan and cruelty free ingredients and have no trace of parabens, phthalates, sulphates or synthetic fragrances. 

Our pick: Votary Facial Oil with Neroli and Myrrh, $130. This natural oil works to balance oily skin and combat uneven skin tones. 


9. Bybi

Founded by bloggers and skincare experts, Elsie Rutterford and Dominika Minarovic, this beauty brand is committed to using only 100% natural, vegan and cruelty-free ingredients. Every step of their supply chain is … 

Our pick: BYBI Beauty Babe Balm, $29. A multi-purpose balm made with shea butter and fruit wax that will repair and replenish skin. 


10. Kevin Murphy

Kevin Murphy haircare is one of PETA’s recommended cruelty free companies as the brand does not test on animals or use ingredients that harm animals or the environment in any way. Key ingredients in their formulas include shea butter, aloe vera, acai, green pea protein and a mix of vitamins. 

Our pick: KEVIN.MURPHY Plumping Wash. This plumping wash will nourish your hair from root to tip, transforming fine and ageing hair into stronger, healthy locks.  

Kevin Murphy plumping wash

11. Davroe
This Australian haircare brand doesn’t use any harmful ingredients like sodium, ammonium or chemicals that can irritate the scalp. Instead, they replace these with gentle, plant based ingredients. 

Our pick: Davro Scalp Remedy Trio Pack, $47.95. This three pack contains a shampoo, conditioner and lotion spray. Together they work as a super powerful anti-dandruff treatment to clear up the scalp and soften hair. 


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