An Introductory Guide To Vegan Beauty

Vegan beauty: what it is, how to know if products really are vegan, and the brands to get you started on your vegan beauty journey.

What is vegan beauty?

  • Similar to finding vegan foods, vegan beauty means that the product has zero animal-based ingredients inside it
  • The product does not use animal-derived ingredients, and it should mean that the product has not been tested on animals
  • Examples of ingredients that are NOT vegan include beeswax, honey, lanolin, some types of milk, collagen, tallow, carmine and keratin

How to know if a product is vegan?

  • Vegan products are not verified by any governing body
  • Typically the product’s packaging will tout vegan as one of its stand-out factors. If a product has a vegan logo, it means that every ingredient in the product is vegan. If even one ingredient is animal-derived, it’s not considered vegan
  • There are some certifying organizations that companies can approach to verify that the products have no animal by-products, no animal testing of ingredients, and no animal-derived GMOs


Shampoo & Conditioner – AVEDA Nutriplenish collection

  • Omega-5 rich pomegranate oil for hydrated, manageable hair

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Curl Cream – MAUI MOISTURE Curl Quench + Coconut Oil Curl Smoothie

  • Silicone free, packed with coconut oil and papaya butter, smells like heaven

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Nail Polish – SALLY HANSEN Good. Kind. Pure Nail Polish

  • 100% vegan polish is a 15-free plant based formula
  • Available in 39 shades with beautiful colour & shine without compromise

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Mascara – COVERGIRL Lash Blast Clean Mascara

  • This is a clean, vegan formula gives 10x the volume with lift, definition and separation
  • And, an FYI, all COVERGIRL products are now certified Cruelty-Free

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Serum – GLOW RECIPE Watermelon Glow Niacinamide Dew Drops

  • Anti-oxidant formula is packed with vit. B3 and hyaluronic acid
  • Dewy highlighty glow in a lightweight gel texture

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SPF – FENTY SKIN Hydra Visor Invisible Moisturizer SPF 35

  • Pink-tinted so won’t leave behind a white cast
  • Refillable packaging

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Hand Sanitizer – AG BODY CARE Hand Sanitizer – CANADIAN BRAND!

  • Contains 73% alcohol
  • Aloe vera & glycerin & vitamin E packed formula

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