Today I’m talking about some of my favourite vegan skincare products to date! Enjoy!
I use the ‘Skin Clearing Tea Tree Toner‘ by The Body Shop. As it doesn’t have a spray nozzle, I use a soft towel to apply it all over my face most mornings and nights. This has a super cooling effect, like a moist towelette. I will also do this application to clear my skin quickly of dirt or excess oils when I do not have the time to do a full face cleanse, or after I have picked at my skin. (Terrible habit, I know!) Thankfully, Tea Tree is known for its antibacterial properties that will help calm and reduce irritation of the skin… just want you need after aggravating your face. (Again, I do not recommend doing this!) The Toner will also reduce the appearance of oiliness on your skin leaving a mattifying-finish. You can purchase this online or in any Body Shop store. The Body Shop is completely vegetarian, with a heavy stance against animal testing. The Body Shop has many products that are vegan within their ranges you can find their vegan products here. Their Tea Tree range is exclusively vegan also.Open gallery
Purchase the Toner here.
Hand in hand fighting inflammation and bacteria, I team my toner with the ‘Skin Clearing Facial Wash‘, also apart of the Body Shop Tea Tree range. A gentle facial cleanser with Tea Tree Oil that cleanses your skin. I have loved this for months and my admiration for this product has also rubbed off on my friends. I keep mine in the shower and lather on a generous load to clear my skin of any dirt and excess makeup from the day. The product feels cool and refreshing on your face which is a nice added bonus. Id highly recommend it to anyone looking for a new facial wash/cleanser! As it is also apart of the Body Shop’s exclusively vegan Tea Tree range, rest assured their are no animal products in this skin saviour concoction.Open gallery
Purchase the Cleanser here or in any Body Shop store.
A Bit Hippy has formulated the HOLY GRAIL of all moisturisers, their ‘Blemish banning Moisturiser’. Its vegan and free from toxins! This product will moisturise and protect your skin from generating blemishes simultaneously. Ever since I realised that you can get blemishes from having skin thats TOO dry and not just oily, I made moisturising apart on my daily routine. This natural facial moisturiser includes natural skin super-oils like Grapeseed, Apricot, Starflower and Vitamin E to prevent breakouts and create a barrier your skin from polluted air and every day germs. This product comes in a 100g pump bottle that will last you forever. As I’ve experienced you’ll only need a 10c sized dollop each application, which blends easily.Open gallery
Purchase the Facial Moisturiser here.
Light Facial Moisturiser
Sukin Skincare has created my everyday moisturiser that I love to apply daily under my work makeup. Containing hydrating ingredients such as Aloe Vera and Rosehip. Sukin is an Australian 100% vegan brand that has taken a huge stance against nasty ingredients. In fact, Skin products are 98.8% naturally derived as they focus on wholesome plant based ingredients that don’t damage our skin or environment. I could go on and on about how important it is that this brand has such incredible ethos and brand consistency, but I’ll let you see with your research. See their brand values here.Open gallery
Purchase the Facial Moisturiser here.
Moisturising Facial Mask
Sometimes moisturising just doesn’t cut it. You need a product that is going to overall your skin and fast. Maybe your struggling through a Canberra winter or just got off a plane who’s air-conditioning has done you dirty. Have no fear, Sukin Skincare is here. Recently, they brought out their ‘Rich Moisture Facial Masque’ and I’ve been using it to save my skin ever since. Its formulated with Rosehip and other awesome ingredients that will revitalise your dry skin and leave it smooth and supple.Open gallery
Purchase the Mask here.
An eye serum can be a blessing if you don’t receive the recommend amount of shut-eye a night like myself. A poor sleeping pattern can leave you with puffy under-eyes and under-eye creases, a visible representation of your poor sleeping habits blasted on your face. An under-eye serum or cream can work wonders to reduce notorious eye bags, although its the lesser known long-term affects of eye serums that provide the most beneficial results of applying the product. Many don’t know that each time we follow our nightly makeup-removal routine we are actually damaging the delicate skin we have under our eyes. Many of us use harsh towels and intense rubbing motions to remove mascara, which can damage the delicate skin around our eyes. Short term effects include irritation and puffy bags, while long term these bad habits can accelerate the appearance of wrinkles. Yikes! (Check out these tips to tackle these bad habits). To reverse the damage I’ve already caused and combat eye wrinkles for my future self, I use the Black Chicken Remedies ‘ICU Intensive Care Eye Serum’. Its organic, natural ingredients hydrate the delicate skin round your eyes, improving elasticity and promoting skin cell regeneration. It also smells amazing.Open gallery
Purchase the ICU Under Eye Serum here.
Find Black Chicken Remedies on Instagram or Facebook through the links.
Mario Badescu Facial Sprays have to be the most vcso girl product I’ve ever owned, but none the less a product I’m so thankful for. They have some amazing scents like lavender, rose and green tea. I take these facial sprays when I’m doing exercise or when I’m out in the heat to cool my skin and hydrate. They are also perfect for travel as aircrafts can be very drying on our skin. Mario Badescu can be purchased online or in Mecca stores across Australia. Mario Badescu is not a vegan brand, although they do have a range of products that are vegan friendly.Open gallery
Purchase Mario Badescu Facial Sprays here.
This Pimple Drying Lotion by Mario Bedescu is a cult favourite to many, with little knowing its actually vegan. This pink clay concoction drys out blemishes and reduces the size of pimples overnight! Simply dip a cotton bud into the base of the glass bottle to collect some of the lotion. Dab the lotion with your cotton bud onto affected blemish areas. Wake up with vanished or visibly reduced blemishes! Its that simple. Warning: This product is for spot treating only, do not smear all over your face as you’ll wick out all needed natural moisture. Mario Badescu can be purchased online or in Mecca stores across Australia. Mario Badescu is not a vegan brand, although they do have a range of products that are vegan friendly.Open gallery
Purchase Mario Badescu Drying Lotion here.
Hurraw are a great 100% Vegan and cruelty free brand and I love traveling with their tinted ‘Black Cherry’ lip balm for fast paced days when I don’t want bother with makeup. The lip balm will temporarily and subtly add a pink tint to your lips leaving you looking just that little bit more lively. When I know I’ll be spending some time in the sun I reach for the Hurraw ‘Sun Balm’. Its 15+ SPH and adds a barrier of moisture to my lips to ensure they stay hydrated out in the dry sun.Open gallery
Purchase Hurraw Lip Balms here or in a Health food store near you.
The smell? Amazing. The effect? Also Amazing. This A Bit Hippy soap uses pumice (volcanic rock) to gently exfoliate your skin, PINK CLAY (beauty gurus know the power of this ingredient) and oils such as coconut, sunflower and olive to hydrate. Exfoliating is so important for removing dead skin cells if you lust for soft skin! Besides the smell and effects I really loved that this product was clean and easy! Many shower scrubs are super messy, which can be fun, until clean up time. This is hassle free and I loved that about it.Open gallery
Purchase the exfoliating bar here.
Paw Paw Balm
This is the heavy-duty balm I rely on when I have serious emergency chapped lip issues. Unlike most Paw Paw ointments and balms my Sukin Skincare Paw Paw is paraben free! When your putting products on your own biggest organ, your skin, or even your lips… you don’t want to dabble with unnecessary chemicals. Sukin understands this, which is why they aim to leave the bad stuff out and create products with only natural ingredients. Sukin is entirely cruelty free, vegan and Australian owned.Open gallery
Purchase the Balm here.
To see more vegan beauty and toiletries from me, check out my article on Essential Vegan Travel Toiletries! It even incudes a downloadable travel toiletries packing checklist!
For all else I haven’t covered, check out cruelty free kitty, who has fantastic information on cruelty free brands.
100% vegan ranges mentioned above: Sukin Skincare, A Bit Hippy, Hurraw, Black Chicken.
Vegan options only mentioned above: The Body Shop, Mario Badescu.