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Embrace a beauty-full Veganuary

Many consumers are opting for skin, hair and cosmetic products that don’t impact the environment


Many consumers are turning to environmentally friendly beauty products. Credit: Getty Images

Many consumers are turning to environmentally friendly beauty products. Credit: Getty Images

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Gallinee Cleaning Bar, £13, gallinee.com

Gallinee Cleaning Bar, £13, gallinee.com

The Organic Pharmacy Detox Body Oil, £36, from Feel Unique

The Organic Pharmacy Detox Body Oil, £36, from Feel Unique


Many consumers are turning to environmentally friendly beauty products. Credit: Getty Images

The first month of the year is a time when many opt for a plant-based diet. Veganuary has been popular around the world, but how about starting 2022 using only vegan beauty and skincare products?

A product that is vegan does not contain any animal ingredients or animal-derived ingredients. In terms of cosmetics and skincare, this would – not exhaustively – include honey, beeswax, collagen or lanolin. This differs from cruelty free products, which do not test on animals.

Here we’ve chosen a selection of skin and haircare products that do the job well. Let’s make 2022 the year we really start to think about the ingredients that go into our favourite beauty products.

Subtle Energies Rose Petal Vegan Lip Balm, £33

Containing shea and cocoa butter and vitamin E, this beauty will lips feeling supple, soft and oh-so-protected. It’ll also feel nourishing on the lips and with the winter weather notoriously ‘fresh’, something to apply regularly.

Gallinee Cleaning Bar, £13, gallinee.com

This dermatological no-soap cleansing bar is non-stripping and ultra-gentle, formulated at ph 5.8 to respect your skin’s natural pH levels.

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Fiils Pomelo Shampoo and Conditioner, from £8, fiils.co

Fully vegan and cruelty free, the all-natural fiils shampoo and conditioner formulations feature no SLS, silicones or fragrance. Moreover, the pure essential oils used in the concentrated formulas are sustainably sourced and expertly hand blended

Weleda Prickly Pear Cactus Face Mist, £16.95

It’s been referred to as nature’s oasis, bottled, and we’ll agree with this. Spritz skin for an instant hydration boost with this refreshing, pore-refining and toning facial mist, to invigorate skin and senses for up to 12 hours. This oil free, non-sticky facial mist absorbs quickly, leaving skin soft, fresh and supple – because skin always needs a boost, even in the winter.

Jillian Dempsey Hydrating Eye Mask, £71, from Feel Unique

These ultra-hydrating, calming bio-cellulose masks give the undereye area the protection it deserves. Soaked in a milky prebiotic serum, they reinforce the skin barrier and leave the delicate undereye area soothed, nourished, and plumper looking. We’re aiming for perfect peepers for the new year.

Vita Coco Scalp Shampoo and Conditioner, £9.99 each

This brand is 100% vegan, 95% natural and packaged in 75% recycled PET. Both shampoo and conditioner are rich in coconut and guava, dubbed a natural anti-inflammatory powerhouse to ease scalp irritation. Enriched with coconut water, which is packed with intensely hydrating electrolytes, these vegan hair heroes promise a comfortable scalp and soft, shiny locks for 2022.

The Organic Pharmacy Detox Body Oil, £36, from Feel Unique

This is our way to detoxify. Quietly, at home, in the comfort of our bathroom. With a blend of grapefruit, rosemary and juniper oils, you can use this as part of your bathing ritual or with a skin brush. It’s been clinically proven to increase skin’s moisturising, by 19%, and elasticity, by 9% over a 28-day period.

Kat Burki Vitamin C Intensive Face Cream, £75

Available from katburki.com and Net A Porter, the nutrient dense formula is packed with cold-processed plant oils, so their efficacy is retained. The product is specifically developed to brighten lacklustre complexions for a lit-from-within glow. At the heart of the formula is 15% STAY C, a stable form of vitamin C, powered by the anti-aging powerhouse Reishi Mushroom for greater absorption.

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