30 Vegan Skincare Brands – Best 100% Vegan Skincare Brands





Last Updated: May 10, 2021

Ah, the eternal struggle between wanting to save the planet & be ethical in every fiber of your being, and wanting to use all kinds of fun skincare (or makeup, or hair care) products. The back and forth of “is it worth it?” and “that looks so cool, but it’s also wrong”. 

To help you get the best of both words, we’ve created a handy dandy list with 30 different vegan skincare brands that are 100% vegan.  

Every product from each of these brands is vegan. You don’t have to worry about checking the ingredients lists on each product, just because the brand claims to be “mostly” vegan. These are all the way!

Best Vegan Skincare Brands

The Ordinary

It should be no surprise that a brand centered around transparency, no-frills, and no-nonsense, would be vegan. 

Each of their products is targeted for very specific skin concerns, allowing you to curate your skincare routine at a level previously unattainable!


Youth To The People

A cult favorite in the skincare community, Youth To The People is praised for their high quality ingredients, innovative products, and very aesthetic packaging. 

One fan favorite, the Superfood Antioxidant Cleanser is almost always sold out due to its popularity.


Skin&Co

Skin&Co is a pretty niche brand, with all of their skincare products being from one line – Truffle Therapy. 

It kind of works for them though; I can personally attest that their Truffle Therapy Toner smells AMAZING, and putting something on my face that contains truffles is simply the height of luxury!


Skyn Iceland

Skyn Iceland is a brand that prioritizes quality of ingredients over all else. 

These products are formulated to work, rather than lure you into buying something that turns out to be useless goo in pretty packaging.


Herbivore

If you’re looking to have a ridiculously fun skincare routine, then Herbivore is the brand for you. 

Their Lapis Blue Tansy Face Oil is such a deep blue, you’ll feel like a royal Ancient Egyptian every time you apply it to your face.


Birkenstock Natural Skin Care

Yup, Birkenstock has skincare now, who knew? 

It’s pretty rugged, as you would expect, but you can find a good variety of creams, lotions, and balms, all of which are vegan.


Pacifica

Pacifica is cruelty-free, and vegan of course, and has a wide range of skincare, makeup, hair care, bath & body, and fragrance products. 

They have everything you could look for – skincare, makeup, sleep vitamins, a Create Your Own At-Home Mani Kit, and even CBD balm!


Milk Makeup

Although makeup is in the name, Milk Makeup has a variety of high-quality skincare, all of which is 100% vegan. 

Some of their most innovative products are cleaners, toners, and masks, in solid form! Hello, easy application!


KraveBeauty

KraveBeauty is the epitome of simple & effective skincare. 

With only 5 products to their name, all of which are vegan and incredibly highly recommended, you can’t go wrong.


ELF Cosmetics

ELF tends to have a reputation for being a beginner brand, but a lot of people don’t know that they’re all vegan!

They really do have some great stuff, like their Holy Hydration! Makeup Melting Cleansing Balm and the SuperHydrate Moisturizer.


Curology

The darling of social media, Curology not only curates the products directly to your skin, but they somehow manage to do that while remaining vegan!

If you need powerful formulas that help with acne, definitely check them out.


Derma E

Derma E started as a health food store, so you know they’re about as Earth & health conscious as it gets. 

They champion clean beauty, avoiding any ingredients that could possibly be harmful, and caring about the environment.


Boscia

A classic vegan skincare brand to turn to when you’re struggling with acne, Boscia has expanded their skincare to include some very innovative products like their Cryosea™ Firming Icy-Cold Cleanser and the Luminizing Charcoal Mask.


Acure

Acure’s slogan is 100% Vegan. 0% Pretentious.  Which, when you think about it, is a bit pretentious. But we’ll move past that, because their products truly are amazing. 

On top of all that, their list of “frees” is pretty long: Paraben free, Sulfate free, Mineral oil free, Petrolatum free, Formaldehyde free, Cruelty free.


Beauty In The Raw

Beauty In The Raw is unique in that their products are formulated to combat two issues: inflammation and skin barrier dysfunction. 

Evidently, most skincare problems are derivative of these two plights, so Beauty In The Raw aims to cure the disease, rather than the symptoms.


Lani

Lani is all about natural, vegan, cruelty-free skincare (and also hair care!), that is good for both humans, and their planet. 

Their packaging is super cute and durable – because they avoid plastic (no need to grow the plastic island in the middle of the ocean, thank you very much!), their products are packaged in glassware.


Teadora

Teadora’s founder grew up surrounded by the botanicals of the Amazon Rainforest, and has channeled that beauty and passion into this skincare brand. 

On top of being one of the top vegan skin care brands, Teadora is toxin-free, cruelty-free, sustainably harvested, gluten-free, and synthetic fragrance-free, all of which is very good news for my beautiful friends out there with sensitive skin.


White Rabbit Skincare

White Rabbit has some very fun products, if you’re looking for something slightly off the beaten path. 

Check them out for beard oil, Chamomile and Carrot Seed Eye Cream, or Rose & Frankincense Day Cream


Hempz

As you might have guessed from this brand’s name, they’re all about the CBD in skincare. 

CBD has been shown to have healing properties when applied in skincare, and can even mitigate dryness, itching, and other skin concerns.


Meow Meow Tweet

I was going to come up with a witty pun about the name, but just looking at it is making me crack up, and how is one to improve upon perfection?  Aside from their fabulous name, Meow Meow Tweet is known for their natural, low-waste items that would appease even hard-core hippies.


Kypris

If you’re looking for a spiritual brand, Kypris is a great one to check out.  Kypris embodies the goddess Aphrodite’s energy and femininity, and has a line of luxury skincare products with organic and sustainable ingredients.


Human + Kind

Human + Kind is the trifecta of heath, animals, and natural products.  They are an ethical, cruelty-free brand. 

Most of their line focuses on moisturizing, and includes luxurious products like a body soufflé and lip balm.


Bulldog

Bulldog is a self-proclaimed skincare for men company, and although gendered skincare really isn’t necessary sometimes specifying that it is “for men” is the only way we’re going to get some men to actually wash their faces

Either way, they have a range of products including serums, scrubs, and moisturizers.


Isle of Paradise

Isle of Paradise is not a traditional skincare brand – they only sell tanning products. 

They’re your best bet for vegan tanner, whether it’s in the form of water, drops, or mousse, in a variety of different shades!


Sukin

Sukin is an Australian skincare brand that prides themselves on using the best ingredients, refusing to compromise on quality, and being completely transparent about their products. 

They even have some certified organic products!


Sweet Chef

Sweet Chef is the kind of cutesy skincare brand that you wouldn’t expect to work, or that wouldn’t have the best ingredients. 

But boy do they surprise! Their potent products, their ethics, and their adorable packaging combine to make a brand that could push Tony Moly from the top spot of cute skincare.


Payaru

Payaru is “guilt-free skincare” with unique products that have minimal ingredients. 

Check out their 3-Ingredient Original Mung Bean Scrub or the 4-Ingredient Cedarwood Mung Bean Scrub.


Medusa’s Makeup 

If you’ve ever had a subscription box that included skincare or makeup, you’ve probably heard of Medusa’s Makeup. 

They have vegan skincare and makeup, and even their own subscription box.


Biossance

Another of the vegan skincare brands that’s growing in popularity, Biossance did not start as a skincare company – their first project was creating an accessible malaria cure. 

At some point, they decided to use their biotechnology to create innovative skincare with quality ingredients. We’ve also shared an in-depth review of this brand!


Summer Fridays

Summer Fridays is a company founded by two beauty influencers who wanted products that were easy to use, had clean ingredients, and adorable packaging. 

They entered the industry with a bang, introducing their Jet Lag Mask, which rippled throughout the beauty community.


What Now?

Now you can try some new products! Pick your favorite few vegan skincare brands (might I suggest The Ordinary?) and try out the products that speak to you, confident that you have made an ethical choice.  

Might I also suggest, if you’re doing research on vegan skincare brands, to also take into account the brands that avoid environmental hazards like plastic packaging and microbeads in exfoliators. These things are bad for the environment as well (and by extension, animals).