The Best Vegan Skincare Products For Every Skin Type

There’s never been a better time to transition to a vegan skincare routine. With so many great brands to choose from, it’s easier than ever to find cruelty-free products that’ll work wonders on your skin.

To get you started, we’ve put together a list of beauty heroes that aren’t to be missed. From dry to oily and spot-prone complexions, these are the best vegan products for every skin type… 

Dry Skin

Dry skin, in most cases, isn’t usually serious. In most cases, it can be heavily affected by external factors like hot or cold weather, low moisture in the air, soaking in hot water, and central heating.

Dry skin can often be treated easily at home and there are loads of cruelty-free skincare products on the market designed to improve dry skin. We’ve listed a few of our favourites below:

Evolve – Cleansing Melt 

Evolve Cleansing Melt
Photo by Evolve

More often than not, cleansers dry my skin out. That’s why I couldn’t not mention Evolve’s Cleansing Melt; an ultra-hydrating, gentle and non-foaming product which when combined with water turns into creamy milk.

Made with organic baobab, vanilla, and rose, it leaves skin feeling fresh, soft, and dewy. Perfect for the winter months when our skin needs a little extra moisture.  

Evolve – Hyaluronic Serum

Evolve Hyaluronic Serum
Photo by Evolve

If you’re new to hyaluronic acid, let me enlighten you. HA enables our cells to absorb much more moisture, which helps to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and leaves skin looking youthful. But this serum takes things one step further, containing a HA with a lower molecular weight which penetrates deeper, making it ​even more ​ effective. It’s really no wonder that it’s won every beauty award going. 

Oily Skin

Oily skin happens when the sebaceous glands in the skin make too much sebum. Sebum is the waxy, oily substance that protects and hydrates the skin. Too much sebum can lead to oily skin, clogged pores and acne.

Oily skin can be managed at home with a regular skin care routine. Here are our top two vegan skincare brands for oily skin:

KONJAC – Bamboo & Charcoal Sponge

konjac bamboo sponge
Photo by Healthline

When it comes to oily complexions, using a Konjac sponge is the ultimate skincare hack. Packed with mineral-rich charcoal powder, this super gentle exfoliator works to deeply cleanse your pores, while absorbing excess dirt and oils. After just a few uses, it’ll leave your face feeling fresh and glowy. 

Alya Skin – Pink Clay Mask

Alya Skin Pink Clay Mask
Photo by Alya

Clay masks are a must for oily complexions as they help to balance skin and draw out excess sebum. Alya’s pink clay mask is one of my favourite products as not only does it detoxify, it also brightens and helps to reduce the appearance of pores. It’s fine to use on sensitive skin and is also ideal for calming breakouts.  

Acne/ Spot-Prone Skin

Acne is one of the most common skin conditions, typically resulting in pimples and blemishes on the face, neck, back and chest. Often caused by hormonal changes and lifestyle acne symptoms can be alleviated at home by small changes in your personal care as well as practising good eating habits.

Check out these vegan and cruelty-free options for treating acne and spot-prone skin:

ODACITÉ – Bl+C Pimples Serum Concentrate (Black Cumin + Cajeput) 

Bl+C Pimples Serum Concentrate
Photo by Odacite

Made with purifying black cumin oil and cajeput, this powerful portion is designed to control the spread of acne-causing bacteria, helping to prevent further breakouts from happening. It’s fast-working, non-drying and you only need a couple of drops in the morning and evening to keep your blemishes at bay.  

The Glowcery – Clean Greens Superfood Serum Facial Oil

Superfood Serum Facial Oil
Photo by The Glowcery

There’s a skincare myth that if you have spot-prone skin, you should dry it out. This is not true. In fact, when it comes to spot-prone skin, hydration is key to preventing your glands from producing excess sebum (aka the stuff that leads to blemishes!) A great option for moisturising spot-prone complexions is The Glowcery’s Clean Greens Serum, which contains hemp seed and jojoba oil to regulate oil production and soothe inflammation without clogging your pores.

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