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The Rise of Vegan Beauty / / / /

In today’s fast-paced beauty industry, women are growing more and more aware of the products they are using. Alongside the horde of new environmentally-friendly brands, comes another phenomenon that is gaining momentum: the rise of vegan products. Many brands, both new and established, are responding to a higher demand for natural products, free of animal-based ingredients yet still of great quality. We have compiled a list of our favourite vegan and absolutely cruelty-free brands, which we believe are worth trying.

Chantecaille: widely recognized as a luxury skincare brand within the industry, Chantecaille do not test their products on animals and aim to raise of awareness of environmental issues. They use natural botanicals to create fantastic products, and therefore prove just how efficient vegan products are. Try the brand’s Rice & Geranium Foaming Cleanser, £45.00, which contains powerful antioxidants as well as softening and healing properties.

Beauty Without Cruelty (BWC): with their cruelty-free and 100% vegetarian approach to beauty, English brand Beauty Without Cruelty is sure to satisfy those of us on the lookout for trustworthy vegan products. From lip liners to volumizing conditioners, the brand’s range of products is as complete as it is satisfying, and is definitely on the more affordable side. Be sure to try their irresistible Natural Cream Concealer Pencils: priced at just £5.99, they are a definite must-try.

Little Batch Botanicals: this brand’s bodycare and skincare range is luxurious and cruelty-free. Available in the loveliest packaging, their products are delicate and incredibly mouthwatering. Although some contain honey, they are for the most part vegan. Get your hands on their vast range of perfume oils roll-ons, which are the perfect combination of natural ingredients, practicality and affordability: our personal pick is their Sugar Plum and Red Currant Vegan Perfume Oil Roll-On, approx £6.00.

Tallulah Jane: this animal-friendly perfume brand uses 100% natural ingredients to create stunning fragrances for women and men alike. The brand has also released a line of luxury body oils, delicately scented with a signature Tallulah Jane fragrance. Prolong the freshness of spring and summer this autumn with the Misae Natural Eau de Parfum, approx £30.00, a wonderful mixture of citrus and florals.

Zoya Nail Polish: this nail polish brand is not just praised for being vegan and cruelty-free: its nail polishes, all free of toluene, formaldehyde, DBP and camphor, come in over 300 gorgeous shades and are incredibly long-lasting. The brand has even been awarded as the longest wearing natural nail polish by an independent panel in Women’s Health Magazine, which makes us love it all the more. Try Zoya Nail Polish in Reva, £9.98, a berry metallic for colour-popping nails.

Do you have vegan brands to recommend? Which vegan products are you eager to discover?