It seems the plant-based lifestyle is on an unstoppable rise, everyone has a few vegan friends and recent studies have shown that 31% of us are trying to eat less meat. Although the delicious food options are seemingly endless (hello, Greggs’ vegan sausage roll), it’s not as easy to find vegan beauty brands. So, plant-based friends, cruelty-free fans and animal-lovers of the world: meet Dr.Botanicals.
Following in the footsteps of his father, a chemist who formulated elderflower-based skincare products in the sixties, Richard Walker formed Dr.Botanicals in 2012. Determined to create a fully vegan range, he scoured the world for the best ingredients from blackcurrant seed oil to avocado. The result? A truly pioneering brand that’s great for your skin and the planet.
The London-based company is always cruelty free, vegan and promises to create products that are as natural as possible. So wave goodbye to parabens and harmful preservatives, too. You’ll discover hard-working serums, moisturisers, scrubs and more, all helping you to achieve complexion perfection.
Our Top Picks
It’s tough to pick just a few standout products, but we knew the list had to include this small but mighty bar. Here at Birchbox, we fell in love with its cleansing and exfoliating powers so much so that we included it in our January box. Not only is it 98% natural (with fully recyclable packaging, by the way) it’s gentle enough for both your face and body, so it’s more than your average bar of soap. It’ll cleanse, exfoliate and restore your natural glow with a winning combination of butters and oils – we think it’s a bathtime essential.
There’s nothing more luxurious than massaging in a moisturising body cream whilst treating yourself to a well-deserved pamper. Enter: Cocoa & Coconut Superfood Hydrating Body Lotion. Perfect for giving tired and dry skin some much-needed love, let the rich blend of cocoa butter and coconut oil hydrate, restore and nourish the skin, leaving you feeling baby-smooth. Sunday night plans, sorted.
Don’t you just love it when a product does all of the hard work for you? Bonus points if it works overnight! This antioxidant-rich night cream nourishes thirsty, dull skin whilst you sleep – so you can wake up glowy and hydrated. Hard-working pomegranate will repair skin cells and kickstart collagen production whilst quenching your skin’s thirst, hello youthful glow!
For feel-good skincare at its finest, shop more Dr.Botanicals here.