More and more cosmetics companies are stepping up to the plate and introducing products that are organic and cruelty-free.
These vegan beauty brands pride themselves on permeating your skin with tons of vitamins and ingredients that’ll make you look radiant and fresh underneath your poppin’ lip gloss or vigorously vibrant eye shadow. A lot of vegan products are often cheaper and may even do the job better than the products already in your makeup bag. Our favorites even donate a portion of the proceeds to charity with every purchase. Perhaps it’s time to consider a cosmetic upgrade with our helpful list.
This vitamin-infused vegan lip gloss is designed to smooth out your lips with micro-exfoliating crystals. All proceeds from this lip treatment go to Pug Rescue of Sacramento, which saves abused pugs from being euthanized and helps them find the loving homes they’ve always dreamed of. If it’s sold out on theBalm’s website, have no fear – it can also be found at Sephora.
PeaceKeeper’s eco-smooth nail polish has been rated as the safest paint-based natural nail polish by the Environmental Working Group’s Cosmetics Safety Database. Their array of vegan-based polishes (marked with a V alongside the name) come in colors like Paint Me Tranquil Pink and Paint Me Non-Violent Peach, and the company even makes their own vegan French manicure kit. Best of all (yes, it gets better), all after-tax profits goes towards funding women’s advocacy programs such as The Development and Education Programme for Daughters and Communities (DEPDC).
This au natural line prides itself on being certified vegan, and their eye mineral kits are designed for everyday use or a night out on the town. Each of the three kits (Warm, Cool and Neutral) comes with three pre-selected eye shadows, charcoal-colored eyeliner and three vegan brushes.. When purchased on the Filanthropists’ website, 10% of the purchase goes straight into PETA's pockets.
Created by supermodel Josie Maran, this mascara is infused with protein-rich Argan Oil to help keep your lashes conditioned and prepped for lash growth with every application. With each GOGO mascara purchase, the cosmetic company will donate mascara to a cancer patient or survivor. After 5,000 units, the GOGO campaign will donate $1 to City of Hope for future research and education. Who knew you could save lives with your makeup?
Calling themselves the “eco-sexy” line, Stript is committed to “the individual, the community, and the world”. The company’s lines of assorted brushes are made with soft, synthetic taklon and sustainable wood for the base, intended to make putting on your makeup a sensual experience. You’ll feel good knowing that part of the purchase proceeds goes towards the ASPCA to promote animal welfare.