7 Amazing Beauty Brands You Probably Didn't Know Were Cruelty-Free

The all natural sector of the makeup and skin industries is growing at warp speed, making it pretty paltry to jump on the cruelty-free bandwagon.

With World Vegan Day in full swing, a lot of us are probably contemplating what a cruelty-free life would look like. The choice to eliminate anything animal-based from your diet and lifestyle is not to be taken lightly.

Although the benefits of a vegan life are endless, the initial transition requires a complete rehaul of your day to day routine. And for many, it can become so overwhelming that the urge to give up takes over. Instead of driving yourself nuts, take baby steps into an eco-conscious life.

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One of the easiest ways to kick off the transition is by rebuilding your beauty stash. The all natural sector of the makeup and skin industries is growing at warp speed, making it pretty paltry to jump on the cruelty-free bandwagon.

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No matter your skin type, incorporating any of these seven vegan beauty products into your routine will bring you one step closer to a healthy life without much compromise. 

We're currently obsessed with the Brooklyn, NY- based brand Plant Apothecary. Not only is it black owned, but all of the eco-conscious oils are affordable and perfect for keeping dry winter skin at bay. GET IT ON Organic Bodywash, $20, plantapothecary.com

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics was born in 2004 with just two lip balms and has since expanded to include a full range of highly pigmented makeup items. Their cult favorite Lip Tar has some of the best color payoff we've ever seen! Lip Tar in Pagan, $16, occmakeup.com

That's right; your local Target is stocked to the brim with lots of affordable eco-friendly brands, including Pacifica. You've probably seen their deodorant and makeup wipes in the beauty aisle, but their eye makeup is also worth an investment. Dream Big Mascara, $16, target.com

If you prefer your skincare to be luxe and animal-free, Sunday Riley should be on your list of must haves. The cruelty-free brand is made with the latest and greatest skin technology that starts working immediately. Right now, we're coveting this toner, that leaves a matte finish instead of greasy residue. Martian Mattifying Melting Water-Gel Toner, $55, sephora.com

If you never leave the house without lipstick, chances are you've already come across Lime Crime. The vegan brand is renowned for its super vibrant makeup and pretty packaging. Quill Liquid Eyeliner, $14, limecrime.com

Whether you're transitioning your hair or simply need a pick-me-up for your curls, Yarok's eco-conscious products will bring you one step closer to healthier and happier locks. Feed Your Moisture Masque, $50, shop.yarokhair.com

We discovered Foxie Vegan Cosmetics earlier this year and have been in love ever since! The black-owned brand totes a cruelty-free product for every type of skin need and the beautiful packaging is just as clean. Coconut + Rose Milk Cleanser, $19, foxiebombs.com

 

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