Veggie beauty: our top 10 products
To celebrate and raise awareness of National Vegetarian Week, we've selected the best animal-friendly beauty treats. From deep-cleansing face masks to pure and natural vitamin E oil, here's our pick of veggie-friendly products.
|1. Dr Bronner's Magic Liquid Soap, £5.59 for 236ml|
Known among fans for its affordability and versatility, this multipurpose magic liquid soap has over 18 uses. As well as being animal-friendly, Dr Bronner's Magic Soap contains no nasties such as preservatives, synthetic foaming agent and thickeners, and comes in a 100% post-consumer recycled bottle. For best results, use with a cloth, towel, loofah or sponge to clean everything from your body to your crockery and even your pets.
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|2. JĀSÖN Pure Natural Vitamin E 5,000 IU Oil, £6.99 for 120ml|
As well as committing itself to creating wholesome natural alternative beauty products, which contain no irritants such as parabens or sulphates, JĀSÖN pursues a philosophy of considering both the environment and animals when creating its formulas. It comes as no surprise then that this pioneering brand of natural beauty products has won numerous awards, including the vegan environmental award. If you're after a product to renew your skin's softness this summer, look no further than JĀSÖN Pure Natural Vitamin E 5,000 IU Oil. Not only will this natural product provide all over nourishment to the skin, you can rest assured that you are using an animal-friendly beauty treat.
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|3. Lush Bewitched Massage Bar|
Not only has Lush been recommended for offering outstanding customer care but it is also commited to a policy that's against testing products and ingredients on animals. All its products are made by hand and use only vegetarian ingredients so you can be sure that no fuzzy friends have been involved in the process. The Bewitched Massage Bar is a great treat to lift your spirits and is suitable for use by vegans. Featuring a blend of citrus and floral scents, you're guaranteed to think of summer, whatever the weather.
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|4. Green People Facial Oil, from £15.25|
Founded by Charlotte Vohtz in 1997, Green People is celebrating 15 years of sucess with its range of organic lifestyle and beauty products. From toothpaste to shampoo, Green People offers natural, gentle and organic products that are suitable for either vegetarians or vegans. This means that products, such as its bestselling Anti-ageing Facial Oil, are created using fair-trade natural ingredients (rosehip oil, for example) and can be used by sufferers of skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.
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|5. Inika Mineral Foundation, from £16.91|
Gone are the days when veggies had to go make-up-free because the only products available were tested on or contained ingredients derived from animals. A number of luxury eco beauty brands, including Inika, have broken the mould with make-up lines that are both 100% natural and help you achieve a flawless finish. Inika's award-winning mineral foundation deserves a mention because of its exceptional performance, natural ingredients and animal-friendly credentials. What's more, this three-in-one product also contains SPF 15 - so you can protect your skin and the environment.
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|6. Urban Decay eyeshadows, from £5.65|
With their eye-catching packaging and must-have range of colours, Urban Decay has become a cult beauty brand and a favourite among make-up junkies. But did you know that Urban Decay has won awards for its cruelty-free and vegan-friendly efforts? Well you do now. Upgrade your vanity case with a hot new eyeshadow this summer that is easy to apply, doesn't crease and, above all, is suitable for vegans.
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|7. Weleda Skin Food, £8.95 for 75ml|
Weleda Skin Food is no longer a beauty industry insider secret. Thanks to a number of celebrity fans, including Adele, Joss Stone and Rihanna, this award-winning nourishing and hydrating treatment for the whole body has become a backstage beauty must-have at London Fashion Week and beyond. Sales in the UK have grown tenfold in the past two years alone! Get your hands on this radiance-restoring skin treat, which is available in a 100% recyclable tube and is also suitable for vegetarians.
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|8. Montagne Jeunesse Break Out mask, from £1.49|
With some sunshine (apparently) on its way, now is the time to de-clog your skin so you can go 'au naturel' without pesky blemishes ruining your otherwise flawless complexion. Keep your skin under control by using a face mask regularly. Montagne Jeunesse is the perfect solution as each mask comes in a handy sachet form. What's more, all masks are vegetarian approved and contain natural and beneficial ingredients for your complexion. The Break Out mask, for example, combines the anti-bacterial ingredients of tea tree oil and witch hazel with the moisturising Canadian willow herb to help improve your complexion.
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|9. Barry M Nail Paint, prices vary|
Barry M may not be the first company you would associate with vegetarian beauty products but its commitment to animal-friendly beauty products means that everything from dazzle dust to crackle nail varnish is suitable for use by veggies. You can embrace the brand's massive range of make-up with the knowledge that no bunny-bashing has been involved in the production or testing of the products. It's a win-win situation - get your hands on some veggie-friendly nail varnish now so you're all prepped for that last-minute summer pedicure.
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|10. Yes To Cucumbers body lotion, £9.99|
If you really want to treat yourself to double helpings of veggie goodness, try the new range of Yes To beauty treats. Making products with organic fruit and veg, Yes to is a cruelty-free company with a Peta2 endorsement, which means that the products are not animal-tested. They also make your skin feel luxurious to the touch and are 100% natural. Try the new Yes To Cucumbers Body Lotion, which is hypoallegenic and packed with organic cucumber and green tea extract to soothe your skin.
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