vegan & ethical at-home manicure essentials featuring some of my favorite colors from @kesterblack ๐Ÿ’…๐Ÿป๐ŸŒฟ
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From left to right:
๐˜˜๐˜ถ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ป - Greyed Purple Nail Polish
๐˜—๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ข - Sandy Pale Pink Nail Polish
๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜๐˜ถ๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ - Blush Pink Nail Polish
๐˜—๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ญ - Hazy Blush Nail Polish
๐˜•๐˜ฆ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜•๐˜ถ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ - Rose Nude Nail Polish
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๐ŸŒธ Kester Black is a high-performing, ethical & sustainable beauty brand! All of their products are:
๐Ÿ’— 100% vegan + cruelty-free
๐Ÿ’— 10-Free nail polish formula
๐Ÿ’— water permeable & breathable nail polish
๐Ÿ’— beautiful & thoughtful packaging using recyclable materials
๐Ÿ’— manufactured in small batches to minimize wastage
๐Ÿ’— the first beauty brand in the world to be B Corp certified
๐Ÿ’— all products are manufactured in Australia
๐Ÿ’— office uses renewable energy and is paperless
๐Ÿ’— carbon-neutral; carbon footprint is zero! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป
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#kesterblack #kesterblackcolour #mykesterblack #gifted

vegan & ethical at-home manicure...

Hanging in there ๐ŸŒฟ and I hope you are too. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿปโœจ #alonetogether
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๐šƒ๐š’๐š–๐šŽ๐šœ ๐š–๐šŠ๐šข ๐š‹๐šŽ ๐š๐š˜๐šž๐š๐š‘, ๐š‹๐šž๐š ๐šœ๐š˜ ๐šŠ๐š›๐šŽ ๐šข๐š˜๐šž.
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(๐Ÿ“ธ via @theeverygirl)

Hanging in there ๐ŸŒฟ and...

๐•–๐•’๐•ฅ ๐•„๐•†โ„๐”ผ ๐•ก๐•๐•’๐•Ÿ๐•ฅ๐•ค ๐Ÿฅฌ ใ€ฐ๏ธ (๐Ÿ“ธ via @gabbois)
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I actually wouldn't be surprised if they started making vegan ice cream out of cauliflower soon! ๐Ÿ˜ฌโœจ๐ŸŒฑ

๐•–๐•’๐•ฅ ๐•„๐•†โ„๐”ผ ๐•ก๐•๐•’๐•Ÿ๐•ฅ๐•ค ๐Ÿฅฌ ใ€ฐ๏ธ...

โœฆ ๐™ก๐™ž๐™ซ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ฃ๐™œ, ๐™ฌ๐™ž๐™ก๐™™, ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™˜๐™ง๐™ช๐™š๐™ก๐™ฉ๐™ฎ-๐™›๐™ง๐™š๐™š โœฆ
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(๐Ÿ“ท via @theveggiest)

โœฆ ๐™ก๐™ž๐™ซ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ฃ๐™œ, ๐™ฌ๐™ž๐™ก๐™™, ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™...

If youโ€™re new to vegan beauty or makeup, I highly recommend giving a seasonal subscription service, like @vegancuts Makeup Box a try! ๐Ÿ’„๐ŸŒปโœจ
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Every 3 months, youโ€™ll receive a box full of vegan makeup delivered right to your doorstep ๐Ÿ“ฆ
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Reasons to subscribe to #VegancutsMakeupBox:
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๐ŸŒผ you get to experiment and try new vegan products and brands!
๐ŸŒผ itโ€™s cheaper than buying each product on their own โ€” you get full-size products (not dinky samples), usually over $100+ in value but you only pay $37-$55. The price depends on where itโ€™s being shipped to (US, Canada, or International) and the length of the subscription.
๐ŸŒผ in addition to all of the products being cruelty-free and vegan, theyโ€™re also natural and non-toxic.
๐ŸŒผ you get to customize the box and pick colors that suit you best!
๐ŸŒผ itโ€™s a seasonal subscription so youโ€™ll be sent products that go with the change in season and weather.
๐ŸŒผ do good while looking good โ€” partial proceeds from each Vegancuts Spring Makeup Box goes towards Wildlife Victoria rescue in Australia to help animals affected by the horrific bush fires.
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๐ŸŒฟ Use #Vegancuts Coupon Code: 'ETHICALELEPHANT' to receive $5 OFF your order.

If youโ€™re new to vegan...

Sunday mood ใ€ฐ๏ธ๐ŸŒฟ Got any recommendations for low or zero-waste + vegan skincare brands? โœจ
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(illustration ๐ŸŽจ via @nicolajanecreative)

Sunday mood ใ€ฐ๏ธ๐ŸŒฟ Got any...

You are not alone ใ€ฐ๏ธ Weโ€™re in this together ๐Ÿ’– (๐Ÿ“ธ via @glitterguide)

You are not alone ใ€ฐ๏ธ...

โšก๏ธŽ ๐™Ž๐™๐™‹๐™‹๐™Š๐™๐™ ๐™‘๐™€๐™‚๐˜ผ๐™‰ ๐˜ฝ๐™๐™Ž๐™„๐™‰๐™€๐™Ž๐™Ž โœง Now more than ever, they need our support. You can always show your support without spending๐Ÿ’ฒby leaving them a review, liking, commenting, sharing their posts, or just simply sending them an encouraging note during these uncertain times. ๐ŸŒฟ Show some of your vegan businesses some love by TAGGING @ them in the comments! โฌ‡๏ธ
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Some of my cherished vegan businesses ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿป @siennabyronbay @nclabeauty @motd_cosmetics @nolaskinsentials @kesterblack @inikaorganic @elatecosmetics
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๐Ÿ“ธ Also, be sure to check out ใ€ฐ๏ธ @brightzine ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿป
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Community is everything, and in these uncertain times, we need it more than ever. Thatโ€™s why we have launched the Support Vegan Business Hub; a space to help vegan businesses with key information, news and resources to safeguard their businesses through this pandemic. Weโ€™ll be sharing resources to help businesses, as well as ways that we can all support our vegan traders at this time. Stay tuned for lots of information as this progresses over on thebrightclub.co โšก๏ธ

โšก๏ธŽ ๐™Ž๐™๐™‹๐™‹๐™Š๐™๐™ ๐™‘๐™€๐™‚๐˜ผ๐™‰ ๐˜ฝ๐™๐™Ž๐™„๐™‰๐™€๐™Ž๐™Ž โœง...

Please read till the end ๐ŸŒฟ I recently bought these plant-based scour pads from @fullcircle, they're made from walnut shells and non-toxic materials ๐Ÿงฝ They work almost as good as plastic/synthetic scour pads and does the job of gently removing most dirt while not scratching my pans โญ๏ธ They were also made in Canada ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ and Full Circle is certified B Corporation with a commitment to reduce their environmental impact, claiming their products use less energy and emit fewer greenhouse gases in production. ๐ŸŒฑ This all sounded great, which was why I bought them as I wanted a plastic-free and compostable alternative -- BUT, upon further research.. their website states their walnut shell scour pads are made of: Walnut shells AND recycled plastic! ๐Ÿ˜” Making them actually NOT compostable.
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Ahh yes, I should have done more research before buying and also, why wasn't recycled plastic listed on their packaging!?
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On the surface, these may be a better option than other synthetic scour pads or sponges on the market as it's made from *recycled* plastic but I totally fell for the greenwashing here. Yes -- I, too make mistakes! ๐Ÿ˜ฌ I'm posting this mishap of mine to show you that living sustainably is a journey, and lessons will be learned along the way. This has taught me to do more research than just reading the product's packaging or an online retailer's product description before buying... And now that I know better, I can do better! ๐ŸŒฟ
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๐ŸŒป What eco-friendly or plastic-free sponges do u recommend?

Please read till the end...

Some grocery stores have temporarily banned the use of reusable bags fear of the potential risk of further spreading the virus. Instead, stores will be handing out plastic bags to customers, free of charge.
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โœง Totally understandable given our current situation, so this is a great time to make sure all of our reusable bags are washed and if needed, repaired ๐ŸŒฟ
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โœง แด‡แด„แด-แด›ษชแด˜: For bigger and bulkier items, I always like to use boxes (the grocery stores always have these on hand and they're totally free!) and when I forget to bring my reusable bags, I try to limit the number of items I buy to however many I can carry in my hands and out the store.
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โœง Buying produce (like leafy greens ๐Ÿฅฌ) without a bag is another story... Iโ€™d love to know, do you have any tips or tricks for reducing our plastic consumption while buying produce during these times?
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๐Ÿ“ธ via @pureosophy

Some grocery stores have temporarily...

Complete List of 100% Vegan Makeup & Skincare Brands

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LAST UPDATED: MAR 24, 2020

A complete and updated list of 100% Vegan beauty brands!

What does it mean to be on this Vegan list?

First, companies must agree to never test their products or ingredients on animals and that includes refraining from selling their products in mainland China where compulsory animal testing is required for all imported cosmetics. Secondly, brands included on this list must only offer vegan products! This means absolutely no animal ingredients or by-products are used —in any of their products!

Some cruelty-free brands make claims that none of their products or ingredients are tested on animals and that most of their products are vegan with a few exceptions of products that contain beeswax, honey, or animal hair in their makeup brushes.

Don’t get me wrong – it’s great they have vegan options, but there are some other brands that make sure 100% of their products are entirely vegan. These 100% vegan beauty brands are the ones that we want to especially highlight in this list.

Why support these Vegan brands?

If given the option, I’d rather buy from a company that is 100% vegan over a brand claiming, “90% of our products are vegan” and that’s because (1) My support proves that consumers care and see value in an all-vegan company and (2) it proves to the rest of the world that running a 100% vegan company is totally sustainable and profitable!

I often praise other beauty brands for offering a list of vegan products but the brands on this list are all 100% vegan and intend to always be vegan! I hope with this list, you’ll get to discover from all the awesome and growing vegan makeup and beauty brands!

100% Vegan Makeup

Some makeup brands claim to be cruelty-free where none of their products or ingredients are tested on animals, however, their products may contain animal-derived ingredients or by-products. Some common animal products found in makeup include carmine, beeswax, pearl powder, animal-derived fatty acids, and animal hair used for makeup brushes. The following vegan makeup brands do not test on animals and do not use any animal-derived ingredients or by-products in any of their products.


100% Vegan Skincare Brands

Some skincare brands claim to be cruelty-free where none of their products or ingredients are tested on animals, however, their products may contain animal-derived ingredients or by-products. Some animal products commonly found in skincare include lanolin, beeswax, royal jelly, honey, collagen, silk amino acids, snail mucin, milk-derivatives, and squalene from fish liver oil.

Below is a list of vegan skincare brands that do not test on animals and do not use animal-derived ingredients or by-products in any of their products. Brands listed here offer a range of skincare products for face & body, personal care products, and bath & body care products.


100% Vegan Hair Care Brands

Some hair care brands claim to be cruelty-free where none of their products or ingredients are tested on animals, however, their products may contain animal-derived ingredients or by-products. Some common animal ingredients found in hair care products include keratin, biotin and silk amino acids.

Below is a list of vegan haircare brands that do not test on animals and do not use animal-derived ingredients or by-products in any of their products. Brands listed here offer a range of hair products from shampoo, conditioners, hair treatments, styling products, hair dye, and hair accessories.


100% Vegan Nail Polish Brands

Some nail polish brands claim to be cruelty-free where none of their products or ingredients are tested on animals, however, their products may contain animal-derived ingredients or by-products. Some common animal ingredients found in nail polish and nail care products include guanine, shellac, pearl-derivatives, keratin, and biotin.

Below is a list of nail polish brands that do not test on animals and do not use animal-derived ingredients or by-products in any of their products.


100% Vegan Brushes & Tools

Some makeup brush brands claim to be “cruelty-free” yet use natural animal hair bristles for their brushes. Although companies claim this process is done in a cruelty-free manner and the animals are not harmed, we do not support the practice of taking an animals’ fur in order to make makeup brushes. Below is a list of vegan makeup brush brands that agree with us by only offering makeup brushes made with synthetic bristles.


100% Vegan Beauty Boxes

Discover new cruelty-free and vegan beauty products by subscribing to one of the following monthly or quarterly beauty boxes! Some cruelty-free beauty boxes only include products from brands that don’t test on animals and are not always vegan. However, this list of vegan beauty boxes makes sure to only and always include products that are both not tested on animals and don’t contain any animal-derived ingredients or by-products!


100% Vegan Fragrance Brands

The following vegan fragrance brands do not test on animals and do not use any animal-derived ingredients or by-products in their perfumes or any of their other products.

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98 Comments
  • Dresses
    January 23, 2020

    I don’t know if it’s just me or if perhaps everybody else experiencing issues with ylur blog.
    It appears as if some of the wrigten tet within your content are
    running off the screen. Can someone else please copmment aand let me know if this is happening
    to them as well? This might be a problem
    with my browser because I’ve had this happen before. Appreciate it

    • Vicky Ly
      January 28, 2020

      Oh no! I’m sorry you’re experiencing issues with viewing my blog.

      I checked and viewed this page on my desktop monitor, laptop, and phone and don’t see any issues. Was it this specific page (Ultimate List of 100% Vegan Beauty Brands) that you are having troubles with seeing? or was it another post/page?

      If anyone else is having issues with properly viewing this page, please leave a comment and I’ll try to fix the issue asap.

      Thank you! ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ˜

  • Siti Nurkhadijah
    December 16, 2019

    Laura Lee Los Angeles Beauty Line are all vegan

  • ZsaZsa
    October 24, 2019

    Arbonne is completely vegan and cruelty free. Manic Panic is unfortunately not completely vegan, I know, I was shocked too.

  • Clara
    October 14, 2019

    If I may add, the list you have as ‘vegan’ are toxic as well. Lol.

  • Clara
    October 14, 2019

    Lol. Just because a brand claims to be ‘vegan’ doesn’t mean it’s clean. I’d rather look for a clean product that goes to China than support ‘vegan’ brands just because ‘I have a limited idea of veganism movement’ and by supporthing these vegan products, I am feeling good about myself and the Earth.’ Hey girl, live some more. There are too many problems on this earth than focusing on brands that are supposedly CLEAN but aren’t. Better get your act together and not be a total hypocrite. I would love you disclose the sanitary napkin you are using. With all the horror, you will realize how fucked up this world is, and espousing your elitist veganism is hypocrisy. You’re just being used by the U.N.

  • Sara Davoodi
    June 25, 2019

    Hi Vicky! Thanks for including Atharโ€™a Pure! We love what you do and the list is super helpful.

    P.S. Iโ€™m loving how beautiful your site looks! ๐Ÿ’“

    Xo!
    Sara

  • Tiffaine
    June 21, 2019

    Kat von D no longer on the list?

    • Vicky Ly
      June 24, 2019

      Hey Tiffaine!
      Thanks for reminding me to add Kat Von D Beauty to this list now. In the past, a couple of their products (some shades of eyeshadows and collab product with Too Faced) contained carmine, but Kat Von D and her team have now successfully reformulated or discontinued those products. So Kat Von D Beauty is finally an entirely 100% vegan brand now! YAY!

  • PJ
    May 19, 2019

    the site is looking absolutely gorgeous lately. so readable and clean! appreciate this list so much. xoxo

  • lillian
    May 8, 2019

    Add Le Labo too. They make perfumes, lotions, shampoo, conditioners, and soaps.

  • Jacey
    April 14, 2019

    thank you so much for this list! iโ€™ve been scouring the internet for more information in hopes to change out all my products. this is very important to me and iโ€™m glad to see a good amount of people believe so too!

โ€œMake ethical choices in what we buy, do, and watch. In a consumer-driven society our individual choices, used collectively for the good of animals and nature, can change the world faster than laws.โ€โ€• Marc Bekoff

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