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World Vegan Month: 9 Vegan and Cruelty-Free Beauty Brands You Need To Know About

* Green beauty brands have never been more popular
* These products are not only good for the environment but actually work 
* Eco-friendly options that deliver big skin care results

Natural and organic beauty products are making a big splash in the beauty world and are better than ever. The formulas are more innovative, the packaging is chic and most importantly they are good for your skin and the environment.

Big companies like Nordstrom and Sephora have also gotten in on the trend with their online “mini-shops” dedicated to all natural beauty and wellness. And there are a ton of independent brands making some moves in this sector too. We have highlighted some great vegan and cruelty-free beauty brands below that will not only make you and your skin look great, but you can feel confident wearing.

1. Kat Von D Beauty

Kat Von D Beauty has been at the forefront of the vegan and cruelty-free beauty movement since the brand launched over a decade ago. Committed to offering high pigment and long-wearing products without harming animals, the brand recently launched the #KVDBxVEGAN campaign in honor of World Vegan Month. This campaign aims to promote a better understanding of veganism globally. In honor of World Vegan Day (November 1st), if you spend $35 you’ll receive a free vegan leather makeup bag with your order – no code necessary!

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2. Pacifica

Pacifica is a 100% vegan and cruelty-free, full-service brand that makes everything from cleansers and scrubs to body butters, makeup and deodorant wipes. They are known for their innovative and sustainable efforts to help combat the common misconception that natural ingredients don’t deliver great results. Their products are formulated with all natural ingredients with the goal to give everyone healthy, bright and more youthful skin, naturally.

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3. Lime Crime

Lime Crime is a very outspoken vegan and cruelty-free cosmetic brand that is certified by both PETA and The Leaping Bunny Program which is a stringent, internationally recognized protection group. Leaping Bunny created the cruelty-free makeup standard to assure that all cosmetics are not tested on animals. Lime Crime offers a finely curated selection of products that are highly pigmented, on trend and that you can feel good wearing.

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4. Rahua

Rahua hair care products have a long and distinct history deep in the Amazon rainforest that dates back thousands of years. Rahua, the secret, restorative ingredient in all the products, is sourced and processed by the women and men of the Amazon in accordance with traditional, sustainable methods and rituals that have been passed down for generations. The parent company, Amazon Beauty Inc., is so committed to creating the cleanest, most effective and sustainable products on the market, that they have devised their own standard called Symbiotic. This means an ingredient in their products must be harvested from virgin forests in the Amazon, cultivated and obtained using the same, traditional methods used by Amazonian tribes for centuries.

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5. Axiology

Axiology is a cosmetics brand that makes all-natural, organic lipsticks. Their formula is luxury for your lips and blends all natural, organic ingredients that provide an ultra-whipped finish and vibrant, long-lasting pigments. Axiology is a company that not only talks the talk but walks the walk as well–their sustainable, 100% vegan and organic products are made from pure, high quality ingredients, their boxes are sourced from Bali from a woman-owned recycled paper boutique and they are devoted to saving animals and the environment.

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6. PAI

PAI is a Maori word meaning “goodness” which essentially sums up what the company stands for and belieives in. Their products are free from toxins, fragrance and anything that has the potential to upset or impbalance sensitive skin. They also use the highest quality organic ingredients to create the best performing products and seek external certification to ensure all their formulas stand up to scrutiny.

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7. Milk Makeup

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Born out of a popular photo studio in NY and LA, Milk Makeup is an innovative line that provides super nourishing formulas that are cruelty-free, paraben-free and 100% vegan. Their products contain innovative, good-for-you ingredients that deliver. From foundation to highlighter and everything in between, Milk Makeup uses only healthy ingredients that you can feel great about.


8. Cover FX

Cover FX creates high-performing makeup formulas with a dedication to delivering innovative and customizable products. While their products are diverse and customizable, they are also enriched with only good-for-you ingredients, are vegan and will make you feel good about using and wearing.

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9. nyl Skincare

nyl Skincare was created by one person’s mission to find simple products, with clean ingredients that are effective and luxurious. She couldn’t find them, so she created her own. nyl products are made with all-natural ingredients and preservatives that have zero effect on the environment. These products are all tested in a kitchen and are so pure that you could actually eat them. Free of toxins, animal products, parabens, and petroleum products, everything nyl makes is vegan and cruelty free – safe for you – and the environment. We tried their Transformative serum and it was like a soothing, calming, velvety treat for our skin.

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