Five cruelty free, vegan moisturisers
A good moisturiser is central to any skincare routine, but many contain chemicals that are harmful to your health, animals and the environment. The good news is, there are now lots of luxurious vegan moisturisers on the market that don’t cost the earth. Here are five fabulous face creams that are natural, vegan, cruelty free and come with environmentally friendly packaging
UpCircle Face Moisturiser
£18.99 for 60ml
UpCircle’s Face Moisturiser is suitable for all skin types and will hydrate and brighten your skin. Its ingredients include cocoa butter, aloe vera, blood orange and argan powder, which is packed with vitamin E. The argan powder comes from discarded argan shells, which are a natural by-product of the argan-oil industry. This award-winning natural moisturiser uses all-natural ingredients and it comes in a glass jar with an aluminium lid, so it’s completely plastic free. UpCircle offer a refill service too.
Beauty Kitchen Seahorse Plankton+ Really Radiant Moisturiser
£20 for 60ml
Looking for a cruelty free moisturiser for dry skin? This Seahorse Plankton+ Really Radiant Moisturiser by Beauty Kitchen is hydrating and contains microalgae and seaweeds that give your skin an even tone and radiant complexion. It smells fabulous too with hints of frankincense, cedarwood and chamomile. It comes in a glass jar with a 100% recycled plastic lid and you can return the jar to Beauty Kitchen to use in their next batch.
Evolve Daily Renew Face Cream
£32 for 60ml
The nourishing Daily Renew Face Cream by Evolve is suitable for normal to dry skin and is made with pure organic Argan oil and natural hyaluronic acid, which soothes and hydrates your skin. It has a subtle coconut and vanilla fragrance and comes in a glass jar with a recycled PET plastic lid and grass-paper box.
Antipodes Rejoice Light Facial Day Cream
£32 for 60ml
The organic avocado oils in Antipodes’ Rejoice Light Facial Day Cream reduce the appearance of fine lines and the manuka flower oil revitalizes your complexion. This gentle cream has a vanilla pod and sweet almond fragrance and it is suited to all skin types, including sensitive and oily. It’s packaged in a glass jar and biodegradable cardboard box.
Ethique The Perfector
£25 for 65g
Here’s a vegan moisturiser with a difference – The Perfector by Ethique is a solid moisturising bar for balanced to dry skin. It’s made from hydrating hyaluronic acid, nourishing jojoba and Kokum butter, which protects your skin. You push the bar up a tiny bit, swipe it onto your face, then massage it in. This unscented moisturiser has some serious eco credentials –it’s a solid bar, so it is the equivalent of three jars of face cream, which saves on the materials of three jars and 500ml of water. Ethique are plastic free, carbon neutral and a tree is planted for every order.