In recent years, the skincare industry has truly become a force to be reckoned with, rapidly surpassing all other beauty products in terms of sales and overall popularity.
Leading the skincare market is the online retail side of the industry, which boasted an impressive 24% growth in the U.S. back in 2018 and, unsurprisingly, an even more stellar growth rate in 2020. But what have been the factors driving the popularity of skincare products and, in particular, the popularity of independent online skincare brands?
According to industry experts and beauty enthusiasts, it all comes down to the unique function of great skincare products: the ability to build a daily routine, the self-care aspect of taking good care of your skin, and the health consciousness itch that “clean beauty” is able to scratch almost effortlessly.
But just because the words “clean beauty” and “organic skincare” have become the go-to buzzwords in today’s beauty industry, that doesn’t necessarily mean that the most popular skincare products are going to be suitable for consumers looking for a truly cruelty-free and natural beauty routine.
"In this article, we want to highlight some of the best vegan skincare products from artisan, independent, and sustainable brands to incorporate into your daily routine, so you can start feeling good about your beauty regimen both from the inside and out!"
Our top picks for a cruelty-free skincare routine
Conscious consumers won’t be surprised to hear that the majority of household name beauty brands are not vegan-friendly or environmentally sustainable.
Between hidden animal products in the most inconspicuous beauty products, globalized manufacturing, and unrecyclable plastic packaging, the skincare industry giants offer little to the beauty lovers who are looking to be just as kind to their skin as they are to the planet.
Fortunately, the independent and sustainable beauty industry is thriving all over the world, and we are proud to offer a wide selection of sellers who truly walk the talk when it comes to cruelty-free skincare, offering you the best vegan skincare products you will find in the market.
If you are looking for your new and improved 4-step skincare routine, look no further than these recommendations:
1. Natural Soap
Cleaning your face thoroughly and gently, both at the same time, is the first step for a soft and nourished skin. So, before you go on putting any products on your face, you should always make sure it’s clean and free of all dirt, sweat, and surface impurities.
Contrary to popular belief, not all soaps are created equal, and not all soaps are vegan-friendly either!
If you want to avoid any sneaky animal fats and animal testing while making sure your favourite soap is as eco-friendly and natural as it can be, Little Danube’s fragrance-free Kiliya soap might just be your next go-to product.
Suitable for all skin types but especially recommended for sensitive skin, this minimalistic soap is designed for keeping irritation at bay, locking in moisture, and gently getting rid of all impurities.
2. Cleansing Powder
The next step in our sustainable skincare routine is cleansing with an all-natural, vegan, and fragrance-free powder designed to draw impurities while softening the skin — and Siamo Skincare’s Rejuvenation and Relaxation powders are just what you need to get the job done!
In line with the rest of the brand’s range, these cleansing powders are 100% handmade, hypoallergenic, vegan, and uncompromisingly natural, suitable for all skin types but specially designed to nourish problematic skins.
Just add a few drops of water to a spoonful of powder to create a smooth paste, gently massage it across your face, and leave to work its magic for a minute before washing away with warm water.
You’ll be able to sample the wonders of its botanical ingredients with just one use, truly one of the best vegan skincare products you will find for your skin!
3. Skinfood Scrub
Some beauty enthusiasts prefer to scrub before cleansing, but we’d rather prep the skin with thorough washing and cleansing first before irritating it with an effective scrub, as most skincare experts recommend.
Our top pick for a satisfying, deep scrub that won’t leave your face looking red and overly irritated? It has to be Siamo Skincare’s skinfood scrub, the perfect choice for sensitive skin types looking for a fast-absorption and moisturizing scrub.
Thanks to the combination of finely ground oats and Epsom salt, this scrub won’t leave your skin reddened or damaged, but instead softly nourished and soothed, reducing inflammation and boosting skin health at the same time.
4. Nourishing Oil or Beauty Mask
Finally, you can give your skin a soothing treat by applying a natural cleansing oil or, if you’re really looking for the ultimate treat, a beauty mask to hydrate your skin cells and boost brightness.
Feeling zesty or looking for a relaxing scent? Then Raw Passion’s organic lemon peel oil or frankincense and lavender oil should be your go-to finisher, able to soothe and add a healthy, beautiful glow to your skin while creating a protective barrier that will keep all impurities out.
Siamo Skincare’s Rejuvenation oil can also add a deep nourish to your skin thanks to its antioxidant-packed formula, and Hurtig Lane’s Australian pink clay mask (a miracle formula for all intents and purposes!) can boost collagen production, draw out impurities, and reduce the appearance of pores with just one application.
Your one-stop for kinder beauty
Whether you’re looking to completely substitute your go-to skincare products for vegan and sustainable artisan beauty or simply add a new find to your daily routine, our vegan online marketplace has everything you need for a kinder beauty regimen.