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World Earth Day: 7 Vegan Beauty Brands You Can Buy And Do Your Bit For The Planet

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I had given up on chemical-laden beauty products as soon as I realised how toxic they are for my hair and skin. However, it took me some time to realise that a lot of skincare and makeup brands that I had in my drawers were still toxic, maybe not for me but for the environment. Beauty industry is infamous for harming the ecosystem by not only using plastic predominantly for their products and packaging and generating waste but also hurting animals. A number of brands are not taking a kinder approach to beauty and as customers, we should support the brands that do. How? By opting for vegan brands.  

Vegan brands are those which steer clear from using animal-derived ingredients like milk extracts, beeswax, honey and other byproducts of our furry (or flying) friends and rather stick to only natural and plant-based ingredients in their products. Think of it as a vegan diet which excludes animals and their byproducts. A lot of beauty brands are now cruelty-free which means they don’t test their products on animals (which is barbaric, BTW and all brands should give up animal-testing), however, vegan brands are still a handful. Both are different. A brand could be cruelty-free but not vegan and vice versa.

Since we know it’s easy to get confused between what’s vegan and what’s not, we have listed down 7 beauty brands that live by the ideology of giving back to the planet. Many of these brands are also sustainable and have adopted eco-friendly packaging, along with being completely vegan, so they definitely deserve a spot on your beauty shelf. Take a look at all the vegan beauty brands you need to know about and stock up on and do your bit for the planet.    

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1. Nourish Mantra


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Built on the lines of veganism and clean beauty, Nourish Mantra is a skincare brand to look out for. Plus, taking the sustainability approach a bit further, they recently launched their conscious collection of hair oil and body oil which uses eco-friendly packaging made from recycled plastic, glass and aluminium.  

2. Kiro Beauty


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If you thought vegan makeup brands are super expensive and don’t last long, this brand could change your mind. Not only the products of this homegrown cosmetic brand, Kiro are 100% vegan and cruelty-free, but also super pigmented and lasts all day. 

3. Love Beauty & Planet


As the name suggests, this brand is all about loving your planet as much as you love beauty. It is Peta-certified cruelty-free brand and vegan too. The products are made of plant-based and naturally-derived ingredients. Bonus? The packaging is made of 100% recycled plastic from used bottles.    

4. E.L.F


If you are a true blue beauty buff, you’d know this beauty giant E.L.F. just launched in India. Although it used beeswax and lanolin at one point of time in its lines, the makeup and skincare brand is now 100% vegan. Even their makeup brushes are vegan and use synthetic material as opposed to animal hair used by some brands.

5. The Plant Base


This Korean skincare brand is all-natural, vegan and uses plant extracts in their products. Plus it does not produce fast cosmetics or is fast paced which makes it a well-deserving eco-friendly and vegan brand to add to your beauty shelf.  You can get the products from 

6. Body Cupid 


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Also cruelty free and vegan, Body Cupid’s skincare products are natural and are free of animal-derived ingredients. They have a range of bath and body products including mists, bath salts and skincare products like face packs and creams, all made from clean, natural ingredients.   

7. Plum


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Plum is an Indian beauty brand which is also the country’s first-ever 100% vegan brand. Plus, it is cruelty-free as certified by Peta and besides being kind to animals, it is also kind to skin, since it uses paraben-free, natural ingredients in their skincare and makeup products. 

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