*AD. These products were gifted to me, but all thoughts are my own.
Veganism has enjoyed unprecedented growth in popularity thanks to well-known social media influencers and celebrities sharing their vegan lifestyle combined with the spotlight on environmental issues. This has encouraged people to evaluate what they are doing to both themselves as well as the planet, focusing their attention on reducing their carbon footprint as well as improving their overall health and well-being. As a result, more and more people are switching to cruelty-free, sustainable and vegan alternatives.
What is Veganism? What is Veganuary?
Veganism is the practice of eating only plant-based foods and any products which do not contain animal derivatives. Veganuary is an annual challenge (it’s been running since 2014) run by a non-profit organisation, which promotes and educates people about Veganism and how to adopt a vegan lifestyle for the month of January.
I am sharing a vegan series on my blog for this Veganuary and this post is going to show you the best vegan skincare products for sensitive skin. I will be sharing a range of brands that offer a variety of skincare products that are vegan but do not compromise on their quality and are still very affordable.
Samaya Ayurveda Skincare
Samaya Ayurveda is an all-natural brand, which is based on the Ayurverdic principles that enable you to achieve the perfect balance in your life. Sumaya curates authentic elements of Ayurveda, combining them with active ingredients and ant-ageing compounds. This brand provides a range of skincare through a holistic experience. In order to determine which ones are right for you, read the different doshas and then select the product.
Samaya has won numerous awards including winner of The Beauty Shortlist awards 2020. Find their products on their website and follow them on: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Vata Hydrating Cleanser: This cleanser has been developed using rose, turmeric, tulsi, gotu kola and ashwagandha. It helps to remove make-up and lift impurities, leaving your skin feeling soft and looking more radiant.
I loved taking a short and simple questionnaire, which worked out the best product for my skin. The cleanser worked really well, easily removing my make-up and left my skin feeling super soft. With some cleansers, my skin can be left feeling dry and looking dull; however, my Vata cleanser leaves my skin glowing and looking brighter! I would definitely recommend this cleanser for people who suffer with dry skin.
Freya + Bailey
Freya + Bailey uses responsibly sourced ingredients and recyclable packaging, which makes this brand both environmentally-friendly as well as vegan. Moreover, the brand is part of a carbon-offset programme which involves planting 15 trees for every employee – a real commitment to the survival of the planet! They also donate a portion of their profit to a range of charitable causes; for example, those supporting the poorest in the community, or those supporting cancer patients to overcome their daily challenges. What a great example which other brands could follow!
You’ll find their range of amazing products on their website, or learn about upcoming new products and offers on: Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram.
Polish Night Cream: Containing Shea butter, Argan oil and hyaluronic acid, this night cream aids skin hydration whilst oat silk helps to gently exfoliate dead skin cells. The cream is enriched with anti-oxidants to protect and hydrate the skin. The Argan oil helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
It’s light and absorbed easily into my skin, leaving it feeling soft and smooth; this made a refreshing change as some night creams can leave your skin feeling greasy. I really noticed an improvement in the hydration of my skin, thanks to the Argan oil, which helped to nourish and protect my skin against the harsh winter winds!
Q+A skin are a British brand which produces all its products in Norfolk. They produce only clean, natural ingredients that are both vegan and sustainable. There is a range of products available on their website. You can find them on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram.
Chamomile Night Cream: This product is known for its calming benefits and it can rejuvenate and rehydrate dull and tired-looking skin as well as improving your skin’s firmness.
Hyaluranic Acid Facial Serum: This serum is super-hydrating! It helps to boost the skin’s hydration and firmness. This calming serum also has anti-aging properties and is perfect for all skin types.
Niacinamide Daily Toner: This toner, which contains niacinamide, helps with inflammation, minimises the appearance of pores and calms redness. This product increases the skin’s hydration and has anti-ageing properties. This product is also suitable for all skin types.
Seaweed Peptide Eye Gel: Containing organic aloe vera and collagen building peptides, this gel helps to brighten your under eyes and leaves them feeling firmer. It’s not only hydrating, but also anti-ageing.
Liquorice Lip Oil: This lip oil has natural plumping properties that make your lips appear fuller. The oil improves moisturisation, skin firmness and elasticity. It is suitable for all skin types.
I love, love, love the packaging and how all the products have their own colour! These products left my skin feeling smooth and hydrated, which is paramount in the winter months! The oil has been incredibly useful, soothing my poor, chapped lips in the particular cold weather we’ve had of late. Q&A has a large range of products, but have made it super-easy on their website to help you find the ones that are right for you. Not only are they colour-coded for each specific product, but each product has a handy checklist, which tells you what the product does. This range is both suitable and affordable for everyone!
Estrid is a vegan and cruelty-free brand, which offers a female-focused razor, containing no animal products in the hydrating strips. The starter kit includes: a steel handle, 2 cartridges and a wall mount; a much more sustainable option for shaving. They also offer other products to aid your shaving experience.
Shaving Cream: This shaving cream, like the other body products, is made in Sweden and is vegan. It’s made with: aloe vera, shea and Canola oil. Estrid can be found on Facebook and Instagram. Buy your starter kit and essentials on their website.
Wow! It’s creamy and smells amazing! The combination of the razor and the cream left my skin fuzz-free, smooth and… NO RAZOR BURN! This was a complete revelation for me and actually made my shaving experience an enjoyable one for a change!
These are just a range of Vegan alternatives out there for you to use and be kinder to the planet.
Have you used any of these brands before? I’d love to hear in the comments.
Wow all of these products sound amazing! I’ve been vegan for a year now but have been actively trying to use more vegan and CF products for a lot longer. ❤️
Definitely going to take a look at Q&A, love how they’re produced in the UK! A brand to watch out For definitely! 🤗😁
Thank you for your kind comments. The brands I have shared are definitely doing their part to help the environment and have luxury products for your skin. So glad you found this post useful. Please link a blog if you have one x
Jenni @ I on Image says
I am in love with that Q+A line, especially the seaweed eye gel. Too bad they have stopped shipping to EU but I can understand their choice. Will check if it’s available through an EU-friendly website. Great post all in all. Thank you for the vegan beauty ideas!
I hope it is available through another site. Try Holland and Barrett and maybe boots? Thank you for reading and commenting.
Jenni @ I on Image says
Thank you for the tips! We have both here in The Netherlands.
I love the sound of all of these brands. I’m trying to get the majority of my makeup and skincare down to CF products so will definitely have to check these out! Another fab brand are Green People, you should check them out if you haven’t already x
I have seen green people as well. Thank you for reading and commenting.
Izzy Matias says
I love how there are many options for vegan (and sustainable) products as the years go by. I haven’t heard of any of these brands, but I do want to try Q + A skin – if their products are available in my country. Skincare is something I’m trying to improve on this year so I’ll definitely be keeping an eye out for these brands especially Q+A!
That’s great, good luck on your skincare journey! Thank you for reading and commenting.
Della Driscoll says
Amazing post! All the skincare products sound great and something I’d love to try. I’m a big fan of Estrid and haven’t looked back since using their razors x
I’ve never used vegan skincare before but am trying to become more environment conscious this year! This post is so helpful and it makes me happy that a lot are geared toward sensitive skin as I usually break out with regular products! Love the post!
That’s great you are making changes. I am always looking for ways to be more friendly to the planet. Thank you for reading and commenting.
These sound great! I’m always looking for cleaner facial care products and it’s such a challenge. Thanks for your feedback on these!
Thank you for reading and commenting.
Jenny in Neverland says
I haven’t actually heard of any of these brands but thank you for sharing! I’m trying to ensure all my skincare products are cruelty free and preferably vegan now so these are some great sounding ones to check out xxx
That’s great you are changing over your skincare. I hope these brands are something you like xxx
I never heard of any of these, but I quite intrigued by Q+A products! I am always on the lookout for new vegan and cruelty-free brands to add and try! Thanks for sharing Lauren x
I hope you find something you like. Thank you for reading and commenting.
Kelly Diane says
I haven’t tried any of these brands before but they sound like some lovely products. I really want to move my skincare over to vegan versions but I’m just trying to use up all of the products that I already own first.
Yeah that’s what I have been doing also. Thank you for reading and commenting.
I usually feel as though I’ve heard of a LOT of skincare brands, but almost all of these are brand new to me, minus Estrid. I’ll have to check them out further. Q&A sounds extra fantastic, and I love their minimal packaging.
They are great products and my skin has been loving all of them. I definitely recommend these brands. Thank you for reading and commenting.
Lisa's Notebook says
I’ve not come across any of these brands before but I love the sound of the Ayurveda one – such a good idea to tailor skincare products this way. And the Polish night cream sounds very luxurious. I’ll have to check them both out, thank you, Lauren! x
Definitely recommend then Lisa. They are super hydrating and my skin looks so much brighter! X
Celeste Lili says
Great product recommendations! I’ve never heard of any of these brands before. I will have to check out Q+A, I am a sucker for stylish packaging
Thank you for reading and commenting. Can you link your blog?
melissa major says
wow, this sure looks like a wonderful brand with a lot of nice products! I need to try the liquorice lip oil! Great post
Hannah Louise Blog says
I already love Estrid but haven’t heard of any of the others, they sound fab so I’ll have to check them out!!
Thank you for reading and commenting.
Jaya Avendel says
I have never actually heard of Veganuary before, but I love the concept! Plant-sourced skincare is often clean and perfect for sensitive skin since it is usually devoid of the many artificial things that sneak into non-vegan products.
The polish cream looks amazing! I currently use a shea butter based face cream but it is always excellent to try something new when you run out of something old. Thanks for sharing!
I hope you manage to find something else you like in this list. Thank you for reading and commenting Jaya.
These all sound like great brands! Estrid is the only one that I’m familiar with already so I’ll have to check out the others x
Awesome! Check out their products they all have a great range!
All of these products sound really good! I would love to try Estrid one day – think it will suit my skin type the best!
Definitely give it a go!
I have definitely been researching a lot more how products are made etc. I haven’t heard of some of these so definitely want to give these a go 😊 xx
Oh wow, all of these sound real good, but I think I’m going to check out the Samaya Ayurveda Skincare, thank you so much for posting this, I’m actually looking for a new eye cream hopefully I can find one here that will be good for me. xoxo
They are great products and brands! I hope you find something for you!
I love the sound of these ethical brands and as I have sensitive skin, I’ll check some of them out! I’ll forward this to my vegan friends, too =) Great article!
Thank you! I hope they find it helpful!
I haven’t tried any of these products yet, but they sound great. 🙂
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Great post. Really interesting info thank you for sharing 🙂 always looking for good products
Thank you for reading and commenting.
Amie • The Curvaceous Vegan🎆 (@acurvyvegan) says
Oooh I’ve wanted to try Freya and Bailey! Their products look amazing!
Love, Amie ❤
The Curvaceous Vegan
Their polish night cream they sent me was incredible!! I highly recommend!!
Fransic verso says
That’s actually fun to keep going for people who eat vegan and participating in the Veganuary.
I’ve not heard of this brand before but I’m making an active choice to shop vegan where I can and these sound great!
I love your photography set up too x
Thank you so much kayleigh!
I love Q+A! And I’ve been seeing Estrid everywhere recently! It’s fun to see a veganuary post that isn’t just about food- thanks for sharing!
Katie | katieemmabeauty.com
Thank you for reading and commenting. I have Estrid razor and it is great and so much better than the disposable razors I was using.
I have never tried any of these products or any vegan skincare but these sound great. I think that making small changes in the products we buy that will help the planet, although small they can all make a big difference x
It is definitely a cleaner and more natural form of skincare. Thank you for reading and commenting. X
I really need to by that shaving cream. These are products sounds so good! Thanks for sharing!!!!!!!!!!!
I really want to improve my skincare routine this year so this is super helpful! Good to know there’s so many amazing vegan products out there for us to try! 😍
There are so many products that are vegan and super affordable. If you have a blog can you link it?
Fadima Mooneira says
I think some of these brands are available in Sephora Malaysia. I saw Ayurveda once. I will check them out. Thank you for sharing this information.
They are great products!
I haven’t used any of these brands before but have seen Estrid mentioned quite a bit and I am interested in trying them out. The Freya and Bailey products also look really good x
Vegan products can be skincare, period products (I have just shared this post). It is what animal derivatives are in things, candles and perfume too.
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Britt K says
I haven’t tried any of these products, but I’m definitely interested in learning more about them. I have recently started using the ZERO line of products. So far, so good! They are all-natural, plant-based and sold in sustainable packaging, while also being readily available here in Canada at our drug store.
They sound great. Can you link your blog?
Tiffany McCullough - Metaphysical Mama says
These sound great! I am definitely going to check some of these out. Thanks so much for sharing!
Beat Those Thoughts | Charlotte says
I’ve not come across most of these brands but I will be sure to check them out when i need to update my skincare products! Another really good vegan company though is ‘Evolve Beauty’. They do some amazing skincare products!
Thanks for posting!
I have a vegan skincare post with some great brands, I am not sure if I have heard of that one. I have been using facetheory and balance me at the moment. I highly recommend. Thank you for reading and commenting.
I love Estrid products, their razor is a dream, I’m yet to try their shaving cream though, it sounds fab! x
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Isa A says
Ok i haven’t heard of any of these. I’ll tell that I’m not vegan. But vegan skincare is a must. I loved the q+a at first site. Seaweed word caught my eye the instant I saw the pic. Would check on it. Thanks for this. Great review. Xx
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I hope you get to try some soon! Thank you for reading and commenting!