‘Vegan’ has been one of the biggest health and beauty buzzwords this year, with everyone making more conscious decisions towards what they eat and what they use. While we know about vegan diets, vegan beauty has the same principle. Essentially, they are products made without animal-derived ingredients, such as honey, beeswax, gelatin, lanolin (to name just a few), or animal extracts and are all cruelty-free, with no animal testing whatsoever. But to clear things up - products labelled as ‘vegan’ doesn’t necessarily mean that the ingredients to replace animal-derived ingredients aren’t all botanical, and can contain synthesised ingredients that have been made in a laboratory.
At SCOON, we value the ethos of cruelty-free and vegan beauty; here are our top picks for you to shop.
Gentle enough for everyday use, this exfoliator polishes the skin by buffing away any dead skin cells so you’re left with a refined, smooth and brighter complexion.
This multi-tasking wonder oil can be used on the body, hair and face to nourish the skin, while giving a subtle golden radiance. The light texture of this dry oil sinks into the skin so you’re not left with a greasy feeling.
This #shelfie approved multi-balm is your skin’s new BFF. Apply it anywhere on the skin that needs a little TLC - on lips, elbows, the cuticles or face, and instantly soothe any dry or irritated patches.
A lighter alternative to a bold red lip, this tinted balm gives your pout a hint of colour with a satin finish while hydrating your lips. Plus, its packaging made of 100% sustainable and plastic-free materials.
Your scalp deserves the same treatment as the skin on your face - treat your hair with this detoxing, deep-cleansing shampoo that washes away any damage from pollution, excess oils and dirt, while leaving your locks super-hydrated and silky smooth.
Written by Chanelle Ho - Born and bred in London, Chanelle is a beauty journalist who’s written for global publications such as PORTER, Vogue, Grazia and Marie Claire. Over the years, she’s spoken to celebrities and industry experts to find out the insiders’ best tips and loves sharing her knowledge with women (and men) to help them feel beautiful, confident and empowered through beauty.