From the moisturiser readers buy on repeat, to a French wonder cream, we investigate the best skin care for (almost) every part of your body: from heel care to hyperpigmentation. Welcome to Skin Week.
While many brands are working toward becoming vegan and cruelty-free, it can still be hard to find skin-care products that don’t test on animals (or use animal-derived ingredients), especially at a reasonable price. And though you might usually head to Amazon for your
speakers or assorted homeware pieces, you can also buy a variety of high-quality skin care on the site. Here, we’ve rounded up the best products for your face and body, under £20, that are both vegan and cruelty-free (and on Amazon).
We like this convenient two-in-one
makeup remover and cleanser, which is great for sensitive skin.
Australian brand Sukin’s moisturiser is free from parabens and
sulphates, and is suited to all skin types.
Faith in Nature’s
shampoo and conditioner scent options include lavender and geranium, hemp and meadowfoam, and dragon fruit.
Lots of cult (and cruelty-free)
beauty and skin-care brands are available on Amazon, including Korean-beauty-inspired Glow Recipe.
Deodorant isn’t often
vegan and/or cruelty-free, but this patchouli-scented one is kind to the environment as well as your skin.
This whipped night cream contains ferulic acid,
vitamin C, and multi-peptides.
Alba Botanica is a budget-friendly skin-care brand, which features various
hydrating products and pleasing packaging.
This was voted the best vegan face scrub in our
expert-recommended roundup. Ingredients include sea kelp, which is a natural exfoliator.
Another multi-use product, this cleanser/toner/
makeup remover uses kale and coconut water — it’s perfect for oily, acne-prone skin.
Sun cream can easily irritate sensitive skin, but this fragrance-free version is a safer option, and it’s SPF50.
Salicylic acid is known for reducing
acne, and several of this product’s reviewers claim that it helped theirs — we also love the fuchsia colour of the bottle.
Popular cocoa-butter brand Palmer’s is unfortunately not cruelty-free, but this version is just as hydrating (and
smells just as good).
It’s notoriously difficult to find a high-street shampoo that doesn’t test on animals; this one will also soothe irritated, itchy or
Add these XXL glycolic acid pads to your
night-time routine for more refined pores and soft, plump skin.
Tea tree oil, witch hazel, chamomile,
lavender; all the calming ingredients with none of the nasty ones added in. [ Editor’s note: This price does not include shipping costs.]
For those with
mature skin, this serum uses rosehip oil, hyaluronic acid, and other properties to reduce wrinkles and lines around the eyes.
Pretend you’re at a high-end spa with this cooling cucumber mud mask — put some cucumber slices on your eyelids for extra effect.
This rose-scented toner is in the form of a refreshing spray mist (glow-y
skin incoming). [ Editor’s note: This price does not include shipping costs.]
A staple skin-care item for many, micellar water both removes
makeup and cleanses — this one even has a version made with tomatoes.
Another Yes To product, choose from cucumbers or watermelon for a cooling ten minutes (leave in the
fridge beforehand for extra refreshment).
We suggested this Mario Badescu toner as a
good gift for a sister who’s a skin-care newbie, but it’s also a reasonably priced place to start when swapping over your favourite skin care for ethical versions.
This mineral powder also protects from
UVA and UVB rays (its translucent texture means it’s suitable for all skin types).
Popular scar-healing product Bio-Oil is unfortunately not cruelty-free, but this ethical scar gel does the same job — it can also be applied to burns and other
This clay mask is made with hemp-seed oil, which can help to balance out oily skin and work as a natural moisturiser. Hemp stem cells, another ingredient, is said to have anti-aging properties.
Green People is a favourite among those who prefer their
skin-care cruelty-free, and this firming serum uses 96 percent organic ingredients.
They also offer a self-
tanning lotion, which features a sugar-derived ingredient, Dha, that gives the appearance of a natural bronze tan.
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