Vegan and plant-based living is one of the most powerful ways we can reduce our environmental impact and improve the health of our beautiful planet. Along with climate change, animal welfare and the personal health benefits of plant-based living, it’s easy to see why many are ditching the dairy, meat and other animal derived products – not just in their food, but skincare products too.
Whether you’re looking to completely make the switch or simply live a bit more lightly on the planet, we’ve made it easy to shop with our Speciality Vegan filter. For cruelty-free, vegan and simply good for you products, we’ve got your all-natural and planet friendly needs sorted.
Read on for our top vegan skincare and natural product picks for winter.
- To remove makeup, choose: Tailor Skincare Oil Cleanse
Winner of the Cleanser category for our Best of Natural Awards, this light oil cleanse easily removes make up and leaves the skin feeling nourished. Tailor’s whole range is suitable for those wanting a vegan choice, as none of their products contain any animal products.
- For hydrated lips, choose: HURRAW! Lip Balm
A beautiful tint in a natural base of plant waxes give Hurraw lip balms the edge! Hurraw is passionate about the use of fair trade, organic, raw and vegan ingredients from reputable suppliers. Black Cherry gives a subtle colour as well as nourishing the lips and helping them to retain moisture.
- For luscious locks, choose: Holistic Hair Sensitive Shampoo
Being founded by a Trichologist and hair stylist, Holistic Hair knows what your hair needs! Created for sensitive scalps, this gorgeous natural shampoo cleanses the hair without irritating the skin of the head. With Lavender and apple cider vinegar, your hair will be left shiny and healthy.
- For ageing skin, choose: Trilogy Certified Organic Rosehip Oil
For nearly 20 years, Trilogy have been supporting ethical beauty with their Certified Organic Rosehip Oil. This beauty staple nourishes the skin and improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Trilogy Certified Organic Rosehip oil is NATRUE certified, an organisation with the highest natural beauty standards, and the rosehip oil is fairly traded. This is a must-have for your skin care routine.
- For the under eyes, choose: Antipodes Kiwi Seed Gold Luminous Eye Cream
This luxurious eye cream is a welcome addition to your plant-based self-care ritual. The 23K gold flakes create the ultimate glow, and kiwifruit seed oil is naturally rich in soothing Vitamin C. The antioxidants from Vinanza grapes help to protect the skin and deeply hydrate.
- For a warming cuppa, choose: Golden Heart Organic Chai Drink
Voted as the “best chai we’ve ever tried” in this year’s Best of Natural Awards, this amazing winter warmer will keep you feeling nourished through the day. Using high quality spices like cinnamon, ginger, star anise, and cardamom in a base of coconut oil, this delicious paste can be added to hot milk of choice.
- For a relaxing tea, choose: Organic India Tulsi Cinnamon Rose
There’s nothing better than a hot pot of tea of a cold day to warm you up and keep you hydrated, and Organic India are sure to please with planet-friendly business practices like regenerative farming and paying the farmers fairly. The Tulsi Cinnamon Rose tea will warm your body and your heart with a truly good tea. And just in case you were wondering, the tea bags are compostable, plastic-free and unbleached.
- For a boost of nutrition, choose: Vitus Pure Plant Sourced Vitamin C and Vitus Pure Plant Sourced Vegan B12
Vitus are leading the way with their range of wholefood, verified vegan supplements. The Vitamin C powder offers over 400mg of Vitamin C per serve and is sourced from nutrient rich ingredients like Camu Camu and Acerola berry. The wholefood B12 powder provides a maintenance dose of B12 so that you can keep on top of your plant-based needs. Being in a base of hemp protein, quinoa sprout, and mushroom powder, it’s an easy addition to a smoothie or porridge through winter.
- For the busy and active, choose: Nutra Organics Hemp Protein Creamy Vanilla
If you’re busy and on-the-go, adding in a nutrient-dense protein shake can be an easy and tasty way to get breakfast or a snack in. The Nutra Organics Hemp Protein is a nutritious base of golden pea and hemp with a vegan blend of alkalising greens, fibre, enzymes, and superfoods.
- For winter bugs, choose: Artemis Viro-Gone Spray
Designed by one of New Zealand’s most highly qualified herbalists, the ViroGone Spray provides rapid immune defence from amazing plants. ThymeMed™ from Central Otago is harvested by the Artemis team each year and is famous for its potent immune support properties. Echinacea and other herbal helpers are included, and it’s all in a base of ethanol and vegetable glycerine. This superstar took out the top award as winner of the Immunity category in the Best of Natural Awards.
- For immune support, choose: Clinicians Zinc Oral Drops
A vegan diet can run the risk of making you low in zinc simply because the foods rich in zinc are usually animal-based. Zinc is essential for a strong healthy immune system, a healthy reproductive system, and good brain function. Clinicians are doing a great job with a zinc that can be easily given to the whole family in drop form. Just 15 drops per day for an adult.
- For joint support, choose: BioBalance High Strength Vegan Omega 3 with D3
Omega 3 is essential for every cell in your body! But if you don’t want to eat fish, it can feel difficult to attain. BioBalance to the rescue with their algae-based Omega 3 with Vitamin D3. This Omega 3 is grown in a super clean environment in a sustainable way, so there is no need to worry about environmental toxins or unsustainable practices.
- For mood support, choose: BioTrace Phyto D3 Complex
BioTrace are a New Zealand company who are passionate about making clean supplements with no added excipients. Their Phyto D3 complex is a vegan formulation sourced from sprouted buckwheat. The magnesium and Vitamin K accompany and support healthy Vitamin D absorption. All of this goodness is enclosed in a vegecap. When you can’t get time in the sun for natural Vitamin D, this is your next best option.