Why choose to go vegan when it comes to your beauty regimen? These products are normally plant-based, which offer vitamins, minerals and other organic ingredients that are beneficial to healthy skin. Safe to use on your face as well as your entire body, vegan products are also ideal for those who have more sensitive skin. These are a few of the best new vegan beauty products to help you keep your skin clean, healthy and looking its best. —Jennifer Cox
Essence’s fruity flavoured juicy bomb lip glosses (available from Shopper’s Drug Mart, $4) give your lips a hint of sheen and a slight shimmer. Application is easy thanks to the slanted tip applicator and its jelly texture. Plus, it’s vegan, paraben-free and gluten-free, too!
Catrice True Skin Hydrating Foundation ($11) has an ultra-lightweight foundation texture that melts into skin for a “real skin” finish and contains moisturizing hyaluronic acid along with watermelon seed oil, plus it’s completely vegan. With medium to high coverage, it is longwearing and available in a wide range of 20 shades so you can always put your best face forward.
Stellar Gaze Length & Strength Mineral Mascara from Pacifica Beauty ($14) has a formula that is infused with coconut oil and vitamin B to hydrate each lash as it lengthens, strengthens and adds volume. Apply for a natural look by day, or layer for more volume. Its super plush 100 per cent vegan brush provides effortless coverage every time.
Lavender Water & Glycerin from Heritage Store ($10) brings you the calming scent of lavender in a moisture-rich facial mist that is perfect for your nighttime routine. Lavender water soothes and relaxes the senses, and glycerin adds a dewy, youthful glow. It is made with only three ingredients, so it’s good for your skin and for the planet.
Cocoon Apothecary’s Eyewaken Eye Cream ($30) is a revitalizing eye cream that moisturizes and soothes with a lightweight formula ideal for this delicate area. It is made with vegan ingredients that are rich in antioxidants to smooth fine lines, reduce puffiness and keep eye areas firm and protected.