Natural and vegan beauty brands from around the world

I've often written about my favourite natural beauty products but, as I live in England, most of these UK-based brands and I want to spread the message about vegan beauty companies from around the world so that everyone can get on board the cruelty-free train...

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If like me you’re based in the UK, I’ve previously shared plenty of articles about the cruelty-free products I personally use, all of which are as natural as possible. Today, I’m going international with some suggestions for vegan beauty brands from around the world that I’ve discovered and want to shine a light on.

Beautiful scents in the USA

In the US, Dossier perfumes not only create products that are clean and vegan, but they’re also aiming to disrupt the beauty industry by making premium fragrances accessible for all at low prices. Dossier says, ‘As scent enthusiasts ourselves, it became impossible for us to turn a blind eye to the price markups traditionally seen in the industry. Whether it be marking up scents because of celebrity endorsement fees or pricey packaging, we realized perfumes were being sold for way more than they cost to make.’

The formulas use non-toxic, ethically sourced ingredients to recreate long-lasting scents inspired by some of the most high-end perfumes, such as Carolina Herrera’s Good Girl original perfume and classic Jo Malone, Gucci and YSL fragrances, for a fraction of the cost of a branded product. Importantly, they’re paraben and phthalate-free and the top-quality ingredients are sourced from Grasse, the world’s perfume capital.

It’s thrifty living at its best – you’re getting the scent you love but without the ridiculous markup costs that come with branding and marketing premium products. An added bonus is that the perfumes are packaged in environmentally-friendly, recyclable materials including glass and recycled cardboard. If products are ever returned the company gives them to Give Back Box, a charity that donates the products to 60+ other charities in the USA. 

Haircare in Australia

As someone who has exclusively used B Corp Child’s Farm haircare for many years, I’ve only recently started looking into the Aussie brand and investigating the products they offer. I’ve only just learnt that they’re a PETA-certified cruelty-free brand so I’m considering trying out some of their shampoos – especially the blue and purple ranges that help to eliminate brassiness in brunette and blonde hair.

Although Australia was the birthplace of the brand, the products are sold around the world so it’s not difficult to find their haircare products in the UK, Europe and the US. The manufacturing process uses 100% renewable green electricity and zero manufacturing waste is sent to landfill. Plus, there’s a refill system available with a reusable aluminium shampoo bottle and the refill itself is fully recyclable.

Beauty brands in Europe

If you’re based in Europe, there are plenty of cruelty-free personal-care and beauty brands to choose from, as it has been illegal to sell products in the EU where the finished product or ingredients have been tested on animals since 2013. So, any UK-based or European companies must comply with this ban on animal testing.

One of the brands I’ve just started to try out is Wild, which creates a naturally vegan deodorant. It provides refillable aluminium cases and the deodorant is packaged in plastic-free, compostable refills. The formulas are free from aluminium salts, parabens and sulphates and are certified vegan and cruelty-free. This company ships to European countries and even to Australia and the US.

A multinational store that I personally like to shop with is Holland and Barratt, which has stores in 16 countries around the world, so you should be able to find one near to you. Although their range of products will vary around the world, many of the own-brand beauty and skincare products are cruelty-free and suitable for vegans.

For example, I use the Vitamin F cream, which is a 98% naturally derived formula and the Vitamin C serum, which is SLS and paraben-free. I’ve also used natural hair colouring products and compostable, plant-based personal care items from this company and have been impressed by the quality and range.

I hope today’s blog post has inspired you to check out some natural and vegan brands from around the world. Please share any of your own tips for cruelty-free ranges or your top natural products in the comments below, I’d love to learn about more brands you would recommend.

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Cassie is a freelance writer with a Masters degree in Lifestyle Promotion Studies and is trained in Personal Money Management. She loves to ‘get the look for less’ so regularly shares thrifty-living advice, DIY interior design ideas and low-cost recipes on her blog.

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