During the month of November, plant-based eaters from across the globe come together to celebrate their 100% cruelty-free lifestyle. We have come a long way from just eating fruit, vegetables and nuts, and South Africa specifically has a rapidly growing vegan market along with growing global awareness of compassionate, healthy and sustainable living.
With a growing market for vegan makeup and cruelty-free cosmetics, more and more beauty brands are ditching animal ingredients and animal testing. While many luxe animal-friendly companies have high prices, there are a number of cruelty-free makeup brands producing affordable personal care products as well.
Our picks for Best Cruelty-free skincare products
More than just an oil, the Radiance Facial Oil contains brightening Liquorice, anti-inflammatory Turmeric and blemish-fighting Papaya to restore clarity, suppleness and a gorgeous natural glow.
Since the very beginning of Urban Veda, sustainability has been truly crucial in everything they do. From creating clean, vegan formulations that draw on the powerful properties of plants, to ensuring all of our packaging can be recycled, they are wholeheartedly committed to preventing more harm being done to our natural environment. They use no animal-derived ingredients in the making of their products and will never test on animals. To strengthen this promise, they have achieved prestigious accreditations to prove that they stay true to their word.
You’ll never find lanolin, beeswax, royal jelly, lactose, honey or carmine or any other animal derivative in any of their products. Urban Veda has been accredited as ‘cruelty-free’ by both PETA and Cruelty Free International and as ‘vegan-friendly’ by The Vegetarian Society and PETA.
GF2 Skin Rejuvenation formulation works to reverse environmental damage on your skin, normalising skin-cell function and – with continuous use – offering natural skin rejuvenation. Suitable for all skin types, this miracle mist is an all-natural alternative to transform the health and functioning of your skin. With hypochlorous acid (HOCl) – the body’s own immune molecule harnessed as the only active ingredient in the GF2 range – the skin’s ability to Retain, Rejuvenate and Restore itself is boosted.
Thoclor Labs is a biotechnology company dedicated to introducing as many people as possible to the highest quality and purest form of hypochlorous acid (HOCl) formulations.
Hypochlorous acid – or HOCl, when referring to its molecular formula – is still relatively unknown as an active skincare ingredient. At Thoclor Labs they prefer referring to it as ‘The Miracle Molecule’. Not only because of its almost miraculous-like benefits for all skin types and an array of skin issues. But also because it is the human body’s own immune molecule. Thoclor Labs has been able to blend the power of science with the miracle of nature to bring you their GF Skin Series.
As a proudly South African biotechnology firm, Thoclor Labs’ GF Skin Series comes with a promise that all their products are completely natural, organic, vegan, hypoallergenic, alcohol-free, preservative free, and always cruelty-free.
Even sensitive skin deserves to be exfoliated! This Soothing Exfoliating Polish exfoliates without irritation due to the naturally mind abrasive exfoliant of pumice stone whilst healing Sandalwood and gentle Lavender nourish skin. The cream texture reveals fresher-looking skin that has been completely calmed.