Going vegan is not only about abstaining from eating animal products. Going vegan is a lifestyle change which includes whatever you use in your everyday day-to-day life. Makeup and skincare are no exception. But finding vegan-friendly products among the tons of products & brands available in the market is surely not an easy task. To make things easier for you, I have compiled this Cruelty-Free And Vegan Cosmetics Brands in India.
Before going into the list, let me clear out what the common terms often associated with Vegan mean.
- Vegan: Simply means not using any animal products(eg. meat, chicken) or animal by-products(eg, eggs, beeswax, animal milk, ghee).
- Vegetarian: This means they do not use animal products but use animal by-products such as beeswax, cow milk, etc.
- Cruelty-Free: is totally different. A cruelty-free product means the products and/or the ingredients used in the making of the product are not tested on animals. Cruelty-Free is in no way related to containing or not containing animal-derived ingredients.
- Halal: Halal is a term that is often looked upon by the Muslim Community. Halal means the product doesn’t contain alcohol and other haram ingredients like pork. Halal products may or may not be free of animal products or by-products.
I hope you got a list of the terms. Moving on to the list of Cruelty-Free And Vegan Cosmetics Brands in India. There are a lot of Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Brands in India, but Cruelty-Free doesn’t mean Vegan. This list will feature only those that are Vegan and Cruelty-Free.
10 Cruelty-Free and Vegan Cosmetics Brands in India
1. Plum Goodness
Plum Goodness is a Peta Certified 100% Vegan and Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Brand. Evolved in 2013, Plum Goodness quickly gained consumers’ attention due to its transparency of ingredients and the amazing performance of their vegan skin care range. We have covered a detailed review of 7 Best Selling Plum Goodness Products in our blog, don’t forget to check that out. All their products are paraben and phthalates-free.
2. The Nature’s Co
Widely known for its bath and body care products, The Nature’s Co is Vegan and Cruelty-Free Certified by PETA. Nature’s Co strives to use the best natural ingredients. All their products contain natural butter, essential oils and active natural extracts to boost the performance of the products. I particularly loved their Irish Moss Body Butter, a highly nourishing dryness healer and the Sleeping Eye Mask which is a very calming and relaxing eye mask.
Soulflower is a truly natural skincare and haircare brand whose portfolio includes cold processed carrier oils, essential oils, massage oils, handmade soaps, bath salts and roll-ons. From the product range, you could clearly see that they don’t have the need to use preservatives as their products are self-preserving. They don’t even make any liquid cleansers which show how pure the products are. Soulflower products are not only natural and vegan but are also Halal Certified. Soulflower recently expanded its reach in the United States, so you can expect it to be available worldwide sooner.
4. Disguise Cosmetics
Probably Disguise Cosmetics is the only Indian, Indie, PETA Approved Vegan Makeup Brand on the list. Very recently launched in the past year, Disguise Cosmetics landed in the Cosmetics world with its Ultra Comfortable Satin Matte Vegan Lipsticks. I appreciate that they chose to make lipsticks out of all because finding Vegan Lipsticks is really hard in India. Also, all the animal pigments that go into the making of lipsticks have always scared me. I have tried the Disguise Lipsticks myself and they are totally worth checking out. The colour range of the lipsticks is really good, they have a black shade as well! A detailed review of the lipstick is almost on the way.
Dr Sheths is a luxury skincare brand that caught my eye instantly. Because they have international standard products like peels and acids and products with Vitamin C, Vitamin A, and Kojic Acid Sulphur as well as being pH balanced formulas.
What makes them different is they are specially formulated to suit our Indian Skin which produces more melanin and Indian Weather which is full of pollution and dust. Dr Sheths is from a family of three generations of Cosmetic Dermatologists which increases the trust value of their products. Above all, Dr Sheth’s Products are Vegan, Cruelty-Free, Sulphates Free, Paraben Free and also Jain Friendly.
Popular Recommendations: Dr.Sheth’s Basic Brightening Extra Gentle Daily Peel and Multitasking Miracle Cream.
Votre is an underrated skincare brand often seen in subscription boxes. I don’t know why they aren’t that popular, but some of their products are very good and effective. Among the five to six products that I tried, I like the Votre Face serum a lot. It gave me glowing healthy skin. Votre is a Botanical, Vegan and Cruelty-Free Certified Brand developed after thorough research in ace laboratories in France and Tokyo. Votre is also Certified by “BUAV” London, for “HUMANE COSMETIC STANDARDS”.
7. Iba Halal Cosmetics
Iba Halal is familiar with being India’s First Halal Certified Cosmetics Brand. Little did you know that Iba Halal proudly carries the PETA Approved Vegan & Cruelty-Free Logo in their products. They have about 60 products including face washes, creams, lotions and even makeup such as foundation, kajal and lipsticks. Their products are formulated to meet the ethical needs of all consumers including Jains, Muslims, Vegetarians and Vegans.
8. Veda Earth
This Ayurvedic Aromatherapy based brand, Veda Earth, is committed to following a holistic approach to wellness. Their products are natural and are free of chemicals such as parabens, sulphates, silicones, petroleum products and animal products. They specialize in facial oils, dry face packs, soaps and aromatherapy products such as bath salts, and essential oils. Veda Earth is PETA certified Vegan and Cruelty-Free. Veda Earth has its own lounge for aromatherapy spa & salon services.
9. Mitti Se
Mitti Se is a Cruelty-Free And Vegan Beauty Brand in India that makes safe and earth-friendly products. Their products are handcrafted with minimal processing to preserve the purity and complexity of the ingredients used. I have earlier tried their Anti-Hairfall Oil and Rose Water Tonic. Both the products were satisfying and I have been wanting to try their popular Aloe Clay Cleanser & Mask. The price range of the products isn’t very expensive compared to other natural skincare lines. Mitti Se also makes non-toxic dish wash powder, detergents and floor cleaners.
10. Neemli Naturals
Neemli Naturals is one of my recent finds. I was instantly floored by the luxury packaging of the products. Neemli Naturals offers botanically formulated cruelty-free, vegan beauty products. Freshly made in small batches, their products are handmade and use only safe and non-toxic ingredients. They are completely free of parabens, fragrance, propylene glycol, animal-derived raw materials and organic solvent remnants. I currently possess their Vitamin C Serum and I am soon planning to get other products from this interesting skincare brand.
11. Skin Yoga
Co-founded by three sisters who grew in 20-acre farm land, Skin Yoga is a Natural, Vegan and Halal skincare line. Skin Yoga uses pure and minimal ingredients in its products all procured from its place of origin. Their formulations are Ayurveda based and each one of them has a mesmerising natural fragrance.
12. Vaunt Skincare
Vaunt Skincare is Vegan and Cruelty-Free and offers Daily Skin Solutions with their scientifically formulated skincare range. Their packaging reminds me of The Ordinary, very classy and aesthetically pleasing. Their formulations aren’t overloaded with too many ingredients as well. All Vaunt Products are made with Natural, Eco Certified, COSMOS ingredients and are free from Parabens, SLS, PEG, Silicones, Petrolatum, Phthalates, DEA & Synthetic Fragrances & Colours.
Popular Recommendations: Vaunt Multivitamin Super Hydrator, Vitamin C Water and Daisy Extract + Vit B Face Wash.
I know you didn’t expect this brand to land on this list. But yeah, All Vicco Products are Vegan, Vegetarian, Cruelty-Free and also Halal Certified. Their product range needs no introduction. Their ever-so-popular Vicco Turmeric Cream is a great product for acne-prone skin. The Ayurveda-based brand has a good range of products which includes Vicco Face Wash, toothpaste, body lotions, sun cream to name a few. Affordable and Effective both are traits of Vicco. You should definitely check out their products.
That ends the list of Cruelty-Free and Vegan Cosmetics Brands in India. I’m certain there must be some more vegan brands in the market that I’m unaware of. Feel free to drop the brand names that are Vegan in the comments section below.