9 Vegan Skin Care Products That You Need In Your Life

It's time to get "in-the-know" about vegan skin care. These products are not only good for your skin, but they also come with some pretty sweet benefits for the planet as well. According to PETA.com, a product is technically vegan if it contains no animal byproducts. I took this definition a step further by also including products that were not tested on animals. For me, these two factors should go hand-in-hand. If you're wondering what an animal byproduct is,, they are items that are derived from an animal i.e. fat, fur, milk, eggs, etc. When it comes to applying this to your skin care, they are products free of any animal influence whatsoever.

If you're wondering why you should go vegan with your skin care, think of it as an investment in your skin as well as the betterment of our furry friends. Plus, many vegan skin care products have kick-butt benefits. In fact, most hold up to their non-vegan competitors, in my opinion. Wondering what vegan products you should be stocking your skin care routine with? Here are nine vegan skin care options that you need in your life.

1. Meow Meow Tweet Face Cleanser

Meow Meow Tweet Face Cleanser, $33, Amazon

Flush out any of your skin's impurities with this vegan cleanser. It's made with skin-loving ingredients such as witch hazel and sunflower oil that will cleanse your skin without stripping your natural oils.

2. Skyn Iceland Icelandic Relief Eye Cream

Skyn Iceland Icelandic Relief Eye Cream, $44, Amazon

Soak up the best that Iceland has to offer with this cooling eye cream. It's made with a plethora of essential oils that help to combat fine lines and dark circles.

3. Pacifica Pore Refine Deep Detox Mask

Pacifica Pore Refine Deep Detox Mask, $18, Amazon

Pumped full of nourishing ingredients like strawberry and aloe vera, this vegan face mask is perfect for those who are looking for a powerful skin detox.

4. e.l.f. Daily Moisturizer

e.l.f. Daily Moisturizer, $14, Amazon

Believe it or not, e.l.f. products are totally vegan (besides their brushes). Snatch up this amazing daily moisturize for all day hydration. It was even rated one of Allure's top beauty products in 2015.

5. MUN No. 1 Aknari Serum

MUN No. 1 Aknari Serum, $95, Mun Skin

Already a cult-classic, this organic and vegan serum works wonders for your skin. Say goodbye to your fine lines, dark undereye circles, and sun damage. This serum kicks them to the curb.

6. Adorn Cosmetics Anti-Aging Night Lotion

Adorn Cosmetics Anti-Aging Night Moisturizer, $59, Adorn Cosmetics

Fight off free radicals and soak in all of that vegan goodness with this lightweight lotion. It's perfect for those who are looking for deep hydration, but don't want an overly thick moisturizer.

7. DermOrganic Soapless Face Cleanser

DermaOrganic Soapless Face Cleanser, $13, Amazon

Keep your face feeling squeaky clean with this soapless facial cleanser. The formula doesn't contain soap, so your skin won't feel tight after washing.

8. Flo + Theo Green Clay Mask

Flo + Theo Green Clay Mask, $18, Flo And Theo

Strip away impurities and detox your skin with this green clay mask by Flo + Theo. Formulated with green tea extract and Green French clay, this powerful vegan mask is great for those looking for their next skin savior.

9. Ursa Major 4-in-1 Face Tonic

Ursa Major 4-in-1 Face Tonic, $26, Amazon

Want to simplify your skin care routine to one simple step? Don't we all! This facial tonic by Ursa Major cleanses, exfoliates, and hydrates your skin all at once. It's sublime.

It's time to ditch your non-vegan skin care products. There are plenty of cruelty-free products out there that pack a similar, if not better, punch.

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