People are becoming more and more aware of the ingredients in their beauty products, and companies have started to take note. Now you can easily find the best vegan moisturizers for every skin type, whereas before 1991, companies in America didn't even need to disclose which ingredients were in their products. Hell, the FDA only recently started cracking down on ingredients that have been illegal in other countries for years. As a label-reading addict, I'm pretty psyched that people are finally starting to take control of what they put on their bodies.
Now, there are over a hundred brands that dedicate themselves to creating cruelty-free and vegan beauty products. You can find them in every category, from organic and high-end to independent and drug store brands. These animal-friendly options are also tailored to specific skin types, too. Whether you're dealing with oily, dry, sensitive, acne-prone, or combination skin, you'll be able to find something that's guilt-free and suited to your specific skin care needs.
Here, I've compiled some of the most well-rounded moisturizers from brands that promise to use only 100 percent vegan ingredients. And, you can get them delivered straight to your door with the click of a mouse.
1. An Intensely Hydrating Cream For All Skin Types
Reviewers with dry, oily, sensitive, acne-prone, and combination skin can't get enough of this First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair cream. Even those with eczema are thrilled. That's because it's loaded with primarily natural ingredients and antioxidants that soothe, balance, hydrate, and nourish the skin without feeling overly greasy.
2. A Gentle Formula With Eight Percent AHA, To Brighten, Refine, & Unclog Pores
BWC's Skin Renewal Moisture Lotion is the perfect moisturizer for evening out skin's tone and texture, fading dark spots and post-acne marks, brightening the complexion, or treating acne. The eight percent alpha hydroxy acid gently exfoliates to remove dead skin cells and other buildup, freeing up your pores and allowing the moisturizer to sink deeper into the skin. The mild formula is suitable for any skin type, and contains a hydrating blend of coconut, safflower, and kukui oils along with brightening rose hip oil, and soothing calendula and green tea extracts.
3. An Affordable Day Cream That Calms Skin With Gotu Kola Extract & Chlorella
Affordable and effective, ACURE day cream is great for normal to dry skin types — even those with sensitive skin can benefit from this cream because it contains calming Gotu Kola extract, which is also known as Centella Asiatica. "It works well in all four seasons," says one reviewer, and that's because it uses natural ingredients to hydrate without feeling overly greasy or heavy. It also absorbs well under makeup, won't irritate sensitive skin, and uses plant extracts to help protect skin from further damage.
4. Genuine Flower Power That's Suitable For All
Mad Hippie Face Cream uses genuine flower power (like argan oil and Acai) to hydrate and enhance collagen production for any skin type. It skips the harmful chemicals, parabens, synthetic colors, and fragrances, so it's safe for sensitive skin, and reviewers say it feels light, fresh, and absorbs easily for wear under makeup.
5. Improve Skin's Barrier Function With This Cult Favorite Korean Moisturizer
Klairs's Rich Moist Soothing Cream is a gentle formula that works amazingly well for dry, sensitive, acne-prone, and irritated skin types. It contains an infusion of yeast-derived beta glucan, which serves to support your skin's natural moisture barrier and defense system. Reviewers also say it simply melts into the skin: "My face feels slightly dewy to the touch all day."
6. This Nourishing Option That Brightens Skin With Ginseng Extract
This sample size of Origins Ginzing Energy-Boosting Moisturizer is an all-time favorite. It's lightweight and oil-free, but it's loaded with nourishing ginseng and coffee beans to create a bright, healthy complexion. That being said, it's not overly greasy or heavy, so it's great for option for any skin type looking for a bit of brightening.
7. This Hydrating Moisturizer With SPF 30
This Coola Suncare Classic Face is a super hydrating moisturizer with SPF 30 sunscreen that's free of parabens and enriched with antioxidants. It's non-greasy and uses evening primrose and linseed oils to soothe inflammation, reduce flaking and dryness, and even out your complexion. "Great moisturizer without the pasty look," says one reviewer. "The product is quite thin so a little goes a long way."
8. This Natural Creamy Formula For Use Day & Night
Because it's loaded with peptides, antioxidants, and floral stem cells, Pacifica Beauty natural face cream is great to promote healing for dry or damaged skin. Reviewers say it's light, yet very hydrating, and since it's made with gentle ingredients, it's especially safe for sensitive skin.
9. This Rich Creamy Moisturizer For Very Dry Skin
French Girl Organics Facial Moisturizer is a super rich (but still surprisingly lightweight) cream that's free of parabens, and contains ingredients like hyaluronic acid and rooibos tea. Exceptionally dry skin soaks it right up, and the result is a plump, hydrated, and nourished face.
10. A Hypoallergenic Formula With Green Tea & Aloe To Balance Oily Skin
The Alba Botanica Hawaiian Oil-Free Moisturizer is incredible for oily skin because it uses green tea and aloe to hydrate without feeling overly greasy. It goes on lightweight without clogging pores, and a little goes a long way without feeling like you need to reapply. "I have pretty oily skin and it seems to do really well," says one reviewer. "The lotion absorbs quickly and wears well under makeup."
11. For Those Looking For A Little Extra Protection
With mineral water, coconut oil, and vitamin C, Mineral Fusion facial moisturizer hydrates and brightens skin tone in a lightweight formula that you can wear under makeup. However, it also provides protection with an SPF of 15 and collagen-boosting peptides.
12. Reviewers Say Great For "Sensitive Easily-Irritated Skin"
In addition to being cruelty-free, Andalou Naturals 1000 Roses Heavenly Night Cream is made without GMOs, petrochemicals, phthalates, parabens, synthetic fragrance, colors, or preservatives. That's why it's absolutely wonderful for sensitive skin. Aloe calms the skin while pomegranate tones and nourishes, so you wake up in the morning looking fresh and moisturized. Reviewers also say that the smell is heavenly.
13. A Mattifying Lotion With Tea Tree Oil For Acne-Prone Or Oily Skin
Because it uses real tea tree oil along with a blend of gentle ingredients, The Body Shop Tea Tree face lotion fights acne-causing bacteria, balances oily skin, and creates a matte finish for a clean, clear, and fresh complexion. People say that they have to blot significantly less during the day, and some even use it as a primer before their foundation.
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