Vegan Beauty Brands That We've Been Loving For A Long Time
When we say Neemli Natural's Hyaluronic & Vitamin C Serum is a life changer, we really mean it. This Bombay-based brand is 100 per cent organic, and sustainable. While its stark clean packaging catches your eye, products like Four Clay Gentle Face Mask, Charcoal & Kokum Butter Bathing Bar, and the aforementioned serum will keep you hooked to the brand. Why? They make everything in small batches, and in a way that the products benefit you in the long run by sourcing plant-based ingredients like Seabuckthorn, Witch Hazel, ACV among others - all eco-certified.
If you've been waiting to adopt that all-natural skincare lifestyle, start with Neemli.
Plum is one of the best vegan skincare brands out there. With a range of skincare range that doesn't just include face washes, lotions, and face masks, they've got lipsticks and kohls too. If you're apprehensive when it comes to skincare basics, you can trust Plum, as many others have. For those of you with sensitive skin, check out their website for all the ingredients they use in their range. Go for their Bright Years All Day Defence Cream and Olive and Macadamia Mega Moisturising Hair Mask — these are our favourites. And once you're done, you can actually even return your empty plum containers and receive INR 50 off on your next purchase.
No matter what time of the year it is, we all need to be proactive on that sunscreen game, Dr. Sheth's sunscreen not only protects your skin but also repairs it from damage. The brand's most popular product is the Basic Brightening Youth Lotion, trust us, this product (contains Vitamin C) works wonders after you've used it for a consistent period of time. We'd say Dr.Sheth's products are all amazing since they've all been formulated by dermatologists to target skin problems, specifically for Indian skin.
Juicy Chemistry has us hooked to it with its scrubs and face masks. This all-organic brand is India's only eco-certified brand. Founded by Megha Asher, this brand uses ingredients like Kakadu Plum, Hemp, Tea Tree, Saffron, Matcha. You can shop for products based on your skin and concern. Should you want a holistic solution, they sell kits and hampers for your full routine (like acne control, summer skincare, dandruff control, hair growth, and the like)Also, they are super active on Instagram so hit them up for product recommendations. Juicy Chemistry also recycles its packaging, so they're good for you and the planet!
The Switch Fix
The Switch Fix is cruelty-free, natural and they go the extra mile by making their packaging plastic-free and safe for the environment. They've got a range of skincare products but where we think they shine is their shampoo bars and hair conditioners suited for many hair types. What we love about their entire range is that it's gentle yet super effective, especially over time. That being said, I've felt their Blue-Tea-ful Shampoo bar work from the first wash!
With zero chemicals in them, Arata's products are simple, plant-based and natural. Paraben and sulphate free, we really like how the products are gender-neutral so you could even share them instead of doubling up (and effectively freeing up some space in your bathroom.) They replace the chemicals typically found in skincare with a plant or vegetable extract that gives the same effect naturally! We've heard many a curly girl (and guy) say that Arata's products are their holy grail, or at least feature significantly in their Curly hair routine.
Trnatva channels the goodness of Ayurvedic skincare in its products. Their range includes lip serum, facial oil, cleansing balm, face packs, under-eye serum and anti-ageing face packs too. Everything is made from natural ingredients and we've been loving using these skincare products for a while now. What's cool is that you can take the Dosha quiz on their website to get a better understanding of what your skin and hair might need based on Ayurvedic principles. Get your hands on their products if you're a fan of using products free of synthetic chemicals (well, we think we should all be a fan of this).
Earth Rhythm champions a zero-waste lifestyle like there's no tomorrow. This skincare brand has plenty of certifications in its kitty — Eco-friendly, Organic, Cruelty-Free, Eco-cert, and more. Three things you must try: Avocado & Coconut Milk Soap, Murumuru Butter, Capacu Butter & Soy Protein Hair Butter, Matcha Moringa Cleansing Buff, and the cleansing Jelly Gel To Milk (best makeup remover that also moisturises!). Earth Rhythm also has makeup like lip and cheek tints, kohl, glow mists, etc. The formulas are dermatologist approved and backed by scientific studies. You can also shop for neem combs, bamboo brushes and straws.
Purearth is one of the best luxe brands that we've tried. Completely organic and cruelty-free (with international certifications to prove it) — Purearth offers skincare, wellness range, and beauty tools. Their ingredients are sourced from grassroot producers and small farmers from remote, Himalayan villages. Three products that you must surely try — Mitti Raw Honey Face Masque, Qing Cleansing Oil, Rose & Seabuck Replenishing Face Cream. Their beauty tools include wood mixing bowls, Facial Beauty Coin, etc. and the wellness range consists of delicious infusions.
If Gen Z was a skincare brand, it'd probably be this award winning one. Super Smelly is cruelty-free, toxin-free and all natural... plus, the products smell really good. To go with the quirky name, the products are fun, too, like the Wild Child Spray, Strawberry Smoothie Lip Balm and Go Glow Face Mask. While their products were formulated by mothers looking for safe, toxic free but effective cosmetic products (deos and perfumes to be exact) for sensitive (and volatile) teenage skin, their products work just as well on adults.