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Rockaby Wed 26-Apr-17 14:57:16


I am not vegan yet, but have been slowly making my way there since I did Veganuary this year, with a few lapses.

I am concentrating on food for now, but am trying to get to know a bit more about which cosmetics, toiletries and make up I should be buying / avoiding.

Wonder if anyone has any tips or recommendations at all?

Rockaby Wed 26-Apr-17 14:58:09

Oh sorry, just realised this should actually be somewhere else shouldn't it as were in Feed the World here!

Will ask MN to move it.

Whatslovegottodo Wed 26-Apr-17 15:02:59

Holland and Barrett have some good things - I am trying the toothpaste this week. I was sceptical I would find a vegan natural deodorant that would actually work for me - but I did with their rock salt one!

Phil Smith shampoos and conditioners are lush and are vegan and cruelty free. Often on offer in sainsburies. The co op and sainsburies own brand are but I didn't find the products as good. They are fine for hand soap though.

Method cleaning products are cruelty free as are Ecover washing products.

Whatslovegottodo Wed 26-Apr-17 15:03:47

rockaby I would think it fine as it is vegan - I wouldn't worry smile.

Rockaby Wed 26-Apr-17 15:06:29

Thank you whatslove. I have a H&B really nearby so will have a look next time we pass by.

I've used the Paul Smith shampoo before, so it's good to know it's cruelty free.

ElloDAAAVE Wed 26-Apr-17 15:24:54

The Astonish household cleaning range are all vegan and cruelty free; they have the PETA leaping bunny on them. Urban Decay cosmetics are mainly vegan, all cruelty free.
Superdrug have the vegan B range of cosmetics.

KatherineMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 26-Apr-17 15:39:27

We're just going to move this to our brand-new Vegan topic smile

Rockaby Wed 26-Apr-17 15:40:21

Thanks ello.

heyduggeeallday Wed 26-Apr-17 15:42:40

I was also going to say Superdrug. It's affordable too which helps me as trying to be budget vegan

Rockaby Wed 26-Apr-17 15:48:33

Yes that's great about Superdrug. I get a few things in there and they are great. Great value.

HairsprayQueen Wed 26-Apr-17 15:54:13

I would recommend the Logical Harmony blog who keeps an up to date list on cruelty freeness and vegan suitability. It's US based but most products are available here and uk brands are included too.

You also need to consider whether parent companies are a problem for you, ie. if Urban Decay are cruelty free but owned by L'Oréal are you ok with that. Some people are, some aren't.

ElloDAAAVE Wed 26-Apr-17 16:01:46

I feel that voting with our money can point companies in the right direction...though you're right about L'Oreal, wouldn't touch them with a barge pole.

Aarrgghh...all these bloody companies owning each other. Shame we can't go back to the days when X owned only X, and Y owned themselves.

CryptoFascist Wed 26-Apr-17 16:07:26

Vegan Womble has supermarket vegan lists which are so handy and comprehensive. They include toiletries, cosmetics, cleaning products and food.

MrsT2007 Wed 26-Apr-17 16:07:34

Have a look at the Oakie soapy soap shop in not on the high street and etsy.

The lady that runs it is fab, all their products are handmade and vegan society approved.

The oatmeal and calendula soap is amazing on sensitive skin

Rockaby Wed 26-Apr-17 16:18:36

This is all brilliant- thank you!

DeliveredByKiki Wed 26-Apr-17 18:34:49

I don't know if you can get it in the UK but ELF cosmetics are great for make up, totally vegan and very affordable

TwentyCups Wed 26-Apr-17 19:20:10

Everything Morrisons own brand for shampoo conditioner and bath foam smile all the original source shower gel too! Obviously lush! Liz Earle is vegan.
Neals yard is cruelty free as well! I'm not big on make up but these are Beauty things I use!

MrsT2007 Thu 27-Apr-17 08:14:20

Yes I blooming love ELF and yes you can get them here.

And even better, they've just announced Superdrug will be stocking ELF cosmetics soon.

Their versions of chubby sticks are fab.

Iamastonished Thu 27-Apr-17 08:18:39

I think M and S have their own brand of cruelty free cosmetics as well.

Sylvannas Thu 27-Apr-17 08:25:42

LUSH are awesome. Been using them for years. Never disappointed.

devilinmyshoes Thu 27-Apr-17 08:28:21

Lots of lush products have honey and even milk in, some have lanolin.

kikisparks Thu 27-Apr-17 08:33:33

Was going to say ELF but someone suggested it already! M&S have some vegan stuff too (you need to check online it's not branded in store).

AtlantaGinandTonic Fri 28-Apr-17 10:40:56

The whole Yes To line are very good. Only a handful of their products aren't vegan and it's pretty clear which aren't - they tend to have milk or honey in them.

AtlantaGinandTonic Fri 28-Apr-17 10:41:45

Paul Mitchell products are cruelty free, plus the company refuse to sell in countries that require animal testing (China, for example).

AtlantaGinandTonic Fri 28-Apr-17 10:42:07

Simple products are all animal-free.

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