Being on a diet can be difficult at times, but set aside a thought for the vegans among us. Being vegan takes some serious dedication! Fortunately for our vegan friends, Brisbane has begun to accommodate this lifestyle with the opening of raw and vegan cafes and restaurants, as well as many of our fave restaurants now offering vegan alternatives. Nice work, Brisbane!
But what about off the plate? Beauty products like shampoo, facial cleansers and even makeup can contain animal products, or, worse, have been tested on the little critters! Naturally, some vegans are super strict when it comes to makeup ingredients, skin care products, and even what their makeup brushes are made from! So here's our list of Brisbane's best vegan beauty product options for you to go and get your hands on.
Lusso Hair & Skin
Located in the northern suburb of Clayfield, Lusso Hair & Skin stocks a range of Purology hair products, which are 100% vegan! Purology Shampoo is free from harsh colour-stripping sulfates and salts, ensuring that all the essential nutrients remain in your hair. How cool is that?
Located in thriving Newstead, Simplicitè Skin Care prides itself on providing quality, chemical-free skin care to Brisbane's beauty conscious. Their skin care products are all plant based and rich in antioxidants, essential fatty acids and soluble vitamins to nourish, soothe and protect the skin. Their products are ever so gentle, yet so effective, and vegan friendly. Yay!
Yes, Kora is Miranda Kerr's skin care range. And judging by her flawless complexion, we think she might be on to something. The majority of women expose their skin to more than 200 chemicals through the use of skin care products, so Miranda created her own organic skin care range using natural ingredients like noni, rosehip oil, lavender, aloe vera, joboba, and rose quartz just to name a few. Impressive, huh? The products themselves are equally as impressive, and they smell divine! Ok, maybe she's not just a pretty face.
At Arbonne, they are all about being 'green'. By using plant-based ingredients as opposed to commercial skin care ingredients, Arbonne is not only removing the harsh chemicals from their products, but also preventing their customers skin from prematurely ageing. And we're all for looking younger, right? All products are certified vegan approved, contain the correct pH for the skin, and have no mineral oils, dyes or chemical fragrances.
Lime Crime Makeup
In 2008, Style icon Doe Deere set out to create the cosmetic line of her dreams. Today, Lime Crime is synonymous with innovative, vegan and cruelty-free makeup for fashion forward girls around the world.
Tan By Lucy Lane
Tan by Lucy Lane is the upcoming leader in Organic Tanning with odourless 1-hour, fast drying chocolate toned Spray Tans. If you're after a light tan, owner Helen Sheehan recommends Cinnamon Swirl, and for the girls wanting a darker colour she also offers an Espresso Blast and a Sweet Ganache solution. How cool! Helen's tans, as well as a range of DIY tanning products, are available online or from Raw Beaute Salon. Check them both out!
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