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Go green and clean with these vegan beauty and skincare brands

With this brand of fashion becoming increasingly popular, The Telegraph handpicks a few…

Hannah Nicole D’souza   |   Published 21.01.22, 05:49 AM

Vegan Skincare Picks

Pulp Cosmetics


We all love the poppy minimalist packaging trend going around the skincare world and Pulp brings to you not just stunning packaging but effective skincare formulas for target issues. The 2017-established skincare brand brings you the best of ‘supergood superfood skincare’ that leaves your skin fresh, clean and provides the perfect tonic for your skin after a tiring day.

TT picks: Date Night Glow Serum Moisturizer: Get that B5 before that date. With the goodness of Vitamin B5, ceramides and tremella, this serum is sure to leave your skin hydrated and glowy, all while restoring your skin barrier. Rs 1,095

GTG Daily Moisturizer + Sunscreen 40 SPF: We’ve all been in a hurry and often forget to dab on our sunscreen. This SPF 40+ moisturizer brings the best of both worlds and merges the last step of your AM skincare routine. Talk about convenience. Don’t forget to reapply. Rs 1,199

The Body Shop

While not completely vegan as some products contain animal-sourced (ingredients not obtained from animal slaughter but ingredients such as honey, beeswax, etc.), The Body Shop offers an extensive range of vegan and vegetarian skincare, body care and beauty products that are ethically sourced and leave you with a luxurious guilt-free experience.

TT picks: Tea Tree Anti-Imperfection Night Mask: Part of the tea tree range, dubbed the holy grail for individuals with oily skin, this mask is the final step of your PM skincare routine. Containing salicylic acid (best for exfoliation), this alcohol-free mask glides on perfectly and is your best match for mattified skin. Rs 1,895

Aloe Multi-Use Soothing Gel: A jack of all trades, this gel is light and perfect for both face and body. The multipurpose gel can be used to soothe, hydrate, treat your skin or just as a night mask. Rs 1,745

Kama Ayurveda

Championing the luxe cruelty-free Ayurvedic skincare niche, Kama Ayurveda uses carefully picked ingredients to present the finest products for you to immerse yourself in. Lounge in the lavishness that their products will make you feel. And if you’re looking for cruelty-free corporate gifting with traditional packaging, Kama Ayurveda is the answer.

TT picks: Overnight glow gift box: This one comes packed with the Kumkumadi Miraculous Beauty Fluid Ayurvedic Night Serum and Pure Rosewater and makes for a perfect gift for all your skincare fanatic buddies. Rs 1,225

Suvarna Haldi Chandan Brightening Face Pack: Bringing together Indian skincare’s two most-known ingredients — turmeric and sandalwood — with a base of fuller’s earth and extracts of rose and orange peels, this mask is sure to leave your skin well fed and plump. Rs 1,595

Plum Goodness

Affordable, accessible  and absolutely loveable. From cleansers to masks, they’ve got a vegan product for every step of your ritual. The beauty brand is strictly available online acrosse-commerce platforms like Amazon, Nykaa, or Plum’s own website (

TT picks: Candy Melts Vegan Lip Balm: Available in four flavours — Melon Bubble-Yum, Mint-O-Coco, Berry Feast and Red Velvet Love, these lip balms are delicacies locked in a bottle and smell delicious. Added bonus? They provide a natural tint and UV protection. Rs 295

Green Tea Alcohol-Free Toner: Filled with the goodness of green tea and glycolic acid, this toner is the perfect pamper partner. It’s non-sticky and available in both fragrance and fragrance-free options. Rs 390

Khadi Natural

Vegan and organic, do we have to say more? Khadi Natural not only brings you products made from the finest natural ingredients but also avoids parabens. From skincare to scalp-care, they’ve got it all. If you’re looking  for natural Ayurvedic skincare, body-care and haircare products, the decades-old brand has the answer.

TT picks: Khadi Natural 18 Herbs Herbal Hair Oil: In winter, you don’t just have to worry about your skin. Your scalp needs some TLC too. Infused with 18 potent herbs, this oil is perfect for that relaxing scalp massage you’ve been putting off. Rs 319

Khadi Natural Lavender & Ylang Ylang Herbal Body Wash: If you’re indulging  in skincare, coddle yourself further with this relaxing and fragrant body wash that’s excellent for relaxing your muscles and aiding in reducing inflammation. So strip down and step into the comfort of a warm and well-deserved shower with this soothing  body wash. Rs 136

Vegan Beauty Picks

Kay Beauty

We can’t deny that there was a huge buzz around celebrity make-up brand Kay Beauty by Katrina Kaif and we couldn’t go a day without spotting products on Nykaa. But the thing that’s got us hooked is that it’s also vegan and cruelty-free. With make-up ranging  from concealers to eyeshadows, you’ll find plenty to choose from here.

TT picks: Kay Beauty Waterproof 24 Hour Kajal: Whether you like a thin stroke or a bold swipe, this kajal is your bestie. Extremely pigmented, we love it for its hassle-free application. Rs 249

Kay Beauty Matte Blush: With over eight beautiful shades to choose from, this blush is highly buildable and has a great pigment, the pay-off is definitely worth it. Suitable for diverse Indian skin tones, you’re bound to find a match with this range. Rs 799

Fae Beauty

With the goal of building a strong inclusive community, slow-beauty brand Fae Beauty is also committed to being green, clean, vegan and cruelty-free. So while you’re putting on that make-up, you can be assured you have a green conscience. From the inclusive campaigns to the minimalist packaging to the artsy colours, we’ve come to love it all. Feel free to take your picks but here are ours.

TT picks: Brash Primer: Essentially a base mascara, the product allows you to accentuate those lashes before you get your mascara on for high-defined lashes. So if you’re looking for a base to add length and volume to your gorgeous lashes, look no more. Rs 499

Buildable Matte Lipstick: Hydrating and moisturising, this lipstick is available in seven shades. You can use it for your lips or cheeks. The tint also allows you to control how strong you want the colour to pop. Looking for something strong? Just swipe a couple of times. The opposite? Once and you’re left with a faint natural tint. Rs 600

Disguise Cosmetics

An independent make-up brand founded by three scientists, Disguise Cosmetics offers a strong range of lipsticks along with other make-up products. The home-grown brand continues to explore vegan clean beauty with its new products.

TT picks: Disguise Cosmetics Ultra-Comfortable Satin Matte Lipstick: With 14 strong shades, the one that calls us out most is the shade Black Slayer. A perfect matte black lipstick that is sure to enhance your goth fantasy look. Rs 500

Disguise Cosmetics Feather-Light Matte Liquid Lip Cream: Browse through bold, popping and vibrant colours to stain your lips with this lightweight formula lip cream that is sure to brighten up your look. Rs 700


Asa takes it a step further with its recyclable and refillable packaging, creating an avenue of sustainability in the cosmetic industry. The women-led luxury brand doesn’t just cater to state-of-the-art make-up but also brings aesthetics into the light. A complete deal in itself, we believe.

TT picks: Everyday Mini Mascara: Portable and cute, this smudge-free mascara is enriched with jojoba and olive oils and leaves a rich black colour on those lashes. Rs 900

Cream Corrector: Available in the shade terracotta orange, this corrector is perfect for neutralising and concealing dark spots, making a perfect base before you apply your concealer. With premium ingredients such as Bakuchiol, argan and jojoba oils, this corrector also nourishes your skin. Rs 1,800

Kiro Clean Beauty

Along with emphasising integrity and responsibility when it comes to clean beauty, Kiro Cosmetics takes it a notch further with its key ingredients that marry make-up and skincare to create a rich experience. The products are also paraben-free. So break away from mundane make-up and indulge in something fun and freeing.

TT picks: Longwear Brightening Eyeshadow Stick: In a rush and looking for a quick swipe-and-done fix? This eyeshadow stick offers the solution. With its easy-to-apply and super-blendable formula, you have this creamy, high pay-off, daily-use product. Available in three metallic and two nude shades. Rs 1,050

Highlighter Duo Prism Perfect: Rich and gorgeous are two words we’d like to use to describe this staple. Shine bright with this highlighter that is sure to make you look sharp and celestial. The duo hypnotising shades, Sandy Rose and Pearly Bronze, are sure to leave anybody who glances at your face dazed. Rs 900

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