In recent years, the rise of cruelty free and vegan products has risen, but it’s been difficult to really see ‘vegan’ associated with k-beauty as they often use products derived from animals such as snail mucin, milk and honey. If products are sold in mainland China, we know they need to be tested on animals before hitting the shelves–wild stuff, we’re in 2022 folks!
I’m glad to say that Beautyworks is working on bringing in more vegan brands and products (no spoilers) but there’s still a long way to go for K-beauty.
Luckily, we do indeed stock some vegan products and probably some you didn’t even know were vegan. So here we are with my top picks.
9 Wishes for a start definitely do not test on animals. Not all their products are vegan as some include honey extract, but this calming serum only includes plant based ingredients and is perfect for calming the skin. With Centella Asiatica, aloe and allantoin, the key ingredients all support calming irritation and hydrating whilst also protecting. I’ve used a few of the 9wishes products and one thing that’s very consistent is that it’s very easy on the skin. Super absorbent but perfect for those with sensitive skin. This one is free of alcohol, parabens, sulfate and silicone.
Ugh the new brand drop in store has been an absolute HIT, especially with all the lip shades If you know me, you know the wing tip eyeliner is my signature look. I absolutely cannot do it any other way. So I was very excited to try this product. BBIA's Never Die Brush Eyeliner has a filling ink tank-type feature with a thin delicate tip to draw a flawless dramatic line without skipping and for a brush liner, the line is solid and clear.
I think many people assume most of the bigger brands aren’t vegan. Which is true to an extent. The Mamonde floral lines are vegan and this has been a crow favourite for a long time. Basically, all made up of beautiful rose water, the best thing about this product is that it’s so versatile. It’s great as a toner but personally, I also love using it as a mist throughout the day. With my dry skin, it’s a great easy addition to my routine and smells a great–perfect little refresher.
Don’t we all love COSRX? It’s also probably up there with best-selling brands in our store. Unfortunately, not all the products COSRX offers are vegan, but this one I love. With my dry skin, sometimes it can feel like an overreaction using a deep cleaning foam cleanser every morning and night, so I like to mix it up. This gel cleanser is refreshing and gentle, and it cleanses without stripping all your natural oils.
Another vegan one I love! You guys are probably over me crying about my dry skin, but it’s seriously an issue! Especially during these weather changing, cold months! The hyaluronic acid intensive cream is all in the name but very lightweight. That’s the dream–does the job but doesn’t have to wait an hour for it to absorb before rubbing it all into my pillow. Just like all the COSRX products, the scent is pleasant and also absorbs quickly.
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Dr G Red Blemish Clear Soothing Cream is a gentle facial cream comes in a quick-absorbing gel-like texture. Formulated with madecassoside and asiatic acid from centella, not only does it provide moisture to soothe sensitive skin but also boasts complexion-brightening qualities.
A soothing, hydrating cream that calms irritated skin with 5-cica complex and natural origin ingredients for a blemish-free skin. A recovery cream formulated with SICA Complex (Madecassoside, Madecassic Acid, Asiaticoside, Asiatic Acid and Centella Asiatica Extract) to hydrate sensitive skin.
Etude House Soonjung pH6.5 Whip Cleanser (150ml) is a whipped cream-textured cleanser with weakly acidic bubbles for moisturising facial cleansing. This is the whip cleanser that won't leave your skin feeling stripped. This product contains panthenol and madecassoside that soothe irritated skin from external stress.
*How to use
Pump 2~3times and gently massage foam onto damp skin. Rinse off with lukewarm water. The soft creamy formula has a moist feeling.
BBIA Last Auto Gel Eyeliner is a best-selling eyeliner, the Last Auto Gel Eyeliner now comes in a brand new look with a brand new formula!
- Gel Texture
- Quick Dry
- Water Proof
- Autotype Liner
How to use:
After your base makeup, draw according to the eye line gently depending on your eye shape.
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