Spotlight on Vegan Beauty

Hands up if you have gone Vegan for January? The aim of Veganuary is to reduce the suffering of animals by inspiring and supporting people across the globe to go vegan for the month of January, and many people have signed up to ditch meat and dairy products.

Going vegan however isn’t just about what you do and don’t eat, in fact many vegans also choose to avoid animal byproducts in their cosmetics, whether its beewax, milk proteins or lanolin.

Fortunately vegan beauty has in recent years become more mainstream, with greater choice and far better accessibility than ever before, so you don’t need to compromise your beauty regime for your principles.

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Isla Apothecary Lemongrass & Rosemary Renew Foot Scrub

Founded only one year ago, Isla Apothecary blends all-natural ingredients with a truly indulgent aromatherapy experience to give you skincare and body care that not only rejuvenates the skin but enlivens the senses, and today I have the pleasure of bringing you a review of one of their gorgeous products.

The Isla Apothecary Lemongrass & Rosemary Renew Foot Scrub (RRP £21 Libbie Club price £12.60), is a lovely scrub which utilises natural ground pumice stone and epsom salts to provide a thorough, effective exfoliation. Baobab and Sweet Almond Oils are quickly absorbed into the skin and provide deep down hydration to aid dry and cracked feet. Essential oil of Rosemary has an analgesic property which eases sore, tired feet, while anti-fungal Lemongrass protects the feet and gently deodorises.

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Nizz Cosmetics Lustre Lipstick

Nizz Cosmetics specialise in creating vegetarian, hypo-allergenic, paraben-free and long-lasting lip colours, the likes of which have been sported by celebrities including Caroline Flack and Little Mix as well as being featured in Look Magazine, Reveal, Closer and OK.

The Nizz Cosmetics Lustre Lipstick (RRP £16, available here) is a beautifully smooth lipstick made from all natural ingredients and paraben-free. All of the ingredients sourced are Fair Trade and cruelty free. The creamy formula features Shea Butter, an ingredient which has been used for centuries by women in Sub-Saharan Africa to nourish and protect their skin and hair. This is combined with Peach Kernel Oil, which protects the skin by supporting its barrier function, preventing moisture loss, and nourishing Sweet Almond Oil, which is rich in Vitamins A, B1, B2, B6 and E.

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Nanshy Eye Brush Set

People today are becoming increasingly aware of what goes into their beauty products, whether it’s parabens, synthetic colours or animal products, and in response to that demand many companies are ditching the chemical nasties and animal byproducts.

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Nanshy is one such brand which ensures all its beauty tools are 100% vegan and approved by PETA as completely cruelty free, from their great value foundation sponge which I reviewed previously, to their high quality makeup brushes I’m featuring today.

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