World Vegan Month 2016 - a round up of the best beauty buys

World vegan monthWe know that buying vegan skincare and beauty products can be a bit of a minefield. From keratin to lanolin, ingredients sourced from animals seem to creep into an awful lot of products. And it’s not always easy to tell just by reading the label.

 We like to make your life a bit easier here at BigGreenSmile. So we’ve made it simple to search for vegan products. Just click the vegan box in the criteria box when you’re browsing, or, even easier, find all our Vegan Society approved products here.

 And vegan products that haven’t yet been accredited here.

 We’ve got hundreds of products to choose from, from household essentials to lipsticks in the perfect shade for winter. Top sellers include:

 Faith in Nature’s Natural Vegan Soaps

The vast majority of Faith in Nature products are approved by the Vegan Society. They’re all suitable for vegetarians, cruelty free and packed with lots of lovely natural ingredients. The hand-made soaps are incredibly popular with our customers. Most people award them the full five star rating.

 Faith in nature vegan soaps

If you need a bit of a wake-up call in the morning, try the Grapefruit soap, which is made with four uplifting essential oils, including grapefruit and organic sweet orange oils. All the soaps are gentle, but those with super sensitive skin tend to go for the Natural Seaweed Soap, which is fragrance free, rich in antioxidants and mild enough for even babies’ sensitive skin.

 “Faith in Nature have GREAT soaps. I can use them to exfoliate my severely dry skin with no irritation and they don't dry out your skin. They smell great and are my favourite for natural soap!” A.N from Sheffield

 Other bestselling Vegan beauty ranges include:

Lavera Natural Liquid Vegan Foundation Lavera vegan natural foundation

Most Lavera products are certified by the Vegan Society. All their products are free from synthetic perfumes, colourants and preservatives, and have a high percentage of organic ingredients. Lavera make a huge variety of products, from vegan toothpastes to vegan cosmetics.  The foundation is available in six shades. It’s packed with nourishing ingredients, such as argan oil and shea butter, so won’t leave your skin feeling dry or caked.

 “Great make-up, smells lovely. Excellent for people with sensitive skin or allergies as it is very natural.” J.S from Abergele


 Green People Intensive Repair Vegan Shampoo and Conditioner Green People Intensive Conditioner

Green People are particularly well-known for their baby range, but they actually offer lots of other products, including skin and haircare.  The Intensive Repair Shampoo was voted ‘Best Hair Treatment’ by Natural Health & Beauty magazine. Ingredients include aloe vera, jojoba and essential oils.

 “Your hair will be very grateful!” S.K from Ascot


Pacifica Vegan Perfumes

 Pacifica create some truly beautiful fragrances. Most are available as sprays, solid perfumes and mini roll-ons. (The last two make ideal stocking fillers if you’ve started Christmas shopping yet.) Persian Rose is a gorgeously heady rose scent with a hint of spice. Waikiki is sweet and sensuous, while Tahitian Gardenia is romantic with a hint of citrus freshness.

 “Love the intense fragrance of this perfume. A lot of mainstream perfumes make my skin itchy but I've been fine with this. Several people have commented on it when I've worn it.” E.E from York

 pacifica perfumes


Tisserand’s products are all produced with one main aim – the enhancement of people’s wellbeing. Their ethical aromatherapy products include bath oils, soaps, vaporisers, roller balls and hand creams and are free from synthetic ‘nasties’ as well as dairy, wheat and gluten. Half of their range is certified by the Vegan Society – click here to find them all  

 Tisserand essential oils

 Not all vegan products have certification, but you can rest assured that we check up on the claims before we’ll list them as vegan. We always love to hear what you think of the products we sell. Please do think about leaving a review when you’ve purchased from us to help other customers find the right product for them.

 As a reminder, you can find all our Vegan Society approved products here.

 And vegan products that haven’t yet been accredited here.