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    16 Vegan And Cruelty-Free Self-Care Products Worth Staying In For

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    Going cruelty-free requires putting a fair amount of effort into choosing your skincare, beauty, and even home products. This post does all the work for you, making it that much easier for you to treat yourself to some "me" time! All the products on this list are vegan, meaning the products contain no animal-derived ingredients, and cruelty-free, meaning the brands do not test on animals or use ingredients that have been tested on animals.

    However, some of the cruelty-free brands below are owned by a parent company that is not cruelty-free. These instances have been clearly marked, and it's up to you to decide whether to support these brands.

    1. This body scrub that uses upcycled coffee grounds collected from artisan coffee shops to help soften your skin and reduce waste.


    The exfoliating scrub combines the repurposed coffee grounds with other natural ingredients such as sea salt, grapefruit, coconut oil, and shea butter to buff away dead cells and moisturise your skin. In addition to being vegan and cruelty-free, UpCircle's products are free from palm oil and are made in the UK. The brand, which appeared on Dragon's Den, is committed to sustainability and their packaging is 100% recyclable.

    Price: £14.99

    2. This cult favourite Watermelon Glow sleeping mask that's a delicious-smelling, highly effective treat for your skin.

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    This bouncy, gel-textured cream infused with watermelon extract, hyaluronic acid, and alpha-hydroxy acids works hard overnight so that you can wake up with radiant, well-hydrated skin. Glow Recipe is focused on fruit-based, clean beauty using high quality natural ingredients, and they are certified cruelty-free by Leaping Bunny. Their products are also free of parabens, sulfates, and phthalates. Once empty, the glass jar is 100% recyclable or, if you can't bear to get rid of it, easily repurposed for storage.

    Price: £20.50 for 30ml, £41 for 80ml

    3. This aromatherapy hand soak that makes the perfect first step for a home manicure.


    Add one of these pretty pink tablets into a bowl of just-boiled water to create a spa-quality experience, allowing it to cool slightly before putting your hands in. The geranium, mandarin, ylang ylang, and sweet almond essential oils will help soften your skin and cuticles while simultaneously releasing therapeutic, beautifully-scented steam into the air. The hand soak also contains skin-conditioning vitamin E and naturally antiseptic witch hazel, with no added chemicals or preservatives. The set of three tablets comes in a gift-ready box, and each batch is handmade to order in Manchester.

    Price: £3.50+

    4. This plant-based, acetone-free nail polish remover that looks and smells way nicer than the usual stuff.

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    This non-toxic, natural nail polish remover is made from plant and vegetable-derived ingredients, free from acetone and alcohol, and lightly lime-scented. The formula effectively removes polish without stripping your nails and skin of natural oils, so it's safe for sensitive skin. The packaging is plastic-free, and the chic glass bottle is 100% recyclable.

    Price: £15

    5. This deep-conditioning treatment masque that's a soothing solution for stressed-out hair.

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    Whether your hair is naturally dry or it's been damaged by chemical processing, dye, or heat styling, this treatment masque will restore some much needed moisture to your hair and scalp. Alongside its star ingredient of omega-rich Jamaican black castor oil, the masque contains shea butter, peppermint, and apple cider vinegar — all of which are ethically sourced and certified organic. Shea Moisture is a PETA-certified cruelty-free brand (and a black-owned business!) but its parent company of Unilever is not cruelty-free.

    Price: £10.64

    6. This Tisserand Aromatherapy Sleep Better pillow mist that can really improve your chances of getting a good night's sleep.

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    The ultra-fine pillow mist is an affordable luxury, made from 100% pure, organic jasmine, sandalwood, and lavender essential oils. Tisserand is certified vegan by the Vegan Society and certified organic by the Soil Association. Their products are made in the UK and are not tested on animals during any step of the production process.

    Price: £6.30

    7. This Pixi Glow mud mask that'll help clear your pores in just fifteen minutes.


    This facial mask is part of the same line as Pixi's much-loved Glow Tonic, and it has similar radiance-restoring properties. Key ingredients include kaolin clay and sea salt to draw out impurities from your skin, ginseng to brighten and clarify, and aloe vera to soothe and moisturise.

    Price: £18

    8. This Hurraw Moon Lip Balm that's like a lip sleeping mask in stick form.

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    Hurraw is fairly well-established as a vegan, cruelty-free alternative to the big brand-name lip balm sticks, and the blue-chamomile-and-vanilla-infused Moon night treatment is one of their most popular flavours! Reviewers across the internet rave about the calming scent and the creamy, non-sticky texture that leaves lips feeling silky soft in the morning. Hurraw uses organic, certified-vegan ingredients, and is Leaping Bunny-certified cruelty-free.

    Price: £4.95

    9. This apothecary-style lavender and cedar scented candle that's a simple way to bring some much-needed calm into your busy life.


    These candles are hand-poured in Manchester using 100% natural soy wax, essential oils, and cotton wicks. The amber glass jars look super luxurious and can be recycled (or used for storage) once you've burned down the candle and scraped out any remaining wax. The candle is available in a range of other delightful-sounding scents, such as black spice, oak wood and tobacco, and Earl Grey and cucumber.

    Price: £15+

    10. This Unbound Jelly water-based personal lubricant that can help you really make the most of your time alone or with a partner!

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    Unbound is a brand with a strong emphasis on sexual pleasure for women and femmes. This high-end lube is made of 95% organic, 100% vegan ingredients, is free from glycerin and parabens, and is pregnancy safe. The consistency is slick but not sticky, with a subtle lemon and vanilla flavour that can make oral sex even more pleasurable, and the water-based formula plays well with both latex condoms and silicone toys!

    Price: £15

    11. This pink Himalayan bath salt that'll give you a spa-quality relaxing, therapeutic soak.

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    This bath product is made of 100% pure, food-grade salt, which has been certified natural by the Soil Association and certified vegan by the Vegan Society. The salt is rich in minerals and naturally antiseptic, so it's good for your skin, and soaking in saltwater is a great way to soothe aching muscles.

    Price: £4.99

    12. This brightening serum that's quickly becoming a cult skincare hero.

    Cult Beauty

    If your skincare concerns include dull skin and uneven pigmentation – for example, from acne or sun damage – then this Versed Stroke of Brilliance brightening serum will help fade hyperpigmented spots and bring out your natural glow. It contains ingredients such as vitamin C, liquorice root, palmaria palmata extracts, and niacinamide. Versed is a cruelty-free brand certified by Leaping Bunny. The Instagram-friendly packaging for this product is recyclable aside from the dropper.

    Price: £18

    13. This all-natural sheet mask that's infused with CBD oil.


    CBD or cannabidiol is extremely hot right now, both as a dietary supplement and a skincare ingredient. This sheet mask definitely won't get you high but it will mellow your skin out with the anti-inflammatory and restorative benefits of CBD oil. This product is 100% plant-based, from the biodegradable bamboo sheet mask to the serum, which is super concentrated and contains zero water. Natura is certified vegan by the Vegan Society and certified cruelty-free by PETA.

    Price: £5.95

    14. This gently exfoliating lip scrub that will help you say goodbye to chapped, flaky lips.


    The BYBI Beauty Buffer lip scrub contains brown sugar, cinnamon, strawberry, shea butter, and fruit wax, as well as nourishing sweet almond, sweet cherry, and agave oils. BYBI is a UK-based brand, certified vegan by the Vegan Society and certified cruelty-free by Leaping Bunny. This product comes in a sugarcane-based biodegradable tube.

    Price: £9

    15. Why not follow up the scrub with this INC.redible Hemp Hydration Lip Jelly that'll leave you with a plumped, lightly-tinted pout?

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    The lip jelly is infused with hemp seed oil to lock in moisture, and melts into a balm on your lips. You can wear it under your usual lip colour or on its own for a glossy, high-shine look with a subtle peach tint.

    Price: £8

    16. And finally, this Herbivore Rose Hibiscus hydrating face mist that's a pick-me-up you can use at home or on the go.

    Cult Beauty

    This spray, which uses coconut water and rose water as its base, uses natural, organic ingredients to refresh and hydrate your skin. While the ultra-fine mist sinks into your pores, the subtle scent helps lift your mood. You can use it before or after applying makeup, have a little spritz as a bedtime treat, or keep it in your bag for when you need a boost during the day. Herbivore is a fully vegan brand and is PETA-certified cruelty-free.

    Price: £14 for 60ml, £28 for 120ml