Top 10 Vegan Beauty Products at Trader Joe’s

January 3, 2011By 24 Comments

I ♥ ♥ ♥ Trader Joe’s! I do most of my grocery shopping there, and I do most of my beauty product shopping there as well. Their selection of vegan and cruelty-free beauty products keeps growing, and their prices are unbeatable. My faves…

  1. TJ’s Tea Tree Tingle Shampoo ($3.79) & Conditioner ($3.99): I ain’t gonna lie—this is some crazy good shit. These products are nice and thick (especially the conditioner), they have an amazing tingly factor, and they work well for people with dry scalps (which is almost everyone this time of year).
  2. TJ’s Honey Mango Shave Cream ($3.49): Don’t worry, there’s no actual honey in there. My hubby’s pretty picky when it comes to shaving cream (whereas I just used plain ol’ soap to shave my hairy-ass legs), and this is by far his fave (and believe me, I have forced him to try a ton of vegan brands for me). It smells good, it gets the job done, and it leaves his skin kissably smooth.
  3. TJ’s All Natural Peppermint Toothpaste ($1.99): They also carry Tom’s Toothpaste ($3.99), but it’ll cost you an arm and a leg, and maybe a tooth. 😉 TJ’s brand is not only cheaper, but it’s delish and refreshing.
  4. TJ’s Tea Tree Oil Face Wash ($5.49): My hubby and I love using this face wash. It might seem a bit pricey but a little bit goes a long way (it’s super concentrated). Oh, and it works wonders on oily and/or acne-prone skin!
  5. TJ’s Facial Cleansing Pads ($3.99): I use these astringent/toning facial pads after I cleanse my skin (great for getting all those last stubborn bits of makeup off). These pads have tea tree oil and in them and they are really strong (so be sure to keep them away from your eyes and maybe nose holes, too—they’re zingy). Whenever I use these, I always marvel over all the nastiness/residual gunky facial dirt that these babies swipe up (seriously, these pads will turn brown). They are highly effective.
  6. Bisous Provence Lavender Triple Milled Soap ($3.29): These soap bars are divine. They smell like heaven, and they’re infused with nourishing shea butter and actual lavender flowers. These soaps are made in France… so you can feel all fancy pantsy (Francey-y style) when you bathe with these. They make great gifts, too!
  7. TJ’s Lavender Salt Scrub ($6.49): I guess I’m on a lavender kick. Why spend $30 on a salt scrub at a beauty shop when you can spend less than $7 on an exquisite, relaxing, aromatherapeutic lavender scrub at TJ’s. This scrub will last you for quite some time, especially if you’re like me and you like to use it exclusively on your hands (this is by far, my favorite, simple at-home spa treatment—the perfect way to de-stress).
  8. Dr. Bronner’s Peppermint Castile Soap ($8.99): I don’t know how many posts I’ve written about Dr. B’s Magical Soaps (quite a few)… I love this product like a vegan loves cupcakes (guilty of that, too). The is the large bottle of castile soap, and it’s concentrated so you’ll want to dilute it. This will last you forever. It’s such an amazing deal and it’s truly a remarkable product (so versatile, pure and pepperminty).
  9. Nature’s Gate Organic Lemongrass Liquid hand Soap ($4.29): I’ve tried all of the hand soaps at TJ’s, and this is my fave. It’s thick, so one pump (even half a pump) is gonna get your hands cleaner than clean. It also has a subltle, delicate and sophisticated clean scent. I can’t stand it when hand soaps are obnoxiously perfumey or too watery. This one is ab fab!
  10. TJ’s Vitamin E Oil ($3.99): I use Vitamin E oil almost every single day! It’s fights wrinkles, prevents scars, treats sunburns, and it’s a great moisturizer (what doesn’t it do?). It’s always good to have Vitamin E oil on hand.

In addition to beauty products, TJ’s also has a slew of fabulous vegan and cruelty-free cleaning products (laundry detergent, dish soap, window cleaner, etc.) and personal care items (toothbrushes, deodorants, hand sanitizers, *cough* tampons, etc.)

… and TONS of vegan food! 😛 Find your local TJ’s here!

What’s your favorite TJ’s beauty product?

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  1. D says:

    Is the acetate in their Vitamin E Oil animal-derived or synthetic or plant-derived? Please advise. I found put that acetate is often times not vegan. Thanks.

  2. Shelby says:

    I just tried the Tea Tree Oil shampoo and conditioner and face wash this morning for the first time and I loooooove it already! Usually when I switch face washes my skin breaks out within the hour but so far so good! And oh my goodness, the cooling sensation of the peppermint oil on my scalp is so perfect for summer. Thanks so much for this post!

  3. Kim E. says:

    I work at tjs. I tried the peppermint toothpaste, lavender chamomile liquid soap, and shaving cream. They’re great. I’m looking forward to trying the tea tree soap I bought with my discount. You should try our brand of deoderant otherwise you will be paying more for toms of Maine brand.

  4. Ashley says:

    I love the tea tree tingle conditioner!

  5. jaine says:

    I’m so sad my TJ’s doesn’t carry some of this stuff. Really wishing for the tea-tree hair products. Sadface. 🙁

  6. mike says:

    Nature’s Gate is not so “organic” as they claim.

  7. Patricia G says:

    Are the cleaning products at TJ’s environmentally friendly? I’ve been trying to move to greener products (hard because what is touted as green isn’t always and my kids are apparently allergic to all things that occur in nature)

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  8. Ina Mohan says:

    I like TJ’s cruelty-free sunscreen. It’s great value and has a nice fragrance too.

    I have one question though: does anybody know if they use organic ingredients for it? I don’t think so on first glance, as it’s not advertised as such, but I want to ask around to find out more. For me, sustainable is important right along with cruelty-free, as it determines if these products are recommended by

  9. Mar says:

    I ♥ ♥ ♥ Trader Joe’s! too! Thanks for the list you just saved me $$$ as I go to Whole Foods and purchase their products totally expensive!

  10. Mar says:

    I ♥ ♥ ♥ Trader Joe’s! too! Thanks for saving me $$$ with your ever helpful list!

  11. Gauri Radha गौरी राधा says:

    I didn’t know so much of this stuff was vegan!! This is very helpful, thanks 🙂

  12. Jennifer says:

    Ditto on the lavender scrub! My friend had some in her guest bathroom at the cabin, and I indulged myself shamelessly. I don’t usually put oil based products on my skin, but this one totally tamed my scaly knees and elbows.

    I wish the tea tree face wash worked for me — it would save so much money! My face seems to have decided that castille soap based cleansers are not acceptable, so now I’m using the face wash as a hand soap.

  13. Molly says:

    I too love love love the peppermint toothpaste! I actually just got home from a Trader Joe’s run with a new tube in hand. I’m also a big fan of Dr. Bronner’s castile soap, though I’ve switched to lavender for the winter – the peppermint makes me oddly chilly when I exit the shower 😉

  14. Wow, I usually just head to the food section but I’ll browse the beauty products next time I’m there! Thanks for the great list.

  15. Tracy says:

    I love their toothpaste, good stuff! :c) I haven’t tried their shampoo but am always looking for better options, do you know if it has sulfates/parabens/fragrance?

  16. Julia says:

    I honestly don’t want to be a smartass but as far as I know propolis is a bee product, so the toothpaste isn’t technically vegan. Or is it? Please let me know if I’m missing something.

    I <3 Trader Joe's too.

  17. yvonne says:

    i wish my TJ’s was big i dont think it has all this

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