The Best Vegan & Non-Toxic Facial Cleansers

June 15, 2016By 5 Comments

The Best vegan facial cleansers

If you’re looking for an effective facial cleanser that’s kind to bunnies, your skin, and the environment, I totes have ya covered. This list includes some of my favorite brands, and you won’t find any animal ingredients, parabens, artificial colors, phthalates, PEG, fragrance, etc. –  just wholesom, skin lovin’ yumminess that’s guaranteed to nurture that gorgeous mug of yours!

The Best Vegan & Non-Toxic Facial Cleansers

Osea Ocean Cleanser ($44, 6 oz) – I have been using this cleanser for years, and it’s so gentle and effective at removing all the gunk (including makeup) from pores. It’s chock full of minerals, algae, dermal proteins, vitamins, and mineral salts and it has a delightful natural fragrance. Btw, they are currently offering free shipping over $50 (domestic orders).

Osea Ocean Cleanser

Ingredients: Aqua, *Algae Extract, Decyl Glucoside (Vegetable Foaming Agent), Sodium Lauroyl Oat Amino Acids, Sorbitan Olivate, *Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, *Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate (Natural Smectite Clay), Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Essential Oils of: *Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Oil, *Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, *Juniperus Communis (Juniper) Fruit Oil, Cupressus Sempervirens (Cypress) Seed Oil, and Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Oil, Lactic Acid (derived from fermented beet), Xanthan Gum, Glycine (Amino Acids), Potassium Sorbate, Glycine, Chlorophyll Extract *certified organic

100% Pure Brightening Cleanser, ($35, 6 oz) – This skin brightening facial cleanser washes away makeup (including eye makeup) and other impurities while aloe juices and rose hydrosol hydrates and soothes. There’s no need to use harsh chemical skin lighteners when this 100% Pure formula gets its brightening effect from all natural, gentle ingredients like bearberry, kojic acid, sake, fruit acids, licorice, vitamin c, lemon juice and strawberries. Use code veganbeauty15 for 15% off this and anything else from 100% Pure online.

100 Percent Pure Brightening Cleanser

Ingredients: Aloe Barbadensis (Organic Aloe Juice) Leaf Extract*, Rosa Centifolia Flower Water (Organic Rose Hydrosol)*, Citrus Medica Limonum Extract (Lemon Juice), Cocos Nucifera (Saponified Coconut) Oil, Rice Ferment Filtrate (Sake), Arctostaphylos Uva Ursi Leaf (Bearberry) Extract, Kojic Acid, Extracts of Fragaria Vesca Fruit (Strawberry), Rubus Idaeus Fruit (Raspberry) and Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root, Sodium Ascorbate (Vitamin C), Extracts of Punica Granatum (Pomegranate), Bromelain (Pineapple Bromelain), Papain (Papaya Papain) and Vaccinum Macrocarpon Fruit (Cranberry), Citrus Paradisi Peel Oil (Pink Grapefruit), Citrus Medica Limonum Peel (Lemon) Essential Oil, Lonicera Caprifolium Flower and Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Cirtal**, Geraniol**, Limonene**, Linalool** * Certified Organic ** Component of Natural Essential Oil.

L’uvalla Hydrating Milk Cleanser ($39.80, 3.4 oz) – This moisture-rich cleanser is super gentle and contains effective anti-inflammatory and antioxidant agents from around the world, such as wild chamomile, passionflower, and lotus extract. It’s also made with meadowsweet, a natural source of Beta Hydroxy Acid, which leaves your skin clean without the residue often left by other milk cleansers. It’s a swanky French formula that works amazingly and smells gorgeous, too (subtle, natural floral fragrance).

Luvalla Hydrating Milk Cleanser

Ingredients: Water (aqua), cetearyl alcohol (and) cetearyl glucoside, sunflower seed oil (helianthus annus), cocamidopropyl betaine, hazel seed oil (corylus avellana), xanthan gum, lotus flower extract (nelumbo nucifera), orange peel oil (citrus aurantium dulcis), lavendin oil (lavandula hybrida), palmarosa oil (cymbopogon martini), matricaria flower extract (chamomilla recutita), meadowsweet flower extract (spirea ulmaria), passionflower flower extract (passiflora incarnata), ginseng root extract (panax ginseng). The following natural components are founf in our 100% pure essential oils: Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool.

Indie Lee Rosehip Cleanser, ($32, 4 oz) – Vitamin-rich rosehip oil is an anti-aging must! I try to incorporate into my daily beauty routine as much as possible. This simple and gentle cleanser soothes skin to help slow the signs of aging, improve the appearance of wrinkles, preserve moisture, even skin tone, and boost radiance due to its high concentration of antioxidants and Vitamins A, E, and K. It has a lovely subtle rosy scent to boot.

Indie Lee Rosehip Cleanser

Ingredients: Aqua, Sodium Olivate (Fatty Acid from Olive), Glycerin, Rosa Rubiginosa Seed Oil, Chondrus Crispus, Eriobotrya Japonica Extract

Tata Harper Nourishing Oil Cleanser ($68, 4 oz) – This one is the most expensive of the bunch, but it’s worth every penny IMO. It’s also very gentle and is made with a  silky blend of biocompatible oils and esters that dissolves makeup and pores nasties without zapping moisture from your skin – it fact it super duper moisturizing. It’s loaded with beta carotene, Vitamins A, C, E, lycopene and omega 3, which help soften roughness and improve skin’s texture. If you’re wary of oil cleansers, don’t worry, this one doesn’t leave any greasy residue at all, and it provides a perfect, smoothed surface for makeup application.

Tata Harper Nourishing Oil Cleanser

Ingredients: Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) seed oil*, Olea europea (Olive) Oil*, Shea Butter Ethyl Esters, Polyglyceryl-4 Oleate, Prunus armeniaca (Apricot) kernel oil*, Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba) seed oil*, Argania spinosa (Argan) Kernel oil*, Plukenetia Volubilis, Jojoba Esters, Camellia Oleifera Seed Oil, Aroma**, Medicago sativa (Alfalfa) Extract*, Arnica montana (Arnica) Leaves and flowers*, Calendula officinalis (Calendula) Flower Extract*, Symphytum officinale (Comfrey) Leaves*, Borago officinalis (Borage) Leaf Extract*, Spiraea Ulmaria (Meadowsweet) flower Extract*, Sambucus Nigra Fruit Extract, Citral, Citronellol, Eugenol, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool *Ingredients from Organic Farming

Alaffia EveryDay Coconut Face Wash ($8.99, 12 oz) –  This is a super budget-friendly option (and it’s HUGE)! It’s another gentle cleanser, and it’s ace at removing eye makeup, dirt. This goes without saying, but it smells so coconutty good! A adore this company, too. Alaffia has one of the most beautiful and powerful mission statements. They are investing in African communities via their Empowerment Projects which include several Education-Based Projects, Maternal Health, FGM Eradication, Eyeglasses, and Reforestation. Def check them out. All of their products are super pure, affordable and generously sized.


Ingredients: Azadirachta indica (Neem) Aqueous Extract, Carica papaya (Papaya) Aqueous Extract, Saponified Cocos nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Decyl Glucoside, Cocos nucifera (Coconut) Water*, Glycerin, Cocos nucifera (Coconut) Aromatic Extract, Lavandula hybrida (Lavender) Oil. *Certified Fair for Life – Social & Fair Trade by IMO.

What are some of your favorite all-natural/non-toxic vegan facial cleansers?

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  1. Hey Sunny nice information!

  2. Julie says:

    I love S.W. Basics’ cleanser. It’s extremely gentle (my skin is super duper sensitive) and only contains three ingredients: Rosewater, vegetable glycerin and tea tree oil.

  3. Sharon says:

    Aladdin!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAA!!! Nono, *Alaffia

  4. Sharon says:

    Aladdin Everyday is my favorite! Since I haven’t been able to afford 100% Pure, I’ve been using Everyday stuff and it rules. I really like the scrub!

  5. Kia says:

    Great post! loved it! I always wanted to try the Osea stuff. I have to check to see if they got it in europe somewhere 😉 I like the Gressa facial cleanser. Love the way my skin feels afterwards!

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