Vegan is synonymous with the terms plant-based and natural, with animal welfare being paramount. A product that is vegan should not contain any animal or animal-derived ingredients such as honey, beeswax, lanolin, collagen, albumen, carmine, cholesterol or gelatin. Strictly speaking, a ‘vegan’ product should also be free from animal testing, but because the term is not regulated, it’s often used simply to state that it doesn’t contain animal ingredients.
Pureology Clean Volume Shampoo, $41 and Conditioner, $44: The 100 per cent vegan formula in this range is infused with natural ingredients to help boost volume. Aloe water helps hair retain moisture, provides body and absorbs oil, while soy protein fortifies the hair, adding lustre and protecting against environmental aggressors.
Ethique Peppermint & Teatree
Foot Balm Bar, $20: All Ethique products are free from nasties such as palm oil, parabens, animal products, petroleum by-products and ingredients that form nitrosamines or dioxins. They also have no fillers, contain no plastic and are 100 per cent cruelty free and vegan.