As any vegan knows, going vegan isn’t always easy. It requires dedicated investigation into not only what you eat but also what products you use in your skincare routine. But that doesn’t mean you need to sacrifice taking care of your skin entirely!
Here at STYLE STORY, we do our best to make sure K-Beauty lovers from all sorts of backgrounds and lifestyles have access to a full K-beauty routine. We’ve put together a list of Vegan K-Beauty products and brands you can easily find on our site that are 100% vegan.
Klairs Gentle Black Cleansing Oil: This cleansing oil is mild yet effective, making it perfect for sensitive skin. The hypoallergenic formula is packed with vegetable oils that gently cleanse, moisturise and protect.
Klairs Rich Moist Foaming Cleanser: Perfect to use as Step 2 in the Double Cleanse method, this is a hypoallergenic, low irritant amino acid cleanser that keeps the skin moisturized while cleansing the pores. It contains hyaluronic acid, ceramide 3 and olive oil to maximize hydration.
Iunik Centella Bubble Cleansing Foam: This gentle pH balanced cleanser replaces ordinary water with 69% centella asiatica extract water to softly cleanse damaged, irritated skin. The micro-bubble formula is ideal for sensitive skin types, as the soft foam helps the skin retain moisture and isn’t sensitizing.
iUNIK Lime Moisture Mild Peeling Gel: made with an AHA fruits complex comprising lime, grape, orange, apple and lemon, iUNIK’s Lime Moisture Mild Peeling Gel helps to remove dead skin.
Cosmetea Black Tea Pink Clay Mask: Cosmetea’s pink clay mask looks good enough to eat and offers skin resurfacing benefits that target loss of firmness and elasticity. This creamy clay mask works to hydrate, tighten and improve uneven skin.
iUNIK Vitamin Hyaluronic Acid Vitalizing Toner: this revitalizing post-cleanse toner contains Hyaluronic Acid (45%) and Seabuckthorn Extract (5%), offering deep hydration while nourishing and soothing sensitive skin.
Iunik Tea Tree Relief Toner is a dual-function toner that is for acne-prone and sensitive skin. Star calming ingredients tea tree (67%), centella asiatica (20%) and portulaca extract moisturise and nourish skin while keeping it clean and clear.
Olivarrier Dual Moist Toning Lotion is a barrier-rebuilding, pH balancing toner combines two products in one. Doing the work of both a toner and lotion, Olivarrier Dual Moist Toning Lotion is perfect for rebuilding a damaged skin barrier, calming inflammation and delivering a high-energy dose of antioxidants to compromised skin.
Lee Gee Haam Tea Tree 95 Essence: This cult Korean beauty product alleviates uneven skin tone, minimises redness and irritation and improves the complexion. Containing 800 times more Vitamin C than apples, it leaves skin feeling refreshed, rejuvenated and radiant.
Olivarrier Dual Moist Hydraluron Essence is a powerful essence packed with micro hyaluronic acid that sinks into the skin, preventing dryness and oxidasation.
Subi Perfect Pimple Patch: This luxury hydrocolloid pimple patch is the thinnest, most invisible patch on the market. If you get pimples in hard-to-reach places then these are your patches. The thinness, stickiness and absorptive powers of Subi’s patches means they stay in place long enough to effectively tackle the pimples that other patches can’t.
Klairs Rich Moist Soothing Serum: Contains a fortifying blend of natural extracts like sodium hyaluronate, betaine, licorice, natto gum and centella asiatica, which work to hydrate and strengthen skin.
iUNIK Beta Glucan Power Moisture Serum is a super-charged ampoule that nourishes and hydrates dry skin while improving the skin’s barrier function with star ingredient Beta Glucan.
Olivarrier Fluid Oil is a 100% Squalane oil that strengthens the skin barrier naturally, solving skin concerns for oily, combination and acne prone skin year-round. It has a non-comedogenic formula that provides hydration while fighting bacteria.
Purito Centella Green Level Buffet Serum – a daily-use serum made from 49% Centella Asiatica extract, this serum is highly effective & easily absorbs into the skin leaving it feeling nourished and protected from environmental hazards such as polllution, light damage etc. It soothes fine lines & wrinkles, addresses pigmentation and uneven skin tone problems.
VEGAN EYE CREAM:
Purito Centella Green Level Eye Cream – An all-in-one vegan K-Beauty eye cream that strengthens, brightens and fortifies the gentle skin around the eyes. Continued usage leaves skin around the eyes plump, hydrated and bright.
The Vegan Glow Good Morning Cream: protects skin throughout the day and enhances the skin’s barrier with cacao seed butter and panthenol.
D’alba Peptide No Sebum Repair Cream: Formulated for combination and sensitive skin types, this multi-purpose facial cream is packed with peptides and amino acids to calm skin and regulate oil production, leaving skin matte and fresh.
Olivarrier Emollient Extra Comfort Cream is a skin-saving moisturising cream rediscovers balance and comfort for sensitive skin, protecting it from both the environment and moisture loss.
Iunik Beta Glucan Daily Moisture Cream is a super-charged moisturiser that supremely nourishes and hydrates dry skin while improving its barrier function with star ingredient Beta Glucan.
The Vegan Glow Goodnight Cream – enriched with Vitamin E (Tocopherol) and Adenosine, this gentle night cream improves skin’s elasticity and provides additional anti-aging functions in a 100% cruelty-free, vegan formula.
VEGAN FRIENDLY BRANDS
When it comes to finding vegan friendly brands in your K-Beauty collection, it’s slightly trickier than finding individual vegan products. Although there are a handful of K-Beauty brands that boast 100% vegan collections, many more have a signature range of products that are 100% vegan, even though their entire collection may not be. Try:
Subi – All of their products are ethically made, sourced from humane supply chains, are vegan, cruelty-free and not sold in China.
Olivarrier – ALL of their products are dermatologist-tested, cruelty-free, EWG verified, vegan, and hypoallergenic with zero toxins. Perfect for those with sensitive skin.
Vegan Glow – 100% vegan and eco-friendly, the name itself is self-explanatory. While The Vegan Glow haven’t released many products yet, we guarantee they’ll become your certified go-to brand for vegan and environmentally clean products.
Benton – Benton’s Aloe vera line is plant-based and great for the skin. Benton itself is certified cruelty free by the PETA and specializes in natural beauty products that contain high percentages of active ingredients. Benton avoids parabens, mineral oil, alcohol, benzophenone, chemical preservatives and steroids.
Purito – The brand’s new PURITO Centella Green range is free of harmful additives, animal ingredients and animal testing. Purito itself is a 100% cruelty-free brand that uses ingredients that are EWG Green level safe, toxin/chemical-free with packaging that is environmentally friendly.
Klairs – Since 2016, Klairs transitioned their entire brand to become both Vegan and eco-friendly, though they do have some honey-based products. All the Klairs products we sell at STYLE STORY are vegan.
iUNIK – Excluding their propolis and snail products, iUnik’s minimalist style skincare products use natural, plant-based ingredients to create their toners, serums, cleansers, etc.
Have any other vegan Korean skincare favourites? Let us know in the comments!
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