5 Vegan Beauty Brands For Nature-Loving Malaysian Girls

Being vegan is more than just watching your diet. It’s a game-changing lifestyle and not an easy one to kick start as there are many complications that need to be taken into account.

For instance, aside from food, veganism also abstains from the use of animal products in every part of your life including makeup and skincare products that don’t contain any kind of animal ingredients, animal by-products as well as animal-derived products.

As a result, looking for vegan-friendly makeup goods can be quite a challenge — but not when you know where to shop! Check out these vegan beauty brands from the local and international market that’ll satisfy your beauty needs:

1. Orkid Cosmetics

This is a local, halal and vegan cosmetic brand that formulates its products using high-quality ingredients imported all the way from Japan and Europe, but made fresh in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Orkid Cosmetics keeps it 100% non-toxic and safe for the skin with their signature matte-suede liquid lipsticks which are free from parabens, mineral oil, DBP (phthalates), triclosan, sodium lauryl sulphate as well as gluten.

Price Range: RM 45++

Where To Buy: Orkid Cosmetics, Mysmik, PLAY UP Advance Fahrenheit88 KL. 

2. Velvet Vanity

Another local brand that’s 100% vegan, cruelty-free and approved by the Ministry of Health Malaysia, Velvet Vanity is all about the youth culture with the products inspired from music, arts and lifestyle. We’ve heard so many good reviews about it that we want ‘em all!

Price Range: RM 49++

Where To Buy: Velvet Vanity Cosmetics Fashion Valet 

3. Lush

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Whether you’re a vegan or non-vegan, everyone in this country (especially females) has been waiting for quite a while for Lush to open its store in Malaysia. Thankfully, it finally did on 1st October this year at Pavilion, KL. Not only are all of their products freshly handmade and cruelty-free, they’re also 100% vegan. By purchasing the colourful, quirky shaped goods, customers may take part in saving the environment as 90% of their packaging is recyclable which can be brought back to the store to be reused or refilled.

Price Range: RM 25 to RM 150++

Where To Buy: Pavillion KL & Lush 

4. The Body Shop

Of course, The Body Shop is on this list, as it has always been an advocate on being environmentally friendly. Although not all of their items are vegan, they do not test on animals and it’s 100% vegetarian. You can definitely still look for vegan products as more than 200 items offered by the brand are vegan such as the chamomile sumptuous cleansing butter, tea tree skin clearing body wash and many more. Just be sure to look out for the vegan label.

Price Range: RM 13 to RM RM 200++

Where To Buy: The Body Shop, All Body Shop Outlets & Zalora 

5. EcoTools

From eco-friendly makeup tools to facial sponges designed for various skin types, this brand provides everything that a vegan beauty junkie will ever need. Yes, there are even vegan makeup brushes. The handles of the brushes are made of renewable bamboo, equipped in packagings which are made of 100% Tea-Free paper with 20% cotton and 80% bamboo fibers. So cool!

Price Range: RM 40++

Where To Buy: Shins MY & Eco Tools