Posted on: 16 January 2019

Start your new year with cruelty free products

The New Year is a great chance for you to make some changes within your company, so why not use this opportunity to experiment with some new products. EU regulations from March 2013 made it illegal to test cosmetic products on animals, as well as selling products that have been newly tested on animals.

Whilst many products are branded as cruelty free, they may not necessarily be vegan, as they may contain beeswax, honey or keratin. Take a look below at some of the products on the market today that will let you have a greener start to 2019!

5 vegan friendly products and brands to check out in 2019

Tony Maleedy

Tony Maleedy’s Juniper scalp shampoo was designed to eliminate scalp problems, such as dandruff and dryness. The shampoo was also developed to reduce hair loss and to encourage hair growth. The product is 100% vegan, but can be expensive at £17.50 for 250ml

Manmane beard oil

Manmane is a Swansea based company who specialise in beard oils and moustache waxes, who began operating in 2015. All of the beard products are plant based, and as such have not been tested on animals, and it also means that they are 100% vegan friendly.

Although based on Swansea, the company have an online store that can distribute their products across the globe.

Daniel Field

Daniel Field is a hairdresser based in Barnet, and is one of the first professional hairdressers to ban animal based products in their salon. Since then they have branched into creating their own haircare products that are cruelty free and vegan.

The company has a hair styling product range for both men and women, including a spray, serum and a styling wax.

The Ordinary

The Ordinary are part of the DECIEM group and specialise in offering vegetarian and cruelty free cosmetic products. They currently offer a serum foundation that is free from alcohol, oils and nuts, but is also vegan friendly and gluten free.

The Ordinary’s foundations can be found in their London stores, or online for those who live further afield.


US beauty company, Hourglass, has produced a vegan friendly mascara called Caution, as well as a range of vegan products for the complexion, eyes, lips and cheeks, as well as vegan friendly make up brushes made by Taklon bristles.

Although US based, Hourglass products can be found readily throughout UK department stores and online at John Lewis, Debenhams, Harvey Nichols and Selfridges.


January 2019 marked the start of Veganuary, where people have used the start of the new year to make a change in their personal lives, by trying a vegan lifestyle for January. The Guardian reported that over 250,000 people worldwide have signed up to the Veganuary website, with 14,000 signing up on 30th December alone, ready for January 2019.

Finding out more about Veganuary can give you a better idea of the vegan movement, and you can even find out more about some of the products that are available on the market.

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