Our Favorite Vegan and Cruelty-Free Facial Cleansers



Our Favorite Vegan and Cruelty-Free Facial Cleansers

With natural ingredients and ethical production, these facial products give cleanse a new meaning.


In a time where face coverings are the new norm, many have experienced more frequent acne breakouts, a concept that has been called, macne. While masks are wonderful for keeping out and trapping germs they also tend to trap moisture, bacteria, and makeup onto our faces. Frequent washing of your reusable masks is a step toward cleaner face hygiene, but facial cleansers are just as important in maintaining your glow.

When is the last time you checked whether or not your skincare products are cruelty-free and made of natural ingredients? You might be surprised to find that your most trusted products are filled with harsh chemicals and tested on animals. If you’re like us, we don’t want to put anything on our faces that had to be tested on living creatures for safety…who would? Below, find five organic, cruelty-free products that will make your skin shine, even beneath a mask.



1.  BeautyCounter Countermatch Refresh Foaming Cleanser– $32

Why we love it: This foaming facial cleanser is cruelty-free, vegan, and gluten-free. What more could you want? This cleanser feels refreshing the moment you apply it to your skin and will remove extra makeup residue and oil. No matter your skin type, it will leave you feeling refreshed and moisturized. A small dollop goes a long way!



2. Mad Hippie Cream Cleanser $15.99

Why we love it: Though this cleanser doesn’t foam, the creaminess will wash away makeup residue and impurities while nourishing your skin with plant-based ingredients. Mad Hippie carefully selects ingredients that will restore the skin’s natural protective oils and infuse additional antioxidants to leave your skin hydrated and clean. This product is especially helpful for dry skin, but will hydrate combination to oily skin, too. Mad Hippie even has a 100% money-back guarantee if you’re not satisfied with your skin products, so they’re dedicated to their customers’ skincare routines!



3. Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser $18

Why we love it: The name speaks true to its creamy, soothing texture. Infused with five conditioners, this product is meant to hydrate and restore your skin. This pH-balanced cleanser is so gentle that it won’t burn the eyes—it’s made from the same gentle cleansers used for contact lens solution! An added bonus? This cleanser works great to remove any makeup from your face.



4. Youth To The People Superfood Cleanser  $36

Why we love it: If you prefer a gel cleanser, this is your best bet. Made with kale, green tea, and spinach, this cleanser is so natural that its ingredients almost sound like the recipe for a smoothie. The best part? The packaging is recyclable. We can’t find a bad thing to say about this cleanser!



5. Ursa Major Fantastic Face Wash $28

Why we love it: Many have vouched that this product has made their acne disappear, which is probably where this cleanser got its name. This foaming face wash exfoliates the skin without stripping it of its natural oils and pH. If you have normal, oily, or combination skin, Ursa Major’s Fantastic Face Wash is the product for you.

–Libby Walsh