These are the best vegan skincare brands to have on your radar

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We like to think of vegan skincare a little bit like vegan milk alternatives. From oat and soy, to almond and coconut, there is an awful lot to choose from, and it's hard to know which one is best. So, we took it upon ourselves to do some research and try out some of the best vegan skincare brands out there, and the results were seriously impressive.

From more affordable skincare brands to luxury beauty and even some recent newcomers, there is a range of products for you to choose from. We've included the best cleansers, best toners, best face serums and more, to complete every step of your skincare routine.

Vegan beauty is undeniably one of the fastest growing skincare categories out there, so have a read of some of our favourite brands and try them out for yourselves. You won't regret it.

The best vegan skincare brands to try now:

1. Byoma

Byoma is the new brand on the block. Not only do the products come in fun, colourful packaging, but they are also super affordable. The best bit? This skincare line is all about boosting your skin's barrier, instead of stripping it, thanks to the simple ingredients and scientific formulas. If you didn't know, your skin's barrier works hard to keep the bad stuff out (such as pollution and irritants) and keep the good stuff in (such as water and ceramides), so you really want to take care of it.

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2. Summer Fridays

You'll all have heard of Summer Fridays, the Insta-worthy brand that has taken the skincare world by storm. Founded by two beauty bloggers, Marianna Hewitt and Lauren Gore, the brand is all about easy-to-use, clean ingredients, with packaging that you will definitely want on display.

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3. Pai Skincare

Pai Skincare was founded by Sarah Brown, after her skin became irritated, hyper-sensitive and acne-prone out of the blue. Sarah set out to create products that would nourish sensitive skin without irritating it. The result? A dreamy vegan skincare line that customers can't stop raving about.

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4. Aesop

Aesop may be famous for their luxury body care range, but did you know that they do skincare, too? The vegan beauty brand's products are formulated from the finest quality ingredients for that luxury feeling. Plus, the packaging looks super chic out on display. A win win.

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5. Youth To The People

Youth To The People's products are powered by superfoods, and their formulas are full of beneficial ingredients for your skin. Greg Gonzalez and Joe Cloyes developed the plant-based formulas that have since blown up on social media, and they make sure that every product is cruelty-free and 100% vegan.

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6. Biossance

This brand is really something special. Their patented, vegan and sustainable squalane is the key ingredient in all of their formulas, and works to hydrate and support the skin's barrier. We can confirm that the products feel amazing to use, and the brand itself is 100% vegan.

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Grace Lindsay

Grace Lindsay is currently Junior Beauty Editor at Who What Wear UK and previously was Marie Claire UK's E-Commerce Writer.  With over three years of experience in the fashion and beauty industry, she covers everything from the best make-up and skincare deals to how to shop the stand out trends of the season. When she's not typing away at her laptop, Grace can be found shopping her favourite vintage markets IRL, or catching up on her never-ending list of books to read.