The Vegan Norway app is filled full of nice places to eat and buy vegan food. We get so many emails and messages from people people telling us how happy they are to find vegan friendly places to go for dinner, or to grab a bite to eat at lunchtime. 2 years into starting the Vegan Norway project we now have a pretty good overview of the vegan restaurants and grocery stores in Oslo, Bergen, Trondheim and soon Stavanger. Whilst it's awesome that we now have almost 500 vegan friendly places in the app, I don't really feel like we have enough places which are focused on non food items like makeup, skincare and cleaning products. This is something we are working on.
Veganism is not a diet, it's a commitment to reducing animal suffering. Whilst animal agriculture is still the most prolific source of animal suffering and death, the cosmetics and clothing industries are also a massively harmful force. Unfortunately animals are still widely used as clothing (for example fur, silk, leather, and wool), to make ingredients in skincare and makeup products (stuff like beeswax, lanolin and carmine are often used) and even though it is widely looked down upon in society, many cosmetic companies still use animals to test skincare and makeup products on, despite there being reliable alternative product quality testing methods available.
Here at Vegan Norway we understand that trying to find vegan friendly skincare and makeup products can feel a little bit scary so we want to make an extra effort to find great places to add to our app which sell animal cruelty free products which are free of animal derived ingredients.
In our app you will find all of the various Lush stores. They are most definitely one of our favourite places to shop for skincare. We also love Aesop and Rituals, who have their own stores in Oslo. In Bergen you will find a really cool store called Pepper which sells lots of fancy vegan friendly brands and in Trondheim you can get really great vegan products from Etikken and Scent. Aside from this we get a lot of our skincare products from many of the health stores listed in the app like Røtter, Helios, Kinsarvik and Sunkost. Check out all of these places in the Vegan Norway app.
Shopping vegan at KICKS
KICKS are a well known chain of beauty stores in Norway they sell many scandinavian and international brands of makeup, beauty accessories and skincare. I realised that it would be super helpful for vegans to be able to shop there so I spent a whole day going through their list of brands that they sell to find out what is and is not vegan and created a guide.
100% Vegan Brands
These brands do not test on animals and do not contain any animal derived ingredients
Beauty Blender - Makeup sponges.
Bulldog - Skincare marketed to men.
Clean - Fragrances
Colorwow - Haircolourant to cover grey hair
Dr Bronners - Soaps, Haircare, and Skincare
Emma S - Skincare
Estelle & Thilde - Skincare
Formula 10.0.6 - Skincare
Healgel - Skincare
Honoré des Prés - Fragrances
Konjac Sponge - Facial sponges
Madame LALA - Tanning lotion
Rahua - Luxury hair products
Sachajuan - Hair care
Stella McCartney - Perfume
Sweed Lashes - Eyelashes
Animal cruelty free brands
These brands do not test on animals but some of their products may contain animal derived ingredients so its best to check each product individually.
Anastasia - Brow and contouring makeup
Andrea - Eye makeup removing pads
Ardell - False lashes
Aurelia - Skincare
Bjork & Berries - makeup, skincare and fragrances
Ciate - makeup
Deborah Lipmann - Nail varnishes
Eyeko - Eye makeup
Hanz De Fuko - Hair Products
I love... Showergels and skincare
Jorgobe - Skincare
Lash Food - Eyelash and Brow makeup
Lernberger Statsing - Hair products
Rituals - Skincare
Rodial - Skincare
Please let us know if we have got any information concerning the brands listed here wrong. We spent a long time researching this article and want to make sure that we are providing accurate information to vegan consumers.