Updated on December 4, 2018:
Here are 30 vegan beauty and self-care products from Trader Joe’s that prove that compassion and beauty are one and the same:
Perfect for the holiday season, this ultra-moisturizing cream is made with real ginger root extract.
2. Blueberry & Açaí Facial Scrub
Alpha-hydroxy acids take care of the exfoliating, while colloidal oatmeal, shea butter, meadowfoam seed oil, and other plant extracts soothe your skin.
3. Spa Lavender Hand and Body Lotion
This lotion smells like heaven and lasts for months, depending on how willing you are to share with family and friends. At $4.99, we think it’s a great bargain.
4. Botanical Bounty Foaming Hand Soap
True to its name, this soap includes a bounty of coconut oil, aloe vera leaf juice, chamomile extract, borage oil, and linseed oil.
5. Coconut Body Butter
Dry skin be damned with this nourishing, coconut-scented body butter.
6. Refresh Citrus Body Wash
If you thought that your morning shower couldn’t get any more invigorating, think again. This delicious body wash will awaken your senses with the smell of fresh citrus. What a welcome wake-up call!
7. Bronner’s Peppermint Castile Soap
Dr. Bronner’s fresh-smelling peppermint soap is sold both as bars and in liquid form—and the bars last so long that they’re worth every penny. (Make the most of the liquid soap by diluting it.)
8. Enrich Moisturizing Face Lotion
This is a great daily moisturizer, as it contains a broad spectrum sunscreen with SPF 15. If you spend an entire day in the sun, however, you’ll want to use one of these vegan sunscreens.
9. Next to Godliness Micellar Cleanser & Makeup Remover Towelettes
Towelettes are most effective when used between washing your face and moisturizing, to clean off any residual grime that lingered after the wash.
10. Nourish Spa Balance Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner
These affordable gems are a great addition to your daily hair-care regimen and are packed with vitamin E and argan oil.
11. Tea Tree Oil Pure Vegetable Soap
This bar soap’s simple and effective formula is perfect for the hands, body, and face. It also works well to prevent breakouts.
12. Vitamin E Oil
You can use this affordable vitamin E oil for dry cuticles and cracked heels as well as for smoothing split ends, among many other uses.
13. 100% Australian Tea Tree Oil
You can apply this oil directly on acne or dilute it with water to use as a toner after you wash your face.
14. 100% Pure Jojoba Oil
This store clearly has all your oil needs covered. Jojoba is fantastic for skin because it’s structurally close to human sebum—this means that it’s similar to your skin’s natural oils. It doesn’t feel greasy or clog pores. We’re in!
15. Coconut Oil
Trader Joe’s also carries organic virgin coconut oil, which serves similar purposes to vitamin E oil. You may find yourself using this one in the kitchen as well as in the bathroom! Check out our list of 30 ways to incorporate coconut oil into your daily routine.
16. Natural Facial Cleansing Pads With Tea Tree Oil
With witch hazel and tea tree oil, these pads will help wipe away the day’s dirt.
17. All for One, One for All Shampoo, Conditioner & Body Wash
18. Nourish Shea Butter Hand Cream
How can your hands stay dry with a mixture of shea butter, cocoa butter, almond oil, and sunflower oil? They can’t!
19. Nourish Herbal Blend Liquid Soap
This soap smells fresh and earthy, with lemongrass and clary sage for their cleansing, astringent properties.
20. Next to Godliness Hand Soap
Lavender and chamomile make such a perfect combo—we recommend that you keep a bottle of this by every sink in your house.
21. Lavender Salt Scrub
It doesn’t get more divine than the scent of lavender. Many salt scrubs can cost you an arm and a leg (after which you won’t have much left to scrub), but at just six dollars, this is the scrub to buy.
22. Spa Face Wash With Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil is great for many skin woes: It helps fight blemishes, soothes irritated skin, and also combats dandruff and other fungal infections.
23. Fresh Linen Scent Antibacterial Hand Soap
This liquid soap uses extracts of aloe, vitamin E, and rosemary to soften and moisturize your skin.
24. Aloe Vera Gel
When we say that aloe vera is a classic skincare product, we mean classic: The Greeks deemed it a panacea 2,000 years ago, and today it’s still used for its anti-inflammatory properties, positive effects on sun-damaged skin, and ability to help heal wounds.
25. Ultra Moisturizing Hand Cream
Trader Joe’s set out to develop a high-quality, travel-size lotion at an affordable price. They hit the nail on the head with this formula, made of 20 percent shea butter, hemp oil, and vitamins C and E.
26. Tom’s of Maine Original Care Deodorant
Trader Joe’s sells this effective Tom’s deodorant at a lower price than most other stores. If it’s not already a staple in your bathroom cabinet, pick some up soon.
27. French Liquid Soap With Vitamin E
This sweet soap incorporates two delightful scents from nature—orange blossom and honey—without any of the cruelty. Find out why buying honey harms bees.
28. Moisturizing Cream Shave
It smells of two delicious natural scents—honey and mango—but this shaving cream thankfully leaves all the sweet stuff for the bees and doesn’t contain any real honey.
29. Tom’s of Maine Peppermint Toothpaste
Tom’s of Maine has been a popular brand for natural personal care products for over 40 years, but you don’t need us to tell you—the products speak for themselves.
30. Tea Tree Tingle Body Wash, Shampoo, and Conditioner
Tea tree oil is great for dandruff and dry skin, while also working to help clean and stimulate your scalp. We love these products because the scent of tea tree oil isn’t overwhelming—and the “tingle” might even give you more of a morning buzz than your cup of coffee.
Thankfully, vegan beauty products are easy to find—just check out our list of 100 percent vegan beauty brands here.
And should you ever have a concern as to whether a company is cruelty-free, you can look it up in our Beauty Without Bunnies cruelty-free database.