You may never have considered it but many shaving, grooming and beauty companies have been using animal-based ingredients in their products for years. If you’re vegan or just looking to follow a more sustainable lifestyle, there are many shaving soaps, shaving creams and shaving brushes you’ll need to avoid. But that doesn’t mean you have to go without. The English Shaving Company is proud to stock a huge array of fully vegan products from some of the world’s leading brands. Now going vegan doesn’t mean you have to compromise on quality. Shop our diverse collection of animal-free soaps, haircare products for vegans, cruelty-free shaving brushes and more to create a grooming and shaving routine that’s as kind to the planet as it is to your skin.
If you’re looking to make the switch to a vegan shaving routine, you’re not alone. Even if you’re not fully vegan, plenty of traditional shaving enthusiasts are moving away from animal products and looking to create a vegan shaving routine instead. The same goes for skincare, haircare and styling products, which can be full of animal-based products. People want change — and the big brands are listening. From proud British brands like Edwin Jagger to more recent gamechangers like Betty Hula, The English Shaving Company is honoured to offer one of the most diverse online collections of vegan shaving, styling and grooming products.
First of all, don’t be misled by products that look natural, vegan and cruelty-free at a glance — always check the packaging or online product listing to confirm an item is actually vegan. Skincare ingredients like glycerine, oleic acid and hyaluronic acid are commonly found in moisturisers, face creams, soaps and more, but these ingredients are often sourced from animal parts and by-products. For a full list of ingredients that are unsuitable for vegans, check out our blog post here on how to create a vegan grooming routine.
Say goodbye to badger hair shaving brushes and discover the high quality of cruelty-free Edwin Jagger synthetic shaving brushes. Recent technological advancements mean these fully man-made fibres now rival the superior performance of the very best animal shaving brushes, while also proving more durable and less susceptible to off-putting damp smells. Nom, Kent and Muhle are also pioneers in the field of vegan shaving brushes, offering both moderately priced and top-range animal-free alternatives.
Many shaving soaps, hand soaps and shaving creams rely on animal fat to create the perfect texture for a rich lather, but plenty of excellent vegan alternatives are easily available on our website. Naturally sourced essential oils and plant-based butters provide just as good cushion and glide for a super-comfortable shaving experience. Phoenix & Beau, Goodfella’s Smile and Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements are just some of the stellar brands catering to an ever-growing eco-conscious audience with exceptional vegan shaving creams and soaps.
The same goes for styling products too, as many hair waxes and pomades are made using beeswax, even though vegan oil-based formulas give your hair and beard the same professional hold, finish and sheen without upsetting sensitive skin. Rugged Nature offers an excellent irritation-free and vegan hair wax that’s suitable for both vegans and those suffering with breathing difficulties.
For more product recommendations to kickstart your vegan collection, check out our blog post on how to make your shaving and grooming regime vegan here.