An 11-Step Vegan Skincare Routine For Veganuary 2023

January is here, and that can only mean one thing, so is Veganuary… You may think that Veganuary is just about eating a plant-based diet, but we’re here to let you on a lil’ vegan secret and it involves your everyday skincare routine. Creating a totally new all-vegan skincare routine for this month (and beyond) has never been easier and will certainly give you a few extra Veganuary credits.

Vegan beauty isn’t anything new or ground breaking, in fact, a whole host of brands here on BEAUTY BAY are now adopting vegan practices into their new product development, making beauty-essentials that are good for you, the planet, and the animals. We bet a lot of your own existing skincare routine contains quite a few vegan-friendly products already! We’re talking the likes of Skincare By BEAUTY BAY, e.l.f. Cosmetics, Florence by Mills, The Ordinary and so many more.

If you’re ready to kick off Veganuary 2023 with a whole new skincare routine, then keep on reading.

first cleanse

The first step in your vegan skincare routine is here. The Chamomile + Oat Lipid Cleansing Balm from the Skincare By BEAUTY BAY range is a rich cleansing balm designed to deeply cleanse the skin and melt away stubborn makeup to leave the skin feeling clean and comfortable. 

second cleanse

If you don’t already double cleanse, then it’s time to start. We love the e.l.f. Cosmetics Superclarify Cleanser as a second cleanse (after your balm). Made with niacinamide, this gentle but effective cleanser removes impurities from the skin, while preventing clogged pores and helping to strengthen and moisturise. It really does it all.


If you’re looking for a vegan natural exfoliator to add into your skincare routine, look no further than the Florence by Mills Get That Grime Face Scrub. Made with sustainable ivory palm seed powder, an eco-friendly way to exfoliate, cucumber extract to calm, soothe and hydrate, plus vitamin E to reinforce the skin’s barrier, this exfoliator is just what you’ve been looking for.


This Veganuary, try adding The Beauty Crop’s Kombucha Glow Toner to your haul. Formulated with a blend of AHA, PHA and a powerful combination of ferment filtrates to help remove dead skin cells, while brightening and evening the skin, this deserves a spot in your new routine.


Here to change the skincare game, Veganuary or not, the Bio-Cellulose Face Mask from MIJ Masks deserves a spot in your mask stash. Made with bio-cellulose, a carbon positive fibre that’s produced from the natural fermentation of coconut water, making it rich in essential amino acids, this mask easily covers the skin’s tiniest lines and wrinkles for maximum performance and absorption. 


The serum you need this month has to be the Glow Hub Purify & Brighten Serum. Perfect for those breakout-prone moments, this ultra-lightweight serum uses black tea extract, blueberry and salicylic acid to help de-clog your pores, detoxify the skin and add brightness to the complexion.

Eye cream

Look after your delicate under eyes this month (and beyond) with the e.l.f. Cosmetics Holy Hydration! Eye Cream. Designed to brighten, refresh and nourish the skin under your eyes is this super gentle, fast-absorbing, non-greasy eye cream, that soaks into the skin for a renewed feel.


The perfect daily moisturiser for the month is right here. florence by mills’ Dreamy Dew Moisturiser features a featherlight, silky formula to hydrate and nourish the complexion for that fresh, dewy glow. 

Spf (daytime)

If we could give one piece of skincare advice, it would be to never skip SPF. Veganuary is no exception, so meet the Supergoop! Unseen Sunscreen SPF 30. Delivering a non-greasy, super-lightweight, invisible and scentless formula with broad-spectrum SPF 30 sun protection to hydrate and protect the skin, this SPF deserves a spot in your vegan skincare haul.

Oil (nighttime)

Wake up with glowing skin thanks to the Aurelia London Cell Repair Night Oil. This lightweight, super hydrating oil absorbs into the skin to regenerate and repair the complexion whilst you sleep, and did we mention it’s vegan?

spot stickers

Designed to draw out impurities from spots whilst shielding them from external factors are Hydrocolloid Spot Patches. A favourite here at BEAUTY BAY HQ, these no fuss spot healers are our secret weapon to clean and clear skin.