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What Aveda Products are Vegan Friendly?

As my salon's resident vegan, I'm always the go-to person to ask when a guest is looking for vegan-friendly Aveda products. Aveda is consistently recognized by VegNews Magazine and Peta as being a cruelty-free company, and they are the only major company with a professional color line that is completely vegan and cruelty-free (not tested on animals).  Truth is, Aveda makes most of their products totally vegan, so it's easier to list the products that ARE NOT vegan.  Individual salons and spas may use non-Aveda products in their services (such as waxing, manicures & pedicures) so it's a good idea to call ahead to double check before you make your appointment.

Here is a handy guide to print and take with you the next time you're headed to the salon! All Aveda color, hair, skin, and body care products are completely vegan EXCEPT THE FOLLOWING:

You will find Beeswax or Honey in the following products (CURRENT LIST AS OF MAY 2016):


  • Lip Saver SPF
  • Lip Shine
  • Light Elements Shaping Wax
  • Light Elements Texturizing Crème
  • Lip Glaze
  • Lip Tint SPF 15
  • Nourish-Mint Renewing Lip Treatment
  • Nourish-Mint Sheer Mineral Lip Color
  • Nourish-Mint Smoothing Lip Color
  • Uruku Lip Pigment
  • Uruku Color Gloss


  • Men’s Pure-Formance Firm Hold Gel
  • Phomollient
  • Pure Abundance Volumizing Clay Conditioner
  • Pure Abundance Volumizing Hair Spray
  • Pure Abundance Volumizing Hair Potion
  • Pure Abundance Volumizing Shampoo

According to Aveda: "While our goal as a company is to use 100% plant or flower derived ingredients, we have not found substitutes for these particular ingredients at this time." I have some suggestions... Agave nectar, coconut oil, shea butter, cocoa butter, jojoba oil... ;)

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