Oh So Heavenly

Oh So Heavenly gift packs, featuring body wash, body lotion and a loofah, has long been a go-to for those seeking a last minute gift. But this year, why not go all out and spoil your loved one with the Oh So Heavenly Glam Goddess Glam Tote Bag? For just *R300, you can spoil that someone special with a gorgeous honey-hued tote bag packed with goodies from the OSH Glam Goddess range. If you want to be even more indulgent, then add in the OSH Glam Goddess Glamourous Cracker, featuring body lotion, shimmer lotion and hand cream for an extra *R59.99. And because both of these products are marked with the Clicks purple sticker, you'll even be able to pick up a little extra treat for yourself.

Both of these products are available exclusively at Clicks stores.

LenKa

LenKa offers a range of skincare products, made from high quality ingredients, that is gentle and nourishing for your skin. These products contain no animal products or by-products and aren't tested on animals. LenKa products are made with natural ingredients, in small hand-made batches to ensure you receive top quality products. This Christmas, spoil yourself or a loved one with one of LenKa's Self-Care Kits. Available in Sensitive (*R850), Anti-Ageing (*R850), Acne/Oil (*R850) and a Travel Kit (*R120), these must-have beauty products will leave your skin soft, nourished and healthy. Currently at a discounted price, these kits would make even Santa swoon.

LenKa products are available at their online store.

The Good Stuff

The Good Stuff offers a range of cruelty-free beauty products that are mostly vegan. With a wide array of body washes, soaps, foam baths, body care, face care and hair care products on offer, The Good Stuff should be a go-to for gift giving for all occasions. Some of our favourite gift sets include the Nourish & Flourish Cracking Stuff gift set for *R49.95. With shea butter and vanilla orchid flavoured Crème Foam Bath, Body Wash and Body Lotion, this is a festive steal. The Rock 'n Rooibos Three Treats set, for *R48.95, is another of our favourites and includes Rooibos & Moroccan Argan Oil Body Wash, Body Scrub and Body Lotion, to leave skin soft and pampered.

The Good Stuff gift sets are available at Dis-chem stores.

SoyLites 

SoyLites candles are more than just a regular old candle. These candles burn at low temperatures, turning the wax into a moisturiser. Endorsed by both Beauty Without Cruelty and the Vegan Society, this makes the ultimate gift for anyone in need of a pamper. Spoil your loved one or yourself with the SoyLites Luxury Body Pamper Hamper. This hamper is packed with a 220ml body candle, 50ml Ladybird BodyBalm, bath salts, foam bath and natural glycerin soap, all for just *R500. If you're on a budget, opt for the Travel-Lite Gift Pack with Harmony, Rejuvenation and Clarity candles at R200.

SoyLites Candles are available at their online store.

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Vegan Soap ZA

For the ultimate festive season splurge, treat yourself, your friends or family to a lovely gift set from Vegan Soap Za. This company crafts products that are vegan, cruelty-free and natural, free of artificial colours, fragrances and harsh chemicals. Containing active ingredients, these products were designed to work on all skin types and for all ages. The Renewed Youth Complete Kit, at *R850, makes for the perfect spoil this festive season. Complete with the Renewed Pre-Mist, Serum and Face Mousse, this three-step skin regime will make you feel brand-new. And to boot, this gift comes pre-packed in a beautiful wooden box.

Vegan Soap Za is available at their online store.

Sorbet

Sorbet has long been a favourite among beauty enthusiasts, with their various spa outlets, makeup products, nail products and beauty products. And now vegans can also get their share of this iconic brand, with the new Sorbet Tranquil Range. Free of sulphates, parabens, petrolatum, mineral oil and MIT, the Tranquil Range is one of the first naturally enhanced ranges from Sorbet, that's kind to the earth and to your skin. To try their new range, give the gift of the Sorbet Tranquil Gift Set, for *R189. This stunning gift set includes body wash, hand and nail cream, enriched with green tea and bamboo to help you relax and unwind before the January rush.

The Sorbet Tranquil range can be found at Sorbet stores or Clicks outlets.

Woolworths Beauty 

Woolworths' own beauty brand, WBeauty, offers a wide range of 100% vegan and cruelty-free beauty products, such as their Simply Floral beauty range. The Simply Floral Pamper Gift Set, at *R350, makes for a much loved gift. This set contains 300ml Foam Bath, 200ml Shower Gel, 50ml Body Souffle and a 25ml Mini Hand & Nail Cream. These gentle products are enriched with vitamin E to leave skin feeling soft and pampered. Pair the floral scents of rose or magnolia with the classical elegance of WBeauty's Fleur Edt for just *R379.

The WBeauty range is available at Woolworths stores.

Iwori 

The festive season can be rough on delicate skin. The scorching heat, dehydration and overindulgence can be a nightmare for those with delicate skin. That's where Iwori comes in. This beauty brand is 100% vegan, cruelty-free, made in Africa and only uses sustainably sourced organic African oils and extracts. These products are also free from silicone, phthalates, sulfates, parabens and all other nasties. To give your skin a deep cleanse and nourish after the festive cheer is over, the Iwori Well Travelled Luxury Backpack Gift Set is the ultimate go-to. For *R325, you'll find body wash, face wash, a face mask and a grey puff.

Iwori products and gift sets are available at Clicks.

We at Joburg.co.za wish our readers a merry Christmas and happy holidays. 

Oh So Heavenly

Gift your loved ones with a heavenly gift of Oh So Heavenly. Every year, this brand releases special gift packs containing their most sought-after products. You can't go wrong with this brand, it leaves skin, hair, face and body feeling pampered and cared for. While the brand is endorsed by Beauty Without Cruelty, not all of the products are vegan. So, read the labels and look out for products marked as vegan and steer clear of anything with milk or honey in it. This gift is available exclusively at Clicks.

Find more information here.

Chocolate

We all enjoy a little chocolate every now and then. And there is nothing better to spoil a loved one with this Christmas than this luscious treat. While a slab of Nova Chocolate is always appreciated, why not go the extra mile and really spoil them? Get them their own specially crafted box of designer chocolates from The Chocolatiers. These handmade chocolates contain natural organic ingredients. The Chocolatiers are 100% plastic free, only using compostable and recyclable packaging. You can find this product at retail outlets across Joburg. To see available stockiest, click here.

Find more information here.

Wine

There is no better way to be festive and celebrate the season than with a good bottle of wine. Unfortunately, not all wines are vegan. But that doesn't mean vegans don't get to enjoy a bottle or two every now and again. Joburg has a wide variety of great wine that's free of animal products. Our favourite is from the Warwick Wine Estate. Based in Stellenbosch, this winery offers a range of quality vegan wines, such as Warwick First Lady and Three Cape Ladies. But refrain from gifting a vegan with any Warwick Sauvignon Blanc, as these do contain animal by-products. You can find these wines at Pick 'n Pay, Checkers, Spar and Makro, among others.

Find more information here.

The Good Stuff

Another South African beauty brand, The Good Stuff, has loads of beauty products on offer. From shampoo and bath goodies to deodorant and skin care, they have a product for every beauty concern. They also have pre-packaged gift sets available featuring some of their most luxurious products, such as fragrances, body wash and body cream. Like Oh So Heavenly, they are endorsed by Beauty Without Cruelty. They also have both vegan and non-vegan ranges, so keep an eye on those labels. To find these gift sets, visit your nearest Dischem store.

Find more information here.

Vegan Gift Box

For a truly unique gift, why not put together your own gift box for that special someone? This way, their gift will be specially made just for them, containing all their favourite treats. Get a large box or basket and fill it up with a range of vegan-friendly items. Some great treats that are vegan include Beacon Sparkles Fruit Mix, Jelly Tots, Skittles, Oreos, Bakers Romany Tarte and Beacon Midnight Velvet chocolate bars. You can also include some vegan biltong, available at The Fussy Vegan and a bottle of vegan wine for an even more spectacular gift.

Find more vegan treats here.

The Whippet Gift Card

Linden's favourite coffee shop is now offering up delightful vegan options. Featuring a wide range of tasty vegan treats, The Whippet is a must-visit for anyone following a vegan, vegetarian, plant-based or flexitarian diet. With items ranging from the Crisp Golden Tofu Breakfast to the Corn and Green Chilli Poppers, there is something for every palate. So, why not gift a loved one with a Gift Card to this diverse eatery? When all the Christmas leftovers are gone and we're in the middle of the January slum, they'll get a chance to visit the best Linden has to offer.

Find more information here.

Candles

Not only are candles a wonderful gift, but with Joburg's power outages, they are also a very useful one at that. SoyLites crafts candles that are hand-poured, long burning and expertly blended. Each candle contains aromatherapy oils to improve moods and create a relaxing ambiance. These candles, which are plant-based and cruelty-free, burn at low temperatures. This means that the wax can then be used as a fabulous moisturiser. Pick up something from the Massage Candle Range or the Soy Body Balms range to gift your loved one with a relaxing full body treatment. Other options include the Coconut Candles, Soy Crayons and Soy Wax Melts. SoyLites are available online.

Find more information here.

Give To The Needy

Most vegans have huge hearts. So, why not make a small donation in their name to a special charity? If you'd rather gift your loved one with something they can unwrap, then stop by at your local animal charity store and purchase a heartfelt gift for them. Browse through a wide selection of good quality books, select a quirky trinket, find a treasure trove of unique decor items you won't find anywhere else or have their very own mugs or Christmas baubles made just for them. These gifts will not only be meaningful keepsakes, but the funds collected will go towards feeding, housing and caring for an animal in need.

Find Animal Charity Stores here.

Woolworths Beauty

For a personal touch, gift your loved ones with a gorgeous bottle of perfume, makeup or a selection of brightly coloured nail polish. Not sure where to get all of this? Then head to your favourite Woolies branch. Here, you'll find a range of fragrances, makeup, hair care, skincare, nail care and bath goodies. And the best part? All of these products are now 100% vegan and cruelty-free. Not only will your loved ones be getting a gift that is completely harm-free, but they will also be getting good quality gifts from a trusted brand.

Find out more about the WBeauty brand here.

Cheeseboard

Christmas is the season for indulging, and what better to indulge in than a cheeseboard? With this gift, you can put together a selection of your loved one's favourite treats. Think crackers, biscuits, artisan bread, jam, marmalade, preserves and a selection of pickles, nuts and fresh or dried fruit. Add some vegan cheese and arrange this on a customised board, and you have a gift that will make even Santa envious. NetFlorist has a wide range of gorgeous engraved cheeseboards on offer.

Find our favourite selection of vegan cheese here.

We at Joburg.co.za wish all our readers a merry Christmas and a joyous festive season.

Woolworths has been a favourite among shoppers for many years. This is because of their good quality and delicious food, fashionable clothing and simply gorgeous homeware and décor. But there is something else worth stopping at this prestigious retailer for, their beauty products and cosmetics. Along with selling other brands, Woolworths has their own beauty range, WBeauty. This brand offers high quality make-up, nail polish, fragrances, soap and lotion, among others.

WBeauty has long been on Beauty Without Cruelty's Humane Guide of cruelty free products, one of the many reasons we are so fond of this brand. They are listed as VEG and PB on the Humane Guide, meaning some of their products do contain ingredients derived from animals. But they have been hard at work to change that. All of their WBeauty range products are now 100% vegan! This means that they will no longer be using ingredients like beeswax, musk, ambergris, carmine, lanolin, collagen, keratin and royal jelly in their products.

This is great news for vegans who have struggled to find basic toiletries that are both vegan and cruelty free. It is also great news for animals and their advocates. But it's even better news for those who use these products everyday. This is because vegan beauty products are much better for skin health, especially for those suffering with sensitive skin or allergies.

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Vegan beauty is a fantastic option if you have sensitive skin or allergies. Vegan makeup, skin and body care products are less likely to cause acne, rashes or inflammation. And of course, the major benefit is better-looking skin because the ingredients are either plant based or synthetic which hydrate the skin, help with uneven skin tones and encourage a more youthful appearance. The products are high-quality, last longer while being kinder to the environment." says Deshi Moodley, manager of Woolworths Beauty Quality, Innovation and Sourcing.

Products that will now be vegan include skincare, cosmetics, bath and body, fragrances, nail care, cosmetic bags and beauty accessories. Now, instead of going out of the way or shopping online (and probably getting the wrong shade), we can just pop into our local Woolies for all our make-up, perfume, face care and nail care needs. We especially love the WBeauty Nail Varnish Remover Wipes, as vegan and cruelty-free nail polish remover has been almost impossible to find (and the lemon juice and vinegar trick doesn't work). Other great finds include the highly affordable foundations, various perfumes and the men's range, which is also tricky to find elsewhere.

To find more vegan beauty products, read our Vegan Beauty Essentials or Vegan Beauty Luxuries guide. For more vegan products for men, read our Vegan Toiletries and Products for Men guide. To find more products that don't test on animals, check out Beauty Without Cruelty's Humane Guide.

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For more information, contact Woolworths on 021 407 9111, email [email protected] or visit their website.

Alternatively, follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Intagram, Pinterest or YouTube to stay up to date on the latest news and happenings.

*Images sourced from Woolworths

Oh So Heavenly has always been close to our hearts. They remain the go-to gift for the ladies in our lives whenever an event like Mother's Day, Valentine's Day and Christmas approach. But there is so much more to this amazing beauty brand. They are endorsed by Beauty Without Cruelty, meaning they don't test any of their products or the ingredients in the products on animals. They instead choose to test their products on "very fussy people". Some of their ranges are also vegan, meaning they do not contain ingredients derived from animals. All of this comes in a product that works effectively, with competitive prices to boot. Here are some of the products they have on offer:

Skin Care

The skin care range includes body wash, body lotion, body butter, soap bars and bath products. What's great about this range is that it includes options fitted to your needs. Dry skin? Try the Classic Care Moisture Burst body wash and lotion, which will make your skin silky soft in a jiffy. Trouble falling asleep? Try the Over The Moon Aromatherapy Blend before bed to relax your mind and body for a good night's sleep. Feeling stressed? Then try the Bye Bye Stress options with lavender for a bit of R&R at home. We love the Coconut Cream and Macadamia Oil body wash with ribbons of coconut and macadamia that smells magnificent. Finish this off with the same body lotion and skin feels like it's made from luxurious velvet.

 

Hair Care

Oh So Heavenly has a hair care range for dry and damaged, colour treated, frizzy, flat and curly hair. They offer shampoos, conditioners, treatment masks, elixir oil and detailing spray. They also offer hair fragrances, to leave your hair smelling as good as it looks. We love the Keratin and Argan Oil Repair 'n Care option because it smells so good. And it pairs perfectly with the Coconut and Macadamia body care.

Face Care

This beauty brand recently released a new range of face care. These are available in anti-ageing with Argan oil, even tone with pomegranate and goji berry, normal with milk proteins and oil control with aloe vera and grapeseed extract. They also have some lip care options available in various options but we are suckers for the Vanilla Bliss Lip Balm.

 

Hand and Foot Care

Oh So Heavenly also offers care for hands and feet. These include hand creams, washes, wipes and cleansers. What we love about their hand care range is that it moisturises dry hands without making them sticky or greasy. In fact, even their body lotion can be used on hands. Their foot care range comes in foot butter, pedicure treatments, soaks and wax. And we just love how they leave feet smelling like a coconut breeze rather than mature Parmesan cheese.

Fragrance

Unfortunately, there aren't all too many deodorants and antiperspirants on the market that are both cruelty-free and effective. But, this one is. They have many fragrances to choose from, whether you want to smell floral or prefer sweet fragrances. And their anti-perspirant comes in giant sized bottles, so you needn't be worried about running out too soon.

 

Kiddies and Moms

They offer a wide variety of choices for children. From when mom has stretch marks while pregnant, all the way to mom struggling to get the little ones in the bath. Thankfully their range for children includes a 3-in-1 Body Wash, Shampoo and Conditioner, which will make bubble time a little easier on mom. And then mom can treat herself to something special, whether it be Time To Unwind, Revive and Revitalize or Bounce Back.

Home Care

Now offering home fragrances, the Oh So Heavenly French Vanilla 5-in-1 room spray leaves homes smelling like a bakery with no messy baking required. In fact, they have an entire vanilla range called Decadent Vanilla, offering candles, mists and diffusers. These products also come in other flavours for those of you not as enthused with vanilla as us.

 

These and other Oh So Heavenly products are available exclusively at Clicks.

Images sourced from Oh So Heavenly's Facebook page.

Woolworths

Woolworths has wide range of cosmetics and personal hygiene products that are all vegan and vegetarian. Their house brand, WBeauty is 100% vegan and certified by Beauty Without Cruelty. As with most stores, they mostly cater to woman. However, they do have one of the widest vegan ranges for men. We love their cologne range, available in all types from musky to earthy.

The Good Stuff

While The Good Stuff seems to be aimed for women, they do have a few products that can be unisex. We love their Hello Hydration body wash which is flavoured with sea minerals and citrus burst. This wash smells like... a guy. The bamboo and white tea face care range is also a good choice for the boys who like to give their face a bit of extra love. You can also try the lime and coconut or the jojoba oil shampoos and conditioners for hair care that doesn't smell like a bakery or florist. You can find The Good Stuff at Dischem and Pick n Pay outlets.

Faithful to Nature

This is one of our favourite online stores. They sell a wide range of food, health, beauty and baby products. And everything on their website is labelled as vegan, vegetarian, eco-friendly, natural or organic. They even list whether or not the products contain palm oil! Their men's range has a wide variety of products with everything from charcoal soap to roll-on. But what we love the most is the Pure Beginnings toothpaste, which is BwC certified. You can also grab your bamboo toothbrush while you're here.

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The Body Shop

The Body Shop has a huge selection of hygiene and care products that are especially made for men. They have deodorant, face cream, beard care products and even gift packs. Many of these are vegetarian but The Body Shop does have a range of vegan products, too. Our favourite has to be the Guarana and Coffee Energising Moisturiser. This product has The Body Shop's guarantee that it is tested on men and not on animals.

Bonafide Beards

We love beards. Whether it's the prickly stubble, the bushy lumberjack beard or the fully grown Santa beard. We are beard crazy, so beards are certainly worth a little extra love and attention. We're talking beard oil, beard butter, beard wash, beard balm, beard wax, beard cleansing bars - all things beard. All the beard TLC you could ever dream of is available at the Bonafide Beards online store or at their various stockists. They love beards just as much as we do.

Wellness Warehouse

We all love Wellness Warehouse. It's the one place we can get all those hard-to-find vegan and health food products. But they also have some amazing beauty products with a nice array of men's products. This is a good place to browse for all your grooming needs as they have everything from toothpaste to body wash.

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For more vegan and cruelty free products, check out the BWC Humane Guide.

*Remember to always check the labels of your products to verify that they are vegan.

 

Woolworths

Woolworths has wide range of cosmetics and personal hygiene products that are vegan and vegetarian. Their house brand is also certified by Beauty Without Cruelty. As with most stores, they mostly cater to woman. However, they do have one of the widest vegan range for men. We love their cologne range, available in all types from musky to earthy.

The Good Stuff

While The Good Stuff seems to be aimed for women, they do have a few products that can be unisex. We love their Hello Hydration body wash which is flavoured with sea minerals and citrus burst. This wash smells like... a guy. The bamboo and white tea face care range is also a good choice for the boys who like to give their face a bit of extra love. You can also try the lime and coconut or the jojoba oil shampoos and conditioners for hair care that doesn't smell like a bakery or florist. You can find The Good Stuff at Dischem and Pick n Pay outlets.

Faithful to Nature

This is one of our favourite online stores. They sell a wide range of food, health, beauty and baby products. And everything on their website is labelled as vegan, vegetarian, eco-friendly, natural or organic. They even list whether or not the products contain palm oil! Their men's range has a wide variety of products with everything from charcoal soap to roll-on. But what we love the most is the Pure Beginnings toothpaste, which is BwC certified. You can also grab your bamboo toothbrush while you're here.

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The Body Shop

The Body Shop has a huge selection of hygiene and care products that are especially made for men. They have deodorant, face cream, beard care products and even gift packs. Many of these are vegetarian but The Body Shop does have a range of vegan products, too. Our favourite has to be the Guarana and Coffee Energising Moisturiser. This product has The Body Shop's guarantee that it is tested on men and not on animals.

Bonafide Beards

We love beards. Whether it's the prickly stubble, the bushy lumberjack beard or the fully grown Santa beard. We are beard crazy, so beards are certainly worth a little extra love and attention. We're talking beard oil, beard butter, beard wash, beard balm, beard wax, beard cleansing bars - all things beard. All the beard TLC you could ever dream of is available on the Bonafide Beards online store or at their various stockists. They love beards just as much as we do.

Wellness Warehouse

We all love Wellness Warehouse. It's the one place we can get all those hard-to-find vegan and health food products. But they also have some amazing beauty products with a nice array of men's products. This is a good place to browse for all your grooming needs as they have everything from toothpaste to body wash.

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For more vegan and cruelty free products, check out the BWC Humane Guide.

*Remember to always check the labels of your products to verify that they are vegan.

 

Perfume

A while ago, a college was writing an article about perfume and asked all the girls what their suggestions were. Many of us responded with something along the lines of "well, my mother uses...". Seems we inherit our beauty styles and beauty preferences from our moms. We watched them put on styled dresses, high heels, makeup and spray her wrists with perfume before heading out. This became our perception of what being a true lady is. Even now, we know that beauty and grace all starts with our mother's favourite scent. But where do we get vegan versions of that perfume? Whether you're in the market for fruity, woody, floral or spicy perfume, you'll be sure to find it in the WBeauty range available at Woolworths.

Body Butter

Body butter is definitely a must have luxury item. We love Vegan Healing Soap's Whipped Body butter made with avocados and Shea for an incandescence glow. It is available in various flavours like lemongrass, rose and our favourite - vanilla and coffee. You can find Vegan Healing Soap at various markets. Check out their Facebook page to find out the whens and wheres.

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Makeup

Ladies, we all love makeup. Whether you're adding that extra touch to your look with a quick brush of mascara or are going all out with winged lids, popping lips and shimmered contours. But finding a good makeup brand can be quite difficult. Especially if you are looking for something vegan AND affordable. This is where The Body Shop comes in. They have a wide range of vegan products which includes everything from Fresh Nude Foundation to Shade Adjusting Drops. These and more are available at The Body Shop.

Hair Dye

Whether you are boldly going grey or just want a new colour, hair dye is one of those products that grants us chameloen powers. When turning vegan and cruelty free, hair dye is usually one of the first things that needs to go. Even with hundreds of hair dye brands on the market, there are little to no options that are cruelty-free. But then there was Love My Hair. Love My Hair is available in two options - chemical hair dye and herbal hair dye. The chemical hair perfect for feisty grey coverage, whereas the herbal dye is better used for those of us who change our hair with the seasons. Love My Hair can be purchased at their online store or from Faithful To Nature.

Hair Dye

Foot Balm

We have your hair, body, face and scent sorted. All that is left is your feet. Many suffer from painful, cracked heels and musty smells, to out it lightly. When the rest of your body is wrapped in deluxe beauty, your feet need to be, too. To get those heels in pristine condition, try Oh So Heavenly's Heel and Foot Balm. This foot range also includes butter, scrub, soak, repair cream, shoe spray and overnight foot treatment. Oh So Heavenly is available exclusively from Clicks.

Foot Care

If essentials are more your thing, check out our Best Vegan Beauty Essentials article.

For more information about vegan and cruelty free products, visit Beauty Without Cruelty’s Humane Guide.

*Always read the labels first to make sure the products are vegan and certified by Beauty Without Cruelty*