Foot peels are types of foot masks and foot soaks designed to melt off the dead and calloused skin from your feet. Foot peels usually consist of exfoliating acids from fruits and plants along with moisturizing oils and emollients.
Foot peels are not always vegan. While the peeling agents in foot peels are usually plant-based, foot peels can include a variety of animal-derived emollients such as non-vegan glycerin or urea or animal extracts like collagen or silk. Foot peels can also be tested on animals.
If you are looking for cruelty-free vegan peels for your feet, here are the best vegan foot peels right now. Pamper your feet the kind way with these 5 peel masks below.
See also: Best Vegan Foot Scrubs
Best Vegan Foot Peels
These foot peel masks are vegan and cruelty-free.
- Baby Foot Original Exfoliant Foot Peel
- Patchology Poshpeel Pedi Cure Foot Mask
- Tonymoly Changing U Magic Heel Peeling Shoes
- Boscia Fruit Acid Foot Peel Mask
- Grace & Stella Dr. Pedicure Foot Mask
Baby Foot offers the best vegan foot peel. Listed as the top foot peel by countless reviewers, the peel is also 100% vegan and cruelty-free. Made with natural extracts and fruit acids, it gently melts off all dead and rough skin. The skin starts to slough off about a week after use.
- What we like: effective peel, reveals baby-soft skin, helps with athlete’s foot
- What we don’t like: not strong enough to very calloused heels
Key ingredients: lactic acid, glycolic acid, malic acid, salicylic acid, arginine, watercress, ivi & sage leaf extracts | Features: vegan, cruelty-free, paraben-free | Average rating: 4/5 | Price: $24 (1.2 oz)
Patchology’s Poshpeel is also an excellent vegan foot peel mask. Rich in salicylic acid, this is a very effective peel for rough and thick skin. It’s also the best unscented vegan foot peel. And we love that it comes in XL size making it also the perfect vegan foot peel for men.
- What we like: effective peel for rough skin
- What we don’t like: the socks break quite easily
Key ingredients: salicylic acid, lactic acid, glycolic acid, citric acid | Features: vegan, cruelty-free, paraben-free, phthalate-free, sulfate-free | Average rating: 4.2/5 | Price: $20 (0.68 oz)
Tonymoly Changing U Magic Heel Peeling Shoes is the best vegan foot peel mask for thick and calloused heels. The mask is used on heels only. Fruit acids accelerate the skin’s natural peeling and watermelon extract gives nice hydration to the skin.
PS Both Tonymoly Changing U foot masks are vegan – this heel-only one and the full-foot bootie. The Super Peeling Liquid is not vegan as it includes snail mucin. It’s falsely labeled vegan on their website.
- What we like: best peel for heels, peeling starts already next day
- What we don’t like: can be a bit harsh for sensitive skin
Key ingredients: lactic acid, glycolic acid, salicylic acid, watermelon, lemon & sugar maple extracts | Features: vegan, cruelty-free, paraben-free, sulfate-free | Average rating: 4.7/5 | Price: $6.50 (0.63 oz)
Boscia Fruit Acid Foot Peel is a great natural vegan food peel. It uses AHA acids and papaya, apple, and lemon extracts to dissolve dead skin. The mask’s key ingredient is plant-based alcohol which penetrates the skin and doubles the peeling effect of the fruit acids.
- What we like: effective peel, natural ingredients, penetrates the skin well
- What we don’t like: doesn’t work on very rough skin (soak your feet first in that case)
Key ingredients: lactic acid, glycolic acid, papaya, apple, lemon & orange extracts | Features: vegan, cruelty-free, paraben-free, sulfate-free, chemical preservative-free, synthetic fragrance-free, synthetic dye-free | Average rating: 4/5 | Price: $18 (1.34 oz)
Grace & Stella also offers a fantastic vegan foot peel to shed off dead skin and make the feet smooth and soft. The stars of the peel are glycolic acid and cell-renewing arginine. You can get this exfoliating vegan foot mask in a variety of scents. Our favorite is the lavender one.
- What we like: makes the feet silky smooth
- What we don’t like: dead skin comes off in flakes
Key ingredients: glycolic acid, lactic acid, citric acid, malic acid, salicylic acid, arginine, vegan glycerol| Features: vegan, cruelty-free, paraben-free, sulfate-free | Average rating: 4.2/5 | Price: $26 (1.5 oz)
Main image: courtesy of Baby Foot & Patchology