If you’re one of the 400,000+ people taking part in Veganuary this year, we bet you’ve spent a lot of time thinking about how you’re going to make the diet work for you. Especially if this is your first time experimenting with veganism.
But, believe it or not, there’s more to going vegan than switching up your diet! A lot of the daily skincare products you use are actually made with animal byproducts. So, if you want the true vegan experience, you should consider adding vegan skincare products into the mix!
If the thought of changing your skincare routine sounds a little scary, there’s really no need to worry. Using vegan skincare products actually has lots of great benefits! And, in this post, we’re going to shed some light on them!
They’re kinder to animals
Did you know? Many common skincare products actually contain animal byproducts. A lot of off-the-shelf soaps, shampoos and moisturisers, for instance, contain glycerine - a chemical generally derived from animal fats.
Vegan skincare products, on the other hand, are made entirely using plant-based ingredients, so no animals are harmed in the manufacturing process.
That said, we’d definitely recommend always looking out for the cruelty-free logo on any vegan skincare products you’re considering buying. Just because a product uses vegan ingredients, doesn’t necessarily mean it hasn’t been tested on animals.
They’re gentle on sensitive skin
One of the biggest problems with mainstream skincare products is that they’re often filled with chemicals and toxins. And, while these chemicals can often lead to great results in the short term, they can cause irritation in the long term. Especially on sensitive skin types.
Vegan skincare products, on the other hand, use all-natural, plant-based ingredients. In fact, they use far fewer ingredients on the whole! This means they’re gentler on your skin, so, you can say goodbye to irritation, inflammation and redness!
They’re packed with nutrients and anti-oxidants
This is one of the BIGGEST benefits of using vegan skincare. Since all the ingredients are derived from plants, they’re filled with naturally-occurring nutrients and anti-oxidants that are awesome for your skin.
For our example, our fan-fave coffee scrub is made using a sustainably-sourced coconut oil base. Not only is this rich in antioxidants that help fight off free-radicals, but it’s also packed with anti-inflammatory fatty-acids which can help fight acne!
They’re sustainable and eco-friendly
This one is especially important for those of you who like to offset your carbon footprint. Since vegan skincare products are entirely plant-based, they’re incredibly sustainable. Coconut oil, for instance, is made using hand-picked coconuts and doesn’t require any chemicals or pesticides to farm.
Not only that, but you’ll often find many skincare brands put a huge focus on ensuring every step in the supply chain is sustainable. So, not only are the ingredients themselves more sustainable but so is the packaging and delivery methods!
All our products, for example, are not only made using locally-sourced, sustainable ingredients, but they’re also packaged in both recycled and fully-recyclable packaging! A win-win for your skin and for the planet!Thinking of adding vegan skincare to your routine this Veganuary? Follow this link to explore our range of sustainably-manufactured, 100% natural, vegan skincare products.