For vegans it’s a no-brainer, but why choose vegan skincare even if you yourself are not a vegan? There are some great reasons for opting for vegan skincare choices. Here’s why you may want to make the switch.
What makes skincare vegan?
First of all, what does it mean exactly for skincare items to be termed as “vegan”? Vegan skincare, just like vegan food, contains no animal products. That means not even byproducts like beeswax, collagen, gelatin or colorants obtained from animal sources like red carmine which comes from beetles. They will also have not been tested on animals during any stage of the production process.
Benefits of vegan skincare
Cruelty-free: vegan skincare will not have been tested on animals, so you know it’s cruelty-free. Cruelty-free products often mean that the product did not go through animal testing, which is often a harsh experience for the animals involved. Animals often go through physical damage and psychological suffering during this testing. With vegan skincare, you also don’t have to worry about any questionable practices when it comes to getting the ingredients to begin with, since none are derived from animals.
Eco-conscious: vegan skincare items are often very eco-conscious. You’ll find that everything from the product itself to the packaging it comes in is designed with the Earth in mind. Recycled plastics, biodegradable packaging, and minimal packaging are often hallmarks of vegan products. Many vegan companies even make use of manufacturing methods that have a minimal impact on the Earth.
Natural ingredients: because vegan skincare is plant-based, all or most of the ingredients tend to be more naturally-derived. You’ll often find vegan skincare products to contain many lesser-known plant extracts or essential oils which can provide intense help for your skin.
Effective: because vegan products don’t contain some common animal-based skin care ingredients like collagen, some may worry whether they can be as effective as their non-vegan counterparts. The answer is: they certainly can be! Many effective skincare ingredients we all know and love are naturally vegan. These include salicylic acid, retinol, hyaluronic acid, vitamin C, and many more!
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