Veganism was once considered to be a fringe concept, but it has now become mainstream. The term vegan is no longer exclusively used in a dietary context; it’s grown to encompass every aspect of life, including the development of skincare products.
2019 was declared ‘The year of the vegan’ by The Economist, with almost a quarter of millennials identifying as vegetarians or vegans. Outspoken celebrities such as Miley Cyrus and Beyoncé have been quite vocal about going vegan and are encouraging fans to switch as well.
Much like the dietary restrictions that come with being vegan, vegan skincare avoids any ingredients derived from animals or animal byproducts.
Vegan skincare products don’t include traditional ingredients such as honey, keratin, collagen, and beeswax. These ingredients are substituted with plant-based or synthetic ingredients that have been sourced ethically.
Good for Your Skin!
The ingredients used in vegan skincare products are natural—and very minimal. They nourish the skin gently by penetrating it, and are free from any chemicals that cause skin irritation or other dermal issues.
Since vegan skincare products are entirely made from plant extract, they are suitable for most skin types, including sensitive skin.
They also contain minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants that help hydrate and repair skin cells. Although vegan ingredients do not contain the collagen that is necessary for keeping the skin fresh and rejuvenated, the plant-based ingredients boost the natural collagen production of the skin, keeping it looking younger and healthier for longer.
Good for the Planet!
The runoff from most synthetic skincare products contains harmful and toxic chemicals. Once it goes down the drain, it eventually ends up contaminating the earth, as well any water source nearby, including rivers, lakes, and oceans.
It also contains a large number of animal byproducts that are derived from livestock. Studies show that livestock is responsible for almost 50% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. Not to mention all the poor animals that are subjected to product testing to make sure that these products are safe for human use.
Vegan skincare products do not contain any animal products or byproducts. They are also free from harsh chemicals and pesticides that many animals are exposed to. The ingredients are completely biodegradable, which means they don’t end up contaminating the earth or the water supply. The reduced carbon footprint is one of the main reasons people are moving towards vegan skincare products!
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Mother of two young children, housewife in the OC, rewriting how we view skincare for ourselves and our children