How often do you examine the ingredients in your moisturisers and skincare products? Would it surprise you to know that many contain ingredients from animals?
For example, maybe you’ve seen lanolin on the label, the grease from sheep wool, or keratin, which comes from crushed animal hooves, horns and hair?
Making vegan choices isn’t just for the kitchen, by choosing vegan skincare, you can remove animal ingredients from your bathroom, while caring for our planet and caring for your skin.
What is vegan skincare?
Vegan skincare products don’t contain any animal ingredients, derivatives or by-products.
When we’re asked why we make vegan skincare, we always say ‘because we can!’. There are so many wonderful plant and mineral-based ingredients available that we don’t need to use ingredients derived from animals to create beautiful, soothing products.
So often we don’t realise what these ingredients really are, but it’s great to know that there are lots of vegan skincare options out there. If you want to find out more about common skincare and cosmetics ingredients that are not vegan, check out this interesting list on the Ethical Elephant website.
Is vegan skincare good for you?
On the whole, vegan skincare products contain natural, organic ingredients that tend to be more gentle on the skin, and are often more easily absorbed for improved hydration and healing.
If you find you have sensitive skin, or are particularly allergy-prone, you may find that buying vegan skincare products is really helpful as they tend to have fewer ingredients, which are less likely to irritate the skin.
Beyond the body, making vegan lifestyle choices is a great way to help the planet as it offers a more sustainable, eco-friendly way of life. Animal agriculture is a significant global contributor to climate change, in areas such as deforestation and greenhouse gas production, so by reducing the demand we can all help to reduce our impact.
What vegan swaps can I make to my skincare routine?
Whether you’re new to vegan skincare and are exploring your options, a life-long vegan looking for a new vegan moisturiser, or somewhere inbetween keen to learn more, you’ll find our natural, nourishing vegan deodorants and balms a fantastic way to be kinder to animals, our planet and your body.
Our vegan skincare range includes…
Vegan lip balms – packed full of nourishing, organic ingredients; jojoba oil, illipe and mango butter to smooth and soothe, and myrica wax seals in the moisture and offers that protective layer.
Vegan body moisturisers – soothing, nourishing and softening balms for everyday use. We use organic jojoba oil, mango butter and essential oils in our super hydrating body balms.
Vegan facial moisturiser – moisture rich butters and oils leave your face and neck feeling soothed and cared for without leaving a greasy residue. We use wonderful organic mango butter and rosehip oil for healing and replenishing vitamins.
Vegan hand cream – hands are healed and repaired, thanks to rich mango butter, organic borage, jojoba and calendula for healing, with myrica fruit wax to give the balm firmness and grip, sealing in the goodness and moisture-giving properties of our natural oils.
Vegan deodorants – you’ll find organic coconut oil, mango butter and essential oils in our deodorant balms, along with magnesium to deodorise and organic arrowroot to absorb moisture.
Vegan After Sun moisturiser – we’ve taken our body balm base and added soothing, skin-healing ingredients such as lavender and chamomile essential oils if you’ve had too much sun.
Vegan aftershave/ beard balm – using our facial moisturiser base, our Cedar Fresh pot contains super hydrating thistle and cedar wood essential oil, which soothes and softens your skin or beard.
Vegan gift sets – want to share the vegan skincare love, or treat a lovely vegan in your life? Look no further. Our vegan skincare gift boxes are designed to fit all budgets, with a specially chosen selection of products to help you spoil someone special.And it doesn’t stop there! We’re constantly beavering away in our lovely lab beside the sea in Cornwall, working on the next vegan skincare product to add to our range.
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