Vegan face care has become a big trend, as people are looking for cruelty-free and natural products to improve their skin’s health. Unlike traditional beauty products, which can be full of harsh chemicals and ingredients that may irritate the skin, plant-based skincare uses organic ingredients to help your skin look smoother, healthier and clearer. Vegan products are also better for the environment as they use less water and are kinder on the earth than animal-derived products.
While some products that claim to be vegan actually contain animal by-products or ingredients, a true vegan product will only include cruelty-free ingredients and no meat, fish, eggs, dairy or honey. Beeswax, for example, is a common ingredient found in many vegan products as it acts as a humectant to soften and smooth the skin. The Nectar, PS48, by new brand Monday Muse, for example, contains a blend of cold-pressed prickly pear seed and black cumin oil to calm the complexion.
Despite the hefty price tag, many skincare brands have jumped on the vegan bandwagon with their products and there are now an array of cruelty-free, vegan products on the market. One of our favourites is Skyn Iceland, whose products are easy to find at most major retailers. Their Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels, PS12, are a super-effective way to depuff and brighten your eyes.
Another great option is HiBar, a cruelty-free, plant-based brand with a range of face cleansers and masks. Their Face Wash Bar, PS18, is a gentle, non-irritating cleanser that helps to remove excess oil and pore-clogging impurities, leaving your skin feeling smooth and soft. It also contains anti-inflammatory tea tree, chamomile and aloe vera which help to treat and prevent acne breakouts.
There are also some brands that specialise in vegan and cruelty-free products, such as Fleur & Bee. Their collection includes a range of face oils and masks to treat all your skincare concerns. We love their Wild Rose Oil, PS30, and the hydrating Hydrating Glow Mask, PS29.
If you’re feeling particularly crafty, you can even try making your own vegan beauty products at home! There are loads of recipes out there ranging from super-easy to slightly more complicated. We recommend trying out a couple of different ones to find out which ones work best for you and your skin.
The best part of going vegan is knowing that your beauty routine isn’t only helping you feel healthy and happy but that you are also doing good for animals and the planet. With vegan products becoming increasingly popular, many brands are now using natural ingredients that are better for the environment than animal-derived ingredients. Plus, they’re a more ethical choice as they’re not tested on our fellow earthlings. So, what are you waiting for? Start your journey to beautiful vegan skin today! Vegan face care