Vegan face care is all about using plant-based ingredients instead of slapping on chemicals that can irritate the skin. It’s a great way to help your complexion look its best and is better for the environment too. Vegan products don’t have to sting the bank either and there are plenty of affordable options available. Veganism has gained a lot of momentum lately and beauty brands are now starting to catch up, which is good news for everyone.
Basically, Vegan is a type of diet that excludes all foods and products derived from animals, including dairy, eggs, meat and fish. While Cruelty-Free refers to products that have not been tested on animals, they could still contain animal products and by-products like honey, cochineal dye (red pigment sourced from crushed beetles) or lanolin (a fatty substance found in sheep’s wool).
When choosing your skincare products it is important to read the label to ensure that it contains no animal ingredients. Often, if a product is vegan it will be marked with a vegan symbol or sign on the packaging. You can also check for a cruelty-free mark on the packaging, which means that the product was not tested on animals but it may contain other animal ingredients or by-products.
In the world of beauty, there is an increasing amount of choice when it comes to finding Vegan face products that work for your skin. Many of these brands are small, independent and use high quality, ethical ingredients in their formulations. There are also a number of well-known makeup and skincare brands that have added a vegan line of products.
If you’re new to Vegan skincare, we suggest starting off with a cleansing cream that is both gentle and effective. We recommend this calming option from Milk Makeup, PS34, which is packed with oat milk to soothe and argan oil to seal in moisture.
Then, you can move onto a serum that will hydrate and nourish your complexion. We love this plant-based option from Monday Muse, PS48, which combines cold-pressed oils such as prickly pear seed and black cumin seed to calm even the most temperamental skin.
Alternatively, you can invest in some face masks to get your skin looking its very best. This detoxing charcoal mask from Pacifica, PS49, is formulated with bamboo charcoal to deeply cleanse and remove excess oil while green tea and hyaluronic acid fight breakouts.
We also love this hydrating mask from Sunday Riley, PS49, which is designed to firm and plump the skin while also brightening it.
You can also add a boost of vitamins and antioxidants to your routine with a vegan facial mist. This one from Beia, PS34, is packed with hydrating shea butter and calming aloe to give you a healthy glow.
You can find all of these options and more on our dedicated vegan skincare page, or if you want to try out the vegan lifestyle without making any major changes to your existing routine then we suggest checking out our discovery beauty box which features a selection of quality vegan and cruelty-free products. Vegan face care