Did you know switching to vegan beauty products can not only benefit your skin but it is also better for the environment? Vegan diets are becoming increasingly popular, which The Guardian suggests is a result of greater exposure on Instagram, and more people are adopting a vegan lifestyle that doesn’t end with food. Choosing clothing, household products and beauty products that are free from animal ingredients is also a big part of a vegan lifestyle. However, vegan beauty products are so beneficial that many meat eaters are also opting for them. If you’re considering switching to vegan beauty products, here’s the 5 biggest benefits to help persuade you.
Better for your skin
Vegan beauty products have a whole list of benefits as they tend to be gentler on the skin. They use high vitamin, natural ingredients so depending on exactly which products you use, these could prevent signs of ageing, improve the appearance of bags under your eyes, reduce acne scars and make your skin glow! The high water content in the products helps moisturise your skin, and the plant based ingredients are easy for your skin to absorb. As a result of being so hydrating, your skin will be less oily as it is no longer won’t be working overtime to make up for lack of hydration.
Better for sensitive skin
Vegan beauty products are considered to be better for sensitive skin, as they contain less unknown ingredients. They are produced with a handful of ingredients that are specifically chosen for their health benefits, and as a result, you know exactly what you are putting on your skin. The lack of harsh chemicals means your skin is far less likely to become red and irritated and if it does, you can more easily establish which ingredient is causing the harm as there are fewer ingredients involved.
No animal testing
Most vegan beauty products are never tested on animals and are 100% cruelty free. Make sure to check the packaging of each product as it should clearly state if the product has been through some animal testing. Look out for the Leaping Bunny logo as an indicator of a cruelty free product.
No animal products
In fact, vegan beauty products contain no animal products at all. They don’t include things like uric acid extracted from cows, dead insect extracts and beeswax. Many animal by-products found in cosmetic products are actually damaging to your skin. One particularly harmful ingredient to avoid is lanolin, which is derived from the wool of sheep. Choosing vegan products ensures this product won’t be included.
Better for environment
The lack of harsh chemicals included make vegan beauty products better for the environment, as they reduce the amount of chemicals entering our air or water. Products manufactured using chemicals which frequently enter our atmosphere and water, damage the environment on a wide scale.
Vegan beauty products are also often packaged using recycled materials, which reduces waste and keeps these products eco-friendly. Choosing vegan and natural skincare, is, therefore, better for both the environment and your skin.
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