While the origin stories of the ingredients listed on the back of some your favourite beauty products might be more confusing than the plotline of the Russian literature that’s currently propping up your laptop, more and more brands are making the switch to vegan formulas that are free from animal by-products. With so many people being dedicated to a plant-based lifestyle or dabble in it weekly for meat-free Monday, it’s only natural that the same is happening for the products we use on our skin. Here are some of the benefits of working vegan skincare into your routine.
The difference between vegan and cruelty-free
Before we dive into the benefits of using vegan skincare products, we just wanted to clear something up that we know many people have questions about.
Vegan and cruelty-free are two different terms with different meanings.
Vegan refers to products that contain no animal by-products, whereas cruelty-free refers to products that have not been tested on animals. Usually, cruelty-free products are vegan and vice versa, although this isn’t always the case. Many of the natural products you love so much may actually contain animal by-products. For example, beeswax, lanolin and animal proteins and vitamins such as keratin, collagen, elastin and biotin are all animal by-products.
To save you the hassle of digging out your magnifying glass to squint through our ingredient list, we’ll make it easy for you by letting you know that all of our masks are 100% vegan and cruelty-free.
What are the benefits of choosing vegan skincare?
Why just save your ass, when you can help the environment and all its beautiful creatures too?
Did you know Hyaluronic Acid is often derived from rooster combs? Yes, really! Rooster combs are just one of the many skincare ingredients that would have you feeling queasy if questioned where it had come from.
Not ours, though! We use corn-derived glucose, to create the Hyaluronic Acid in a bio-fermentation process. While you can rest assured our ingredients are free of any animal by-products, they also won’t cost the earth.
Toxic ingredients from conventional skincare and makeup can end up in waterways and streams where they put our planet and wildlife at risk. So by making the switch, you keep our natural surrounds safe in more ways than one.
The potent, plant-derived ingredients in many vegan skincare products actually contain superior active ingredients that are juicy with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Just like the feeling you get from eating the rainbow, feeding your skin with the power of plants is sure to give you the same get up and glow.
Safer for your health
Usually, when people are looking to switch to vegan skincare, they are also more conscious about the type of ingredients they are exposing themselves to.
Vegan products are often (but not always) formulated with cleaner ingredients with the health of you in mind just as much as the health of the planet and the protection of all animals.
Healthy ingredients are not only for beautiful, radiant skin, they are also safer for your health, considering that a portion of everything applied externally will end up in your bloodstream.
Here, at Such Skincare, we are happy to bring 100% natural, vegan and cruelty-free products to your booty. Because let’s face it, no one wants nasties near their bum.
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