Veganism is no longer a minority lifestyle. Even more so, it’s not only about food. Vegan cosmetics are a well-established trend that allows you to make a responsible choice also when it comes to taking care of your skin.
Whether you are vegan or you are looking for more sustainable cosmetics, the benefits of vegan skincare can be enjoyed by anyone. And there are many perks to be enjoyed.
What are vegan cosmetics and how to recognize them
Veganism is based on the idea of cutting all animal-derived products so as to decrease your environmental footprint and stop animals suffering. Hence, the vegan diet is free from food such as meat, fish, eggs and dairy. The concept behind vegan soaps, cosmetics and make-up is basically the same: no animal-derived ingredients.
Only 100% plant based skincare products fall in this category. That is why you have to be careful when shopping. In fact, many brands use words like “natural”, “vegetable” and so on, when indeed only a minimal part of the ingredients they use is plant-related. Which leaves you wondering: how do you recognize vegan cosmetics?
The answer is: read the label. When it comes to living vegan, labels are your best friends. Honey, carmine, collagen, beeswax, lanolin, albumen, gelatin, etc., these are all ingredients that you should avoid. Luckily, in many cases you will find a certification stating that the product is vegan (for example “vegan ok”).
The greatest benefits of vegan cosmetics
They respect all skin types
One of the greatest benefits of vegan make-up and skincare products, is that all skin types tolerate them very well. Being made from natural and plant-based ingredients, they are generally very delicate and gentle, which is ideal especially for sensitive skin.
They provide sustainable options
Veganism is all about awareness and making a choice. But in order to do so, you need sustainable alternatives from the mass-market products. Vegan cosmetics do so and allow you to live your life more consciously.
They make you look great
On top of being more delicate, organic vegan cosmetics make your skin look great. They don’t have all those harsh chemicals that make your skin tired and dull. Instead, they are made of natural ingredients full of nourishing properties.
They make a difference
When you buy vegan make-up, you’re not only doing good for yourself, you are making a difference on the entire Planet. And what’s best than to have a positive impact in a healthy and easy way? You don’t have to change your entire life, just be more careful when you shop for skincare products.
They save lives
Rabbits are fluffy and adorable, but there is nothing cute about animal-testing. By choosing plant-based ingredients cosmetics, you make sure that no animal has been harmed in the process.
In conclusion, vegan cosmetics are a healthier, better and more sustainable choice both for you and the environment.
That is why we are so proud of our Écrin De Fleur collection of vegan-friendly natural soaps. We use only high-quality plant-based ingredients that are gentle and nourishing on your skin, and respect our Planet.