30 Dec Vegan Skincare
Vegan skincare is a major trend right now, with beauty lovers and influencers everywhere vowing to clean-up their skincare routines for the long-term. Here, we answer everything you need to know.
What is Vegan Skincare?
Vegan-friendly skincare involves caring for your skin using products which are made using only plant-based ingredients. Ingredients which are sourced in any way from animals are not vegan. Non-vegan ingredients include those which are derived from animals such as lanolin (from sheep’s wool) and beeswax and honey (made by bees).
Vegan Vs Cruelty-Free
Vegan skincare products and cruelty-free products are not the same. Cruelty-free products have not been tested on animals but may contain animal-based or derived ingredients. Vegan-friendly skincare products, on the other hand, do not contain animal products and have not been tested on animals.
Why Vegan Skincare?
Just as a vegan diet is a conscious, life-affirming, and healthy choice, so is vegan skincare. Vegan skincare, like a vegan diet, is environmentally focused with an emphasis on minimal impact on the natural world and improved sustainability. A vegan diet will reduce your carbon footprint, using vegan skincare products will reduce it even further.
If you have chosen to be mindful of the food you ingest, it makes sense to be mindful of the products you use on your skin. Skin is not an impenetrable barrier, as was once thought. It is permeable, which means that products applied to your skin may be absorbed by your body. Some minerals, such as magnesium, are absorbed more rapidly through the skin than by oral means. So, it makes sense to think carefully about your skincare products. Adopting a vegan beauty regime and using the best vegan skincare products will ensure you are using the cleanest skincare products available.
Benefits of Vegan Skincare
Vegan all-natural skincare products are made using an array of botanically based ingredients. One of the benefits of using vegan products is the additional minerals, vitamins and antioxidants found in naturally derived plant sources.
Plant-based oils are readily absorbed, improving the moisture content of the skin and leaving it soft and silky. The range of plant-based oils used in skincare includes kiwi seed, avocado, sunflower, apricot kernel, jojoba, just to name a few.
As vegan products contain fewer ingredients and only use natural ingredients, they are suitable for sensitive skin. Vegan products are gentler on the skin and less likely to cause a reaction than animal-based products.
A huge range of plant species has been found to have beneficial effects on a range of skin conditions. Kiwi Seed, for example, is extremely rich in essential fatty acids (Omega 3) & treats Essential Fatty Acid Deficient (EFAD) skin, along with skin disorders such as eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, acne and general ageing. Rosehip oil, also a vegan ingredient has multiple uses and benefits in skincare.
What Vegan Products are Available?
There is a full range of vegan skincare products available for sale, including many locally produced brands. These include vegan face care products: cleanser, toner, moisturisers, and masks to suit different skin types and conditions. There is also an extensive array of body lotions and treatments, as well as a men’s skincare range. Shampoos and conditioners are also available to suit different hair types. Opting to go vegan doesn’t mean you need to forego makeup. There are vegan alternatives for all your makeup needs.
Prologic skincare is owned, based and manufactured in New Zealand. All our products are sustainably and ethically produced ensuring we offer the best vegan skincare to our clients. Prologic vegan-friendly skincare products offer a locally based alternative for those seeking quality skincare. A list of Prologic skincare Australian stockists is available from our website. To become a stockist or to find a clinic near you, contact us today on 0438 735 990.