Looking to dip your toe in the vegan beauty arena but unsure where to start? Here’s a simple introduction into some great products to help you get started…
There’s no denying that green beauty is on the rise. More and more people are taking a much deeper look at what goes in to their trusty beauty favourites and many are making the switch to greener brands that offer a more eco-friendly, green alternative. With the rising visibility of vegan alternatives on offer it’s no surprise that people are curious. Previously only seen as a small area of beauty, vegan options are increasing all the time. So even if you’re not a vegan you can now access beauty products across skincare, colour cosmetics and more that can offer you an insight. So no matter why you’re curious – whether it’s health, religion or social reasoning, you can now fully explore vegan beauty with easy access.
“More and more people are taking a much deeper look at what goes in to their trusty beauty favourites and many are making the switch to greener brands that offer a more eco-friendly, green alternative.”
As someone who herself isn’t vegan, this is an area I’ve enjoyed looking in to. I’m not oblivious to the health benefits that are linked to veganism, and having two children, now I’m in my thirties I feel more responsibility for not only them, but for the future of our planet. And while I’m not ready to make the jump to a vegan diet, I’m very ready to at least apply some of the principles into my beauty regime where possible.
So if you’re in the same camp as me, looking to try some vegan beauty products or if you’re new to vegan beauty and want to know where to start, then these products are a great place to begin your vegan beauty journey:
I’ve used Antipodes for a few years now and their Manuka Honey Face Mask is one of my Holy Grail skincare saviours. Their whole product range is vegan friendly so it seems like an obvious place to start! The Divine Avocado and Rosehip Face Oil is full of antioxidants and vitamins that work to increase the natural levels of collagen in the skin. This means it works well for anti-ageing as well as plumping the skin overall. It’s extremely nourishing so that skin is soft and supple to the touch after every use. It’s great as the final step in your skincare regime.
You can’t beat a good mascara and all Inika products are vegan beauty friendly. This black mascara is 100% natural and plant derived and it can be used on even the most sensitive eyes. Created with a special formula to lengthen and define the lashes for a bold look, it has a good amount of lift too. Plus it’s infused with antioxidants so it actually helps to boost the health of your lashes as well. A great way to nurture your little lashes while making them look great too.
I’m a big Elemis fan and their Peptide4 Thousand Flower Mask is another face mask favourite of mine. It’s the perfect skincare treat when you want to increase radiance and boost skin’s overall appearance. It’s fortified with Brazillian Black Clay and it helps to exfoliate the top layer of the skin to reveal a brighter, more radiant and glowy skin. It’s got a mousse-like texture that feels really nice and refreshing when applied and I like to keep mine in the fridge for about 30 minutes before each application. A great brand to include in my vegan beauty edit.
Alternatively another great vegan beauty product is the PRAI Platinum Firm & Lift Intensive Serum which gives you another choice in the serum-stakes. This is the sort of serum you’d want to use during the day, as it fights free radicals and environmental factors, so all the daily exposures you deal with. And it works to protect skin while also fighting the signs of ageing too. Regular use ensures that skin is supple looking because it works to tighten and tone the skin contour. Great for the over 40’s I’d say and it’s not tested on animals.
You can’t beat a good hand balm or treatment and it’s something everyone should have in their beauty stash. A great vegan beauty one to try is the Le Couvent Des Minimes Gardener’s Hand Balm which is an intensive treatment designed for the most worked hands – a gardeners! It absorbs fast and without leaving a residue behind so it’s easy to put on and go and it relieves dryness and chapped skin while also making sure they’re fully moisturised. Oh, and it smells lovely too.
Don’t forget about adding vegan beauty bits to your hair care regime as well – Grow Gorgeous have a 11-in-1 Cleansing Conditioner that’s paraben and sulphate free and it has a multitude of benefits for your locks. Used as part of your regular washing, this will not only help to improve shine, boost volume and reduce frizz but it will also work to make hair more manageable, among many other things. It’s a deep-working conditioner that’s light to apply and doesn’t weigh the hair down. I’m a big fan of Grow Gorgeous and I’ve loved using this.
Bet you didn’t know that this was a vegan beauty special did you? But yes, the bareMinerals Prime Time Primer is not only an award-winning product but completely vegan friendly too. The original primer for creating a base to your make up that goes on seamlessly and lasts for longer, I’ve used this so many times in my life and it never gets old. It’s one of those cult status products! Designed to work for those of us with large pores, or if you have redness or dry skin, it’s pretty impressive – meaning it can therefore work for pretty much everyone – including the sensitive types. This is one you may already own and not have known it was a great vegan product.
So there you have it, a great introduction to vegan beauty across all different sectors so that hopefully you’ll be able to find something to fit your regime. Let me know which products are catching your eye and if you have any thoughts on switching out old products for newer, vegan friendly alternatives.
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