Because your skin deserves the best natural ingredients.
Over the past 12 months the importance of taking care of ourselves and our planet has become even more apparent. With an increasing spotlight on sustainability, we can all take steps to help our Earth and ourselves by using cruelty free and vegan skin care. Making just small changes to your skin care routine can have a big effect!
What does cruelty free and vegan skincare mean?
A product from a vegan skin care range does not contain any ingredients that come from an animal. For a product to be branded cruelty free, it must not have been through any form of animal testing throughout the process of creation and production.
Why is vegan skincare so popular?
Vegan skin care has rocketed in the past two years, and when we look at the facts it is easy to see why. Vegan skin care products are chemical free which is great for sensitive skin as the shorter ingredient list minimises the chances of any of the ingredients causing an irritant. Not only that, but vegan ingredients such as aloe, garlic, mint and lavender are known for their healing and cosmetic properties. Using vegan skin care products can help us understand exactly what we are putting onto our skin, and the same vitamins that have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties and minerals that are found in plants will help in repairing and maintaining your skin.
Top vegan skin care brands for women
Whilst our routines and day to day lives have changed and been turned upside down, for most women our skin care routine remains constant. It may change, advance and upgrade, but it will never stop. And that is why it is important to ensure that our skin care products are meeting our needs in a cruelty free way.
If you are looking to review your skin care regime, look at some of our favourite brands. These companies all share our values for clean, vegan ingredients and will have you looking and feeling great about your skin.
Facetheory believes that beauty should be cruelty free and are proud to be Leaping Bunny approved. They are on a mission to make the absolute best clean skin care products they can, at an affordable price. All of their products are made in the UK and not only vegan and cruelty free, they are also single use plastic free. They use amber glass jars and aluminium lids which are 100% recyclable. Their best-selling cream cleanser Clarifying Cleanser C2 is specially formulated for oily and congested skin and doubles as a glycolic face peel. It has a powerful triple blend of alpha and beta hydroxy acids purifies pores and minimises redness while gently resurfacing skin.
All Evolve Beauty products are vegan, cruelty free and eco-friendly. Handmade in a studio in Hertfordshire, UK, they work to ensure that their products are fresh when the bottle is opened. Evolve Beauty are the UK’s first plastic negative beauty brand meaning they are contributing to the removal of twice as much plastic from the environment as they use in their packaging and shipping. All their natural skincare products use the power of plants over synthetic alternatives.
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Nourish London is an award-winning, clinically tested certified organic, vegan and cruelty-free skincare range that is powered by plant-based ingredients, designed to enhance skin health. Founded and created by Dr Pauline Hili, one of the UK’s top organic skincare experts and Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry, Nourish London is a culmination of all her knowledge of the skin functions and expertise in developing high-tech natural and organic formulations that deliver visible results and nurture skin in the most natural way possible. Fuelled by a passion for innovation, Nourish London combines the highest quality natural ingredients with advanced scientific bio-actives that work alongside your skin’s natural processes to reveal beautiful, radiant and healthy skin.
Tropic Skincare ingredients are sustainably sourced from the Amazon rainforest, Polynesia, Australia and many more exotic regions brimming with powerful botanical actives. They stand with Cruelty Free International, The Vegan Society and PETA as a 100% cruelty-free brand. All Tropic Skincare’s face and skincare products are tailor-made using the latest green science and natural plants, fruits and flowers which work in harmony to feed, protect and nourish skin. Their multi award winning smoothing cleanser uses jojoba oil to fight free radicals, and aloe vera juice that provides a rush of moisture, leaving he complexion soft and springy.
Founded in 1981, Neal’s Yard was the UK’s first certified organic health and beauty brand. They are passionate advocates of organic living and want to help people to live happier, healthier lives.
Set in acres of organic gardens, fields and meadows in Dorset, a team of gardeners grow organic calendula, St. John’s wort, verbena and lemon balm. Handcrafted in their eco-factory, these ingredients help to make their vegan skincare collection. Neal’s Yard use natural, organic and ethically sourced herbs, botanicals and essential oils free from harmful chemicals. They have never used plastic micro-beads and have a Bee Lovely range which raises money to support bee-friendly organisations.
Independently accredited by the Vegan Society, and certified under the cruelty free International Leaping Bunny, Pai’s mission is to do the right thing for us and our skin by creating products that are natural, ethical and sustainable. With a strict policy on their ingredients, they ensure that sensitive skin is handled with care. Pai have an extensive range of products, their best-selling Rosehip Seed and Fruit Universal Facial Oil is highly regenerative and improves the appearance of dullness, pigmentation and fine lines too. The plant’s elixirs are extracted using Supercritical CO2 Extraction to get everything they can from the rosehip’s seeds and fruits.
If you’re looking for skin care products to cater for any skin type look no further than Plant Apothecary. Based in Brooklyn, USA, they really set the standard in certified organic, eco-friendly self-care. They use the highest quality ingredients to make highly effective, plant-based skincare for the ultimate in clean, vegan, cruelty free beauty and grooming. Their Matcha antioxidant face mask gets five star reviews and combines the purifying properties of white clay with the powerful antioxidants of organic, fair trade matcha (powdered green) tea.
Which are you going to choose?
There is a huge choice in the market right now for cruelty free, vegan skin care products. Our advice is to pick a brand and dive right in! Think about what you want to improve, is it the appearance of acne or improving complexion? After a few weeks you will know if the formulation is right for your skin or not.
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