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What are the benefits of vegan skincare?

It doesn't matter if you’re already a vegan or curious about vegan skincare, products can do wonders for the skin and the world around you.

What is vegan skincare?

Vegan soap and skincare refers to products that do not contain any animal by-products or ingredients. This includes commonly used animal-derived ingredients such as honey, beeswax, lanolin, collagen, carmine, cholesterol, gelatin, squalene, and palm oil-derived stearic acid found in many leading brands' beauty products and cosmetics.

Veganism has been gaining popularity worldwide, with more people opting to reduce their meat consumption or adopt a plant-based lifestyle. Applying the principles of veganism to skincare allows individuals to exercise their social and environmental responsibility. With advancements in hi-tech formulas, vegan skincare products offer quality and effectiveness without compromising results.

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How to find out if a product is vegan?

To identify vegan products, look for the logos of Vegan Action and The Vegan Society on the packaging. These certifications indicate that the products are free from animal ingredients. Another way to determine if a product is vegan-friendly is to familiarise yourself with animal-derived ingredients and check the product packaging. Resources like PETA's Animal Ingredients List can provide you with information on this.

Is vegan cruelty-free?

It's important to note that vegan and cruelty-free are not synonymous. While vegan products do not contain animal ingredients, they may still have undergone animal testing unless stated otherwise. To ensure a product is cruelty-free, look for the Leaping Bunny logo, which indicates that it has not been tested on animals.

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What are the benefits of vegan skincare?

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One of the benefits of vegan skincare is that these products are typically made from natural or organic ingredients, making them gentler on the skin. It's also beneficial for anyone with sensitive, irritable or allergy-prone skin. This is because, in most cases, vegan products can contain fewer ingredients that may cause reactions.

In addition to being kinder to animals and potentially safer for your skin, choosing vegan skincare can also have a positive impact on the environment. Animal products have been identified as one of the key contributors to environmental problems such as climate change, water depletion, and soil erosion, as highlighted in a 2010 report by the United Nations Environment Programme. Opting for vegan products can align your skincare choices with your desire for an eco-friendly lifestyle.

Choosing vegan products brings benefits not only to the animal world but also to your own skin. Vegan skincare offers a wide range of hidden benefits which can nourish the skin. Plant-based ingredients found in many vegan formulas contain a wealth of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and natural oils that help repair and moisturise the skin, keeping it soft and protected. Vegan alternatives include coconut, rosehip and argan oils and they include skin-loving ingredients like vitamin A, C and E. Others, like seaweed, flower and soy extracts are also highly beneficial and kind to your complexion. 

Some products use natural ingredients that are not commonly used in other items on the shelves, like Goji berries.

Check out our range of vegan products, including soap bars, lip scrubs, wax melts and soy wax candles.

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vegan soaps, lip scrubs and candles you'll love

our handmade soap bars are vegan, homemade in the UK and cruelty-free. there's no palm oil, parabens or SLS in our products and they're designed with you and the earth in mind. soaps have added shea butter for nourishment, whereas lip scrubs are infused with vitamin E and sweet almond oil to help nourish the skin. when it comes to our soy wax candles, they're made up of vegetable wax, eco-friendly cotton wicks and recyclable glass jars which can be re-used or re-purposed to prevent waste.

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