January is the start of Veganuary for many, and it's the perfect time to change up your skincare and beauty products in addition to your diet. Although vegan skincare has the appeal of not sourcing ingredients from animals, there is a much greater force behind its growing acceptance as people are increasingly aware of the affects their product choices have on the planet.
1. Good for animals
Vegan skincare is good for animals, as by definition - Vegan means “containing no animal products” and typically is also “cruelty-free” (no animals were harmed or tested in creating your product). Having a clear conscience knowing your choices as a consumer are contributing towards a kinder, safer world for animals. Who wouldn't want that?
2. Good for the planet
Good for animals also means good for the planet as vegan skincare is free from many hidden nasties and animal by-products as well as avoiding many of the pesticides animals are exposed to from farming which are found in regular skincare.
3. Good for your skin
The plant-derived ingredients in vegan formulas contain more vitamins, minerals and antioxidants to repair and hydrate the skin.Vegan skincare products contain a lot less ingredients than regular items you see on the beauty shelves making them ideal for sensitive skin. Animal ingredients can be harsh and clog pores, so vegan products are a soothing alternative.
4. Good for your health
Vegan skincare is not only better for animals, the planet and our skin, it’s also better for our health. Studies from research found that on average you put up to 515 synthetic chemicals on her body every day without even knowing it. Those chemicals are absorbed into the skin, causing all sorts of health issues. Switching to vegan skincare cuts down on the daily exposure to harsh artificial ingredients providing improved health in the long term and nourishes the body.