Understanding Vegan Skincare and its Benefits


Vegan skincare products are becoming increasingly popular as more and more people are looking for ways to live a cruelty-free lifestyle. But what exactly are the benefits of using vegan skincare products? In this blog post, we’ll be taking a look at vegan skincare and its benefits so that you can decide if it’s right for you.

It is also important to note that Vegan and natural are not necessarily the same and we would explain exactly what vegan skincare is in this post.

What is Vegan Skincare?

The Vegan Society defines veganism as a way of living which seeks to exclude, as far as is possible and practicable, all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose”.

Vegan skincare, then, is cruelty-free skincare that contains no animal products or by-products. This means that it does not contain any honey, beeswax, lanolin, collagen, albumen, carmine, gelatine, etc. Instead, vegan skincare uses plant-based ingredients like oils, butters, and extracts.

Difference between Vegan and Natural Skincare

The main difference between vegan and natural skincare products is that vegan skincare products do not contain any animal-derived ingredients, while natural skincare products may contain some animal-derived ingredients. Vegan skincare products are also generally considered to be more environmentally friendly than natural skincare products.

Difference between Vegan and Cruelty-free Skincare

The main difference between vegan and cruelty-free skincare products is that vegan skincare products do not contain any animal-derived ingredients, while cruelty-free skincare products may still contain some animal-derived ingredients but have not been tested on animals.
Vegan skincare products are typically more expensive than cruelty-free skincare products, but both types of products are widely available.

What are the Benefits of Vegan Skincare?

Now that we understand what Vegan Skincare is and how it differs from Natural and cruelty-free skincare, it’s time to deep dive into the benefits of Vegan Skincare.

Soothes Sensitive Skin

Having clients with sensitive skin can be tricky especially with selecting a product line for them to use. While using natural products is a great option for people with sensitive skin, it is also important to look at vegan skincare since they have fewer ingredients and as such would normally work well for a wider set of people. It is still important to test these products on your clients to be certain that they will have no contraindications on the skin.

Since plant-based skincare will provide your clients with vitamins and minerals, it is worth noting that they will not likely cause side effects but it’s still important to test on the skin of your clients.

Rich in vitamins and antioxidants

As noted earlier, the very fact that plant-based skincare is rich in vitamins and antioxidants, is not only great for sensitive skin but also helps to ensure that your clients can reach their skin repair goals faster.

Great Option for Animals and the Environment

As professionals are becoming more aware about helping to keep animals and the environmentsafer, it is importantto note that vegan-skincare is the perfect solution as it means that requesting that your providers switch to plant based skincare can help to drastically reduce animal cruelty as well as ensure that products that you provide will also tend to be organic and natural in the most ethical way possible.

While vegan skincare might seem more expensive to other available options, we need to always consider the fact that we will often get what we pay for and as such, it is important to remind your clients to not just consider the short-term impact on their pockets but also the long term effect on their skincare goals.

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