The age of clean products is upon us. Consumers are holding companies accountable for the ingredients they put in their products. In the beauty industry, vegan products and vegan brands are the holy grail of natural skin and hair care. We are seeing these products popping up on shelves and all over our social media feeds.
What are vegan beauty products? They are products that contain no animal products, animal by-products, or animal derivatives. Some of the most common animal products are keratin (taken from animal hooves, hornes, claws, and nails and used in hair and skin products), beeswax (bees make this and use it to build their honeycombs and is often used in moisturizers), lanolin (fatty substance found on sheep’s wool and is used in conditioners), and animal hair (sheared or plucked from living or dead animals to make things like makeup brushes).
If you’re like me, you care about what is going into your body but are a little skeptical about making the switch to vegan beauty products.
You may be thinking…
- “Girl, i’m on a budget, I can’t afford vegan beauty products.”
- “Do vegan products work as well as the products I am using now?”
- “Am I just being marketed to with pretty labels and packaging, or do these brands actually care about animals and my health?”
Let me give you some of the answers you are looking for.
When you buy vegan products you are investing in both your inner and outer beauty.
What we put on our skin is just as important as what we put in our bodies. Our skin absorbs about 60% of the products we put on it. Eliminating the use of products that contain chemicals and toxins will get you one step closer to a cleaner lifestyle. Unfortunately, unhealthy food, cleaning, and beauty products are always going to cost more than products that are good for you. It is up to you to decide how much you want to invest in your health. Using vegan beauty products will not only enhance your outward beauty, but are an investment in your health.
Vegan products contain more ingredients that your body loves and will thrive on.
Vegan products contain natural ingredients, which are richer in essential vitamins your body thrives on. This makes vegan products better for your skin especially for those with sensitive skin or allergies. Your skin will LOVE what it is being fed and it will show in your appearance by giving you that radiant glow and flawless skin we are all after. So the answer is yes, vegan products will do the same job that your non-vegan products are doing and possible do it better.
You are supporting a greater cause, vegans brands are not slapping a vegan label on products for sales.
Let’s not make it all about us. Vegan products are better for you AND they are better for animals because they do not contain those animal products and by-products mentioned earlier. Too often, companies use inhumane practices to obtain these animal products and put it in their cosmetics.
Vegan products are almost always cruelty free, which means the product was no tested on animals and did not harm an animal in the process of making it. It is safe to assume that if a product is vegan it is also cruelty free, but if you are not sure do some more research on the product.
Not only are you saving animals, but you are most likely saving the environment when buying vegan. Many vegan beauty products are sold in recycled material that is biodegradable. So yes, you are paying more for these products, but your money is going to a company that cares about animals and sustainability.
It is easier now more than ever to switch to vegan beauty products because there are so many options available. You will be surprised how many of your favorite drugstore and high end cosmetic companies are offering vegan products. Look at buying vegan beauty products as an investment in your health, beauty, and the safety of the planet and our furry friends.