Are you tired of constantly battling your skin condition and wasting your hard-earned cash on skincare products that don’t do the job? Same, girl, same. But listen up because we’ve got some tea for you: vegan skincare isn’t just trendy; it could also solve your problems!
Now, we know what you’re thinking, “Vegan skincare? But I’m not even vegan!” Hear us out; vegan skincare isn’t just for our vegan sisters. It’s for anyone who wants to care for their skin and do their part for the environment. Vegan skincare products are free of animal-derived ingredients and are often formulated with plant-based ingredients that are gentle and beneficial for the skin. Many of these ingredients, such as aloe vera, mango butter, and green tea, have scientifically proven anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that can help reduce inflammation, soothe the skin, and even boost collagen production1. If you’re not sure where to start, take a look at our Sweet Like Mango Body Butter!
First, let’s talk about why vegan skincare is essential for people of color. We know that our skin differs from our non-POC counterparts, so we have different skincare needs. For example, we’re more prone to hyperpigmentation, which can be caused by various factors such as sun exposure, hormonal changes, and inflammation2. Vegan skincare products formulated with plant-based ingredients like licorice root extract, niacinamide, and vitamin C can help reduce the appearance of dark spots and even our skin tone3.
Another benefit of vegan skincare is that it can be gentler on our skin. People of color are more likely to suffer from skin conditions like eczema, and traditional skincare products can often exacerbate these issues4. However, vegan skincare products are formulated without harsh chemicals, artificial fragrances, and animal-derived ingredients, making them an excellent option for sensitive skin – which is why we love using the Body Bundle Set (and you will to, trust us)!
But don’t just take our word for it – the science backs up the benefits of vegan skincare too! Studies have shown that plant-based ingredients like vegetable glycerin, maracuja oil, and green tea have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that can reduce inflammation, soothe the skin, and boost collagen production5. Many of these ingredients are rich in vitamins and minerals essential for healthy skin.
Not only is vegan skincare better for our skin, but it’s also better for the environment. Did you know that the beauty industry significantly contributes to environmental damage6? The production of animal-based ingredients, like lanolin, collagen, and beeswax, can devastate our planet. By choosing vegan skincare products, we can do our part in reducing our carbon footprint and supporting sustainable practices.
And let’s not forget the fun part – have you seen some of these vegan skincare brands out there? They’re not just good for our skin and the planet, but they’re also super cute and trendy! It’s like skincare meets art and is the perfect addition to our Instagram feeds.
So, if you’re looking for a skincare routine scientifically proven to benefit your skin and be better for the planet, vegan skincare is the way to go. It’s a win-win situation that will make you feel like a boss while caring for your skin. Treat yourself to new vegan skincare products, and see the difference they make!
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- Kaufman, B., Alexis A. Eczema in Skin of Color: What You Need to Know, Sep 2, 2022, https://nationaleczema.org/blog/eczema-in-skin-of-color.
- Dini I, Laneri S. The New Challenge of Green Cosmetics: Natural Food Ingredients for Cosmetic Formulations. Molecules. 2021 Jun 26;26(13):3921. doi: 10.3390/molecules26133921. PMID: 34206931; PMCID: PMC8271805.
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