Being vegan isn’t just about avoiding animal products in the food you eat. Veganism is a way of living your life without exploiting animal suffering or cruelty. This can be in the food you eat, the clothes you wear and the products you buy. Sometimes it can be a minefield checking labels and decoding what the ingredients actually are. This can be especially true in vegan skincare products.
Non-vegan Ingredients to Avoid
- Cera Alba – Beeswax
- Carmine – Crushed cochineals
- Casein – Cows Milk
- Collagen – Animal tissue
- Glycerine – Animal Fat
- Keratin – Hair & Horn
- Lanolin – Sheep wool
- Shellac – Insects
- Squalene – Sharks Liver Oil
- Steric Acid – Fat derived from animals
- Tallow – Animal Fat
To make this more confusing many ingredients above can be vegan and are called by the same name?!! This is why we only sell vegan products from trusted suppliers. With that in mind here’s our top pick for vegan skincare products we use ourselves and love.
Avocado Oil is good for dry and ageing skin. Easily absorbed and is said to help with skin complaints such as eczema. It’s also good for ageing skin as it is believed to help improve the skin’s elasticity.
This delicate dusting powder not only smells divine, but it also keeps skin naturally dry by gently absorbing excess moisture leaving you feeling relaxed and refreshed. Made from ultra-soft, natural (talc-free) non-toxic powders, you’ll be amazed at how silky smooth your skin will feel!
Apply with the vintage soft body puff by lightly dabbing powder over your body. It helps reduce chafing, friction, absorbs excess moisture and of course, leaves your skin deliciously scented!
Manly man soaps are made in the UK using sustainable palm oil, age-old botanicals, pure aromatic oils and the finest perfume oils. These soaps have been designed for men using activated charcoal, clove and sage, but there’s nothing to stop women using them too. They smell divine!
Himalayan salt deodorant is a pure, hand-mined salt that is derived from ancient sea salt deposits in the foothills of the Himalayas. These natural deodorants are not processed in any way except they are carved from natural chunks of Himalayas Crystals. The deodorant stone leaves a layer of protection that helps prevent odour causing bacteria from forming.
Use Himalayan salt deodorant for a chemical-free alternative to commercial deodorants. You can wet it and use it as a regular deodorant bar to provide an invisible layer of salt to deter odours. Sea salt is known for its stimulating and soothing properties.
This soap smells amazing, the wonderful orange aroma has calming properties for the skin and provides it with moisture and valuable Vitamin C. Orange is also good for relieving anxiety and nervousness whilst uplifting the senses and bringing a feeling of positivity.
The soaps are handmade using a traditional cold process and are actually mirror one of the earliest forms of crafted soaps. Soaps made with vegetable oils have many beneficial properties for the skin. While the natural fat provides protection, improves skin tone and softness, and helps with younger-looking of skin through restructuring oil action.
Looking form more inspiration, check out our Vegan Hair and Skincare range HERE