5 Reasons Why Switching To Vegan Makeup Is A Great Idea
The shift - it began with food, then penetrated into clothing and eventually into skin care. Just like many people have ceased consuming animals and animal products, more and more people are beginning to make the switch to non-animal skin products. Who would have thought that beauty products would ever evolve to the point where no animal products, animal by-products or animal derivatives were used in their production? Meaning no beeswax, no honey, no propolis, no animal fat, no fish liver oil, no crushed bugs...you get the picture. Well, whether you saw it coming or not, this is now a reality. Welcome to the relatively new world of vegan beauty.
Vegan beauty products are made purely from plants and minerals. Some of them may contain some other synthetic ingredients but these are usually safe. When it comes to beauty, vegan makeup is now the way to go and here are a few reasons why.
Our skin absorbs sixty percent of what we apply to it. This means that when we use chemical products on our skin, it absorbs the toxins. This may lead to some kind of irreversible skin damage in the long run. When we use vegan products on our skin, it absorbs the vitamins and minerals contained in them which help to nourish the skin. For example, Vitamins B and E regenerate the skin cells making your skin appear more soft and radiant and also enhance the natural radiance of dull skin.
They Are Healthier
They Are Safer
Vegan products are gentle on the skin, unlike their chemical counterparts. The ingredients used in vegan products are undoubtedly pure as compared to animal-based products where quality control and source purity can be difficult to establish. With vegan products, therefore, the fear of your skin breaking out after using the product is greatly reduced. People have been using plants and plant products on their skin for centuries, for example, avocados, olive leaves and the like. It is therefore tried and tested.
Vegan products use fewer ingredients than other products in their production, all of which are tested for health-inducing benefits. This makes them the best choice for sensitive skin and they are in fact good for all skin types. They rejuvenate the skin, have anti-aging properties and give you a healthy glow. What else are you looking for?
They Are Eco-Friendly
Vegan products are more often than not packaged using recycled and recyclable materials thus making them environmentally friendly. This means that as you are taking care of your skin, you are also taking care of your environment.
Vegan beauty products are never tested on animals. Most labs use animals such as rabbits, chimpanzees, and even dogs to test their products. Thus by choosing vegan over other products, you absolve yourself from unconsciously promoting cruelty to animals.
They Are Cruelty-Free
Vegan beauty products are definitely the better option though the cost of the products may throw you off when you decide to make the switch. They are a tad more expensive but worth every extra cent. Make the switch today and begin to enjoy the healthy side of beauty.