Using natural and vegan skincare products helps you take care of your body, while no animal gets hurt in the process. Also, plant-based ingredients are actually better for the planet, too.
It is extremely harmful to the environment to raise and process animals for food and other ingredients. In fact, animal agriculture is responsible for more greenhouse gas emissions than the entire transportation sector combined.
Even though driving a hybrid car is awesome, cutting down on animal products is even better!
Plants are also a great alternative to animal agriculture, which is the leading cause of deforestation, pollution, and dead zones in the ocean. So by choosing plants as an alternative, you are cutting back on all of this.
There's nothing more meaningful than reducing your environmental impact.
What are the Benefits of Vegan Skincare Products?
- You can use almost every vegan skincare product on any skin type. Dry skin, greasy skin, or mixed skin.
- They are hypoallergenic, so the chances of developing an allergic reaction are minimal.
- Skincare ingredients in vegan products are natural, minimal, and nourishing. Therefore, they are less likely to cause irritations or other problems compared to products with chemicals, animal ingredients, or other additives.
- You get a healthy glow with plant-based ingredients, even after the first use.
- You become a better person because you contribute to saving you planet.
Natural skincare is the ideal solution for your skin, mainly because plants are a rich source of nutrients and antioxidants.
Consider this: would you rather apply polyethylene, parabens, and toluene to your skin, or vitamin C, rosewater, and aloe?
What’s the Difference Between Vegan and Cruelty-Free?
Vegan skincare is skincare in which none of the ingredients came from animals, period. No animal ingredients, by-products, or anything else coming from an animal.
The cruelty-free skincare, which just means neither the product nor the ingredients, was tested on animals. It does not mean they couldn’t have come from animals. It seems completely counter-intuitive that a “cruelty-free” product could contain animal products, but indeed, it can.
What should I avoid in Vegan Skincare Ingredients?
The majority of skincare ingredients are either plant-derived or animal-derived. Since animal sources usually require less processing than plant-based ones, chances are they'll be used unless stated otherwise. These include Biotin, Cetyl Alcohol, Keratin, and Gelatin.
Gelatin comes from animal bones and it's used in most gel-based products. Though, there are now many alternative sources available, such as seaweed (agar) and Irish moss.
Other non-vegan skincare ingredients to look out for are Lanolin (from sheep’s wool), Shellac (from lac bugs), Guanine (fish scales), Glycerin (from animal fats), and Beeswax.
Many products are technically vegan but aren’t cruelty-free. That is, they’ve been tested on animals. This is why the ‘100% vegan’ labels on packaging can sometimes be misleading.
Look for products that have the bunny and cruelty-free symbol, not just for products labeled vegan for marketing purposes.
Choose the right vegan skincare products for you
Even though vegan products are right for every skin type, everybody has their own preferences, right? That’s why we suggest you to try more products and see how your skin reacts to them, which one gives you a better experience, what scent you love more.
For example, we know that people avoid body oils because they leave your skin greasy after applying them. So we tried to work on that and Moujan Lusso body oils elixir absorbs quickly into your skin and leave it hydrated and nourished.
Using Tahitian natural ingredients, we offer you a tropical experience in one bottle. Passed from generation to generation, we worked and improved the formula so our customers get the most out of our body oil.