The Benefits of Vegan Skincare

The Benefits of vegan skincare

In order to stay bright, glowy and healthy, our skin needs to stay hydrated. Just like us, our skin gets thirsty and it’s important we give it the nutrients, care and water it needs to stay plump and radiant. While drinking your eight glasses of water a day will certainly help hydrate your skin, there are a few extra steps you can take to make sure your skin stays healthy and hydrated. Read on for our top tips!


What is Vegan Skincare?

Before we get to the benefits of using vegan products in your skincare routine, it’s good to have a clear understanding of what exactly is it. Vegan skincare simply refers to using purely plant-based products on your skin, which means they are chemical free, do not contain any artificial additives and do not contain animal by-products such as: honey, beeswax, lanolin, collagen and gelatin.  


The easiest way of identifying to tell whether a product is vegan is by checking for common certifications, such as Vegan Action and The Vegan Society. Everything in the Herbal Essentials Vegan range is certified by The Vegan Society so that you can be confident you are using completely vegan formulations with plant-based actives for a healthy & glowing complexion.  

Rest & Renew Night Cream
Purifying Toner

Popular Vegan Ingredients

Sweet almond oil: This oil has anti-inflammatory properties and helps to calm and soothe stressed skin. It’s also an emollient, which helps to improve skin tone over time and replenish moisture lost in dry skin.  


Aloe vera: This plant extract contains antioxidants, enzymes, Vitamins A and C, and it’s highly anti-inflammatory - not bad for just one ingredient! Aloe vera soothes sunburn and can also reduce the appearance of blemishes and acne scars. 


Neem: Neem oil is extracted from the neem tree and it’s packed full of vitamin E and fatty acids. This allows it to penetrate deeply into the skin and it also has antibacterial properties to help tackle acne. 


Rose water: Rose water helps to maintain the skin’s pH balance and it contains anti-inflammatory properties to calm the skin and reduce signs of acne. It can also help to control excess oil and remove dirt and grime from clogged pores.


 

4 Benefits of using Vegan Skincare 

It's Kind To Your Skin

Vegan products are perfect for all skin types; they’re natural, nourishing and less likely to lead to irritation. They’re particularly useful for those with sensitive skin. Not only are you applying products which contain completely natural ingredients, but they also contain fewer ingredients which are less likely to aggravate your skin.  


It's Rich in Vitamins + Antioxidants

You know when you eat a lot of fruit and vegetables, you start to feel healthier? The same applies to skincare. The ingredients that are used in vegan skincare are taken from plants, which often contain more vitamins, minerals and antioxidants and this aids in repairing, hydrating and maintaining healthier skin.  

It's Better for the Planet

Vegan products are perfect for all skin types; they’re natural, nourishing and less likely to lead to irritation. They’re particularly useful for those with sensitive skin. Not only are you applying products which contain completely natural ingredients, but they also contain fewer ingredients which are less likely to aggravate your skin.  


It's Better for the Animals

As vegan skincare obviously contains no animal products, it also means, by extension, that it’s typically cruelty-free. In other words, no animals were harmed or tested in creating your skincare products. And, by using vegan skincare, you’re as such contributing towards a safer and kinder world for animals.  

At Herbal Essentials, we have one aim and that’s to create clean, natural and cruelty-free skincare using pure Himalayan spring water with powerful plant-based actives. When it comes to skincare, it’s always important that you know what you’re applying to your face and body, which is why we’re always transparent about the ingredients that go into our products and how they can benefit your skin. As a brand born from ancient beauty wisdom, some of our products also include traditional ingredients such as Honey, Hyaluronic Acid and Glycerin due to its benefits and high performance. 

 

Ready to make the switch? You’ll be pleased to know that we have a wide range of vegan skincare products, including cleansers, moisturisers, and toners. Our whole vegan range is certified by The Vegan Society so you can 100% confident that you are using completely natural, super hydrating products on your skin. Check out our full range here.  

Foaming Face Wash

top vegan products to try

Foaming Face Wash

Cleanser

Gently lift impurities and increase hydration by 113% with our Foaming Face Wash. Formulated with Ginger & White Lily Extract, skin will feel soft and smooth. 

Refreshing Toner

Toner

Increase skin hydration by an impressive 41% with the Refreshing Toner. Rosewater and Cucumber will soothe and balance for a healthy-looking complexion.

Brightening Cream

moisturiser

Say goodbye to dull-looking skin, and increase hydration by 106% with our Brightening Cream. Infused with Liquorice Root & Aloe Vera, skin will look plump, soft + glowing. 

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primer

A wonderful skin makeup primer to visibly blur imperfections, smooth the skin and add a soft peach radiance to the complexion. With Hyaluronic Acid + Vitamin E, skin will appear lit from within and visibly perfected.