Importance of Vegan Skincare Products and What They Mean To Animal Lovers
Whether we like it or not, our skin absorbs up to 60% of the products we apply to it. This can become really scary if those products are processed, synthetic, and loaded with toxins, preservatives, and harsh chemicals. If you really care about your health and doing everything possible to get your diet right, then why not make your beauty cabinet healthier too?
You don’t have to follow a vegan diet before you can benefit from the amazing benefits vegan skincare products offer. On a daily basis, the skin care market keeps growing as more and more people become aware of our impacts on our surroundings and other animal species.
Vegan skincare products are likely produced from plant sources and are definitely made without harm to any animals. They don’t contain animal ingredients, animal-derived products, or animal by-products. They are not only beneficial and as effective as non-vegan products, they are also likely to be not expensive and could stay for a few months on your shelf before expiring.
Are you still not sure if you should make the switch? Here are some vegan skincare products that could motivate your choice. If you are also a pet lover, you will be glad to know how your choice will also be impacting animal lives.
Benefits of Vegan Skincare Products
#1: They are better for your skin
When we ingest something, it goes through the kidney and the liver before finally finding its way into the bloodstream. But when products are applied on our skin, they don’t go through this natural filtration and detoxification process and are instead absorbed directly by the skin and then straight into the bloodstream.
Most non-vegan skincare products out there on the market are loaded with harmful sulfates and parabens which can be harmful to your skin and general health over time. But vegan products are prepared using natural ingredients and so are gentle and better for your skin, especially if you are the type with sensitive or condition-prone skin.
#2: They are better for the environment
Vegan skincare products are not only beneficial for your skin and general health but are also better for the environment. These products are produced without harm to animals and they don’t contain any animal by-products. This makes them less harmful to the environment.
Skincare products that have animal by-products in them have been found to be contributing to some problems like climate change and soil erosion. However, for vegan products, not only are they void of animal products, they are also usually packaged using recycled material that makes the environment always smiling. When you use vegan skincare products, you will be living with a clear conscience knowing that your choices are contributing to a safer, kinder world for animals and humans.
#3: They are rich in nutrients
It is an obvious truth that vegan skincare products are richer in plant-derived ingredients. This means they contain more minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants that help hydrate and repair the skin than their synthetic counterparts.
When you eat foods in their natural state, you tend to feel healthier. The same thing applies when you also use vegan products. Your skin thrives as it is being fed natural, vegan ingredients.
These ingredients include vitamins A, C, and E and natural oils like argan, coconut, jojoba, pomegranate, essential oils of flowers and plants, etc. These ingredients tend to be closer to their natural state and so they are as, if not more, effective than non-vegan skincare products.
#4: They also have a comparatively long shelf life
Since vegan products are produced from plant-based ingredients, it is normal to think they wouldn’t last a few weeks on your shelf before you dispose of them. That’s actually not the case.
Like non-vegan products, preservatives (that are not animal-derived) can also be added to vegan skincare products to extend their shelf lives. If water-based vegan products don’t use preservatives, they can easily go bad after some time if not stored in lower temperatures.
So it is important that before you buy your vegan beauty products, make sure you check the label and do some research about the brand you want to use.
#5: There are options for every budget
Unlike most people, think about vegan products, they are not so expensive and you can always find products that fit your budget – from the cheapest to the most expensive. Veganism is becoming more popular by the day in the beauty industry. So there are now more affordable options everyone can explore.
You can check out some of our products here. They are 100% natural and vegan. Yet they are affordable. There are options for every skin type and they won’t break your wallet. You can take a look at our range to get one that best meets your skin needs.
How is this Important to Animal Lovers?
You don’t have to follow a vegan lifestyle to see this is important to you. We all understand how it could feel to use beauty products that were produced out of severe harm to animals. Before most non-vegan products are produced and released into the market, some animals have suffered for it.
But why should we use products with animal-derived ingredients when we can get as many benefits from all-vegan ingredients?
A word on animal testing.
Do you know most of your favorite beauty products are tested on animals before they are released?
These testing are not only done on small animals like rabbits and rodents – more than 65,000 dogs are used in the U.S for testing. Dogs are interesting animals to have as pets – I personally loved hounds and beagle dogs. But unfortunately, these are the two breeds of dogs that are majorly used for testing.
These dogs are the gentlest, sweetest, and most loving dogs that exist. They won’t attack people no matter what horrific things are done to them – the reason they are used for testing. It really breaks my heart to see how we are betraying these gentle souls. And that is the reason every product you see here on Terre Verdi is absolutely organic, vegan, and cruelty-free.
You surely don’t want any animals to get hurt for your beauty products. So always choose vegan and cruelty-free skincare products and enjoy the several benefits they have to offer. You can read more about cruelty-free skincare here.