“Vegan skin care products contain more vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants to repair and hydrate the skin, which is definitely beneficial to our skin when applied daily and over time.”
If you thought "veganism" was a term used exclusively in a dietary context, what you are about to read may surprise you. To better understand this booming beauty niche, LAFACE researched the field for some insight. If you don’t know what “vegan skin care” is, you’re certainly not alone. Lets define below, what it means:
Vegan skin care includes products that are created without the use of ingredients derived or taken from animals or in which animal experimentation is used, or any animal byproducts. But don’t confuse vegan with cruelty-free. Not every cruelty-free product is vegan, as many products that are considered cruelty-free still may contain milk, honey, or lanolin. So if you’re looking for products that fall into both categories, you have to check for both the vegan and cruelty-free distinctions. Although vegan skin care has the appeal of not sourcing ingredients from animals, there seems to be a much greater force behind its growing popularity. Consumers are increasingly aware of the effects the products they use have on their bodies, and the impact made on animals and the environment around them. Vegan skin care hasn’t just made an impression on consumers; it’s also gained approval from top rated dermatologists;
“Vegan skin care ingredients are very minimal and natural,” says Julie Russak, MD, of Russack Dermatology Clinique in New York City. “They generally nourish the skin rather than cause irritation. This would be ideal for sensitive skin types or condition-prone skin—types that get irritated easily,” she says.
Additionally, Dr. Russak says that vegan skin care can be a more soothing alternative to regular products with irritating chemicals “Our skin absorbs up to 60 percent of the products we apply onto it, which is scary to think about, especially if those products are processed and full of preservatives, chemicals, and toxins,” she says. “Vegan skin care products contain more vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants to repair and hydrate the skin, which is definitely beneficial to our skin when applied daily and over time.” “There is definitely a trend—especially with millennials—of wanting to know not only if a product will work for their skin, but how and why,” notes Dr. Dennis Gross, a New York City dermatologist with his own range of vegan products. “People are more educated and savvy about ingredients these days, and with access to infinite information, that is no surprise. Wellness and health are in. It’s not a passing trend and, as doctor, I hope it’s here to stay.” LAFACE vegan skin care is available in a range of affordable prices by product and is therefore accessible to all. We believe that beauty should not come at a sacrifice or a price to any animal, person or the earth.