The trend of going vegan brought quite a change to the food industry, so it’s no surprise to see that it has since also impacted beauty in a big way. More and more consumers are looking for eco-friendly options such as vegan skincare and makeup, and many brands are now conducting extensive research on how best to fill this gap with more natural solutions.
But not all natural skincare products qualify as vegan skincare products. What exactly does this term mean and is it really good for you and the planet? Curious? Let’s find out.
Going vegan is a cruelty-free practice that does not use any ingredients derived from animals. No part of any animal is used, be it the skin, meat, bone, fur, or feathers. All ingredients used – whether natural in origin or synthetically produced – are not tested on animals. Remember: If an ingredient is not derived from animals but is still tested on animals, it cannot be categorised as vegan.
The botanical produce and plant-based extracts are also harvested in such a way to ensure that neither the environment nor farm workers involved are harmed or taken advantage of in the process. This makes vegan skincare an ethical alternative in more ways than one.
Vegan skincare products made with plant-based extracts are safer than those with animal-derived ingredients, some of which are known to be harmful to health. In addition, botanical extracts are often rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that nourish, balance and hydrate skin. These ingredients are also kind to sensitive skin and less likely to cause irritation.
Another important point to note is that some skincare products with animal-derived ingredients require a number of additives in order to keep them stable. However, some of these may end up irritating the skin instead. In the long run, the extra chemicals may not be beneficial to the overall health of your skin and body, either.
Apart from that, did you know that botanical farming actually produces less greenhouse gases than animal farming? The many processes involved from raising to harvesting not only require a lot of energy and precious resources but can also lead to deforestation and pollution, greatly impacting the environment we live in.
Our recently launched ARTISTRY SKIN NUTRITION range consists of certified-vegan skincare products that are cruelty-free. None of the products, which are also free of harmful parabens, are made with animal-derived ingredients or tested on animals.
Instead, the collection is powered by nourishing extracts from White Chia Seed, Shiso Perilla, Aloe Vera, Australian Daisy, Blackberry, Acerola Cherry, Pomegranate, Quinoa and many more botanicals known to be good for both the skin and body.
Safe and effective, the healthy plant-based extracts were harvested from Nutrilite’s certified-organic farm for powerful phytonutrients to nourish the skin. So, you can balance and hydrate your complexion while helping to restore balance to the environment. Perfect.
Shop for certified-vegan ARTISTRY SKIN NUTRITION products at Amway.my