Most skincare and beauty products on the market are not vegan-friendly because they contain animal ingredients such as lanolin, carmine, beeswax, collagen, gelatine, casein or glycerine from animal fat.
The animal testing and commercialisation that goes into creating a large swathe of these products available on the market is not only cruel, but also completely unnecessary.
Fortunately, just about every ‘traditional’ skincare product has a vegan alternative! By making some simple swaps, you can create an entire vegan skincare routine in no time at all. To help, our team at INIKA have compiled some important information to consider, as well as five steps to make your new cruelty-free and vegan skin regimen work for you.
Of course, making the switch to vegan skincare doesn't only help protect the environment and reduce animal commodification — it also helps your skin! Cruelty-free, vegan skincare products are made with natural, plant-based ingredients without artificial additives, and contain vitamins, antioxidants and minerals that help your skin regenerate itself with improved hydration.
Is Vegan Skincare Better For Your Skin?
Animal-based beauty products will frequently contain a variety of synthetic ingredients that can actually strip your skin of these nutrients, leaving it dry, damaged or clogged. Vegan skincare might just be the most effective type of skincare you can find, especially if you have sensitive skin types.
Why Should I Use Vegan Skincare?
Good news for animalsVegan beauty items can help save our planet and all its species. While vegan products are unlikely to have been tested on animals, make sure you choose ones that are both vegan and cruelty-free. This allows you to be confident that no animals were used in the production or testing of these goods, and that you don't assist animal testing or habitat destruction.
As discussed above, vegan skincare products generally contain less, if any, harmful synthetic ingredients, such as parabens and artificial fragrances, which are likely to irritate or aggravate skin conditions.
Kinder to your skin
Antioxidants, minerals, and natural oils in vegan products help to heal and preserve soft skin. They also assist your skin combat free radicals and anti-inflammatory properties to calm any redness or discomfort you may be feeling on your face. Not only does vegan skincare benefit the environment, but it also benefits your skin health, as well!
Rich in vitamins and antioxidants
5 Step Vegan Skincare Routine
Step 1: Micellar WaterMicellar Water utilises the properties within micelles to act as a vegan facial cleanser. Once introduced into your skincare routine, this is a timely substitute that will allow you to remove all traces of not only the makeup you have been wearing, but also any impurities that may have developed, without drying or damaging your skin.
This is because Micellar Water is alcohol-free, and holds a molecular solution that is both gentle and soothing on the skin. Furthermore, thanks to the inclusion of natural plant sugars and Aloe Vera Juice, using this cleanser will hydrate your skin and continue to support a balanced complexion.
This creamy cleanser is gentle on your skin, but highly effective in eliminating the traces of make-up and everyday impurities that accumulate on your face, without leaving you with dry, damaged skin. Upon application of Camellia Oil Cleanser, it will feel like you are enjoying a relaxing, indulgent, sensory spa experience.
Step 2: Camelia Oil Cleanser
All signs of makeup are dissolved to refresh your pores and brighten your skin with a natural radiance. Inclusions of Shea and Cocoa Butters and anti-oxidant rich Camellia Oil nourishes your skin, leaving it feeling soft and moisturized. What’s more, our unique silicone brush head gently massages the skin for thorough cleansing.
Offer your skin the nourishment and protection it requires throughout your busy days and nights. Utilising a careful balance of 14 precious botanical oils, concentrated with our unique active system, Resveratrol Serum is clinically proven to provide an increase in skin elasticity of 37.9%, and skin moisturisation of 30.3% in just 28 days. When used alongside Phytofuse Renew Maca Root Day Cream, you can potentially further increase your skin’s elasticity by over 67.7%, as well as skin moisturisation by over 40.7%, again in just 28 days.
Step 3: Resveratrol Serum
For optimal results in revitalising your skin, use also under your face oils & moisturisers.
Maca Root Day Cream offers a lightweight solution that delivers robust protection for your skin. After application, you will have a strong barrier to fight the common pollutants and skin stressors that come into contact with your skin throughout the day, maintaining a consistent, youthful glow.
Step 4: Maca Root Day Cream
In just 7 days, Maca Root Day Cream has been clinically proven to increase skin elasticity by 31.4%, as well as improve skin moisturisation by 36.6%. And as mentioned above, when paired with Phytofuse Renew Resveratrol Serum, you stand to increase skin elasticity and moisturisation by 67.7% and 40.7% respectively in only 28 days.
Let’s draw the focus to eye care. With our Resveratrol Eye Cream, we have created a collaboration between Resveratrol and Grapeseed oil in a lightweight eye cream that is designed to boost the elasticity of the most delicate areas of skin that circle our eyes, helping to minimise the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and the dark circles and puffiness that can develop.
Step 5: Resveratrol Eye Cream
This product is clinically proven to increase skin elasticity by 39% and reduce wrinkle volume and depth by 15% in just 28%. And in only 7 days, you will see an 8% decrease in the dark circles underneath your eyes.