Vegan skincare has been a hot topic among beauty buffs who are actively looking to eliminate animal-derived ingredients from their skincare routine. But what exactly are vegan products? In a nutshell, vegan products don’t contain animal or animal-derived ingredients. While many of us may have fully eliminated meat-based items from our diet, have we been able to do the same when it comes to our skincare routine? Maybe not.
There indeed is a big pile of confusion and misconceptions surrounding vegan skincare.While some claim it’s overpriced and not easily available, others argue that it lacks variety or is just simply boring. Well, that’s precisely what we call myths. From what we know through in-depth research, including vegan products in your skincare routine won’t burn a hole in your pocket and can do a world of good to your skin.
Read on as we debunk the five most common myths about vegan skincare. Thank us later!
- Myth #1: Vegan skincare is too expensive
- Myth #2: Cruelty-free is equivalent to vegan
- Myth #3: Vegan skincare is boring
- Myth #4: Vegan products are totally chemical-free
- Myth #5: Vegan skincare means no variety of ingredients
Myth #1: Vegan skincare is too expensive
This is an absolute myth that possibly is a result of lazy, incomplete research. While there’s a bunch of high-end skincare in the market, you also can’t miss out on popular vegan brands like Love Beauty & Planet that are easy on the pockets as well as on the environment. Their products are formulated with no parabens, no alcohol and no animal-derived ingredients. They use plant-based cleansers, and their bottles are made out of 100 per cent recycled plastic that can be recycled.
Myth #2: Cruelty-free is equivalent to vegan
No, vegan is not the same as cruelty-free and vice versa. A very thin line separates the two. Vegan skincare is free of animal-derived ingredients, whereas cruelty-free products are free of animal-derived ingredients and not tested on animals. Lucky for us, all products by Love Beauty and Planet are vegan, and PETA certified cruelty-free. This means that their products are free from animal or animal-derived ingredients, and none of their products has been tested on animals.
Myth #3: Vegan skincare is boring
While making sure you aren’t applying harmful products on your skin is necessary, it doesn’t mean it has to be a dull and drab routine, right? For those who think vegan skincare is boring because it’s free of artificial fragrances, think again. The divine, sweet-smelling range of Love Beauty and Planet shower gels like Murumuru Butter & Rose Body Wash Aroma will leave you wanting more. This moisturising body wash is made with no parabens, no dyes, no artificial fragrance and is infused with plant-based cleansers to give you a thorough cleanse while being gentle on the skin. Made with ethically sourced Bulgarian roses and Amazonian murumuru butter, it’ll elevate your shower experience and leave you smelling divine.
Myth #4: Vegan products are totally chemical-free
Saying that vegan or any type of skincare is entirely free of chemicals is misleading. It’s crucial to note that not all chemicals in a beauty product are toxic and harmful. Some are simply safe alternatives of harsh compounds like paraben, silicone, dyes and colourants, or are derivatives of natural raw materials.
Myth #5: Vegan skincare means no variety of ingredients
And you thought this is true? We’ll just leave it at a big NO. This myth turns our attention to the fact that vegan skincare combines not one or two but a slew of exotic ingredients that are organic and natural. After all, the best place to find diversity is nature. Take, for instance, the Love Beauty & Planet Natural Coconut Water Hydrating Body Lotion. It contains no parabens, no silicones and no dyes. Instead, it’s formulated with natural coconut water, refreshing Moroccan mimosas and nourishing argan oil that leave your skin hydrated and refreshed and keeps you smelling delicious.