What’s The Deal With Vegan Beauty?

Vegan beauty is now in seriously high demand with many of us trying to get our hands on great products that are cruelty-free.

With huge brands tweaking their famous formulas to achieve the coveted 100% vegan stamp, shops (including our very own) upping their vegan offering and cruelty-free companies beginning to dominate the industry, it’s clear that vegan beauty is in bloom.

So, what does vegan beauty actually mean?

In short, vegan beauty products are not tested on animals and they contain no animal ingredients or animal-derived ingredients – anything from lanolin and collagen to beeswax.

Why is the movement having a moment?

There are many reasons why people are switching to vegan beauty products. Animal and environmental welfare both play a huge part in the shift from synthetic formulas to natural blends, plus many people believe that vegan products are better for the skin (plant-derived products tend to have a higher percentage of soothing natural vitamins, minerals and antioxidants). It makes sense considering The Vegan Society’s latest stats show the number of vegans in the UK has increased by over 350% in the last decade. If you’re committed to cleaning up your diet, why not clean up your beauty cupboards, too?  

Are plant-based products as effective?

Historically, vegan beauty has come into question for its price, effectiveness and shelf life but thanks a surge in popularity, people are seeing past its unfair rep. In this month’s Pink Parcel you’ll find the award-winning Greenfrog Botanic Botanical Body Wash – a deep conditioning wash that gently cleanses all skin types, including those who have irritable skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis.

This luxurious, organic cream is made from soapberries – a fruit grown sustainably in the Himalayan mountains – as well as aloe vera and a blend of beautiful essential oils from geranium and peppermint to neroli and rose. Greenfrog Botanic’s 100% natural, sustainable and planet-friendly product works with the PH balance of your skin to soap up, soothe and lastly, smell incredible.

How do I start my vegan journey?

If you want to transform your beauty buying habits for good, or at least try to incorporate some vegan formulas into your skincare regime, then head over to our Pink Shop to check out the rest of Greenfrog Botanic’s soapberry blends.