We all know that vegan and cruelty-free beauty presents a bounty of benefits for our planet, especially when it comes to ensuring the welfare of our furry friends! But what if we told you that switching out animal by-products comes with a bunch of beauty benefits, too?
Using natural ingredients in place of animal by-products, vegan beauty steers clears of nasty chemical components such as lanolin (wool grease), carmine (crushed up beetles) and allantoin (cow urine)…Yes, really. Commonly found in our skincare and cosmetics, these ingredients are not only pretty gross, but with sensitising and pore-clogging properties aplenty, they can also wreak havoc with the health of our skin.
Using plant-based ingredients that are naturally rich in nutrients, minerals and antioxidants, vegan beauty is infinitely kinder to the complexion. Those with sensitive, allergy-prone skin will be particularly thankful for the switch, since vegan beauty is less likely to trigger flare ups of allergy-related symptoms and skin conditions such as eczema, acne and rosacea.
But the vegan beauty bonus doesn’t stop at skincare. Free from synthetic chemicals such as SLSs, parabens, dyes and silicones, vegan haircare is enriched with plant-based ingredients to nourish your hair, the natural way. Loaded with additives that strip your strands, non-vegan haircare has been known to contribute to follicle damage, dryness and even hair loss. Boasting natural ingredients better equipped to maintain your mane, vegan haircare promotes healthy hair in a way that artificial ingredients can’t, stimulating growth and leaving you with super shiny tresses.
Arbonne True Hair Daily Shampoo | £24.00
With a commitment to clean beauty at the core of their brand philosophy, Arbonne create plant-based products that are 100% vegan and completely cruelty-free. Powered by scientific research, their range of skincare, haircare, bodycare and cosmetics use innovative natural ingredients to deliver myriad beauty benefits.
RE9 Advanced Prepwork Gel Eye Masks | £48.00
Arbonne Speak Volumes Mascara | £28.00
Adhering to the highest standards of safety and sustainability, all of their products are guided by a stringent Ingredient Policy that prohibits over 2,000 ingredients, including PEGs, parabens and phthalates, as well as some of the most common allergens. Free from harmful chemicals but rich in skin-perfecting properties, Arbonne ensures only the finest ingredients come into contact with your complexion.
Last year, Arbonne celebrated 40 years of vegan, cruelty-free beauty.