Veganism is on the rise. Whether it’s ‘meat-free Monday’ or a fully plant-based lifestyle, it’s no longer a way of life adopted by a select few who shop in health food stores. Seeing as it’s just another way to exercise social and environmental responsibility, why not apply this very principle to your beauty regime? Thanks to hi-tech formulas from the most innovative of brands, you won’t have to compromise on quality while you do.
What Is Vegan Beauty?
By definition, vegan beauty products contain no animal products or animal-derived ingredients in their creation. This includes beeswax, honey, lanolin and collagen to name a few. Vegan products like many free-from products are also cruelty free. As the beauty world is upping its stakes when it comes to conscious living and mindfulness, whether it’s recycled packaging or ethically sourced ingredients, vegan products will take you that little step further into the realms of clean consumerism.
Is There a Compromise On Quality?
In short, the answer is no. These days R&D departments in major skincare brands are working hard to produce products with formulations that can truly compete, vegan or not. According to market research group NPD, prestige vegan beauty brands have seen a 38% rise in sales in the last year, which proves that vegan beauty is delivering results for savvy, discerning consumers.
Skincare brand Algenist, grounded in science, uses an amino acid alternative using the fibres from corn, soy and wheat, enhancing skin elasticity and texture, mimicking the collagen in the skin, while Cover FX, the brand known for an uncompromisingly full coverage and skin perfection has found multiple vegan alternatives. “We have been able to source plant-derived alternatives that truly perform. For example [in some foundations] we use carnauba wax instead of beeswax. Carnauba wax holds structure in cream formulas similar to the way beeswax is often used, but with a higher melting point which makes this a more durable alternative” says Vincent Casale, Chief Innovative Officer at Cover FX.
Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick: This easy to use foundation glides on seamlessly, giving the complexion a clear, flawless finish that evens out pigmentation and texture.
Cover FX Illuminating Setting Spray: A combined skin highlighter and hydrator that leaves the skin refreshed with an incomparable base finish.
Algenist Genius Liquid Collagen: A skin plumping, super hydrating formula that has results you could compare with a clinical collagen facial.
Aurelia Probiotics Skincare The Probiotic Concentrate: A supercharged probiotic treatment for the skin that supports the structure and texture of the complexion.