How Can You Tell if Skincare Is Vegan

When shopping for skincare, there are so many factors to consider. You have to think about whether the product is suitable for your skin type, whether it will address your skin issues, and most importantly, what ingredients it contains.

Currently, vegan skincare is witnessing a boom in popularity, as it brings numerous advantages. The emphasis on plant-based ingredients, sustainable practices and cruelty-free manufacturing, is winning over more and more consumers, who want cleaner skin and a cleaner planet!

Have you ever wondered, how can you tell if skincare is vegan? Well, we will outline everything you need to know in this article.

What is vegan skincare?

When a skincare brand is ‘vegan’, this means that the products do not contain any animal-derived ingredients or animal by-products. These could include keratin, squalene, gelatine, lanolin, glycerin, collagen and milk proteins.

In addition, to be truly vegan, then the skincare brand must also be 100% cruelty-free, which means that the products have not been tested on animals before being sold to the public.

If there has been any cruelty to animals at any point during the manufacturing process, then the skincare brand cannot be classed as vegan.

How can you tell if skincare is vegan?

Vegan skincare is not just targeted towards people who follow a vegan diet. Rather, vegan skincare is a great way to adopt a more ethical approach when shopping for the products you use on your body, without committing to a drastic change in your diet.

So, how can you tell if skincare is vegan?

Follow these tips below:

  • Check the label and packaging for the ingredients. Look up the ingredients you are unfamiliar with. For instance, carmine, or cochineal extract, is a purplish-red dye which is obtained from crushed cochineal insects.
  • Use this free Vegan Ingredient Checker, to check whether the ingredients in your skincare are vegan. All you have to do is type in the name of the ingredient, and this online tool will verify whether it is vegan.
  • Look for vegan logos on the product. For example, the product might have a logo that says ‘Vegan Certified’ or ‘100% vegan’.
  • Check the company website, to see if they advertise themselves as vegan.
  • If the company website isn’t detailed enough, contact them directly to ask if their products are vegan.
  • Don’t just assume that a skincare product is vegan, just because it contains natural ingredients, such as beeswax. Beeswax cannot be classified as vegan, as it is obtained by exploiting worker bees.
  • Don’t just follow popular beauty trends. The skincare community is currently raving about ingredients like snail mucin and retinol, but these may not be vegan-friendly if they come from animals.

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How Can You Tell if Skincare Is Vegan

Where can I buy vegan skincare?

Here at Mama Jewels, we know all too well the physical toll that pregnancy and childbirth takes on women’s bodies. We also understand how frustrating it is for pregnant and postpartum mums to find effective skincare, that doesn’t contain toxic chemicals which could harm the baby.

This motivated us to create our very own Vegan Skincare collection. All of our products are completely pregnancy-safe, and they will leave your skin feeling clean, hydrated and plump. These little vegan delights also make a great gift for any new mother or mum-to-be, as a self-care treat!

Shop the Mama Jewels Vegan Skincare collection here.

Read on to discover some of our favourite products in our vegan skincare collection:

Our Baby and Bump Balm

How Can You Tell if Skincare Is Vegan

Every pregnant mum or postpartum mum deals with scratches, bumps, dry patches, stretch marks and everything in between.

Our Baby and Bump Balm is a natural, calming remedy to deal with those pesky skin issues. It is a 100% natural blend of skin-nourishing butter and oils, to soothe those boo-boos!

Even the most sensitive little skin will be softened, which is why our nourishing balm can be used on your little angel, so their skin will feel hydrated and smooth.

Specially formulated for babies to provide moisture and nourishment to skin in need of TLC, our balm contains shea butter and almond oil for extra skin protection.

You won’t have to worry about any harsh ingredients or toxic chemicals in our Baby and Bump Balm- this tub of goodness is free from preservatives, artificial perfumes and colourants.

Our gorgeous Baby and Bump Balm slides easily on the skin, giving you that wonderful pregnancy glow!

Click here to shop our Baby and Bump Balm. 

Our Vegan Baby and Bump Natural Serum for Mum & Baby

How Can You Tell if Skincare Is Vegan

Isn’t it so frustrating when you have to use different skincare products for different family members, because you all have different skin types and needs?

Well, we have created our Vegan Baby and Bump Natural Serum for Mum and Baby, as a ‘2 in 1’ solution to treat skin problems of both mother and infant.

Gentle enough for a baby’s sensitive, tender skin, our serum can be used to hydrate your little angel’s dry patches.

Handmade with love in the UK, you can also use this product to treat nappy rashes, eczema flare-ups and dry skin which is prone to dermatitis and psoriasis.

Rich in sweet almond oil and shea butter, with added chamomile and calendula, this deeply serum is deeply nourishing.

It is also a soothing remedy for wounds, burns, scars and inflammation.

Click here to shop our Vegan Baby and Bump Natural Serum for Mum and Baby.

Bath & Massage Oil for Baby, Bump, & the Whole Family

How Can You Tell if Skincare Is Vegan

Our Bath & Massage Oil for Baby, Bump, & the Whole Family makes a real treat for your little angel’s tender skin. A heavenly combination of lavender essential oil, almond oil and jojoba oil, this massage oil is suitable for adults, children and babies from 1 month old onwards.

Great when used with baby massage techniques, our 100% natural massage oil has moisturising properties and will help lull your baby to a peaceful sleep.

To create a dreamy, relaxing time before bed, simply add a couple of drops of the massage oil to the baby’s bath.

Click here to shop our Bath & Massage Oil for Baby, Bump, & the Whole Family.

Vegan Matcha Green Tea Rejuvenating Face Mask

Our Vegan Matcha Green Tea Rejuvenating Face Mask is a wonderful self-care treat to help tired parents or mummies-to-be unwind and de-stress.

This relaxation goodie is included in our gift hampers– it is so lush, that our customers have recommended that we sell it separately.

The vegan recipe contains chia seeds, kelp and potato extract, to keep the skin hydrated and silky smooth. There is also a healthy dash of natural essential oils, which contain anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, to keep the skin looking fresh, youthful and glowy!

This mask is plastic-free, with not a drop of palm oil in sight.

Simply mix one heaped tablespoon of clay mask with 2-3 tablespoons of warm water, and mix to a smooth paste. Apply to the face for 10-15 minutes, relax, and then remove with warm water or a damp cloth.

You will have softer, younger-looking skin within minutes!

Click here to shop our Vegan Matcha Green Tea Rejuvenating Face Mask.

How Can You Tell if Skincare Is Vegan

Vegan Unisex Hand Salve (Calendula and Chamomile)

Our Vegan Unisex Hand Salve (Calendula and Chamomile) is a superhero salve to rescue dry hands, but it is also gentle enough for the rest of the body for the whole family.

This salve works wonders for children and adults with eczema, psoriasis or dry patches in the elbows and knees. It contains calendula, a natural herb which is renowned for its anti-inflammatory and wound-healing properties.

This vegan-friendly salve also contains chamomile, which protects the skin from free radical damage.

To keep our focus on sustainable packaging, this hand salve comes in a fully recyclable, zero plastic, aluminium tin.

Click here to shop our Vegan Unisex Hand Salve (Calendula and Chamomile).

How Can You Tell if Skincare Is Vegan

Shop the Vegan Skincare collection at Mama Jewels here.

About Mama Jewels

Mama Jewels is an independent gift box company, selling planet-friendly and vegan-friendly artisan gifts, to help make the transition to motherhood easier and more comfortable for pregnant mums and new mums.

Visit the Mama Jewels website here.

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We hope you now have the answer to the question ‘how can you tell if skincare is vegan?’