Aging is a natural part of life. Many skincare brands are targeting older consumers, advertising that their products can help solve skin issues such as wrinkles, sagging, fine lines, dark spots and dryness.
So, what kind of skincare is best to tackle skin issues that come with aging? Can vegan skincare do the trick?
In this article, we will answer the question ‘is vegan skincare anti-aging?’, which we hope you find useful.
What is vegan skincare?
Vegan skincare refers to personal care and cosmetic products that are not tested on animals, making them 100% cruelty-free. Whereas non-vegan skincare brands may test their products on animals, prior to selling them to the public.
In vegan skincare products, none of the ingredients used is from animals – so you will not find things such as animal hair, beeswax, gelatine, carmine, shellac and collagen.
In contrast, non-vegan skincare products do use these animal-derived ingredients in their creams, lotions, shampoos, makeup, makeup removers, nail polishes, and more.
Additionally, vegan skincare brands tend to incorporate more natural herbs and plant-based ingredients in their products.
Whereas, non-vegan companies tend to use artificial colourants, preservatives and pollutants. These chemicals can be super harmful to your health because they are man-made, full of fragrances and are more likely to irritate the skin.
What are the benefits of vegan skincare?
Certain active cosmetic ingredients can be absorbed through the skin during pregnancy, which may pass into the bloodstream and thus affect the unborn baby.
That is why it is important to choose pregnancy-safe skincare products and read the ingredients carefully every time you shop for cosmetic items.
So, what advantages does vegan skincare bring, not just for mums, but for anyone of any age?
• No animals are harmed in the making of vegan skincare products. This is an ethical way to shop. There is no reason why our furry friends should have to suffer cruelty just for our consumption as consumers, especially when their bodies and physiology are totally different to that of humans.
• Vegan products are healthier for the body and skin, due to the focus on natural, plant-based ingredients. These natural ingredients are rich in antioxidants and have natural anti-inflammatory effects, while also being free from additives and harsh chemicals that clog up your pores.
• Shopping for vegan skincare reduces your carbon footprint, as the products are made in sustainable ways. For instance, the packaging will be recyclable, rather than made of plastic, which will end up in a landfill and take decades to decompose.
Is vegan skincare anti-aging?
So, is vegan skincare anti-aging?
Well, yes, it is safe to say that vegan skincare offers amazing anti-aging benefits.
Due to the emphasis on natural, earthy ingredients, vegan products are often abundant in powerful nutrients and antioxidants, like vitamin C.
Plant-based ingredients like jojoba, chamomile and lavender help keep your skin cells healthy, by hydrating the skin, reducing irritation, and killing bacteria that clog up your pores.
There is a whole world of vegan ingredients out there, that are naturally anti-aging.
For instance, the ingredient bakuchiol, which is derived from the seeds of the babchi plant, is a wonderful alternative to retinol. Bakuchiol can help reduce wrinkles and improve skin tone, while also being pregnancy-safe.
So, vegan skincare is terrific because it doesn’t need artificial ingredients and harmful chemicals to give it that ‘anti-aging factor’.
Want glowy, younger-looking skin? Switch to vegan skincare today!
Where can I buy vegan skincare?
Our team at Mama Jewels understands that pregnancy and giving birth are tough on women’s bodies. The ordeal leaves mums exhausted, sore, scarred and in severe discomfort and pain.
We have personally experienced how difficult it is to find skincare products that are safe for mums, whether they are pregnant, postpartum, or breastfeeding.
So, we took it upon ourselves to create our own vegan skincare brand, to help women feel clean, hydrated and pampered in their skin and bodies.
Our products are 100% vegan and cruelty-free. All the ingredients we use are vegan-friendly, sustainably sourced, and certified organic.
Our skincare range is not just designed for pregnant and postpartum mums exclusively- many of our products are suitable for the whole family, including the new baby!
Read on to discover a few of our favourite vegan, cruelty-free products in our skincare collection:
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.
This is a wonderful self-care treat to help mums-to-be and tired parents 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 as a separate item.
To keep the skin hydrated and silky smooth, the vegan recipe contains natural ingredients including chia seeds, kelp and potato extract. It also comprises a healthy dash of natural essential oils, which contain anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, to keep the skin looking youthful and glowy!
This mask is plastic-free, with not a drop of palm oil in sight.
Shop our Vegan Matcha Green Tea Rejuvenating Face Mask here.
Customers adore our Baby and Bump Balm, which would make a wonderful addition to a gift basket.
Every pregnant mum or postpartum mum deals with scratches, bumps, dry patches, stretch marks and everything in between.
Our balm is a 100% natural blend of skin-nourishing butters and oils, to replenish and revitalise the skin.
Specially formulated 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 that irritate the skin- this tub of goodness is free from preservatives, artificial perfumes and colourants.
Even the most sensitive little skins will be soothed, which is why our nourishing balm can be used on little babies, so their skin will feel hydrated and soft!
Our gorgeous Baby and Bump Balm slides easily on the skin, which will give expecting mamas that wonderful pregnancy glow!
Click here to shop our soothing Baby and Bump Balm.
Has your pregnancy resulted in your lips feeling dry and cracked? Do you need something to rescue your lips and leave them feeling plump and hydrated?
Our Natural Hemp and Avocado Vegan Lip Butter is the perfect solution to revive those chapped lips.
This all-vegan lip butter contains a healthy balance of ingredients needed for moisturised, supple lips:
- avocado oil which is deeply conditioning
- castor oil, which promotes skin healing
- cooling peppermint
- highly moisturising coconut oil
- mango butter, which contains vitamins that are essential for collagen production
- hemp oil, which is rich in essential omegas 3 and 6
Packed in a recyclable glass and aluminium jar, our lip butter is a wonderful example of how our cruelty-free skincare brand is kind to both your face and the planet.
Click here to shop our Natural Hemp and Avocado Vegan Lip Butter.
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.
For more inspiration about vegan skincare, click here to read our articles on:
- Why You Should Use Vegan Skincare
- What Makes a Vegan Skincare Brand?
- How Can You Tell if Skincare Is Vegan?
- What’s the Difference Between Vegan and Non-Vegan Skincare?
- Why Buy Vegan Gifts? Mama and Baby Gift Hampers
- What Are 3 Benefits of Vegan Skincare?
- Why Is Cruelty-Free Skincare Important?
- Vegan Gifts for Her: New Mums & Mums to Be
- The Best Eco-Friendly Gifts for Mums That Are Kind to The Skin and The Planet
We hope we have answered the question, ‘is vegan skincare anti-aging?’