What makes a vegan skincare brand

All mums know how important it is to take care of their skin. After all, the skin is the largest organ of the body, so it deserves tender, loving care.

Whatever products that you use on your skin will impact your baby as they grow in your womb, breastfeed and spend lots of time in your arms. That is why it is crucial to use the most natural skincare possible, to keep your baby safe, comfortable, and away from toxic chemicals.

Here at Mama Jewels, we are proud to offer a vegan skincare brand that caters to not only pregnant mums and postpartum mums, but also the baby and the whole family.

Read on below to find out more about what makes a vegan skincare brand.

What makes a vegan skincare brand?

First and foremost, a skincare brand should be vegan. This means that the brand’s skincare products should not contain any animal-derived ingredients, such as carmine, gelatine, beeswax and milk proteins. Many skincare brands also use animal by-products during their manufacturing process.

Also, the skincare brand should be cruelty-free. This refers to the principle that skincare products have not been tested on animals before being sold to the public.

If there has been any cruelty to animals during the production process of your skincare brand, then it is not vegan.

What are the benefits of using a vegan skincare brand?

Instead of sticking with brands that use animal-derived ingredients and test on our furry friends, you should consider switching to a vegan skincare brand. Here’s why:

  • Animal testing is cruel and unethical

There is no reason why animals should be confined to tiny cages in order to have cosmetic products forcefully tested on them.

  • It is more sustainable

Switching to a vegan skincare brand is better for the planet, as it decreases your carbon footprint and it means that fewer animals are suffering under cruelty for the consumption of customers.

animal testing
  • Vegan skincare is healthier for your skin

Because vegan skincare brands put a huge emphasis on natural ingredients, the products are often abundant in powerful antioxidants, like vitamin C.

Plant-based ingredients like jojoba and lavender help keep your skin cells healthy, by hydrating the skin, reducing irritation, and killing bacteria that clog up your pores.

You wouldn’t find these natural soothing remedies in non-vegan skincare, as these are loaded with toxic chemicals such as parabens and sulphates – these are so harmful, they can cause skin irritation, disrupt hormones, affect the reproductive organs and even affect birth outcomes.

  • You will be helping to support small businesses

Too many large cosmetic companies and skincare brands mass-produce non-vegan products, simply because they want to maximise their profits.

When you shop for vegan skincare, you will most likely be supporting a small business like ours at Mama Jewels, because we take the time to curate products using the most natural ingredients, eliminating any cruelty to animals in the process.

Pregnant woman applying skin lotion

Where can I buy products from a vegan skincare brand?

Here at Mama Jewels, we understand how tough pregnancy and giving birth is on women’s bodies- with the ordeal leaving mums exhausted, sore, scarred and in severe discomfort and pain.

This motivated us to create our own vegan skincare brand, to help ease the physical toll of pregnancy and birth.

Our products are 100% vegan and cruelty-free. They are not just designed for pregnant and postpartum mums exclusively- our vegan skincare brand is suitable for the whole family, including the new baby!

Click here to shop our vegan skincare brand.

Below, we will outline the products in our vegan skincare brand and explain how they make a great addition to a gift hamper to surprise the new mum or mummy-to-be in your life.

  1. Baby and Bump Balm

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 soothing remedy to deal with those pesky skin issues. It is a 100% natural blend of skin-nourishing butters and oils, to soothe those boo-boos!

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.

Even the most sensitive little skins will be soothed, which is why our nourishing balm can be used on your little angel, so their skin will feel hydrated and soft!

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

Pregnant woman holding belly

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

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

3. Natural Hemp and Avocado Vegan Lip Butter

Is your pregnancy causing you to have dry, cracked lips? Do you need something to rescue your lips and leave them feeling plump and hydrated?

Dry lips

Our Natural Hemp and Avocado vegan lip butter is the perfect solution to soothe 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 vegan skincare brand is kind to both your face and the planet.

4. Organic Lavender Soap for Mum and Baby

A non-toxic soap is essential for pregnant mums and postpartum mums, to keep themselves clean, without causing harm to the baby.

Our Organic Lavender Soap for Mum and Baby is a splendid cleansing agent for adults and babies alike, even for those with sensitive skin. It is organic and free from SLS, SLES, parabens, colourants and other nasties found in high-street baby products!

The soap is perfect for mum and baby to use in the bath: it contains a touch of lavender oil to help little people drift off to sleep at bedtime.

Baby being given a bath

5. Vegan Unisex Soap (Cinnamon and Lemon)

Our Vegan Unisex soap (Cinnamon and Lemon) is a really affordable, masculine-scented soap. It creates a light and fluffy lather to cleanse away nasties and nourish your skin. You will leave your shower feeling and smelling fresh and sparkling clean!

Scented with natural lemon and cinnamon essential oils, this soap is particularly favoured by men and fits really well in our care package gift boxes for new dads.

6. 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.

7. 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 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!

Pregnant couple holding each other

How can a pregnant woman keep her skin healthy?

  • During pregnancy, there are certain chemicals which may not be safe to use, as they are linked to problems such as birth defects. Avoid using retinoids, salicylic acid, hydroquinone, benzoyl peroxide and formaldehyde.
  • Drink plenty of water, to stay hydrated.
  • Avoid skincare products with toxic chemicals or harsh chemicals- these can irritate the skin and damage the skin barrier.
  • Enjoy a healthy, well-balanced diet, full of leafy greens, vitamins and minerals.
  • Wash your face regularly with a natural, organic soap.
  • Exfoliate with a gentle exfoliant once a week.
  • Always wear sun cream and top this up before leaving the house.

You should hopefully now have a better understanding of what makes a vegan skincare brand.

Find out more about Mama Jewels by visiting our website here.

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