The skincare industry has had an explosion in recent years. With old and new brands releasing modern skincare products, it’s no surprise that they’re coming out with vegan options as well. I mean, who doesn’t want healthy skin while also being considerate of everything that a lot of animals go through during testing? We all want to play our part and go for cruelty-free products. Let us help you choose from amongst the multitudes of products in the market today!
Starting with Krave Beauty, which, as you all know, is a cult favorite. Their Matcha Hemp Hydrating Cleanser a hydrating gel formula that is rich in vitamins and antioxidants. It will leave your face feeling clean without making it feel stripped of its moisture. Another product by them is their Kale-Lahu-YAHA Resurfacing AHA exfoliator. This is a gentle exfoliant containing 5.25% glycolic acid and other hydrating ingredients like Aloe Vera, glycerin, and sodium hyaluronate. It will help remove all the dirt and oil residue inside your pores, and the bottle will last you for ages.
For the people out there that prefer lightweight moisturizers, the Dew Point Moisturizing Gel-Cream from Versed is a great option. With beneficial ingredients like green tea leaf extract, glycerin, aloe vera, and sodium hyaluronate (a salt of hyaluronic acid), it’s going to make your skin feel aptly moisturized. Another vegan product (Hyram approved!) is the Superfood Cleanser by Youth To The People. This one contains loads of antioxidant ingredients like kale, spinach, and green tea to cleanse your skin while simultaneously hydrating it.
If you want to splurge on skincare, Biossance has some pretty good options. Their Squalane + Probiotic Gel Moisturizer is composed of squalene, glycerin, red seaweed, and ginger extracts which will leave you with glowing skin. It also helps in reducing redness and inflammation.
Now, did you think we would forget The Ordinary? One of the most popular and affordable skincare brands out there, and the best part is that they’re vegan and cruelty-free! They have a wide range of products that are super affordable with simple formulations. The Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% is an all-rounder product for hyperpigmentation and reducing overall sebum production. For maximum exfoliation, the AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution is the one to choose. They have tons of products on their website and an extensive guide on how to choose and use them.
The vitamin C serum by Mad Hippie is perfect for skin brightening. Combined with other ingredients like Ferulic acid, Vitamin E, and hyaluronic acid, it will surely give your skin the boost it needs. The Citrus Stem Cell Infused Serum C by Beauty and the City is the perfect daytime serum to make your skin glow.
If you want to incorporate anti-aging products into your regimen, retinol or retinoids are the way to go. The Bakuchiol Retinol Smoothing Serum by Herbivore Botanicals is a suitable choice, even during pregnancy. Other options include the retinol and retinoids by The Ordinary and the Retinol Complex .5% by DRMTLGY.
And the most important of all, sunscreen. Whatever you do, do not forget to apply sunscreen, no matter where you are. Supergoop! has an amazing collection of sunscreens for every skin type, and some are even slightly tinted. The Sun Bum Face Lotion and Glossier Invisible Shield are other sunscreens you can add to the list of vegan skincare options.
Phew! That was a long list of products. Do not feel overwhelmed though. There is always something out there that will work for you. Do your research, visit a dermatologist if you face lingering skin problems, and remember, all you really need is a basic routine to start with. The fancy serums can come later when you’re ready. Happy skincare shopping!