While veganism was originally founded as a conscience based movement to avoid the exploitation of animals, the growth of industrial farming and its associated environmental impact have brought vegans and environmentalists together for a common good.
Get this, the positive environmental impact of eliminating all animal derived products in the world is as huge as if the entire human race stopped driving automobiles for good. That’s how big the issue is!
While most of us aren’t likely to completely eliminate animal derived products from our lives, if we were to make a conscious effort to replace some of our daily-use products with vegan alternatives the positive impact can add up quite significantly, quite quickly.
Regardless of whether you are opting vegan for ethical or environmental reasons or simply out of curiosity, we’ve compiled 8 of our favourite vegan skincare products that are guaranteed to soothe your skin and your soul!
CLEANSER: THE PURE LOTUS JEJU BOTANICAL PH BALANCING CLEANSER, $39
The Botanical pH Balancing Gel To Foam Cleanser from The Pure Lotus has a pH level of 6.5 and is sulphate-free making it a gentle cleanser suitable for all skin types and especially recommended if you have sensitive skin.
Effective as both steps in a double cleanse routine, this unique 2-in-1 cleanser pumps a thick gel texture with a bright, citrus scent and can be used on dry skin, as a gel cleanser that removes makeup or on damp skin with a splash of water as a foam cleanser.
Formulated with The Pure Lotus’ unique Jeju Botanical Complex Extract - lotus flower, aloe vera, green tea, rice, citrus peel, rosemary, lotus root and prickly pear - this cleanser invigorates tired skin while effortlessly sweeping away dirt and grime.
EXFOLIATION: W.ANT GINGER CLAY SCRUB MASK, $49
A unique skin polisher chocked full of antioxidants, this clay scrub can also double as a purifying mask. The Ginger Clay concoction in this scrub mask gently exfoliates and stimulates blood circulation, helping to rejuvenate your skin and promote skin health.
Fortify your skin against free radical damage with one of nature’s best beauty gifts, Ginger! Used for millenia in traditional health and beauty remedies, Ginger contains over 40 types of antioxidants and is renowned for its natural detox properties and its ability to reduce inflammation and promote healing.
Pair this together with The Facial Spritzer from W.ANT or mix it with a little water to create a pore tightening and detoxifying mask.
TONER: AROMATICA TEA TREE BALANCING TONER, $45
The Tea Tree Balancing Toner helps control sebum production in oily skin while maintaining your skin’s natural moisture and water balance. The anti-microbial properties of Tea Tree Oil also helps to clear and purify your skin while balancing your skin's natural pH levels.
Part of the Tea Tree range from Aromatica, this toner is targeted at oily, acne prone and sensitive skin types and is formulated with Chamomile and Aloe Vera to soothe, calm and moisturise and Niacinamide to help brighten skin.
Refreshing and lightweight, this is the ideal toner for the tropics and will keep your skin balanced and hydrated, for a soft, supple feel!
SERUM: KUMUYA REJUVENATE NUTRI SERUM CONCENTRATE, $119
The Rejuvenate Nutri-Serum Concentrate from home grown brand, Kumuya, is a regenerative stimulating serum made from plant based ingredients that contain powerful actives and ingredients that nourish and stimulate collagen production.
This vegan anti-ageing serum contains powerful natural actives such as Bakuchiol, Hyaluronic Acid and Magnesium that help promote cellular renewal and help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Both curative and preventative, this serum will help repair and manage acne damage caused by hormonal imbalances, protect your skin against free radical damage and maintain a healthy skin barrier.
EYE CREAM: THE PURE LOTUS JEJU BOTANICAL EYE CREAM, $52
Combining The Pure Lotus’ patented Jeju Botanical Complex Extract with powerful anti-ageing ingredients - Ceramide, Betaine, Panthenol, Adenosine and Peptides - the Jeju Botanical Eye Cream is a quality vegan anti ageing eye cream alternative.
This vegan and natural eye cream helps to soothe skin around the eyes and fight environmental free radical damage that can cause signs of premature ageing. It also locks in the moisture and improves skin elasticity to immediately reduce the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles.
MOISTURISER: AROMATICA TEA TREE BALANCING EMULSION, $49
Part of the Tea Tree Balancing skincare range from Aromatica, this refreshing lightweight emulsion helps maintain your skin's natural moisture and pH balance while regulating sebum production making it ideal for oily, acne prone or problematic skin.
The refreshing scent of Tea Tree Oil helps invigorate the senses while the anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties help soothe and purify the skin. Tea Tree Oil also has skin healing properties that promote overall skin health and well being.
MASK: I DEW CARE MINI SCOOPS WASH OFF MASK, $42
Fan of multi-masking? Try this yummy vegan option from I Dew Care! A trio of ice cream inspired wash off masks that is sure to give you triple the flavour and triple the fun! Each set of Mini Scoops comes with:
- Berry Groovy, a brightening glycolic acid, antioxidant rich raspberry extract and exfoliating strawberry seeds gelato textured mask;
- Matcha Mood, a soothing green tea, skin restoring Vitamin B3 and cooling glacier water packed sorbet textured mask;
- Cake My Day, a hydrating rainbow sprinkles and birthday cake scent (that smells yummy enough to eat) soft serve textured mask.
Each mask is also available in full size, sold separately.
FACIAL OIL: AROMATICA JOJOBA GOLDEN BARRIER OIL, $42
When it comes to beauty, Jojoba Oil needs little introduction. An ingredient known for its wide array of benefits, the Jojoba Golden Barrier Oil from Aromatica is rich in antioxidants and Vitamin E known for its skin healing properties.
This organic and vegan formula will help promote collagen synthesis and renewal helping keep your skin plump and promoting overall skin health. A natural anti-microbial, this miracle facial oil is ideal for oily and acne prone skin as well.
It is also hypoallergenic and anti-inflammatory making it ideal for sensitive skin and helps soothe sun damage and eczema prone skin. Use it on its own or mix in a few drops a few with your moisturising cream to supercharge your skincare routine!