Research shows that more people are paying attention to, not just, what they eat but also what they use on their skin. According to Mordor Intelligence, veganism, especially among younger generations, is becoming more popular in North America. Growing acceptance of vegan lifestyles among millennials is fueling the growth of the global vegan cosmetics market. Here are five reasons why more people are using vegan cosmetics.
- Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Products
As more of the population becomes more opposed to the use of animals in testing cosmetics products, consumers are seeking out brands that adhere to vegan standard - such as Inika and Vegoglam. Consumers are not only concerned about animal testing, but they would like to know that no animal byproducts have been used in the products they are using on their skin, nor are any animals hurt in the production of such products.
- Vegan cosmetics are better for the environment
Alyssa, a university student studying environmental engineering at the University of Florida, is not alone in her quest to save the environment. Alyssa states she is motivated by the idea of wanting to make a difference, “I have become involved in activist groups focusing on environmental sustainability. I also realized that I needed to align my lifestyle with my ideals and decided to become a vegan”. Many, like Alyssa, are turning to vegan cosmetics products to preserve the world’s natural beauty, while gaining the benefits of using more natural products that are better for their skin.
- Vegan cosmetics & plant-based products promote better skin healing effects
Your skin is the window to your body that reveals the stories of your life. From acne breakouts during your teenage years, to the radiant glow of pregnancy and the sunspots of aging, both your age and your health are reflected in your skin. There are many plant-based products that can be used to help with some of the most common concerns--like acne breakout, or sunspots. For example; Tea Tree Oil is a powerful natural essential oil that acts as an antiseptic & antibacterial agent and is known to help diminish blemishes.
- Natural cosmetics products are free of harmful chemicals and have more effective benefits
Found abundantly in green vegetables, whole or enriched grains, B vitamins help promote a healthy metabolism and are also linked to a reduced risk of stroke, research shows.
Can you imagine not using the best ingredients on your favorite meal? Imagine not using the most natural fruit or vegetable on your daily salad? We build our body with what we eat. So why are we not using the best and most natural ingredients on our body's largest and fastest-growing organ? Taking real care of your skin isn’t just about sleeping and drinking enough water! Using organic and natural products for your skin are the next steps to take. Healthy vegan diets are abundant with vitamins B1, C, and E, folic acid, magnesium, and iron. They are also low in cholesterol and saturated fats. A plant-based vegan diet can reduce the risk of mortality from conditions like Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Vegan cosmetics make use of natural plant-based products like Aloe Vera, which helps in treating skin conditions, such as psoriasis and acne. Aloe creams also have a calming effect on the skin and have been shown to help reduce itchiness and inflammation.
- Vegan cosmetic products are more popular and accessible
Many cosmetics products are made with chemicals that can cause adverse effects on people with sensitive skin. The use of chemicals in cosmetics products can be just downright harmful even if you don’t have sensitive skin. Parabens, for example, are preservatives found in everything from soap to lotion, to makeup. If it has water in it, it probably has a paraben to keep it from growing bacteria. Examples include: methylparaben, proplyparaben, isopropylparaben, and isobutylparaben. If “paraben” is in the word, avoid it. A recent study (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14745841) found concentrations of parabens, specifically methylparaben, in human breast tumors. Vegan cosmetics products tend to use more natural ingredients that are just better for your skin.
So with all these reasons, why don’t you try vegan skincare products for yourself and experience the dramatic difference? The Vegan Cosmetics store offers a wide selection of vegan and organic skincare products with fast-acting and powerful ingredients. Browse products in our store from top vegan cosmetic brands or try our very own VegoGlam brand. It was created to meet the specialty-care needs of consumers with various skin types. Whatever products you are looking to use, The Vegan Cosmetics Store is here to support you in your quest towards living with healthier and more glowing skin. Need support in moving towards vegan skincare? Contact our support team today at firstname.lastname@example.org or send us a message on Facebook or Instagram.