1. MORE VITAMINS FOR THE SKIN
Plant derived ingredients contain more water, antioxidants and minerals to nourish and hydrate the skin over most traditional brands.
2. NO HARM TO ANIMALS
Choosing vegan + cruelty free skin care is the only way to ensure no harm to animals was caused during the production or testing of products.
3. CLEAR YOUNGER LOOKING SKIN
The use of ingredients derived from animals causes underlying psychological stress known as cognitive dissonance, where your brain tries to simultaneously reconcile your love of animals on one hand, while supporting harm to other animal species on the other hand. Scientific studies have shown a link between stress and faster aging skin, and more skin inflammation that causes acne breakouts, psoriasis and rosacea.
4. IT’S BETTER FOR THE PLANET
Animal products are the primary cause of environmental damage, including climate change, water depletion, deforestation and soil erosion.
5. LESS SKIN IRRITATION AND INFLAMMATION
Animal-derived ingredients can promote inflammation and can often clog pores and promote acne. Products with plant-derived ingredients and fewer chemicals can be a better choice for those with sensitive and problem skin.
6. IMPROVED WELL BEING
You feel much healthier and better overall, living a life more aligned with your personal values. Saving lives and living with purpose and compassion gives you peace of mind and less skin stress.
7. PLANT EXTRACTS FEEL BETTER ON THE SKIN
The thought of applying animal-derived ingredients to your face is enough to make most people feel very uncomfortable. Why would we do this when perfectly good plant-based and synthetic alternatives exist?
The following list contains the most common animal-derived ingredients used in most skin care formulations, along with vegan ingredient alternatives.
When reviewing your skin care ingredients at home, if vegan status is not declared it likely contains lower-cost animal-derived ingredients.
Which ingredient source will you choose?
HYALURONIC ACIDHyaluronic acid is a common humectant ingredient in serums and face creams that treats dry skin by drawing in moisture to help maintain skin volume and bounce. Animal-derived versions are made from the fluid of joints or the protein of umbilical cords. Acceptable vegan options include synthetic alternatives and plant oils.
Retinol is a form of Vitamin A molecule and is a powerhouse antioxidant and skin restoring ingredient often used in evening moisturizers. Animal-derived versions are made from the liver of cows, pigs and fish. Acceptable vegan alternatives include synthetic versions and carotene sourced from plants and seeds.
Glycerin is another common humectant found in moisturizers that works to maintain skin hydration. Animal-derived versions are made from the fat of animals. Acceptable vegan alternatives include vegetable glycerin and derivatives of seaweed.
Also called squalane, both are an emollient ingredient commonly found in moisturizers that is similar to natural skin oil. Animal-derived versions are made from the oil of shark livers. Acceptable vegan options include vegetable emollients made from the oil of olives, wheat or rice bran.
Stearic acid is a common skin replenishing oil and thickener used in many skin creams. Animal-derived versions are made from the animal fat of cows, pigs and sheep. Acceptable vegan alternatives are sourced from vegetable fats and coconut fat.
Lanolin is a common skin replenishing oil used in skin care moisturizers, cosmetics and medicines. Animal-derived versions are made from the oil gland secretions found in sheep wool and are a known allergen. Acceptable vegan alternatives are made from plant and vegetable oils.
Lactic acid is an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) used in skin care as an exfoliant to break down material that holds dead skin together allowing it to shed naturally. Animal-derived versions are made from dairy milk. Acceptable vegan alternatives are made from beet sugar, or glycolic acid made from plant sugars.
BEESWAX AND HONEY
Beeswax is a common thickening agent used in face creams, moisturizers, makeup, and lipstick. Honey is often added to skin care as well. Animal-derived versions are made from boiling the honeycomb from bee colonies. Acceptable vegan alternatives are made from vegetable oils and candelilla plants.
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The whole idea behind Benevolent Skin is to feel good by nourishing your skin and soul. Women shouldn't have to compromise when trying to find performance skin care solutions that formulate without harming animals - especially when it conflicts with your personal ethics and values.
You want results with your skin care and you don't support harm to animals through testing or ingredient harvesting because it's just plain wrong. That's why we created Benevolent Skin, and our line is 100% vegan and cruelty free.
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