6 Vegan Products to Add to Your Skin-Care Routine
Veganism doesn’t only apply to food; the lifestyle choice can extend to your beauty routine as well. While there are a lot of products that are formulated with animal-derived ingredients or by-products on shelves, there’s an increasing number of options that are vegan and cruelty-free, especially in the skin-care space — you just need to know where to look. From a dry skin-friendly cleanser to luminizing sunscreen, we’re sharing six vegan skin-care products that’ll overhaul your daily routine.
Vegan Cleanser: Garnier Green Labs Hyalu-Melon Smoothing Milky Washable Cleanser
In addition to removing makeup and impurities, this gentle cleanser helps hydrate and plump skin thanks to ingredients like hyaluronic acid and watermelon. It’s perfect for winter or for dry skin year-round. The vegan formula is also free of sulfates, parabens and dyes.
A toner helps balance the pH of skin, minimizes the look of pores and gives skin an extra cleanse. With rose water and aloe leaf juice, this formula also helps hydrate and reduce the appearance of redness and inflammation. In addition to the skin-loving formula, the toner made our list because all Thayers products are vegan and cruelty-free.
Vegan Exfoliator: Kaike Marshmallow Clay Mask + Scrub
Kaike is a Black-owned, vegan skin-care brand that takes a less-is-more approach to beauty. We love this multitasking product because it contains just three ingredients and can be used as a healing mask or a gentle, exfoliating scrub.
Another must-have multitasker is the Pinea-C Serum Cream. It’s a brightening serum, lightweight moisturizer and broad-spectrum sunscreen in one. With this vegan product in your arsenal, your morning routine will be short and sweet.
Vegan Moisturizer: Good Skin Days On the Bright Side Moisturizer
This fast-absorbing yet deeply hydrating moisturizer contains nourishing ceramides, skin-balancing probiotics and soothing madecassoside. All products from the brand are cruelty-free and vegan.
Vegan Sunscreen: Supergoop! Glowscreen Sunscreen SPF 40
In addition to broad-spectrum sun protection, this formula doubles as a makeup primer and gives skin an instant glow. The vegan sunscreen is also free of oxybenzone, phthalates, sulfates and over 50 other potentially harmful or sensitizing ingredients.
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