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Why should you go vegan with skincare?

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Vegan skincare brand Skincere shares their views on why we should consider going vegan with at least some of our beauty products:

Our skin absorbs up to 60% of the products we apply to it. If you’re going to clean up your diet for the same reasons, why not make your beauty cabinet healthier too?

Vegan products are actually better for your skin, especially if you’re someone with sensitive or compromised skin. Animal ingredients can be harsh and clog pores, so vegan products are a soothing alternative. What’s more, the plant-derived ingredients in many vegan formulas contain more vitamins, minerals and antioxidants to repair and hydrate the skin. You feel far healthier if you eat foods in their natural state – and the same logic applies to skincare. Your skin will thrive off being fed natural, vegan ingredients.

Additionally, when products are absorbed by the skin, they go straight into the blood stream. (When you ingest something, it goes through the kidneys and liver before the blood stream – a natural filtration process). Over time, the absorption of non-vegan ingredients can potentially cause negative side effects, and not just to your skin.

Dermatologist Dr. Anita Sturnham shares her thoughts: “Sometimes products labelled as ‘suitable for sensitive skin’ are misleading and actually contain irritating ingredients. My top tip is to check the ingredients in all of your skincare products before buying and ensure that you are feeding your skin with natural, nourishing ingredients. The vegan Skincere range makes this easy for you and would be a healthy choice for sensitive skin. The whole range contains 100% natural ingredients that soothe and nourish inflamed or sensitive skin in a gentle and caring way. All the products are gluten, soya, nut and dairy free so you can be sure there are no nasties being applied to your skin and entering your system”

The new Skincere range includes a gentle cream cleanser, eye serum, facial serum, day cream and night cream. Prices range from £14.99-£24.99, available at Holland & Barrett.