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Four reasons to start using vegan skincare

Vegan skincare means that products are produced without harm to animals (i.e. cruelty-free) and they also don’t contain any animal ingredients, animal by-products or animal-derived products. Common animal ingredients used in skincare include beeswax, lanolin, carmine and uric acid. This is not the same as cruelty-free, as a product can be created without being tested on animals, but still contain ingredients like milk or honey. At KŌNSE we understand that this is a very important factor for many of you and for that reason we also provide this solution in our marketplace.

It does not harm animals

Vegan products are not tested on animals, we always recommend you go for both vegan and cruelty free, to ensure that no animals were involved in the creation or testing.

Kinder to your skin

We know that what we put on the skin is absorbed into the body going straight into the blood stream. Over time, the absorption of non-vegan ingredients can potentially cause negative side effects to your skin and your body. The reason behind this is that Vegan skincare products generally contain less ingredients tan conventional products, which are likely to irritate or aggravate any skin conditions specially for people with sensitive or condition-prone skin. Mainly because animal ingredients can be harsh and clog pores, so vegan products are a soothing alternative

They are a high source of vitamins and antioxidants 

Another benefit of vegan skincare is that the ingredients taken from plants often bring plenty of vitamins, antioxidants, minerals and natural oils which can help repair and maintain a healthy skin. These ingredients include vitamins A, C and E, natural oils, such as argan, coconut and rosehip, algae, hemp seed extracts, soybean extracts  and so on. These ingredients are as, if not more effective, than their synthetic counterparts, since they are closer to their natural state without having undergone a chemical transformation.

They help us maintain our environment safe 

If prepared in a certified environment we know that they don’t harm the environment throughout their production up to after their use. During the manufacturing process as the sourcing of all ingredients and packaging is done in a sustainable manner and after use as they tend to break back down into non-harmful components and are reused by their surroundings.

From KONSE we recommend you try to avoid the following ingredients : Biotin, Cetyl Alcohol, Keratin, Gelatin, Lanolin (from sheep’s wool), Shellac (from lac bugs), Guanine (fish scales), Glycerin (from animal fats) and Beeswax (unless sourced from a sustainable source).