Skincare products infused with powerful all-natural formulas are vital to maintaining your skin's natural beauty. Without a consistent routine, you risk losing your youthful glow to the premature signs of aging, fine lines, and other pesky skincare concerns.
If you're serious about committing to a daily skincare routine, consider living a more conscious lifestyle with vegan or cruelty-free skincare. Being mindful of the products you buy and their ingredients is a great way to feel good about your skincare and get the best out of your daily routine.
Whether searching for fragrance-free essentials that are kind to sensitive skin or cruelty-free products, you've come to the right place.
We're here to walk you through everything you need to know about switching to cleaner and more ethical skincare options so you can live a more conscious lifestyle. Here's everything you need to know:
What Makes Products Vegan?
By definition, vegan skincare products and cosmetics lack ingredients derived from animals, animal by-products, or animal-derived products.
Finding vegan essentials can be challenging as several popular skincare ingredients contain animal by-products, including collagen, keratin, glycerin, and lanolin -- and that's just the tip of the iceberg!
Fortunately, although these are popular ingredients in the beauty industry, many companies are developing effective formulas without animal-derived ingredients, ensuring easy access to high-quality skincare with no harmful or chemical-based components.
The Benefits of Vegan Skincare
Vegan skincare products are great for the environment and animals and offer a world of hidden benefits for you and your skin, including the following:
You Know The Ingredients
Not all synthetic ingredients are harmful to your skin, but some are confusing as they typically have long, complex, hard-to-pronounce names on the ingredient label. Clarity is important because skin irritation often results from using drugstore skincare products filled with toxic chemicals or harmful ingredients.
Most vegan skincare products contain plant extracts, minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants, nutrient-rich ingredients that help your skin flourish. With ingredients like this, you know exactly what's going onto your skin, giving you the peace of mind to use the products daily.
The rejection of animal testing is another integral aspect of vegan skincare products. Ethical companies do not test their skincare products on animals or anything living. Most vegan skincare products use natural, cruelty-free ingredients, so there's no reason for animal testing.
Better for the Environment
Most vegan skincare formulations contain natural ingredients, so there's no need to worry about the potential impact of toxic chemicals on the environment. Using a natural cleanser in the shower or applying a vegan moisturizer won't release toxins into the water, soil, and air around you.
Great on Sensitive Skin
Harmful chemicals or synthetic ingredients often cause redness and irritation, so if you have sensitive skin, focus on using clean and natural ingredients with fewer irritants – these are safer and easier to use in your daily routine and will calm the skin naturally.
Most are Fragrance-free
All-natural skincare typically emits a natural fragrance, with no artificial add-ins or harsh chemicals added to create a potent smell capable of harming your skin.
Be wary of skincare products formulated with artificial fragrances if you have sensitive skin. Some may find this appealing, but fragrance is a well-known irritant that can clog your pores and cause redness and skin issues.
Most all-natural or vegan skincare products do not contain sulfates – a drying agent in creams, shampoos, cleansers, and other beauty care essentials. When you have dry skin or suffer from dryness, sulfates can harm your skin and leave you feeling a constant need to rehydrate your skin by reapplying moisturizer.
To eliminate sulfates and other synthetic components from your routine, examine the ingredients and keep an eye out for sulfates, Sodium lauryl sulfate, and sodium lauryl sulfoacetate.
More Antioxidants, Vitamins, and Skincare Essentials
Since most vegan formulas are all-natural, they typically contain a potent blend of skin-nourishing ingredients. Your skin needs antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals to maintain a youthful glow, and these essential elements offer protection from free radicals and environmental stressors.
Vegan Skincare vs. Others
If you want to build a vegan, cruelty-free skincare routine, there are a few ingredients you'll need to avoid. Many skincare and beauty essentials contain animal-derived products but neglect to mention that on the label.
The most common skincare products include Biotin, Gelatin, Collagen, Beeswax, Honey, and Keratin, which companies commonly use in creams, cleansers, and lip balms.
Always read the label when looking for all-natural skincare products. If the product label doesn't clearly state "vegan" or "cruelty-free," chances are they're neither of those.
Some organizations provide companies with certifications for being vegan and cruelty-free. If the product is truly vegan, the business will display this certification loud and proud for the world to see.
When you find a skincare product you like but don't know if it's vegan, fragrance-free, or cruelty-free, always do your research. Many brands with a sustainable promise will highlight it on their "about" page or in the product description.
Our Most Popular Vegan Products
We formulate all our products with the highest quality botanicals and clean actives. We source our ingredients sustainably or through bio-engineering, which allows you to reduce your environmental impact one skincare product at a time. Here are our top three most popular vegan skincare products:
The Rich Cream
The Rich Cream is our original award-winning daily moisturizer and is 100% vegan. The formula contains zero irritants, gluten, GMOs, parabens, synthetic fragrances, sulfates (SLS & SLES), silicones, DEA, heavy metals, talc, or petroleum/paraffin/mineral oil.
The vegan formula is clinically proven to reduce the signs of aging and deeply hydrate your skin, leaving a soft, supple feel. During our clinical trials, 100% of participants praised the feeling of instant skin hydration and nourishment.
Achieve and maintain that youthful glow you crave with The Serum, our ultra-hydrating serum powered by our patented TFC8® technology and infused with hyper-hydrators and complexion correctors like Rice Bran Oil, Edelweiss, Pomegranate Seed extracts and other rejuvenating actives.
This natural formula is the perfect add-on to your daily routine and will improve tone and smooth texture for brighter, more even-looking skin.
The Eye Cream
Say goodbye to fine lines, undereye circles, and wrinkles with our revolutionary eye cream – an innovative, all-in-one formula that will help you achieve a fresh, renewed look. The expert blend of French Seaweed, Pennywort, Arjun Tree Extracts, and other rejuvenating actives combine to combat pesky undereye skin concerns and enhance the overall appearance of your skin.
These options only skim the surface of our best skincare with natural ingredients. All our skincare products are fragrance-free and cruelty-free, so you never need to worry – we have you covered whether you're looking for a cleansing gel or a facial oil.
Take a Conscious Approach to Skincare with Augustinus Bader
When you're ready to switch to vegan skincare with bio-engineered ingredients, you've come to the right place. We infuse our products with natural, sustainably sourced ingredients, so you can nourish your skin twice daily and maintain your youthful glow.
At Augustinus Bader, we take things one step further. 80% of our skincare and haircare containers are fully recyclable; 90% of our secondary containers are fully recyclable, and we use FSC-certified paper.
70% of our packaging is also plastic-free and made with sustainable materials, so please feel confident about the entire ordering process.