January 20, 2021

Is vegan skincare good for sensitive skin?

Aside from the fact that veganism has wonderful health benefits and works to protect the lives of animals, adopting a vegan lifestyle also has significant flow on benefits to our environment - reducing pollution, cutting greenhouse gas emissions and saving water.

Although adopting a vegan lifestyle has ample benefits, you definitely don’t need to be vegan to reap the benefits of plant-based natural skincare, especially if you have sensitive skin.

Due to an increase in harsh environmental aggressors like pollution, sun damage and the chemicals found in many mass produced products, skin sensitivity is on the rise. As a result, more and more people are suffering from sensitive skin and inflammatory skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis.

The key to avoiding skin sensitivity is to avoid these aggressors - including irritating ingredients in the beauty and skincare products you use. The most common skin irritants are alcohol, fragrance, and mineral oil*. This is why many people with sensitive skin benefit from adopting a natural, plant-based or vegan skincare routine.

Many skin issues including acne, eczema, rosacea, dryness, and sensitive skin are also thought to be connected to a damaged skin barrier. The best way to protect your skin barrier is through hydration. This means drinking your two litres a day (*reaches for drink bottle*) and incorporating skincare products into your daily routine that are formulated to lock in hydration and moisturise the skin's surface to prevent water loss.

So whether you've been vegan for years, are considering making the move, or just looking to calm your skin sensitivity, there’s no better time than now to make the switch to vegan skincare.

At Natural Instinct, we’ve made making that switch easy - with a wonderful range of products that are vegan friendly, ultra hydrating, all-natural and suitable for sensitive skin.

Here’s your complete skincare routine for all the vegan, sensitive skin babes out there!

1. Refreshing Foaming Cleanser

With 8 hours of continuous hydration, this natural foaming cleanser is packed with natural antioxidants and vitamins for refreshed, radiant skin. Enriched with Kakadu Plum and Goji Berry, this vegan cleanser deeply cleans pores and gently removes impurities - perfect for sensitive skin!

2. Rosehip Oil

Certified Organic, this natural facial oil is the ultimate hydrating skin treatment. Promoting skin elasticity, reducing the signs of aging and assisting with skin renewal. Boosted with powerful antioxidants, our Rosehip oil is easily absorbed and suitable for all skin types including those with sensitive skin.

3. Skin Radiance Facial Moisturiser

Ultra-nourishing, this naturally derived vegan facial moisturiser will fight the visible signs of ageing and improve skin elasticity and firmness. With natural ingredients such as Goji Berry and Kakadu Plum, which are rich in minerals, amino acids and Vitamin C, this moisturiser works to improve skin quality and lock in moisture on the skin; helping to prevent dehydration and reduce skin sensitivity.

4. Restoring Night Cream

A natural vegan night cream that is antioxidant enriched to deeply nourish and rehydrate the skin, promoting a healthy skin barrier. This moisturiser continuously hydrates your skin to help minimise the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles so you wake up with replenished and naturally radiant skin - it’s called beauty sleep after all, right?

Making the switch to vegan, naturally derived skincare has never been easier. Enjoy countless benefits to your skin and play your part in helping the world around us! All these products and more vegan skincare options are available from your local Chemist Warehouse.



*Active Age (http://activeage.co/the-invisible-aggressor-how-pollution-is-damaging-our-skin/)

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