The Health Benefits of Vegan Cosmetics

It’s easy to only associate veganism with the consumption of animal products (aka food and drink), but what about the products that you apply to your body? If you’re vegan, considering a vegan lifestyle, or just health-conscious, check out your makeup bag. You may be surprised at how many of your cosmetics are animal by-products.

Fortunately, there’s a solution to this problem. Vegan cosmetics are plant-based, cruelty-free, and offer several health benefits non-vegan cosmetics don’t.

Here are the top three reasons why you should consider vegan cosmetics over non-vegan:

Natural ingredients

Chances are, you’ve never looked at the ingredients listed on the back of your makeup. Even if you did, they’re not only challenging to read but are incredibly intimidating. Ingredients such as sulfates, phthalates, and other harmful chemicals in non-vegan makeup are detrimental to your body. Vegan cosmetics, made up of natural and natural-derived ingredients, exclude these harsh chemicals.

Healthier for your skin

With skin absorbing 60% of the products you apply to it, you want to be careful with what you use. If you’re prone to breakouts, skin blemishes, or inflammation, vegan cosmetics could be your saving grace. Vitamin A, C, and E, essential oils, antioxidants, and natural-healing minerals all help heal, hydrate, and repair your skin while producing collagen. As a bonus, these cosmetics will improve your skin tone and pigmentation, which all contribute to a healthier complexion.

Vegan cosmetics are often higher-quality

Vegan cosmetics tend to last longer and apply more smoothly. How does this benefit you? Even though the ingredients are already better for your skin than non-vegan cosmetics, you don’t want to add an excess of anything to your body. So say goodbye to those constant touch-ups, which not only saves you money in the end but is even friendlier to your skin and pores.

If the physical health benefits associated with vegan cosmetics aren’t reason enough to consider switching, there are also mental health benefits. Vegan cosmetics are cruelty-free, affordable, and better for the environment. So not only will you have healthier skin and use all-natural higher-quality ingredients, you can have peace of mind that you’re supporting companies that help (not hurt) animals, saving money, and improving our planet.

Kitten Beauty is a vegan cosmetics company that offers customers affordable makeup without sacrificing quality or innocent critters. Kitten Beauty prides itself on making products that feel as good as they look - and that shines through in comfortable and weight-less formulas. To check out Kitten Beauty’s plant-based, 100% vegan cosmetics, visit here.