veganskincare

Raw, vegan skincare products can be hard to come by but they are worth seeking out. Not restricted to the vegan community, this growing beauty trend is the purest and amongst the most effective natural anti-ageing products on the market. Irene Falcone, natural skincare expert and founder of www.nourishedlife.com.au, takes us through the benefits of raw, vegan skincare.

To be considered “raw”, beauty products must be produced below 45 °C heat so the live enzymes and nutrients are retained throughout this gentle and intricate manufacturing process. You are literally applying to your skin the all goodness of Mother Nature’s best ingredients in their purest, most natural form.

Vegan products are completely free from all animal by-products, including even the most unsuspecting and natural ingredients that you generally don’t associate with animals – such as beeswax, cochineal (the red colour derived from crushed insects) and even lanolin (the natural grease from sheep’s wool).

This combination of raw and vegan ingredients are incredibly beneficial for anyone with dry or sensitive skin, or those prone to redness. The minimal processing allows the final product to retain the integrity of the key nutrients, which help to fight free radicals and inflammation for naturally smooth, glowing skin.

If you want to start incorporating this fresh new approach to natural skin care into your beauty routine, here are our favourite products:

Dr Alkaitis Raw Holistic Eye Cream (for smooth youthful eyes)

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Hurraw! Raw Vegan Lip Balms (for beautiful nourished lips)

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Pai BioRegenerate Rosehip oil (try this as an overnight facial moisturiser)

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Coconut Magic Coconut Oil (as an all-over body oil)

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Acure Argan Oil (for healthy hair and scalp)

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Have you tried raw, vegan skincare products?